Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture: Texas Oilfield Photographers by Jeff Spencer

Heritage Society

Commercial photographers captured many great views of early Texas oil booms. Common scenes included oil gushers, oilfield fires, fields of wooden derricks and boomtowns. These photographs were produced and sold, often as real photo postcards.

Jeff Spencer will share many photographs that document the rapid growth of the Texas petroleum industry from Corsicana in the 1890s through the next several decades of the booming oil industry around the state.

To reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizabeth Martin at 713-655-1912 ext. 101 by 11 a.m. on Jan. 15.



The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


$5 general admission; free for Heritage Society members.
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