Return to Spindletop, 1925
It's human nature to take a good thing too far and early Texas oil men were fully human. Too many wells at Spindletop led to a rapid decline in production.
The nadir was 1924 when the full year's production would have been just a good week in 1902 or a good month in 1904.
But smart folks began to place bets that more oil could be found at the flanks of the dome in the deeper Marginulina sands. The Yount-Lee Oil Company proved those speculators right in 1925 when a flank well was brought in at 5400 feet.
Spindletop was back and the twenties were roaring at Beaumont. By 1927 the second boom had far eclipsed the first.
Here's the return to Spindletop. Back to work. Back to prosperity.
There's a cycle to these things.
- 24 by 18 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
These inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your print in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation as a family heirloom as it is the day it ships.
All you need to do choose any standard 18 by 24 inch frame from your local frame shop.
Like all prints in this series, it is a Limited Edition of only 254 hand-numbered, one for each county in Texas.
It's an instant heirloom.
- Shipping is $5 for this item.
- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
We will gladly buy it back if you decide you don't want it anymore. There's no time limit on that.