Item #13394 Stereoview of Source of Gigantic Fortunes - Oil Wells in Pennsylvania. Oil Industry.

Stereoview of Source of Gigantic Fortunes - Oil Wells in Pennsylvania

New York: Underwood. Image depicts several gentlemen standing in front of a a wooden-frame oil rig, several others in background; back of mount gives a couple of paragraphs of information regarding the history of the site, more; "...Nobody began to realize the immense importance and value of such natural resources...In 1859 the first great 'strike' was made, oil being reached only 69 feet below the surface...the beginning of one of the most exciting 'booms' in American Industrial history..."; photographer identifier at side of mount, not dated, title on back in six languages; earlier, 'split-image' type of view, two separate photos; a couple of identifying numbers: a large "S 127" at top right; the number 5535 is at the title bar position at the bottom of the right-hand image; light wear to card tips, edges; very good condition. Item #13394

Price: $20.00

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