Esther Copeland Anderson Photographs, 1887-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Anderson, Esther Copeland
Esther Copeland Anderson Photographs
1887-1919 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet, including photographs, cartes de visite, and postcards
Collection Number
OrSlTCC Anderson
The collection contains images of Siletz tribal members and families.
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Tribal Cultural Collections
402 Park Way P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR
Telephone: 541-444-2450
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Collection materials are in English.
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant rewarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Esther Copeland Anderson was the daughter of Clarinda Chambers-Copeland. Clarinda, with her husband, held a license to operate a trading post on the Siletz Reservation. Esther became a school teacher in Siletz and other Lincoln County schools after growing up in the Siletz community.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection primarily contains cartes de visite and postcard portraits of Siletz tribal members and families, including the Logan, Catfish, and Brown families.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Esther Copeland Anderson Photographs, Siletz Tribal Cultural Collections, Siletz, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2: John Ponsee
3: Billy Metcalf in regalia
4: Baldwin Fairchild
5: Albert Martin
6: John Ponsee, postmarked February 9, 1910
7: Feather Dance at Billy Metcalf's house
Baldwin Fairchild, Annie Smith Fairchild, Jane Simpson, Sadie Cook, Kitty Charley, Jane Bensell, Ellen Metcalf (?), Mary Catfish (?), Simpson Billy, Hank Johnson (?), Joshua Louie, Old Man Bensell, Tenas Charley
10: Depot Charley, Newport, Oregon, postmarked July 26, 1907
11: John and Lily Ponsee with daughter Nettie West
12: John and Lily Ponsee with daughter Nettie West
13: Oscar and Delia Brown's children (Willie, Oscar, Jinkins, Elmo)
14: Infant in baby basket, postmarked October 29, 1906
16: Siletz tribal members in full dress in Newport, Oregon
L to R Baldwin Fairchild, Annie Smith Fairchild, Martha Johnson, Coquelle Nellie Lane, Ella Spencer, Jim Watts, Simpson Billy, Stuart Rooney, Mary Rooney, Billy Metcalf, Hank Johnson, Sadie Cook
18: Joshua Tom and Ben Smith
19: Martha Tom Grant Johnson
21: Mollie Carmichael and Delia Brown
24: Billy Metcalf in regalia
25: Siletz hop pickers, Corvallis, Oregon 1915
26: Bob Metcalf
27: Henry and Martha "Adams" Clay with children
29: Haskell Indian School band with Robert DePoe as conductor
33: Lettuce Tom Fairchild
39: Julia Megginson
42: Joe Lincoln
43: Julia Megginson
44: Baldwin Fairchild
45: Butler Fairchild
46: Chief Peo of Umatillas
48: Melinda Towner 1906
50: Depot Charley
53: Jane and Simpson Billy
54: Cecile Clay
55: Martha Adams with brother
57: Indian school, Siletz, Oregon
B: Chief Peo of Umatillas
C: Alex and Mary Catfish with children, Flora Catfish and Alex Jr.
D: Umatata Billy
F: Johnny Williams holding flag 1919
J: Portrait of woman
L: Children of Scott and Minnie Joshua Lane
M: Lucy and Ben Smith
N: Wesley Gilbert Towner (?)
O: Arthur and Marie Bensell
P: George Wilbur and family
S: Robert DePoe
T: Minnie Lane
V: Esther, Jimmie, John, Jack, and Abey Logan 1903
X: Abe and Louisa Logan with children, Pengra Logan standing in back
Z: Scott and Minnie Lane
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart with daughter
Methodist missionary preacher at Siletz, Oregon
circa 1905
Bert Dorr (?) 1898

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Siletz Indians--History
  • Geographical Names :
  • Chemawa (Salem, Or.)
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Newport (Or.)
  • Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cartes de visite
  • Photographic postcards
  • Photographic prints