Oil Well Blowout

Image

Oil Well Blowout

Title

Oil Well Blowout

Identifier

2173

Description

Closeup view of oil pouring out of the ground in a blow out. Library records indicate: "General Petroleum Co. Barnard Well No. 5. Gas explosion which wrecked derrick. This well practically proved Ventura Ave. field, but it was several years until a method of gas control was affected - 1915."

Creator

Unknown

Date

1915

Format

23 x 18.6 cm
Black and white photograph

Subject

Oil wells
Explosions
Petroleum industry and trade

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this image has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Tags

Citation

Unknown, “Oil Well Blowout,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed October 7, 2022, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/5030.