Automatic Drilling, Bay City, Texas
Russell Lee (American, 1903–1986)
Sheet: 16.51 x 24.13 cm (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photograph, gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
Not On View
Derrickman in his cage operating upper unit of automatic pipe racker.
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.
Mack Lee, Winchester, MA; gift to MFA December 1995.
Gift of Mack and Paula Lee