"VESTIL #1, RANGER - February 17, 1920"
Print Number One in the C. A. Warner Memorial Series of Historic Texas Oil Field Images
This image is
featured on the cover of our best-selling book, Texas Oil & Gas Since 1543.
It captures the exact moment the well came in, before the first drops even hit
the ground. The two figures in the foreground are what make this image iconic.
They look up in awe not only at what this event is, but all that it represents.
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.
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, one for each county in Texas. Get
yours before they're gone.
** The first 50 copies of print Number One (Vestil #1, Ranger) and print Number Two (Tripping Pipe - Corsicana)
were produced on a very special triple primed canvas. Unfortunately
that material has become difficult to source consistently. We
experimented with other canvases, but none took the ink nearly as well.
This is why all further prints in this series will be on old-world
style heavy weight, acid free, cold pressed watercolor paper. This
produced test prints on this paper before we launched the series last
summer and slightly more people actually preferred it to the canvas. We
went with the canvas mostly because our Art Director has a profound
love for canvas. We guarantee you will love fine art look that the new
watercolor paper gives these images. Several of you have told us you'd
prefer to have them without a mat so you can choose one that matches
your frame and decor. Your wish is our command!