Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views
Stereoscopic views of the oil region of Pennsylvania and New York.
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1850 - 1930 (Approximate)
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography CollectionShelf locator: MFY Dennis Coll 91-F314
TopicsPennsylvaniaPetroleum chemical industry -- Environmental aspectsPetroleum industry -- New York (State)Petroleum industry -- Pennsylvania
NotesContent: Includes six hand-colored views.Content: Includes views by C. W. Woodward, Frank Robbins, Detlor & Waddell and other photographers and publishers.Content: Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.Content: Some Frank Robbins views have had name removed and the label of the National Oil Journal attached.Content: Title devised by cataloger.Content: Views in the oil region of Pennsylvania and New York: primarily views along Oil Creek, but also views in the Tuna Valley of New York and Pennsylvania; primarily views of oil derricks, including the first oil well (1859, near Titusville), refineries, storage tanks, shipping in barrels on barges and by railroad tank car, shooting wells with nitrolycerine, pumping oil, oil refinery and tank fires, drilling and removing drills from wells; also includes views of the r.r. bridge over Kinzua Creek, including a construction view; views of wagons fording a river, a ferry, towns in the oil region including Bradford, Oil City, Summit City, Tidioute, Tarport and Limestone; views of homes including "Old Boyd House," a log cabin, with "oil exchange" in background, views of churches, burning oil tanks at Olean, N.Y., a train wreck on the B. B. & K. R. R., people picnicking at Flat Iron Rocks, and a view of a man on horseback paying a bridge toll at Petroleum Center; group portrait of men and boys in the hollow bole of a treContent: Woodward, Union View Co., L. D. & Co., and American scenery series are from the same negative series.
Physical DescriptionAlbumen prints
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG91-F314NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11708115Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 83e41810-c565-012f-e235-58d385a7bc34
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