Shell Oil fuel Wood River Refinery WWII era c. 1943-44 pictorial souvenir albumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, WWII Era Books, Americana, Shell Oil, Illinois, Wood River Refinery, Pictorial Books, Souvenir Albums).
Untitled Photo Album.
Published c. 1944-44, United States by Shell Oil.
16 mounted photo plates. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
A curious production, almost appears custom. Certainly made in small numbers given the intensive amount of labor required to produce each example.
Contains 16 original b&w silver gelatin type photographs, each one mounted onto a title sheet and inserted into a plastic sleeve. Followed by a flow diagram, then a 12 leaf historical chronology from 1918- 1943 with further details.
Publisher's faux leather soft cloth binding, embossed ruled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding noticeably age worn with old staining, scattered spotting, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
The book displays a unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 9 1/8" W.