Rare 1860s Photo Oil City / McClintockville Oil Boom Town, Pennsylvania History
1860's town view of McClintockville (also McClintocksville) at Oil Creek / Oil City, PA. In 1859, Colonel Edwin L. Drake drilled the first commercially successful oil well nearby, creating several petroleum boomtowns in the area. In the photo above, I can see one oil well to the right, and what looks like a second behind some trees. Very rare CDV of a burgeoning, pre-Civil War oil town. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Drake Well Museum Collection owns on of the few other known copies of this CDV. On the back is printed. Deming, Artist, Oil City, Pa. Approximately 4" x 2.5".
Very good antique condition, as shown. My first scan looks grainy but that is only on my scan..
The original is NOT grainy and perfectly fine. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Photo Type: CDV
- Signed: Yes
- Date of Creation: 1860-1869
- Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
- Subject: Architecture & Cityscape
- Modified Item: No
- Type: Photograph
- Year of Production: 1860
- Format: Carte de Visite (CDV)
- Original/Reprint: Original Print
- Theme: History
- Featured Refinements: Civil War CDV
- Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
- Production Technique: Albumen Print
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States