Mather, John Aked, 1829-1915
Early oil region photographer. Known for his photography of early Pennsylvania oil region boom towns.
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Scope and Contents Consists primarily of photographic reproductions (some with photo-negatives) plus a small number of original stereoscopes. The images feature scenes of the northwestern region of Pennsylvania--most were used to illustrate the book, Early Days of Oil, by Paul Henry Giddens. Images include: maps of the region; scenes of oil farms and drill sites, oil towns, refineries; drilling methods and equipment; transportation methods, etc; Many of the photographic images and their negatives were...
Dates: 1847 - 1949