Item #250325 “Petroleum Centre”. oil.

Oil Creek

“Petroleum Centre”.

Petroleum Centre: ca. 1860s.

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

Vintage albumen print, rounded at top corners, mounted on card, captioned in pen beneath image. 1 vols. Image: 10 x 13 3/8 in. Oil Creek. Image lightly faded, some surface abrasion, mount soiled and worn.

Item #250325

Vintage albumen print of Petroleum Centre, Pennsylvania, with Oil Creek in the foreground, with a few scattered derricks and the town proper on the far bank. Petroleum Centre sprang up in 1861 with the birth of the oil industry in western Pennsylvannia. By 1873 the town was nearly deserted; it is now part of Oil Creek State Park.