The Oil Industry in California collection consists of 383 photographs taken from 1911-1914. The photographer is unknown. Every
aspect of the industry is depicted: choosing and clearing the site, hauling the pipes, line, and equipment; drilling water
wells; building derricks; constructing offices, camps, housing, and facilities for workers; pumping stations; boilers; sluicing;
equipment and tools; men working; and accidents and fires. The collection includes scenes of Casitas, Kettleman Hills, Coyote
Creek, and La Belle Oil Company lands and wells. The collection is arranged chronologically. Captions are typewritten on the
snapshots, presumably by the photographer.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.