From the 1920`s, a real photo post card showing The Mammoth Co Largest shale oil well in the world - 28000 Barrells. In 1915 the area encompassing Teapot Dome was established as Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 and was placed off limits for development. The Teapot Dome Scandal during the Harding administration of the 1920s that involved transfer from the Navy to the Department of the Interior, non-competitive leasing to Mammoth Petroleum (Sinclair), and drilling the reserve. Congressional investigation uncovered bribes paid by Harry Sinclair to Interior Secretary Albert Fall.
The eventual outcome of the scandal was the U. S Supreme Court invalidating the leases and shutting-in the field in 1927.
A subsequent act of Congress in 1928 transferred jurisdiction back to the Navy, and re-established the site as a reserve once more. In about Very Good condition, some small dents and dings with minor scratches to the surface, no tears or bends.
A rare image naming the Mammoth Oil Company. A great addition to any gas and oil collection. The item "MAMMOTH OIL CO.REAL PHOTO POST CARD RPPC SHALE OIL WELL TEAPOT WY SINCLAIR GAS" is in sale since Monday, January 28, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo". The seller is "planetbookslb" and is located in Long Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.