Drake Well printing plates: Here’s what early oil producers used for money

Drake Well printing plates: Here’s what early oil producers used for money

Charles Vernon Culver came to the burgeoning Pennsylvania oil fields in 1861 and started the Venango Bank in Franklin, Venango County. At the time, oil producers were in desperate need for banking services, locally, and in eastern cities. In December 1863, Culver and other investors started a bank in Philadelphia and another in New York …

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Andy Warhol and his Little Red Book: The early days of social photography

Andy Warhol and his Little Red Book: The early days of social photography

  Television talk show host Dick Cavett is known to audiences for his conversational style and engaging in witty banter with celebrity guests. But, have you have ever seen him in a wetsuit? How about riding on the back of a horse? In December 1971, Andy Warhol, one of Pennsylvania’s most prominent modern artists, took …

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