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Giddens, Paul Henry, 1903-1984



  • Existence: 1903 - 1984


American professor, author, and historian of the beginnings of the oil industry in Pennsylvania and the American Midwest.

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Paul Henry Giddens collection of Pennsylvania Oil Region photographs, 1847-1949

Identifier: 1976-008
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