DISCOVERY OF OIL IN IRAQ (1929/30): Baba Gurgur, Sulaiman Bek, and British Petroleum
Private album with 88 photos mainly taken during an extended business trip by car in the region between Baghdad, Tuz and Kirkuk
Package of original photos and digital files
Size: 18 x 12 cm
July 1929 and August 1930
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Order No.: PHO_Album_ZC
Price: 1 760 € (excl. VAT)
In July 1927 oil was discovered near Kirkuk making it the first commercial oil find in Iraq. British Petroleum (BP) started drilling the first oil well at Baba Gurgur north of Kirkuk. BP was shareholder in the ‘Iraqi Petroleum Company‘. The photographs in this small album depict an interesting documentation of that time, embedded in private insights of the photographer.
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