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    Frank J. Trost Gelatin Silver Print of the 1902 Fire at Spindletop. Print measures 13" x 10" (sight), and is double matted and framed to an overall size of 21." x 19". The fire occurred on September 12, 1902, and was the first well to burn at Spindletop. 20 wells, several oil storage tanks, and an oil pumping station were destroyed. The scene, captured here in great detail, shows dozens of spectators in the foreground, with thick smoke dominating much of the background. Trost has signed the image at center, with his copyright date imprinted in the negative directly beneath.

    Condition: Light silvering to the image. A three-inch scratch to the surface traverses Trost's signature. Otherwise, near fine and ideal for display.


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    March, 2017
    24th Friday
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