E.B. Hopkins

Edwin Butcher “E.B.” Hopkins (1882-1940) was a Dallas-based petroleum geologist and engineer whose consulting credentials included the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company, the Petroleum Finance Corporation of Texas, the Drilling and Exploration Company, the Highland Oil Company, and the American Maracaibo Company. A prominent member of the local community, he also served as a trustee of the Dallas Art Museum, the Dallas Public Library, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Featuring stylish vacations around the globe and one-on-one meetings with foreign leaders, the Hopkins family home movies demonstrate the level of wealth and status afforded Texans who found success in the developing oil industry.