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These selected photographs from the collection of the late John C. Tarvin, a longtime Aramco employee, were taken by the photographer Robert Yarnall Richie on assignment for Aramco in 1947.

H.M. King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud

The King with his sons

The King & the Crown Prince Saud

Dhahran

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Abqaiq

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Ras Tanura

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Hofuf

Al Hasa, Hofuf

Riyadh

Jubail

Ras al Mish'ab

Building Tapline

H.E. Rushdie Bey

Traditional Blacksmith

Blacksmithing in 1947

Ras Tanura

Donkeys in Al Hasa

Well in Al Hasa

Dammam

Jeddah

Hofuf

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