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Oil Field, Tomball, Texas. James Tanner, pumper, climbing heater-treater to check water and oil level in gauge glass. Because of the gasoline shortage, he uses horse and buggy to make his daily rounds.

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Esther Bubley

Date

1945

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Oil Field, Tomball, Texas. James Tanner, pumper, climbing heater-treater to check water and oil level in gauge glass.  Because of the gasoline shortage, he uses horse and buggy to make his daily rounds., Esther Bubley
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Medium: Photographs | Gelatin silver print
Size: 13 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (33.97 x 25.88 cm) (image)13 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (33.97 x 25.88 cm) (sheet)
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture: North America, United States
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions; Signature; Label; Stamps '266', in blue ink, UR corner on back; 'Esther Bubley', in pencil, near top center on back; paper info label, attached to center back; 'PLEASE CREDIT/STANDARD OIL CO. (N.J.)/PHOTO BY BUBLEY', stamped in red, below label; '26633', in pencil, upside down, b
Physical Description: man climbing up the side of an oil heater-treater tower with a horse and buggy in front of it; houses in background; matted
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison Fund
Accession Number: 99.103.5
Rights: © Esther Bubley Estate Collection / Standard Oil Collection, Special Collections, University of Louisville
Artist: Esther Bubley, American, 1921-1998
Role: Photographer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, 1921-1998
Added to Site: February 28, 2009