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on verso, by unknown hand, top right in black ink: 19621; upper right in graphite inverted: A1785; center printed in black ink on applied paper inverted: A PROBLEM LOOKS AT AN ENGINEER [underlined] / Bayway, N.J.: A photographer trying to get facial expressions of / laboratory engineers studying a problem at the Standard Oil Company (New / Jersey), conceived the idea of drawing a diagram of the problem on glass / and shooting through it. The diagram is a map of a distillation unit. / What takes place here is an important step in the manufacture of gasoline. / (l.tor.) Thomas Ng, J. R. Casler, C. O. Rhys and H. Ernst. / STANDARD OIL COMPANY (NEW JERSEY) / ROOM 1626 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA / NEW YORK 20, N.Y. 00 5-2700; bottom center stamped in blue ink: REF. DEPT. / 6-22 '45 / N.E.A.


Standard Oil Company, New Jersey. (sale,, April 2023); Philip Brookman, Washington, DC; gift to NGA, 2023.

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Brookman, Philip

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