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Charles Alexandre de Calonne to Thomas Jefferson, 1785, American Whale Oil Trade; Extract in French
Thomas Jefferson, February 25, 1786, Memo on Thomas Boylston's Whale Oil Proposal to France

Thomas Jefferson, February 25, 1786, Memo on Thomas Boylston's Whale O...

Memo on Thomas Boylston's Whale Oil Proposal to France

[Two recipes for haddock from the first American edition of Richard Briggs' The New Art of Cookery (1792). "To dress Haddock the Spanish Way," prepared with the "love apple" or tomato, and "To dress Haddock the Jews Way" prepared with "sweet oil", "onion" and "parsley"]

[Two recipes for haddock from the first American edition of Richard Br...

Illus. in: Richard Briggs, The New Art of Cookery, 1792. Reference copy may be in LOT 4394 D. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Spain Hist.; Judaism; Cooking.

An untitled 1932 oil painting by George Sanderson Bickerstaff, displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

An untitled 1932 oil painting by George Sanderson Bickerstaff, display...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

Jenny Dean's interview with the queen / printed in oil colours by G. Baxter (patentee) from a painting by Mrs. Seyffarth.

Jenny Dean's interview with the queen / printed in oil colours by G. B...

Print shows a scene in a wooded area with a young woman kneeling on the ground with her hands covering her face, a man is standing next to her; facing her is Queen Victoria and another woman, the queen gestures... More

Map of Gallia and Meigs County oil field

Map of Gallia and Meigs County oil field

"Copyright 1885 by L. Morton." LC Land ownership maps, 627 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

The greatest illuminator of the age. Oleine oil ... I. H. Bickford. No. 105 Court Street, Boston. [1859].

The greatest illuminator of the age. Oleine oil ... I. H. Bickford. No...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 64, Folder 18.

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Philadelphia / des. & lith. by Jas. Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Pha.

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Phila...

Print shows a certificate for honorary membership in the Weccacoe Fire Company of Philadelphia, with views of five firehouses, horse-drawn engines, and other firefighting equipment. Title from item. Stamped in ... More

"Get the best." Light! More light!! better light !!! Hanson's corn oil! ... H. P. Hanson & Co., proprietors and manufacturers, 85 Union Street Boston, Mass. Boston. Wright & Potter, proprietors and manufacturers 85 Union Street, Boston, Mass. Bo

"Get the best." Light! More light!! better light !!! Hanson's corn oil...

Handwritten on verso: 563. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 66, Folder 17a.

Explosion of the Alfred Thomas at Easton Pa. March 6th 1860 / sketch from nature by J. Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Phila.

Explosion of the Alfred Thomas at Easton Pa. March 6th 1860 / sketch f...

Print shows an explosion on the steamboat Alfred Thomas at Easton, Pennsylvania; a few people are standing on the shore of the river and Easton is visible to the left, in the background. Title from item. Purchase; 1958.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... More

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... More

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June 1864 / drawn from nature & on stone by James Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Philad.

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commi...

Print shows a view from the northwest of the temporary buildings erected for the Great Central Fair in 1864 on Logan Square in Philadelphia, with the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral on the far side. The three-week ... More

Photo of Travers oil painting of Lincoln.

Photo of Travers oil painting of Lincoln.

Full-length portrait. The original was "begun in Washington in the fall of 1864 and completed the following spring at Frankfort-on-Main." Wilson, R. R. Lincoln in portraiture, New York, 1935.

Important to oil companies, and those boring for oil ... New York, April 13, 1865.

Important to oil companies, and those boring for oil ... New York, Apr...

On verso: Mechanics Oil Land Boring Co.; M. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 126, Folder 9.

[Lincoln portrait printed in oil colors by Bingham & Dodd.]

[Lincoln portrait printed in oil colors by Bingham & Dodd.]

Facsimile of Lincoln's signature at bottom of portrait.

Hunt's improved map of Venango County oil regions.

Hunt's improved map of Venango County oil regions.

Cadastral map of selected townships (named) showing warranty tracts (numbered) and real-property tracts with owners' names. Does not show oil deposits or wells. Hand col. to emphasize township boundaries. "Ente... More

François Gregoire & Co. enamel of America for beautifying and preserving the complexion / printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Phila.

François Gregoire & Co. enamel of America for beautifying and preservi...

Print shows an advertising broadsheet for "François Gregoire & Co.", with a female figure as Columbia holding an American Flag that is labeled "Enamel of America". Title from item. Stamped on upper and lower le... More

Oil region of Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Oil region of Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Sectional cadastral maps showing real-property tracts and owners' names. Does not show oil deposits or wells. Map orientation differs. LC copy imperfect: Missing small marginal sections at sheet edges, small st... More

The greatest blessing of the age! Prof. Kayton's great remedy for pains and aches: The oil of life! ... Savannah, Ga. Power press, E. J. Purse. [c. 1869].

The greatest blessing of the age! Prof. Kayton's great remedy for pain...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 14, Folder 31a.

Map of the Cumberland Valley oil region : showing the lands of the New York and Kentucky and the Burksville Kentucky Oil and Mining companies /

Map of the Cumberland Valley oil region : showing the lands of the New...

Shows the names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the clerks office of the District Court for the southern District of New York." Includes lists of the "B. Ky... More

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil

Engraved advertising label, showing U.S. eagle.

Goldmsmith Maid. Pub. by Vacuum Oil Co. Rochester, N.Y.

Goldmsmith Maid. Pub. by Vacuum Oil Co. Rochester, N.Y.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Donaldson. Horse, harness race

Oil press

Oil press

Drawing shows two men using rods suspended by ropes to hit and force materials through a large press to extract oil. Title from item. Unsigned, possibly by Kano, 1878. From the "Agriculture" series. Gift; Mrs. ... More

Map of the Allegany County oil field : from surveys and official records  /

Map of the Allegany County oil field : from surveys and official recor...

Shows landowners. LC Land ownership maps, 475 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Opperman's latest map showing that portion of Mc Kean Co., Pa., in front of oil developments /

Opperman's latest map showing that portion of Mc Kean Co., Pa., in fro...

Cadastral map of several oil-prospecting townships in McKean County (Pa.) between Kane and Bradford cities. Shows real-property lines, landowners' names (personal/corporate), tract/lot numbers, warrant section ... More

Map of the oil fields of Warren and Forest counties, Pennsylvania.

Map of the oil fields of Warren and Forest counties, Pennsylvania.

Cadastral map showing warranty-deed tracts, tract numbers, tract acreages, real-property tracts, landowners' names (including names of oil companies), pipelines, roads, and railways. Covers the oil property spe... More

The first oil well

The first oil well

Reproduction, copyrighted in 1890, of a retouched photograph showing Edwin L. Drake, to the right, and the Drake Well in the background, in Titusville, Pennsylvania, where the first commercial well was drilled ... More

Panama--Spraying oil on breeding places of mosquitoes

Panama--Spraying oil on breeding places of mosquitoes

A man with a cannister of oil on his back spraying liquid onto grass. Copyright by Publishers Photo Service.

Oil presses, oleomargarine department, Armour's, Chicago, U.S.A.

Oil presses, oleomargarine department, Armour's, Chicago, U.S.A.

Men working around table with oil press in background. 2348Y U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

[Pioneer, Pa., 186-. Oil barge in Oil Creek in foregrd.]

[Pioneer, Pa., 186-. Oil barge in Oil Creek in foregrd.]

Photoprint by John A. Mather. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

The Shoe & Leather Petroleum Company and the Foster Farm Oil Company, on lower Pioneer Run, Pa.

The Shoe & Leather Petroleum Company and the Foster Farm Oil Company, ...

Photo copyrighted by Mather & Bell. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Oil City, Pennsylvania 1896.

Oil City, Pennsylvania 1896.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 821 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2

Oil City, Pennsylvania, 1896

Oil City, Pennsylvania, 1896

C1214 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Fowler & Moyer (James).

[An oil well erupting]

[An oil well erupting]

Photo copyrighted by Chappell, Oil City, Pa. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind.; Oil wells.

American oil well said to be the oldest well in America

American oil well said to be the oldest well in America

Photograph shows remnant of an old oil well. Copyright by Caufield & Shook, Inc., Louisville, Ky. No. 106261. Title from item.

Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outl... More

Oil painting "The Echo" located at the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania

Oil painting "The Echo" located at the Federal Building and U.S. Court...

Artist: Gustave Henry Mosler, ca. 1900. Dimensions: 50 x 71 inches. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photo... More

Queen of Waco gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Queen of Waco gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity,...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #68.

Lucas gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Lucas gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas -...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #21.

Heywood #2 gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Heywood #2 gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Te...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #86.

Queen of Waco gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Queen of Waco gusher [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity,...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #65.

Sinking well [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Sinking well [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas -...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #1.

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Nursery Rhymes for Infant Industries, No. 15: 'O' is the Oil Trust, a modern Bill Sikes; he defies the police, and does just as he likes

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Nursery Rhymes for Infant Industries, No. 15: '...

Standard Oil Trust mugging the common people. Newspaper repro. of drawings by Frederick Opper. Copyrighted by W.R. Hearst. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Nur... More

Oil gusher, Port Arthur, Texas

Oil gusher, Port Arthur, Texas

Copyrighted by F.J. Frost, Port Arthur, Texas. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Texas Port Arthur; Oil industry; Shelf.

Star and crescent tank [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Star and crescent tank [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinit...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #10.

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - o...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #24.

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - o...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #72.

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - o...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #74.

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - o...

On back of photo: "Brought in January 10, 1901 drilled by Anthony F. Luas. Most noted well of U.S. oil history. See TN872.A2T3, page 116." Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains u... More

Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry: Tank Cars [on railroad]

Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry:...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. #49. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Oil industry; Texas; Shelf.

Oil exchange [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Oil exchange [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas -...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #102.

Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry: Sabine Lake [and group of men, pair of horses, oil pipes]

Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry:...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #100. Caption card tracings: Oil industry; Texas; Shelf.

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - oil industry].

Spindletop [Spindletop, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and vicinity, Texas - o...

Photo copyrighted by The Bernier Publ. Co., N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. #73.

Oil wells in the ocean, Summerland, Calif.

Oil wells in the ocean, Summerland, Calif.

H18011 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by R.J. Waters & Co. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Oil industry; Calif. Summerland; Shelf.

Remains of tortoises killed by oil(?) hunters

Remains of tortoises killed by oil(?) hunters

Many huge turtle shells scattered on ground. H28015 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by R.H. Beck of Berryessa, Calif. No. 10.

Among the oil barrels where fire started, showing defective life preservers and life boats. General Slocum Disaster, New York Harbor, June 15, 1904

Among the oil barrels where fire started, showing defective life prese...

Stereograph shows oil barrels and the burnt remains of lifeboats and life preservers at the harbor. H49054 U.S. Copyright Office No. 8401. Copyright by H.C. White Co. Copyright entry: Aug. 12, 1904, Class H; XX... More

President Theodore Roosevelt, copy of oil painting

President Theodore Roosevelt, copy of oil painting

H84097 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyrighted by B. M. Clinedinst. Library has two copies of this print filed under different locations in the PRES FILE.

Street and section map of the Los Angeles oil fields, California /

Street and section map of the Los Angeles oil fields, California /

Relief shown by contour lines and spot heights. Upper left corner "U.S. Geological Survey, Charles D. Walcott, director." Lower left corner "Compiled from city engineer's map and county records by Ralph Arnold... More

Panorama of the oil fields, Los Angeles, Calif.

Panorama of the oil fields, Los Angeles, Calif.

Stereo copyrighted by E.W. Kelley (Universal View Co.). No. 6833. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind.; Oil Fields; Geogr.

Copy of oil painting of President Roosevelt

Copy of oil painting of President Roosevelt

H84097 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyrighted by B. M. Clinedinst. Library has two copies of this print filed under different locations in the PRES FILE.

The infant Hercules and the Standard Oil serpents / Frank A. Nankivell 1906.

The infant Hercules and the Standard Oil serpents / Frank A. Nankivell...

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt as the infant Hercules fighting large snakes with the heads of Nelson W. Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller. Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. 59, no. 1525 (1906 May 23), c... More

View of oil field, Mingo Junction, Ohio

View of oil field, Mingo Junction, Ohio

H116268 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; R.W. Johnston Studios; September 28, 1908. Copyright claimant's address: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Oil well
Oil Field, Saratoga, Texas

Oil Field, Saratoga, Texas

H110800 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo copyrighted by Meissner. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Texas Saratoga; Oil industry; Shelf.

Bell Lease, Santa Maria oil field

Bell Lease, Santa Maria oil field

Man in horse drawn cart in foreground. J130277 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; West Coast Art Co.; July 30, 1909. Stamped on verso: "West Coast Art Co. (Inc.), 213-14-15 Henne Bldg., Los Angeles. Price... More

Maricopa oil field

Maricopa oil field

J130863 U.S. Copyright Office Stamped on verso: "West Coast Art Co. (Inc.), 213-14-15 Henne Bldg., Los Angeles. Price, 2[...]0. Order by number. Mail orders receive prompt attention. Write for prices on new wor... More

McKittrick Oil field

McKittrick Oil field

J130823 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; West Coast Art Co.; August 23, 1909. No. 1013.

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