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GU-Q HIST-192: Problems in US Energy History

Introduction

America's First Oil Well
Drake Well (circa 1890), Titusville, Pennsylvania

Caption: "Reproduction, copyrighted in 1890, of a retouched photograph showing Edwin L. Drake, to the right, and the Drake Well in the background, in Titusville, Pennsylvania, where the first commercial well was drilled in 1859 to find oil."

Source: The First Oil Well, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a14109 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a14109