Vintage photos of:
Oil City, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1875. At 6 a.m., one of the receiving tanks was struck by lightning.
Glass lantern slide, about 3.5 x 4 inches.
I found this same image on a stereo card published by Frank Robbins of Oil City. Does this mean that Frank Robbins also took the photo, and that this was his glass slide? I have no clue.
Also, blown up to its full 55M glory, this is just an especially beautiful picture. The tones and textures are fantastic. View full size.