RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History
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RARE 1860s Photo of Oil City / McClintockville Pennsylvania Boom Town History

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Early 1860's town view of McClintockville (also McClintocksville) at Oil Creek / Oil City, PA.

In 1859, Colonel Edwin L. Drake drilled the first commercially successful oil well nearby,creating several petroleum boomtowns in the area. In the photo above, I can see one oil well to the right, and what looks like a second behind some trees.

Very rare CDV of a burgeoning, pre-Civil War oil town. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Drake Well Museum Collection is known to own one of the few other copies of this CDV.

On the back is printed:

"McClintockville, Oil Creek, Pa.
A.D. Deming, Artist, Oil City, Pa."

Approximately 4" x 2.5". Very good antique condition, as shown. My first scan looks a little grainy but that is image degradation caused during uploading.. the original is fine.

Boxed & insured Priority Mail.