Photo album of the Aramco motor pool.
Oblong folio (ca. 425 x 300 mm). Photo album with 31 original black-and-white photographs, including 4 loosely inserted photographs. 205 x 255 mm. Contemporary full calf decorated with Arabian-themed scenery to front cover. Cord-bound.
Compelling images of the fleet of vehicles operated by Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Uncommon in its extent, the collection was presumably prepared by an Aramco employee and motor enthusiast. It features large trucks mainly manufactured by Blumhardt, Kenworth and Fruehauf, which served in the transportation and installment of oil drilling facilities, as well as some close-ups of enormous tires and cargo areas. Some pictures feature oil derricks, refineries, tanks, cars, and office buildings in the background.
Very well preserved. A rare glimpse of the immense engine power required to produce oil in the Saudi Arabian desert.