OVER AT DAD'S PLACE - OCTOBER 1930
C. M. "Dad" Joiner was 70 years old and feeling his age when he came to East Texas. Jammed drill bits and shoddy equipment (his rig consisted of rusty pipes, old tires, a sawmill boiler, cordwood for fuel and an imaginative driller) led to failure twice. But Joiner was undeterred. He knew there was oil in East Texas...though nobody else did.
In September of 1929, Joiner reached the Woodbine sands of East Texas, with his Daisy Bradford No. 3 well. On October 3, a hoarde of people gathered to watch him bring in the gusher they hoped would revive East Texas's economy. It was a circus, complete with burgers, some moonshine, photographers and airplane rides. But the black gold did not cooperate. It did so in its own time, though, showing up later in the evening after the crowds had gone. What happened that day was a boon for the likes of H.L. Hunt and Humble Oil, as well as the floundering economy of East Texas.
This image provides a glimpse into the carnival atmosphere that enveloped October 3, 1930. Cars stacked on top of one another as far as the eye can see...their owners waiting to see if that one solitary derrick might open a new field and a new boom in Texas oil.
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 and mat from your local frame shop. Like all prints in this series, it is a Limited Edition of only 254 hand-numbered and titled copies, one for each county in Texas. Get yours before they're gone.