Pondering Goose Creek - Winter 1916

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Goose Creek in 1916 was sight to behold.

Derricks hugged the banks of the creek until it emptied into Galveston Bay. Someone got the idea to erect a derrick on pilings out in the bay...and the offshore drilling industry was born.

This scene is from the winter of 1916. Just a few months earlier Charles Mitchell brought in a 10,000 barrel gusher and turned Goose Creek into the latest rough-hewn boomtown.

The image is beautiful in its starkness. The trees bare, the creek like an old wavy windowpane reflecting the timber derricks and steam rising from the engine-houses. You can feel that soggy cold in your bones.

Print Number Three
in the C. A. Warner Memorial Series of Historic Texas Oil Field Images

 

Physical Details

  • 24 by 18 inches
  • Limited Edition of 254 Copies
  • Each one is hand-numbered
This is a high quality Giclee print on old-world style heavy weight, acid free, cold press watercolor paper.  Each one is individually hand-numbered. The 'felt finished' surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original image vividly, beautifully, and exactly. 


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. 

 

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We will gladly buy it back if you decide you don't want it anymore. There's no time limit on that.

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