Suffragettes of the oil field ///

The 1916–1938 era was still a man’s world. Nevertheless, a few intrepid women did make their mark in this early phase of the oil and gas industry. To be sure, some of the pictorials in The Oil Weekly were exploitative. Long before Sports Illustrated, The Oil Weekly published a swimsuit page. More appropriate were articles on women as oil company owners, drilling contractors and early geologists.

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