Great River Road, 2016

Wood River Museum Standard Oil Collection (199 total)

This collection of photographs and documents related to the history of the Standard Oil refinery were loaned to us by the Wood River Museum to be digitized.

  • Collection: Wood River Museum Standard Oil Collection
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1953 Standard Oil Attenuate Club Meeting Band Performance This is a black and White photograph of Standard Oil Attenuate Club Band with " Standard Oil Attenuate band 1953" written on the back of the image. There are four copies of the photograph located within the Wood River Museum's Band folder. A second copy is labeled with names and information on back in cursive writing. A cardstock print has no supplemental information. A printed paragraph is taped on the back of a black piece of paper. Supplemental information is attached to one image, including a small descriptive paragraph and names of persons photographed. Unknown November 19, 2018
1950s Standard Oil Company Red Crown Band Photograph This is a 1950s photograph of a photograph of the Red Crown Band posing next to a brick building in uniforms. This digital scan only includes the framed photograph held by a man. The man holding the photograph has been cropped out. 1953 November 19, 2018
1920s Standard Oil Company Wood River Refinery Band This is a black and white photo of the Standard Oil Company "Famous Forty" band. The band is posed outdoors with their instruments. This photo was used in newspaper clippings and those clippings have descriptions with names of those included. See the 1920 "Original Famous Forty" Standard Oil Company Band image. Unknown November 19, 2018
1920 "Original Famous Forty" Standard Oil Company Band This is a newspaper clipping displaying the "Original Famous Forty" Standard Oil Company Band in 1920. The clipping includes the names of the persons pictured. 1920s November 19, 2018
1920s Formal Band Photograph of Standard Oil Company Band This is an albumen print of a formally posed photograph of the Standard Oil Company Band. 1920s November 19, 2018
1930s Postcard of Men at Delan Station This is a black and white postcard with an image of three men in front of a Standard Oil service station. The back of the card is labeled as, "1930 Delan Station @ Ferguson S Main." 1930 November 19, 2018
American Travelers Guide to Negro Monuments This pamphlet was produced by the American Oil Company as a traveler's guide. The guide directs travelers to "negro monuments" in several U.S. states and includes several maps. 1963 November 15, 2018
A Trip Through Wood River Refinery Pamphlet This pamphlet was produced by the Standard Oil Company at Wood River and was used as a resource during tours through the refinery. This pamphlet includes many pictures of equipment in the refinery, a flow chart, and a map. The pamphlet also explains the significance of the different units and goes through the refining process. April 1954 November 15, 2018
Shell Oil Company Souvenir Guide to Wood River Refinery This souvenir guide was produced by the Shell Oil Company to visitors of the Wood River refinery. The guide explains the history of the refinery, the refining process, and the research involved in refining. There are also several maps and figures as well as many images of the Wood River refinery included in the souvenir guide. July 28, 1948 November 15, 2018
1975 Webb-Van Camp Annuity Club Founding Letter This is a letter from Frank Webb to Gilbert Van Camp about preparing a 25th Anniversary celebration for the Standard Oil Annuitant Club in 1975. May 12, 1975 November 15, 2018