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Blacklick and Conemaugh Petroleum and Mining Company

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SKU: 6032
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Blacklick and Conemaugh Petroleum and Mining Company dating back to the 1860's. This document, which is signed by the company President,  was printed by Moss & Co. of Philadelphia, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 1/4" (h).

 

This piece features three stunning vignettes - a bustling riverside oil field at the center, a prospector with a dog at the left, and a detailed oil well at the right.

 

A stunning piece!

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    Historical Context

    This company was incorporated in 1863 in Pennsylvania, and operated oil drilling and refining operations during the Pennsylvania oil rush.

     

    The company owned properties 30 miles east of Pittsburgh where oil deposits were shallow and permitted easy access for the crude technology of the day.

     

    As the oil boom waned, this and other small companies left business through decreasing revenues or being bought out by conglomerates like Standard Oil.