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Wesley M. and Leona A. Fisher Colombia photograph album, 1938-1939
Bernath Mss 365
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Title:

Wesley M. and Leona A. Fisher Colombia photograph album, 1938-1939

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

More than 500 black and white photographs, most snapshots, with extensive captions in English, taken by an American couple who spent a year in the area around San Pablo and Concepcion, where Wesley Fisher apparently worked for the South America Gulf Oil Co. (SAGOC), building pump stations for the 263 mile oil pipeline stretching from the Barco Oil Fields in the Colombian jungle at Petrolea, over the mountains, to the Colombian coast. Includes many images of pump station and related road and bridge construction, laborers' camps, family, friends and colleagues, local population including Matilone Indians; also images of Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, cable car from Gamarra to Ocaña, Magdalena River, Panama Canal Zone, Arhuaco Indians and area by Santa Marta on the north coast of Colombia, the capital Cartageña, and magazine articles about the history of the project.

Date:

1938 (issued)

Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Wesley M. and Leona A. Fisher Colombia photograph album, Bernath Mss 365. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Physical Description:

2.0 linear feet

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.