Photograph of a Venice oil field, looking north towards Venice, January 26, 1931. A line of oil derricks extends from the foreground to the background at center, parallel to the ocean, which is visible at left. At right, several small buildings, including a cafe, and cylindrical storage tanks can be seen. A two-story clapboard building in the foreground at center has a sign on its roof that reads "Sam B. Herndon Oil Co. Ltd". More oil derricks can be seen in the background at right, while mountains are visible in the distance at left.