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Baku oil field and workers. Local workers at the Baku oil fields in what is now Azerbaijan. This is an oil field that was owned by the Nobel brothers. Ludvig Immanuel Nobel and his brother Robert operated extensive oil interests in Baku. Their company, Branobel (founded 1876), became one of the largest oil companies in the world in the late 19th century. Photographed in September 1900.
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