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British petroleum entrepreneurs in Mexico photograph album [graphic].
BANC PIC 2002.024--ALB; BANC PIC 2002.024
Collection Overview

Title:

British petroleum entrepreneurs in Mexico photograph album

Creator/Contributor:

Vavasour, Bernard., creator

Abstract:

Includes snapshot scenes of the the British petroleum industry in Mexico: oil fields, oil tanks, oil pumps, boilers, oil gushers and oil tankers. Includes dramatic photographs of oil wells on fire, the aftermath of some fires, and the repair and reconstruction of damaged structures. Also depicted are British oil industry personnel -- including Vavasour -- and their wives during leisure outings. Identified locales include Llano de Bustos and Potrero del Llano. Other subjects include landscapes, town views, local citizens, and a few scenes pertaining to the Mexican Revolution (hanged men, Carrancistas, groups described as rebels, etc.).

Date:

ca. 1910 (issued)

Subject:

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Vavasour, Bernard -- Pictorial works
Compañía Mexicana de Petróleo "El Aguila" -- Pictorial works
Petroleum industry and trade -- Mexico -- Photographs
Petroleum industry and trade -- Great Britain -- Photographs
Oil fields -- Mexico -- Photographs
Oil wells -- Mexico -- Photographs
Petroleum workers -- Mexico -- Photographs
Leisure -- Mexico -- Photographs
Mexico -- Pictorial works
Llano de Bustos (Mexico) -- Pictorial works
Potrero del Llano (Mexico) -- Pictorial works
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Pictorial works

Note:

Inscribed on front fly leaf: Bernard Vavasour's photos of his time in Mexico pre-1914.
Title devised by cataloger.
According to dealer's description, Bernard Vavasour was affiliated with the British-owned Mexican Eagle Oil Company.

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 album (ca. 100 photographic prints) ; 26 x 22 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2002.024--ALB
BANC PIC 2002.024

Origin:

Mexico