A rare photograph album illustrating the Persian Oil Industry at the beginning of the 20th century. (Iran) The Abadan refinery. With 3 panoramic photographs in parts and 34 other photographs. Depicting Abdan, Bawarda, Zurah River, Gach Qaraguli, Mohammerah, the Karun River, Bride Rhada River., Ahwaz, Dar/i.Khazinah, Ternbi Pumping, etc...
Perisa - Iran, 1925./1296 all photographs with descriptive text below. in an 8v0 album. original green cloth 27 x 18,5 cm. In very good if not fine condition.
1The Abadan refinery ) Palayeshgah-e Abadan) is located in Abadan near the coast of the Persian Gulf. Built by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (later BP), it was completed in 1912 and was one of world's largest oil refineries. This album illustrated the history of the refinery and the oil/industry in Persia... It´s a very rare work. All photographs are original photographs. Silver Geltin prints.
1 Panoramic view of Abdan taken from a Tanker alongside No 1. Jetty. ( 3 part 42 x 10,3 cm) 2. Knocking-off time at Abadan Refinery 3. 15,5 x 11 cm. 3. "British Sovereign "undergoing repairs Bawarda. 15,5 x 11 cm.4. Pack mules crossing the ford at Godar-i-Cham on the Zurah River en route for Gach Qaraguli. 15,5 x 11 cm. 5. Persian road gang working on the Company's road to Gach Qaraguli. 1926 15,5 x 11 cm. 6. The Company's Head Office buidling in Mohammerah. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 7. The Company's Laundry at Mohammerah. Dhobi men at work 15,5 x 11 cm.. 8. Ahwaz - The company's store yard and sief above the rapids on the Karun. 15,5 x 11 cm. 9. Boys at drill at the Company's school in Ahwaz. (15,5 x 11 cm.) 10. Dar- i- Khazinah. Upper-River steamer alongside sief. 15,5 x 11 cm. 11. Panorama of part of the great road to the Oil-Fields where it climbs from the Tembi valley shewing the Ab-i-Gulistan and - on the horizon- the sharp peak of Tul-i-Khayyat. ( two part panorama. 29 x 11 cm. ). 12. Road and railway bridge over the Rhada River built by the Company on the great Road to the Oil-Fields.15,5 x 11 cm. 13. Tembi pumping - Station with Power-House in background. 15,5 x 11 cm.14. Pipe-laying gang screwing pipe-line on new section near Haddam ( upper Ddesert) 1926. 15,5 x 11 cm. 15. Panoramic view of central area at the Oil-Fields with Main Office in the centre. ( Three part panorama. 41,5 x 10,5 cm. three part panorama.) . 16. Thje Company's Main Office Building at Masjid-i- Sulaiman. 15,5 x 11 cm..17. Persian Bazaar,A corn merchant. 18. Morning sick parade at the Company's Hospital Masjid -i- Sulaiman. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 19. Persian bazaar scene making "givas". The Native type of footwear. 15,5 x 11 cm. 20. Barber at work in the Mohammerah Bazaar. 15,5 x 11 cm. 21. Bazaar scene. Tailor smoking the qalyan. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 22. En route for Isfahan - on the Company's main road at the Oil-Fields. 1926. 15,5 x 11 cm. 23. The old fire Temple of Masjid - i- Sulaiman. ( The Throne of |Solomon). at the Oil-Fields. The smoke is from a near-by well being brought in - the oil and gas from which were being burnt off. 15,5 x 11 cm. 24. Rig of rotary-drilled well at TulBazun. Fields 1926. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 25. A geologist in the field. Mr. G.M. Shaw working on a map survey near Tembiun Asmari Mountain appears in the background. 15,5 x 11 cm. 26. The main stories at M.I.S. to which supplies of all kinds are brought by rail from D.i.K. on the Karun River. The crane is unleding a motor chaissi 15,5 x 11 cm.. 27. At the top of the 2,200 - ft. incline on the way to Godar Landor. The figures are left to right. Mr. T.L. Jacks. ( resident Director). Sir Harry Brittain.M.P. and Mr. J.L. Wright. ( Fields manager). 15,5 x 11 cm..28. The Bakhtiari substitute for a ferry boat- a tribesman swimming in the Karun River supported on an inlfated goat-skin. 15,5 x 11 cm. 29. "Killick "approaching the bank laden with goats. 15,5 x 11 cm.30. Memebrs of the company Staff being entertained at luncheon by the Kashguli Khans at their winter camp 1925. 15,5 x 11 cm. 31. A Dervish at Masjid/ i/ Sulaiman. 11 x 15 cm. 32. Types of the Persian employees´dependents at the Oil/Fields. 11 x 15 cm. 33. Persian peasant ploughing arable land at Masjid/ I/ uliaman. Note the oil/well derrick in the background. 15,5 x 11 cm. 34. Transporting cased oil by caravan in the desert 15,5 x 11 cm.. 35. The date/palm trimmer, climbin a tall palm/tree. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 36. On the move. The Bakhtiari tribesman´s pantechnicon. 15,5 x 11 cm.. 37. A mahala en route for Shustar on the Karun River above Dar / Khazinak. 15,5 x 11 cm. 38.
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