San Francisco. The Standard Oil Company of California. 11-1930 and 10- 1931.
Two complete issues of the magazine, November 1930 and October 1931, black and white photo illustrations, 16pp, 10 x 6 3/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers. Very good condition. The October 1931 issue features the article: The World's Largest Dam, with numerous photo illustrations and centerfold diagram of the dam. The color cover illustration is an artist's rendition of the earth-moving process during construction of the dam; the image is signed in the image at lower right, but we haven't been able to identify the signature. The November 1930 issue features numerous photographs of youngsters (chiefly grade school) sitting through an assembly with attention focused on a massive four- legged box radio positioned on a platform where it pumps out “the regular Thursday-morning lecture" known as the Standard School Broadcast, a course in music appreciation (“Good music on the Pacific Coast”) delivered via radio from San Francisco. A dozen or more additional photographs depict similar groups enduring a similar agony. Item #52925