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on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in black ink perpendicular: 59775 / M/O; upper left in graphite perpendicular: N415e; center printed in black ink on applied paper: Lee Automatic drilling rig #30, of Humble July, '48 / Oil and Refining Co., Sugar Valley field, / near Bay City, Texas / 59775 / M-10 Derrickman operating upper unit of the automatic pipe / racker. Cage in which he is standing moves from side / to side. The hand of the pipe racker moves back and / forth as well as from side to side. The "thumb" of / the hand is clicked into place as soon as the pipe has been grasped.; lower center stamped in red ink: PLEASE CREDIT / STANDARD OIL CO. (N. L) / PHOTO BY RUSSELL LEE; by unknown hand, bottom right in graphite: PW7217


(Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA); Paine Webber & Co., New York, 11 June 1998; UBS, New York, 2000; gift to NGA, 2023.

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