The Original Oilmen: Glenn McCarthy and Michel T. Halbouty Early 1930s

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This rare photo contains two legends of Texas oil. A very young Glenn McCarthy (left) and Michel T. Halbouty (right) sit in Halbouty’s office and lab. Both wildcatters made and lost fortunes pursuing riches in Texas oilfields. Glenn McCarthy would end up building one of the most famous hotels in Texas “The Shamrock” in Houston while Michel Halbouty would help influence and educate political leaders about the oil industry.

Photo courtesy of The Sloane Gallery, Houston, TX. Image for sale at www.sloanegallery.com or call 281-496-2212

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The Sloane Gallery contains images of Houston from the early 1900s thru the 1980s. The emphasis will be on black and white photography created during the building boom era of mid 1920 - 1936.  Located at 1570 South Dairy Ashford, Suite 113, Houston, TX 77077. Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Friday 12PM - 6PM and Saturday 12PM - 4PM.

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