Automatic Drilling, Bay City, Texas

1948
Russell Lee (American, 1903–1986)


Dimensions

Sheet: 16.51 x 24.13 cm (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1995.836

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Derrickman in his cage operating upper unit of automatic pipe racker.

Inscription

Blind stamp, bottom ctr.: File Copy / Do not remove. Verso, typed label, ctr.: Lee Automatic Drilling #30 of Humble Oil & Refining Company, Sugar Valley Field, near Bay City, Texas July ‘48 / 59781 M-8. Stamped in black ink, u.l.: D74. stamped in red ink, bottom ctr: Please credit / Standard Oil Co. (N.1) / Photo by Russell Lee. Stamped in red ink, l.r. (slightly blurred): Return unused photos to / Standard Oil Co., (N.1.) / Public Relations Dept. / 30 ? Rockefeller Plaza / New York, 20, New York.

Provenance

Mack Lee, Winchester, MA; gift to MFA December 1995.

Credit Line

Gift of Mack and Paula Lee