Photograph of a view of an H.R. Dabney oil field on Playa del Rey in Venice, with a paved street running between the oil derricks, ca.1925. Two parallel rows of tall oil derricks are shown, one in the center and one at the right edge of the image. A paved street runs between the two rows, with light automobile traffic visible. Several buildings, including one with a tiled roof, can be seen at street-level among the oil derricks. A pier extends into the ocean in the left background, while a group of coastal buildings can be seen behind it at the horizon. The photograph reads "H.R. Dabney Oil Co. Ltd. Venice No. 1".