Lifting Isomax tower for Chevron refinery   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Photograph taken by Joe Munroe depicting the raising of an Isomax tower at a California Chevron oil refinery, 1965. The isomax tower uses hydro cracking to boost the quality of petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, and kerosene. It also removes contaminants. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B31_F2232_JPG196
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Construction; Petroleum refineries; Oil industry
Places: California