Simpson, W. (illus).
London. Illustrated London News. 06-19- 1886.
Double-page black and white wood engraving, from the Illustrated London News of June 19, 1886, image 12 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches, centrefold as issued. Fine condition. A compelling image showing the wooden pumping towers in this early centre of oil production, the oil boom that started in the early 1870s clearly visible here. Item #44827