'Well No 22, View inside rig', 24th November, 1915.

 
'Well No 22, View inside rig', 24th November, 1915.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Description

Two men at work inside an oil drilling rig at Tanhuijo, Mexico. Mexico has very extensive oil reserves. Initially these resources were exploited by British and American oil companies, but in 1938 the Government of Lazaro Cardenas nationalised the Mexican oil industry.

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