Lambert Florin photographs collection, 1857-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Florin, Lambert
Title
Lambert Florin photographs collection
Dates
1857-1980 (inclusive)
1960-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
6.63 cubic feet, (Approx. 3,000 photographs, 1,000 safety film negatives, and 60 nitrate negatives in 16 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 261 (collection)
Summary
The collection consists primarily of photographs taken between 1960 and 1980 by Lambert Florin to illustrate his books on the history of the American West, along with some historic images he collected for his many projects. Major subjects documented by the collection include: ghost towns, abandoned mining operations, nineteenth century architecture, horse-drawn vehicles, grave markers, privies, and western trees.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lambert F. Florin (1905-1993) was born in Rainier, Ore., to Carl Hjalmar and Nanny Maria Florin. He died at his home in Portland, Or. Florin attended high schools in Portland and Vancouver, Wash. Until the early 1960s, he worked as a floral designer for Tommy Luke Flowers (Portland), with a stint during World War II in the Portland Fire Department. He and his wife, Dorothie, had one daughter.

By the early 1960s, Florin had combined his passion for ghost towns and photography to make a living writing heavily illustrated books on the subject, starting with Western Ghost Towns, published in 1961 by Superior Publishing. Superior remained his publisher throughout his writing career, which concluded in 1982 with Gold Locations in Oregon and Washington. Florin had a variety of other historical interests that fueled his writing, including historic cemeteries, churches, trees, and even outhouses. He also contributed illustrated articles to numerous magazines, including Alaska Sportsman, Desert Magazine, Frontier Times, and True West.

Florin's interest in historic trees led him to collect seed from a single-needle pinyon in Rockland, Nev., and plant it on the grounds of his Portland home on Tolman Street. The tree is one of the Heritage Trees of Portland, Or..

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists primarily of photographs taken between 1960 and 1980 by Lambert Florin to illustrate his books on the history of the American West, along with some historic images he collected for his many projects. Major subjects documented by the collection include: ghost towns, abandoned mining operations, nineteenth century architecture, horse-drawn vehicles, grave markers, privies, and western trees. Many of the images were published by Superior Publishing Company (Seattle) in the following books written by Florin, which contain extended caption information for many of the images in the collection:

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Copyright Statement: The Oregon Historical Society owns copyright to the photographs made by Lambert Florin. Other photographers may hold copyrights to their images included in the collection.

Preferred Citation

Lambert F. Florin photographs collection, Org. Lot 261, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A:  Ghost Towns , circa 1950-1980Return to Top

Approximately 1,080 items.

Consists of photographic prints of western "ghost towns," primarily old mining towns which were abandoned when nearby silver or gold was no longer profitable to mine. At the time these photographs were made, most of these towns were nearly deserted, but a few showed evidence of revitalization from either tourism and or a return to mining stimulated by increased ore prices. Note that images of restored buildings are filed in the Architecture series. In addition to ghost town views, the series includes a small quantity of unidentified locations and building interiors, as well as portraits of residents of the abandoned towns.

The series is arranged alphabetically by state, territory, or province, with locations organized alphabetically by location within these categories.
Container(s) Description Dates
Alaska and the Yukon
Box/Folder
1/1
Dawson City, Skagway, and Whitehorse
undated
Arizona
Box/Folder
1/2
A-C
Arivia, Bumble Bee, Calabazas, Charleston, Chloride, Cleator, Contention City, and Crown King.
undated
1/3
D-F
Dos Cabezas, Ehenberg, and Fairbank.
undated
1/4
G-J
Gleeson, Globe, Goldenroad, Harshaw, and Jerome.
undated
1/5
L-P
Lochiel, McCabe, Millville, Mineral Park, Mowry, Oatman, Patagonia, Pete Kitchen Ranch, and Pleasant Valley.
undated
1/6
Q-T
Quartsite, Salome, Tabac, Tombstone, Twin Buttes, and Tyson Wells.
undated
1/7
V-Y
Vulture City, Walker, Washington, Weaver, and Yuma.
undated
Box/Folder
1/8
British Columbia
Ashcroft, Barkerville, Beaver Pass, Bennett, Coalmont, Copper Mountain, Fort Steele, Granite Creek, Greenwood, Hedley, Krag, Sandon, Silverton, and Ymir.
undated
California
Box/Folder
1/9
A-Coloma
Auburn, Bear Valley, Bodie, Brother Jonathan, Calico, Campo Seco, Carson Hill, Cerro Gordo, and Coloma.
undated
1/10
Columbia-F
Columbia, Copperapolis, Coulterville, Crescent City, Crimea, Darwin, Downeville, Drytown, Fiddletown, and French Gulch.
undated
1/11
G-Melones
Garlock, Grass Valley, Hornitos, Ide, Independence, Jenny Lind, Keeler, Knights Ferry, Masonic, and Melones.
undated
1/12
Mendocino-Shasta
Mendocino, Mormon Bar, Mokelumne Hill, Murphy's, North San Juan, Ogilby, Parmint City, Randsburg, Rosamond, San Diego, and Shasta.
undated
1/13
Sonoma-W
Sonoma, Sutter Creek, Timbuctoo, Tropico, Tumco, Tuttletown, Valley of the Moon (includes Jack London's house), Weaverville, Whiskey Creek, and Whiskey Town.
undated
Colorado
Box/Folder
1/14
A-Crested Butte
Alma, Animas Forks, Apex, Black Hawk, Bonanza, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Central City, Creede, and Crested Butte.
undated
1/15
Crestone-K
Crestone, Cripple Creek, Eureka, Fairplay, Georgetown, Gladstone, Gothic, Iola, Jack's Cabin, and Kokomo.
undated
1/16
L-St. Elmo
Lake City, Leadville, Mesa Verde, Mammoth, Moreley, Ohio City, Ophir, Ouray, Pitkin, and St. Elmo.
undated
1/17
Shavano-W
Shavano, Silver Plume, Silverton, Spar City, Telluride, Victor, Ward, and White Pine.
undated
Idaho
Box/Folder
2/1
B-G
Balch, Birch Creek, Bonanza, Custer, DeLamar, Gem, Gilmore, and Gimlet.
undated
2/2
L-W
Leadore, Leesburg, Mount Idaho, Murray, Pierce, Placeville, Potosi Gulch, Shoup, Silver City, Tendoy, and Warren.
undated
Montana
Box/Folder
2/3
B-Giltedge
Bannock, Bearmouth, Beartown, Cable, Castle, Castle City, Clancey, Corbin, Garnet, and Giltedge.
undated
2/4
Gold Creek-S
Gold Creek, Granite, Hamilton, Helena, Hell Gate, Kendall, Keystone, Laurin, Londurhy, Malden, Marysville, Melrose, Nevada City, Pardee, Pioneer, and St. Ignatius.
undated
Nevada
Box/Folder
2/5
A-Carson City
Aurora, Austin, Belmont, Berlin, Bouness Mansion, Broken Hills, Candilaria, and Carson City.
undated
2/6
Cathedral Groge-Gold Hill
Cathedral Gorge, Columbus, Dayton, Dinner Plate, Eureka, Fairview, Fort Churchill, Galena, Genoa, Gilmore, Golconde, and Gold Hill.
undated
2/7
Goldfield-M
Goldfield, Goodsprings, Grantsville, Hamilton, Ione, Jonnie Town/Mine, Johnny, Lida, and Manhattan
undated
2/8
N-Rawhide
National, North Fork, Northern Lights, Ojinaga, Paradise Valley, Pine Grove, Pioche, Pizen Switch, Pyramid Lake, and Rawhide.
undated
2/9
Rhyolite-W
Rhyolite, Rockland, Sutro, Tonopah, Tuscarora, Virginia City, Wadsworth, and Washoe City.
undated
New Mexico
Box/Folder
2/10
A-Hatch
Alma, Cenillos, Cimarron, Colfax, Dawson, Elizabethtown, Folsom, Gardiner, Golden, and Hatch.
undated
2/11
Hillsboro-M
Hillsboro, Kelly, Kingston, Koehler, Lake Valley, Los Cerillos, Madrid, Madalena, and Mogollon.
undated
2/12
S-W
San Pedro, Shakespeare, Tyrone, Watrous, White Hills, and White Oaks.
undated
Oregon
Box/Folder
2/13
Antelope
undated
2/14
A-Boyd
Apiary, Ashwood, Auburn, Austin, and Boyd.
undated
2/15
Buena Vista-C
Buena Vista, Butteville, Chitwood, and Cornucopia.
undated
2/16
D-Granite
Dayville, Ft. Hoskins, Goble, Grandview, and Granite.
undated
3/1
Greenhorn-Kings Valley
Greenhorn, Hardman, Heppner, Kernville, and Kings Valley.
undated
3/2
Klondyke-M
Klondike, Lone Rock, Mabel, Malheur City, Mayger, Marysville, and Mitchell.
undated
3/3
N-Paisley
Narrows, Natal, Ortley, and Paisley.
undated
3/4
Pedee-Sanager
Pedee, Richmond, Russell Battery, St. Louis, and Sanager.
undated
3/5
Shaniko-W
Shaniko, Shelburn, Sparta, Summer Lake, Union, Warrenton, Wauna, Whiskey, Wolf Creek, and Whitney.
undated
Box/Folder
3/6
South Dakota
Cascade, Central City, Crook City, Custer, Galena, Hill City, Lead, Preston, Rochford, Sheridan, Terry, and Trojan.
undated
3/7
Texas
Lajitas, Shafter, Study Butte, and Terlingua.
undated
Utah
Box/Folder
3/8
A-G
Alta, Arches, Bingham, Bingham Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Camp Floyd, Corinne, Dividend, Eureka, and Grafton.
undated
3/9
J-S
Joseph, Mammoth, Mercur, Ophir, Park City, Sego, Silver City, Spring Reef, Spring Canyon, and Spring Valley.
undated
Washington
Box/Folder
3/10
B-F
Bossburg, Chilaquin, Chinookville, Claquato, Conconully, Copper City, Danville, Deep River, Dryden, Ferry, and Frankfort.
undated
3/11
H-Maryhill
Home, Knappton, and Maryhill.
undated
3/12
Maywood-P
Maywood, McClintock, McCormick, McGowan, Monte Cristo, Nachcotta, Nighthawk, Northport, Olequa, Oysterville, Pleasant Valley, Port Blakely, and Port Ludlow.
undated
3/13
R-V
Roslyn, Ruby (?), Skamokawa, Trinity, and Vader.
undated
Box/Folder
3/14
Wyoming
Atlantic City, Battle, Cheyenne, Diamondville, Encampment, Glencoe, Jackson Hole, Medicine Bow, Opal, and Ramber.
undated
3/15
Location unidentified
Includes views of ruins of a store, houses, cabins, a schoolhouse, and a sod-roofed log stable. One image documents an abandoned homestead on the site where "The Lost Wagon Train" camped at a spring between Deschutes Crossing and The Dalles, Or.
undated
3/16
Interiors of buildings
  • Cabin with parlor stove (National, Nev.)
  • Hotel bathroom and other views (Gilmore, Idaho)
  • Old stage stop kitchen with coal range (Stanton, Ariz.)
undated
3/17
Portraits of residents
  • Caretaker, unidentified (Shakespeare, N.M.)
  • Last residents, individuals unidentified (Frankfort, Wash.)
  • Sam McClanahan (Goodsprings, Nev.)
  • Ed and Sylvia Stratton (Fairview, Nev.)
  • Ed Zink (Shellburn, Or.)
undated

Series B:  Abandoned Mining Operations, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

80 items.

Photographs depict abandoned mining company buildings and equipment, including coke ovens, stamp mills, head frames, gold dredges, tailing wheels, trams, and ore cars. Many were used in Florin's books on ghost towns. For images of mining towns, see the Series A: Ghost Towns.

The series is organized alphabetically by state or province and then alphabetically by locations.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/18
Arizona
Arivia, Crowned King, Duquesne, and Ehrenberg.
undated
3/19
British Columbia
Hedley.
undated
3/20
California
Cerro Gordo, Coloma, Jackson, and Panamint City.
undated
3/21
Colorado
Creede, Leadville, and White Pine.
undated
3/22
Idaho
Bay Horse, Custer, Gem, Idaho City, Shoup, and Silver Lake.
undated
3/23
Montana
Gold Coin, Pioneer, and Saltese.
undated
3/24
Nevada
Aurora, Belmont, Goodsprings, Grantsville, Johnnie, National, Northern Lights, Pine Grove, Pioche, and Sutro.
undated
3/25
New Mexico
Kelly, Koehler, and San Pedro.
undated
3/26
Utah
Alta, Eureka, Mammoth, Sego, and Silver City.
undated
3/27
Washington
Liberty, Roslyn, and Trinity.
undated
3/28
Other abandoned mining operations
  • Ore cars (Ruby Gulch, Mt.)
  • Skip buckets (Rough and Ready, Calif.; Whiskeytown, Calif.)
  • Tram car wheel (Whitehorse, Yukon Territory)
undated

Series C:  Architecture, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

286 items.

Consists primarily of views of churches, residences, and commercial buildings constructed during the late nineteenth century. Included are fine examples of Italianate, French Second Empire, Queen Anne, Eastlake, and other Victorian architectural styles. Many of the images were used to illustrate Historic Western Churches and Victorian West.

The series is organized into subseries alphabetically by type of structure, and by location alphabetically within subseries.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Churches
Box/Folder
4/1
Arizona
Harshaw, San Xavier del Bac, and Tumacacori.
undated
4/2
British Columbia
Barkerville and Fort Steele.
undated
4/3
California
Auburn, Bridgeport, Copperopolis, Downieville, Eureka, Ferndale, Hawkinsville, Mendocino, Placerville, Sonora, and Trinidad.
undated
4/4
Colorado
Crested Butte, Fairplay, Lake City, Morley, Silver Plume, and Ward.
undated
4/5
Idaho
Cataldo Mission and Idaho City.
undated
4/6
Montana
Clancey and St. Ignatius.
undated
4/7
Nevada
Virginia City
undated
4/8
New Mexico
Golden, Hatch, Hillsboro, Kelly, Pinos Altos, and Taos.
undated
4/9
Oregon
  • Buena Vista: unidentified church
  • Clatsop Plains: Presbyterian church
  • Portland: "Old Church" (formerly Cavalry Presbyterian Church) and St. John's Espiscopal Church
  • Providence Baptist Church
  • St. Paul Catholic Church
  • Shedd: Unidentified church
  • West Union: Baptist church (sign only)
undated
4/10
South Dakota
Lead.
undated
4/11
Texas
Shafter.
undated
4/12
Utah
Salt Lake City.
undated
4/13
Washington
Chiloquin, Claquato, Curew, LaPush, McGowan, Oysterville, Port Gamble, and Puget Island.
undated
4/14
Wyoming
Atlantic City and Jackson Hole.
undated
4/15
Spanish Missions
Carmel, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; San Juan, Calif.; San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; San Luis Rey, Calif.; San Miguel Archangel, Calif.; San Xavier (interior, possibly San Xavier del Bac, Ariz.); San Xavier del Bac, Ariz.; and Santa Inez, Calif.
See also Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas folders.
undated
4/16
Unidentified churches
undated
Subseries 2: Lighthouses
Box/Folder
4/25
Oregon
Cape Blanco and Coquille River
undated
Subseries 3: Other Buildings (including residences and theaters)
Box/Folder
4/17
Alaska and the Yukon
Skagway.
undated
4/18
British Columbia
Copper Mountain and Greenwood.
undated
4/19
California
Bridgeport, Eureka, Ferndale, Jamestown, and San Francisco.
undated
4/20
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico
  • Colorado: Black, Hawk, Buena Vista, Central City, Georgetown, and Victor
  • Idaho: Burke
  • Montana: Helena
  • New Mexico: Hillsboro
undated
Oregon
Box/Folder
4/21
A-O
Amity, Champoeg, Milwaukie, and Oregon City.
undated
4/22
Portland
Wm. J. Clemens house, Hoyt Street residences, Clinton Kelly house, Lair Hill residences, New Market Theater, Perkins Hotel, Sauter house (Multnomah Conservatory of Music), Sauvie Island, Steckmiest Building, Steel house, and Zimmerman residence.
undated
Box/Folder
4/23
Utah
Bingham.
undated
4/24
Washington
Bellingham, Hoquiam, Olympia, Oysterville, Port Townsend, Puyallup, Tacoma, Tumwater, Seattle, and Whidbey Island.
undated
4/25
Unidentified buildings
Includes houses and public buildings
undated

Series D:  Historic Graves, Markers, and Memorials, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

540 items.

Many of the images in this series appear in Boot Hill and Tales the Western Tombstones Tell, as well as in Florin's ghost town books. The series is organized into three subseries: Historic Sites and Markers, Cemeteries, and Graves and Markers. Within the subseries, the folders are generally organized alphabetically by location. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is included in the Historic Sites and Markers subseries. The Cemeteries subseries includes cemeteries organized by locations. The Graves and Markers subseries includes individual graves arranged alphabetically by surname, Indian graves and monuments, common graves, as well as gravestone details, statues, and epitaphs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Historic Sites and Markers
Box/Folder
5/1
Oregon
  • Astoria: Fort Astoria National Historic Site
  • French Prairie: Early settlers
  • Mitchell: H.H. Wheeler memorial
  • Mt. Hood National Forest: Pioneer woman's grave, Barlow Rd.
  • North Powder: Marie Dorion highway marker
  • St. Louis: Marie Dorion memorial
undated
5/2
Washington
Whidbey Island: Col. Isaac N. Ebey monument, and Whitman Mission.
undated
5/3
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Chinookville, Wash.; Lemhi County, Idaho; and Long Beach, Wash.
undated
5/4
Other Sites and Markers
  • Arizona: Lochiel and Quartzite
  • California: Michigan Bar, Robinson's Ferry, Santa Rosa (Sonoma Plaza), and Sutter Mill
  • Colorado: Silverton
  • Idaho: Oro Fino City [Orofino]
  • Montana: Virginia City (Plummer gang's hanging)
  • Utah: Mountain Meadows and Sevier County
undated
Subseries 2: Cemeteries
Box/Folder
5/5
Arizona
Dos Abeyas, Ehrenberg, Globe, Harshaw, King Woolsey, Mowry, Tombstone, Tumacacori, White Hills, and Yuma.
undated
5/6
California
Brother Jonathan (shipwreck), Ferndale, Hornitos, Mokelumna, and Tropico.
undated
5/7
Colorado
Meeker Massacre site, Old Ophir, and Telluride.
undated
5/8
Montana
Bannock and Custer Battlefield [Little Bighorn].
undated
5/9
Nevada and New Mexico
  • Nevada: Broken Hills and Wadsworth
  • New Mexico: Dawson, Lake Valley, and Madrid
undated
5/10
Oregon
  • Buena Vista
  • Champoeg
  • Fairfield
  • French Prairie
  • Jacksonville
  • Malheur: (Woodmen of the World grave markers)
  • Milwaukie (Pioneer Cemetery)
  • New Era
  • Oregon City (Mountain View Cemetery)
  • Portland (Lone Fir Cemetery)
  • Providence (Baptist Church Cemetery)
  • Salem (Lee Mission Cemetery)
  • Saint Louis
  • Sand Ridge (Pioneer Sand Ridge Cemetery)
undated
5/11
Texas
Shafter, Silver (?), and Terlinga.
undated
5/12
Washington
Pleasant Valley and Vancouver.
undated
5/13
Unidentified cemeteries
undated
Subseries 3: Graves and Markers
Includes images of graves and markers from throughout British Columbia and the western United States. Some markers show that they were placed by fraternal groups such as the Woodmen of the World and labor groups such as miners' unions. Images include close-up views of markers, gravestones, and wider views of cemeteries and marker locations. The gravestones and markers range from simple wooden slabs to heavily engraved, ornate stones and mausoleums and include some enclosed within fences.The subseries is arranged alphabetically by names of the deceased; the location of the cemetery or marker site is listed, if known.
Box/Folder
5/14
Individual graves, A-C
  • Alexander S. Abernethy (Abernethy Cemetery, Oak Point, Wash.)
  • Jesse Applegate (Applegate Cemetery north of Yoncalla, Or.)
  • Henry Allen Atkins, Mary Barr Atkins, Frank R. Atkins, and Olive V. Atkins (Seattle, Wash.)
  • J.W. Bacon and Rachel W. Bacon (Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Or.)
  • Frederick Homer Balch (Lyle, Wash.)
  • Forbes Barclay, M.D., and Maria Barclay (Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Or.)
  • Samuel Barlow (Barlow Pioneer Cemetery, Or.)
  • James T. Barnes (Jacksonville, Or.)
  • John Bartell (Telluride, Colo.)
  • Andrew J. Beard and Arthusa A. Cottrell (commemorates marriage and is not clear if it is gravestone--probably Oregon)
  • Josiah Crosby Beedy (British Columbia)
  • Austin A. Bell
  • Capt. Charles Bennett
  • Eldorado Berry (Genoa, Nev.)
  • Eugenie Mathiot Bichenot (Champoeg, Or.)
  • Birnie family (Cathlamet, Wash.)
  • Roy W. Blackburn
  • Father F.N. Blanchet (St. Paul's Catholic Church cemetery, Or.)
  • Willie Boddy (killed by Modoc Indians)
  • John Bradbury (Ferndale, Calif.)
  • Britt, Emil and Jacob (Jacksonville, Or.)
  • F. Brovus (Mineral Park, Ariz.)
  • Loyal P. Brown (Mt. Idaho, Idaho)
  • John A. Buford (Carlton, Or.)
  • Julia Bulette (Virginia City, Nev.)
  • Martha Jane Burke, "Calamity Jane" (Deadwood, S.D.)
  • Samuel Burney (killed by Indians)
  • Seth Catlin (Monticello, Wash.)
  • Sara Chambers (Beulah, Or.)
  • Baptiste Charbonneau (before monument was placed, Jordan Valley, Or.)
  • Henry C. Clark (Silver Reef, Utah)
  • William Frederick Cody, "Buffalo Bill" (Cody, Wyo.)
  • George Colgate (Lolo Pass, Idaho)
  • Mary Ann Conklin, "Mother Damnable" (Lakeview, Wash.)
  • Sarah E. Coyle (Sand Ridge, Or.)
undated
5/15
Individual graves, D-F
  • Samuel Daniels (Cameronton, B.C.)
  • John A. Danielson (Ouray, Colo.)
  • Sylvia L. Davidson (St. Paul, Or.)
  • Lewis H. Davis (Claquato, Wash.)
  • Arthur Denney (Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.)
  • Bernard DeVoto (Lolo Pass, Idaho)
  • Virgil W. Earp (Portland, Or.)
  • George W. Ebbert (Oregon)
  • Ebey Family (Washington)
  • Harold (or Herald?) M. England (Crested Butte, Colo.)
  • Elijah and Susan Estes (near Yoncalla, Or.)
  • Bill Fairweather (Alder Gulch, Mt.)
  • Elisha Ferry (Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.)
  • Francis J. Finney (St. Louis, Or.)
  • Edna E. Fisher and Solomon Fisher (Fisher's Landing, Wash.)
  • P. Fletcher (Buena Vista, Or.)
  • Sgt. Charles Floyd, of Lewis and Clark party (Sioux City, Iowa)
  • Medare Goddard Foisy (French Prairie, Or.)
  • Infant son of C.E. and R.C. Franzen (Lyle, Wash.)
undated
5/16
Individual graves, G-J
  • John Pollard Gaines (Oregon)
  • Ione Garland (Ione, Calif.)
  • H.H. Gasber (Kings Valley, Or.)
  • George Washington Gibson (Grafton, Utah)
  • Jefferson Gilmour
  • Josie B. Good (Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Or.)
  • Etienne Gregoire and Marguerite Gregoire (Willamette Valley, Or.)
  • ? Ann Groves
  • John Heath, lynched (Tombstone, Ariz.)
  • Anna M. Hein (Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Or.)
  • Joel J. Hembree (Wyoming)
  • James R. Hickock, "Wild Bill," and Martha Jane Burke, "Calamity Jane" (Deadwood, S.D.)
  • Sarah Higgins (Lake Valley, N.M.)
  • Samuel Hill (Maryhill, Wash.)
  • William Holgate (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Mary E. Holmsley (on old Oregon Trail near Fort Laramie, Wyo,.)
  • Tom Horn (Wyoming)
  • Kate Howe
  • Marvin Hudson (Million Dollar Highway, Colo.)
  • Harry D. Huntington and Rebecca Huntington (Catlin Cemetery, Monticello, Wash.)
  • James Hungtington (Catlin Cemetery, Monticello, Wash.)
  • William B. Ide (near Monroeville, Calif.)
  • Ephraim Jamerson
  • Addie Johnson (Bull Creek Flat, Calif.)
  • Graham James
undated
5/17
Individual graves, K-L
  • Louise Keil (Aurora, Or.)
  • Wilhelm Keil (Aurora, Or.)
  • William "Willie" Keil (Willapa, Wash.)
  • James Kelley (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Joseph M. Kelley (Idaho City, Idaho)
  • Agnes Elizabeth King, Lizzie King, Richard King and Robert Hawthorne (Bonanza, Idaho)
  • H.M. Knapp (Fisher's Landing, Wash.)
  • James M. Knapp and Sarah L. Knapp, twin children (Fisher's Landing, Wash.)
  • Mary S. Kruse
  • Commander Kyes (Monte Cristo, Wash.)
  • Frank Lackaff and Theresa Lackaff
  • Powell Landusky (Landusky, Mt.)
  • George LaRoque (Butteville, Or.)
  • Peter Lassen (California)
  • Anna Maria Pittman Lee (Mission Cemetery, Salem, Or.)
  • John D. Lee (Mountain Meadows, Utah)
  • Henry Leinenweber
  • David T. Lenox and Louisa Swan Lenox (West Union Baptist Church Cemetery, West Union, Or.)
  • Seth Lewelling and Sophronia Lewelling (Milwaukie, Or.)
  • Griffith Lewis (Barkerville, B.C.)
  • James Logie (Sauvie Island, Or.)
  • Jack London (Jack London State Historic Park, Calif.)
  • Mary Long (Michigan Barr, Calif.)
  • Clarrrissa Luelling (Milwaukie, Or.)
  • Willie Anton Luelling (Milwaukie, Or.)
  • Mrs. Ah Lum, "China Mary" (Tombstone, Ariz.)
undated
5/18
Individual graves, M-O
  • Ada Magill (Wyoming)
  • Ferdinand Mand (Knights Ferry, Calif.)
  • Leslie L. Matlock (Heppner, Or.)
  • Francis X. Mathieu (Oregon)
  • Howard Maupin (Paulina Basin, Or.)
  • Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (New Mexico)
  • Peter Maxwell (New Mexico)
  • David Maynard (Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.)
  • Thomas McKay (near Scapoose, Or.)
  • William L. McKee (Nevada)
  • W.S. McKinzey (Bozeman, Mt.)
  • James A. McKnight (Tombstone Prairie, Or.)
  • Dr. John McLoughlin and Margaret McLoughlin (second location, Oregon City, Or.)
  • Donald McTavish (Astoria, Or.)
  • Edmond Steven Meany and Sarah Elizabeth Meaney (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Joseph L. Meek (Oregon)
  • William Meek family (Milwaukie, Or.)
  • Thomas Mercer (Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.)
  • George Miller (North Bonneville, Wash.)
  • Carlos Montezuma, M.D. (Mohave-Apache Indian)
  • Charlie Moore (Alma, N.M.)
  • William Moran (Harshaw, Ariz.)
  • Louis Morano (Mendocino, Calif.)
  • Frank Morehous (Silver Reef, Utah)
  • Morgan baby (Summit Meadows, Or.)
  • J.A. Morgan (Sand Ridge, Or.)
  • Capt. Frederick Morse (Milwaukie, Or.)
  • Anna Mupachet (Dos Cabezas, Ariz.)
  • Mother Joseph S.H. Parizeau (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Ankutty Tillikum Musem (North Bonneville, Wash.)
  • Swen Nilson (Ophir, Colo.)
  • Edward I. Oat
  • Ostrander, Abel (Cowlitz County, Wash.)
  • Nancy Ferguson Ott (Utah)
undated
5/19
Individual graves, P-R
  • Paddy, miner's dog (Johnnie, Nev.)
  • Elizabeth Winn Parrish (Salem, Or.)
  • Rev. Josiah L. Parrish (Salem, Or.)
  • Frank W. Peabody and Kittie A. Peabody (Monte Cristo, Calif.)
  • Fortunato Pezani (Dawson, N.M.)
  • John Phillips (Wyoming)
  • George W. Pike (Wyoming)
  • James Pinney (Idaho City, Idaho)
  • Frederick H. Ramsey (Portland, Or.)
  • Noble W. Randall (Oregon)
  • Reichelt Family (McCabe, Ariz.)
  • Alfred Ribero (Altaville, Calif.)
  • Rebecca J. Rinearson
  • Martha E. Roberts (Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.)
  • Polna Rowell (Brother Jonathan, Calif.)
  • Daniel C. Rowell (Brother Jonathan, Calif.)
  • Bill Russian and Sandy King, hanged by vigilantes (Shakespeare, N.M.)
undated
5/20
Individual graves, S-T
  • William A. Samson and Robert Edes Bradshaw (Michigan Gulch)
  • Edward L. Schieffelin (Tombstone, Ariz.)
  • James Sheran (North Branch, Calif.)
  • Esther Short (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Elizabeth M. Sifers
  • Jane Silcott (Lewiston, Idaho)
  • Theodore Simair
  • Jim Skin (Arizona)
  • Thomas Slane (St. Frnacis Xavier Church Cemetery, Chinese Camp, Calif.)
  • Frank Smith (Canyon City, Or.)
  • Helen Smith and Solomon Howard Smith (Clatsop Plains, Or.)
  • Henry Weston Smith, "Preacher" (Deadwood, S.D.)
  • Spalding monument (Nez Perce, Idaho)
  • Abraham Springer
  • Arthur Raymond Stevenson (Ouray, Colo.)
  • Luella Stimson (Sand Ridge, Or.)
  • Buck Stinson and Ned Ray (Bannock, Mt.)
  • David Teuse (Washington)
  • Edwin F. Tewksbury and other Tewksbury graves (Pleasant Valley, Ariz.)
  • William K. Thomas and Charles Thomas memorial (Montana)
  • Capt. Thompson (Discovery Bay, Wash.)
  • John A. Thomson (Genoa, Nev.)
  • Victor Trevitt (Memaloose Island, Wash.)
undated
5/21
Individual graves, U-Z and unidentified
  • Alvah H. Unthank (Fort Laramie, Wyo.)
  • Catherine Vergon (Champoeg, Or.)
  • Antonio Volcano
  • Catherine Walter [or Waither?] (Knights Ferry, Calif.)
  • Lt. Stephen Watson (Old Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Wash.)
  • Whipp baby (Jacksonville, Or.)
  • Genevra Whitcomb (Lyle, Wash.)
  • Elizabeth White
  • Whitman Massacre graves (Wailatpu, Wash.)
  • Caleb Wilkins (Oregon)
  • Henrietta Winckler (Oregon City, Or.)
  • Malinda Woodbridge
  • Ewing Young (Oregon)
  • Unidentified grave, reproduction of drawing (Dawson, N.M.)
undated
5/22
Indian graves and monuments
  • Colorado: Chipeta (grave of) and Nupita (Chief John McCook)
  • Idaho: Tendoy (Chief Tendoy)
  • Oregon: Astoria (Chief Concomly), Memaloose Island (Columbia River), Oregon City (Clackamas Bill), and Wallowa Lake (Chief "Old" Joseph)
  • South Dakota: Black Hills (Chief Crazy Horse)
  • Utah: Grafton and Iosepa (Kapainui Kalauao)
  • Washington: Cathlamet (Chief Wahkiakum), Nespelem (Chief Joseph), North Bonneville (Chief Patkinim), Puyallup (Chief Leschi), St. Rose Mission (Chief Peu-peu-mox-mox), and Seattle (Chief Seattle and Angeline)
  • Wyoming: Wind River (Sacajawea)
undated
5/23
Common graves
  • Arizona: Four Peaks
  • California: Lone Pine and Tule Lake
  • Colorado: Telluride
  • Idaho: Birch Creek and Clearwater
  • Montana: Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • Utah: Mountain Meadows
undated
5/24
Unidentified markers
  • Arizona: Tubac
  • California: Copperopolis, Ferndale, Sonoma County, and Westport
  • Idaho: White Bird
  • New Mexico: Dawson and Madrid
  • No location: "Lost Wagon Train"; monument with mountain town in background; and "pioneer woman's grave."
  • Oregon: Canyon City and Jacksonville
undated
5/25
Details from gravestones (sometimes referred to as "Sad Art")
undated
6/1
Statues on grave markers
undated
6/2
Epitaphs
undated
6/3
Unusual grave markers
undated
6/4
Other related images
  • Graves along the Oregon Trail
  • Headstone for Rosa May ? , a prostitute buried outside the town cemetery (Bodie, Calif.)
  • Marker listing victims of the flood at Heppner, Or., June 1903.
  • Unidentified markers and a family cemetery in ruins (possibly Greer or Jasper family names on one wooden grave marker)
undated

Series E:  Outhouses , circa 1960-1980Return to Top

134 items.

Most of the images in this series appeared in Backyard Classic. Many of the privies were photographed in abandoned towns. Some have been "restored" and/or converted to other uses. In addition to images of the outhouses, the series includes photographs of soil pollution resulting from their use. Note that some images in this series by photographers other than Lambert Florin are restricted as to use.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/5-6
Exteriors
undated
6/7
Interiors
undated
6/8
Details
undated
Images by other photographers
Use restricted. Permission to publish must be obtained from the photographer or original publisher.
Box/Folder
6/9
By David Anderson
undated
6/10
By Jesse Bingham
undated
6/9
By Mrs. Sam Chadburn
undated
6/11
By Byron Larson
undated
6/12
By Myron Levy
undated
6/9
By Elliot Smith
undated
Box/Folder
6/13
Humorous series, published by L.A. Victoire Co.
undated
6/14
Examples of soil pollution
undated
6/15
Other related images
undated

Series F:  Horse-Drawn Vehicles, circa 1950-1970Return to Top

197 items.

Photographs used to illustrate Western Wagon Wheels and Florin's ghost town books. Many are of museum wagon exhibits; others show only decayed remains of wagons. The series is organized alphabetically by type of vehicle. Also included are images of wagon details and wheels.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/16
Buggies
undated
6/17
Carriages
undated
6/18
Carts
undated
6/19
Covered wagons
undated
6/20
Delivery wagons
undated
6/21
Freight wagons
undated
6/22
Hearses
undated
6/23
Logging wagons and big wheels
undated
6/24
Passenger wagons
undated
6/25
Sleighs
undated
6/26
Stage coaches
undated
6/27
Sulkies
undated
6/28
Other wagons
undated
6/29
Wagon details (brakes, hitches, running gear)
undated
6/30
Wagon wheels
undated

Series G:  Trees, Plants and Shrubs, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

250 items.

Many of the photographs in this series appeared in Trees of the West. The series is organized into two subseries: Trees and Plants and Shrubs. Each subseries is organized alphabetically by common name or type.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Trees
Box/Folder
6/31
A-B
Alder, beech, birch, and bird of paradise.
undated
6/32
Cedar
undated
7/1
Cottonwood and cypress
undated
7/2
Dogwood and dragon tree
undated
7/3
Eucalyptus
undated
7/4
Fir
undated
7/5
Fruit trees
undated
7/6
Gingko and Joshua
See also Box 7, Folder 14.
undated
7/7
Juniper
undated
7/8
Lilac and locust
undated
7/9
Madrona
undated
7/10
Magnolia, maple, and mesquite
undated
7/11
Mimosa
undated
7/12
Oak
undated
7/13
Palm
undated
7/14
Pine
undated
7/16
Poplar
undated
7/17
Redwood/Sequoia
undated
7/18
Rubber plant and sycamore
undated
7/19
Tree of Heaven
undated
7/20
Willow
undated
7/21
Others trees
Includes deer grazing in forest.
undated
7/22
"Hanging" trees
Vulture City, Ariz.; Clancy, Mt., and Kerby, Or.
undated
7/23
Bark, rings, stumps, etc.
undated
Subseries 2: Plants and Shrubs
Box/Folder
7/24
Cacti and succulents
undated
7/25
Carnivorous plants
undated
7/26
Orchids
undated
7/27
Shrubs--flowers and fruits
undated
7/28
Flowering plants
undated

Series H:  Scenic Views, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

98 items.

The scenes are in the vicinity of the towns listed in the folder content descriptions.

The series is arranged alphabetically by state or province.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/28a
Arizona
Canyon de Chelly.
undated
7/29
British Columbia
Allenby (Similkameen River), Barkerville, Bennett, and Hedley.
undated
7/30
California
  • Brother Jonathan
  • Crescent City
  • Hornitos
  • Lassen Butte (summit crater)
  • Lassen Peak
  • Mt. Whitney (views from summit and Whitney Pass)
  • Randsburg
  • Shasta County
  • Whiskey Town
undated
7/31
Colorado
Gothic, Lake City, and Silverton.
undated
7/32
Columbia River and Gorge (Oregon and Washington)
  • Beacon Rock
  • Columbia River views:
    • Altoona, Wash
    • Houseboats
    • Memaloose Island
    • Other views, including from Rowena
undated
7/33
Idaho
Birch Creek and Warren.
undated
7/34
Nevada
Candelaria and Cathedral Gorge.
undated
7/35
New Mexico
Folsom and Koehle.
undated
7/36
Oregon
  • Beulah Lake
  • Bend --Lava Cast Forest
  • Castle Rock (near Beulah Lake)--Oregon Trail landmark for "Lost Wagon Train"
  • Champoeg --grave of Kitty Newell
  • Coast --Cape Kiwanda and wreck of the Peter Iredale
  • Mt. Hood--Monument Rock, Reid Glacier, Stadter Buried Forest, and White River Glacier
  • Oregon City
  • Oregon Trail ruts--route of "Lost Wagon Train" between Vale and Malheur
  • Paulina Bluff
  • Sherar's Bridge (State Highway 216, Deschutes River) --includes old farm above the bridge
  • Smith Rock (Crooked River, Deschutes County)
  • Tygh Valley (near Mitchell)
undated
7/37
South Dakota
Lead.
undated
7/38
Texas
Lajitas.
undated
7/39
Utah
Arches, Bryce Canyon, Dividend, and Iosepa.
undated
7/40
Washington
  • Coast
    • McKenzie's Head (near mouth of Columbia River)
    • Southwest Coast
  • Frankfort
  • Knappton
  • Port Ludlow
  • Whitman Mission vicinity
  • Willapa Bay
undated
7/41
Wyoming
  • Battle
  • Yellowstone Park--geyser
undated

Series I:  Lambert Florin's Personal Photographs, circa 1930-1970Return to Top

26 items.

The series consists of one folder containing photographs of Florin's family, home, collections, fellow workers in the floral design trade, his photography camp, and portraits of the photographer himself.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Lambert Florin's personal photographs
  • Dorothie Florin (Mrs. Lambert Florin), circa 1930
  • Portland Fire Department, 1941
  • Tommy Luke Flowers staff, circa 1940
  • Photographer's camp, base of Mt. Whitney, Calif., circa 1960
  • Curata (wagon) made by Florin ("Posed in front his mural," Tumacacori, Ariz.), circa 1970
  • Mt. Hood, circa 1970
  • Collection of oil lamps, undated
  • Family groups, undated
  • Portraits of Florin, including one with his camera, undated
circa 1930-1970, undated

Series J:  Other Images, circa 1950-1980Return to Top

112 items.

Consists of photographs covering a variety of subjects. Many were used in Florin books, most notably Wagon Wheels and Backyard Classic. Some are reproductions of historic images.

The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/2
Animals
  • Dog (Oroville, Washington)--Golden retriever, "Drummer Boy." Photo by Byron Larson.
  • Donkeys (Harshaw, Ariz.)
  • Horse (site of second Fort William, Sauvie Island, Or.)
  • Sheep (Jamestown, Calif.)
undated
8/3
Bridges
Fort Steele, B.C., and Hoskins, Or. (covered bridge)
undated
8/4
Horse collars and other paraphernalia
  • Hames
  • Harness maker's bench (Holly Knoll Museum, Beaver Creek, Or.)
  • Mule collars (Cerro Gordo, Calif.)
  • Oxen yoke
undated
8/5
Indian people and art
Petroglyphs (Columbia River area) and skull (Chief Concomly, Chinook)
undated
8/5a
Modoc War
  • Captain Jack (Modoc chief)--portrait (copied from unidentified published source)
  • Captain Jack's Cave
  • Common grave site
  • General E.S. Canby monument, near Tule Lake, Calif.
  • Sconchin (Modoc chief)--monument
undated
8/6
Museums, artifacts and exhibits
  • Arizona: Tombstone
  • British Columbia: Barkerville and Fort Steele
  • California: Columbia City and Ide Adobe
  • Oregon:
    • Beaver Creek (Holly Knoll Museum)
    • Canyon City (hand hewn chair at Joaquin Miller house)
    • Jacksonville
    • Milwaukie (gingerbread house)
    • Newberry Crater (lava rock)
  • Montana: Nevada City
  • Utah: Salt Lake City
  • Washington: Waiilatpu (Whitman Mission)
undated
8/7
Parks: Portland, Or.
  • Laurelhurst Park (Metasequoia tree)
  • Washington Park (Sacajawea statue)
  • Westmoreland Park (willow trees)
undated
8/8
Portraits
  • Cleator, ? (Crown King, Ariz.)
  • Hale, Aaron (rancher, Ashwood, Or.)
  • Levy, Myron (Portland photographer and mountaineer) with Kaya Kaya in New Guinea
  • Nichols, Alex (former Klondike miner)
  • Scammon, Clarence and Florence (Scammon's Landing, Wash.)
  • Smithson, ? (Searchlight, Nev.)
  • Unidentified: Musical combo with guitars and men (one image at Curlew, Wash.)
undated
8/9
Railroad cars and locomotives
  • California: Angels' Camp
  • Colorado: Lake City (Denver and Rio Grande Western)
  • Oregon: Hoskins (1870's caboose)
  • South Dakota: Hill City (Deadwood Central Railroad)
undated
8/10
Scenes along the Overland Trail
  • Oregon: Barlow Road, 1846, 1880, 1975, undated
  • Wyoming: Registry Cliff, roadside grave markers
undated
8/11
Other Images (including copies of historic images)
  • Advertisement, Gold Dust washing powder, on side of farm building, Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Or.
  • Automobile (restored)
  • Blacksmith's bellows
  • Doll (connected with Mother Joseph of Sisters of Providence)
  • Farm equipment: Grindstone (Charles O. Hansen farm, Nehalem River, Or.), milk can, plow (Bob Law ranch, Hamilton, Mt.), wheelbarrow (Lovelace farm, Rainier, Or.), and unidentified equipment (Klickitat, Wash.).
  • Fossil fish (Wyoming)
  • Historical images (reproductions): Mormon migration by carts, painting by C.C.A. Christensen (original at Brigham Young University), and sketch map, Columbia River system, by Skaddat, a Klickitat.
  • Kerosene lantern
  • Monuments featuring oxen
  • Portable toilet, used by military, Civil War era
  • Wood plank (Fairfield, Or.)
undated

Series K:  Historic Images, circa 1857-1940Return to Top

228 items.

Consists primarily of photographs copied from originals owned by historical agencies or private owners, although there are a few original prints. Use of many of these images requires permission from the owners of the originals, which are identified on the verso of prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/12
Homestead (Washington state)--by Darius Kinsey
undated
8/13
Horse-drawn and other vehicles
  • Chuckwagons: Kansas and Montana
  • Covered wagons: Oklahoma, 1912, and Orient, Wash. (Gourlie family)
  • Donkey-drawn cart: Goldfield, Nev. (prospector departing)
  • Elk-drawn wagon: Aspen, Colo., circa 1890
  • Freight wagons:
    • California: Death Valley (Borax wagons), circa 1880s
    • Colorado: Denver; South Dakota: Deadwood, 1878
    • Unidentified location, circa 1867
    • Washington: Loomis, Oysterville, Republic (1900), and Riverside (wheat), circa 1910
    • Wyoming: Laramie, 1889
  • Spring wagons: Rawhide, Nev., 1907
  • Stagecoaches:
    • Alaska: Skagway
    • California: Copperopolis
    • Montana Territory: Salmon City stage, circa 1880
    • Oregon: Austin House (near Canyon City), circa 1900
    • South Dakota: Deadwood, undated
    • Wyoming: Yellowstone, circa 1885
circa 1857-1912, undated
8/14
Indian people and graves
  • Paintings of:
    • Baptiste meeting Prince Paul
    • Chinook woman and baby
    • Sacajawea and Pomp (Baptiste)
    • Tamahas (Cayuse)
    • Unidentified Indian people
  • Graves and monuments:
    • North Dakota: Sitting Bull's grave sites
    • Wyoming: Fort Laramie (Spotted Tail's daughter, 1880), and Wind River Reservation (Charbonneau and Sacajawea)
1880, undated
8/15
Mazamas mountaineering club (Portland, Or.)
Organizational climb of Mt. Hood, 1894, and Mazamas Lodge, Mt. Hood, circa 1940
1894, circa 1940
8/16
Portraits
  • Barker, Billy (Barkerville, B.C.), undated
  • Bemi (?), Nelle (Warren, Idaho), undated
  • Canary, Martha Jane (Calamity Jane--Deadwood, S.D.), undated
  • Chambers (?) family (Kings Valley, Or.), circa 1860
  • Chambers, Roland (Kings Valley, Or.), circa 1860
  • French, Pete, undated
  • Garrett, Pat, undated
  • Leroy, Frank (bank robber, Washington state), undated
  • Matthieu, François Xavier (Champoeg, Or.), 1901
  • Pullen, Harriet Smith (Skagway, Alaska), undated
  • Schuman, Louis L. (at butcher shop, Portland, Or.), undated
  • Unidentified: Berry picking group, circa 1930; man (Mt. Idaho, Idaho); and man in tent at campsite, circa 1900.
circa 1860-1930, undated
8/17
Ships and riverboats
  • Riverboats:
    • Algoma
    • Bonita
    • Pomona (Champoeg, Or.)
    • White Horse
  • Sailing ships:
    • Peter Iredale(wreck on Oregon coast); in Portland, Or., harbor, 1905; at Port Blakely, Wash.
    • Tonquin (Baker's Bay, Wash.)
1905, undated
8/18
Stump houses, Washington (state)
  • Clallam Bay (used as darkroom by Peter Wischmeyer, Seattle photographer), circa 1910
  • Edgecomb (house), 1901
  • Elwha (Post Office), 1900
1900-circa 1910
8/19
Trees and lumbering
  • Logging:
    • Big wheel (Bend, Oregon)
    • Logging camp (Washington), circa 1912
    • Ox team on skid road
    • Railroads--Copperopolis, Calif., and unidentified location
    • Stumps
    • Timber felling (using crosscut saws and undercuts)
  • Trees:
    • Calaveras Big Trees (Calif.)--painting, circa 1861 (including camel train)
    • Douglas fir (Coos Bay, Or.)--world's largest, 1975
    • General Sherman tree (Sequoia National Park, Calif.), 1940, undated
    • Hemlock (Neah Bay, Wash.), circa 1900
    • Mark Twain Tree (Tulare County, Calif.)--felling for Museum of Natural History, New York City, N.Y.
    • Olive orchard (Mission San Diego, Calif.)
    • Olympic National Park (Washington), circa 1940
    • Praying oak (Troutdale, Or.), undated
circa 1861-1940, undated
8/20
Other images
Death of Elijah Barney Ward; public building, unidentified; and towns, unidentified.
undated
By geographical location
Box/Folder
8/21
Alaska and Yukon Territory
  • Chilkoot Pass
  • Dawson City (Yukon Territory)--Catholic Church, prospectors, prostitutes (including "Belle of the Yukon"), Yukon River (including riverboat gamblers), and views
  • Skagway--"Soapy" Smith
  • White Horse (Yukon Territory)
1897-1898, undated
8/22
Arizona
Calabasas, Crown King, and Pleasant Valley.
undated
8/23
British Columbia
  • Advertisements, British Columbia General Transportation Co., 1871
  • Beaver Pass (man on camel)
  • Cameronton, circa 1880 (wedding, John A. "Cariboo" Cameron)
  • Sandon, 1896
1871-1896, undated
8/24
California
  • Brentwood, 1856, 1868, undated
  • Coloma
  • Copperopolis
  • Drytown
  • Eureka
  • Inskip
  • Knight's Ferry
  • Shasta
1856, 1868, undated
8/25
Colorado
  • Cripple Creek
  • Denver
  • Pony Express stop (engraving), location unidentified
  • Telluride
circa 1860-1870, undated
8/26
Idaho
Emmett and Warren.
undated
8/27
Nevada
Aurora, Austin, Belmont, and Goldfield.
undated
8/28
Oregon
  • Butteville
  • Chitwood
  • Cornucopia
  • Hammond, circa 1895
  • Hoskins
  • Kings Valley, circa 1885, circa 1905
  • Malheur City
  • Portland (flood), 1894
  • Shelburn, circa 1895, undated
circa 1885-circa 1905, undated
8/29
South Dakota
Men guarding cabin where Sitting Bull was held.
circa 1882
8/30
Utah
  • Corrine
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, circa 1857
  • John D. Lee awaiting execution
circa 1857, undated
8/31
Washington
  • Conconully, 1905-1906
  • Monte Cristo
  • Nahcotta
  • Okanogan
  • Oysterville
  • Port Ludlow
  • Port Townsend (engraving)
  • Riverside
  • Ruby, circa 1890-1900
  • Skamakowa (reproduction of painting by T.S. Weedel), circa 1880-1890
  • Tonasket, circa 1900
1880-1906, undated
8/32
Wyoming
Cheyenne (engraving), 1887, and encampment (location unidentified).
1887, undated

Series L:  Vanport, Or., Flood, 1948Return to Top

31 items.

The series consists of an album that includes 76 black-and-white photographic prints and a clipping from the Oregon Journal, May 31, 1972, and four other prints (three duplicate those in the album) that document a flood that destroyed the town of Vanport. The town was built in the north Portland area to house shipyard workers and their families during World War II. Florin, whose hand-written captions accompany many prints in the album, lived in a houseboat on the Columbia off Marine Drive so was on the scene quickly with his camera. He also took some of the images during a boat trip on the river. Three images included in the album are commercial aerial views. All others are by Florin.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
Over B-1/1
Album 261-1, Vanport Flood
1948

Series M:  SlidesReturn to Top

Slides may have been created and organized for Florin's lectures or other presentations. Most relate to ghost towns in the western U.S. Some folders contain complete inventories of individual slides contained therein.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/1
Oregon ghost towns
Includes slides of:
  • Bourne, Oregon
  • Cornucopia, Oregon
  • Flora, Oregon
  • Fox, Oregon
  • Granite, Oregon
  • Greenhorn, Oregon
  • Auburn, Oregon
  • Sumpter, Oregon
  • Mt. Hood, Oregon
  • Lolo Pass, Oregon
  • Fort Hoskins, Oregon
  • Barlow Trail, Oregon
  • Baker, Oregon
  • Antelope, Oregon
  • Hardman, Oregon
  • Lonerock, Oregon
  • Mayville, Oregon
  • Mitchell, Oregon
  • Richmond, Oregon
  • Narrows, Oregon
  • Oceanside, Oregon
  • Cape Kiwanda, Oregon
  • Mt. Jefferson, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Paisley, Oregon
  • Sanger, Oregon
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Clatsop Plains, Oregon
  • Columbia Gorge National Scenic and Recreational Area, Oregon
  • Grandview, Oregon
  • Malheur City, Oregon
  • Shaniko, Oregon
  • Three Sisters, Oregon
  • Three Sisters Area, Oregon
  • Mt. Washington in the Three Sisters Area, Oregon
  • Summer Lake, Oregon
  • Wauna, Oregon
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Wizard Island - Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
1955-1968
18/2
Arizona and New Mexico Ghost Towns
Includes slides of:
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • White Hills, Arizona
  • La Paz, Arizona
  • Congress, Arizona
  • Stanton, Arizona
  • Jerome, Arizona
  • Dos Cabezas, Arizona
  • San Xavier del Bac, Arizona
  • Tombstone, Arizona
  • Boot Hill, Arizona
  • Fairbanks, Arizona
  • Arivaca, Arizona
  • Tumacacori, Arizona
  • Patagonia, Arizona
  • Mowry, Arizona
  • Lochiel, Arizona
  • Gold Rock Ranch, near Yuma, Arizona
  • Millville, Arizona
  • Tumco, Arizona
  • Washington Camp, Arizona
  • Weaver, Arizona
  • Mineral Park, Arizona
  • Shakespeare, New Mexico
  • Golden, New Mexico
  • Koehler, New Mexico
  • Colfax, New Mexico
  • Brilliant, New Mexico
  • Los Cerrilos, New Mexico
  • Mogollon, New Mexico
  • Lake Valley, New Mexico
  • Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • White Oaks, New Mexico
  • Madrid, New Mexico
  • White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
1957-1965
18/3
Ghost Towns of Nevada
Includes slides of:
  • Paradise, Nevada
  • Midas, Nevada
  • Tuscarora, Nevada
  • Unionville, Nevada
  • Wadsworth, Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Bower's Mansion, Washoe Plains, Nevada
  • Virginia City, Nevada
  • Gold Hill, Nevada
  • Dayton, Nevada
  • Fort Churchill, Nevada
  • Yerington, Nevada
  • Genoa, Nevada
  • Sodaville, Nevada
  • Candelaria, Nevada
  • Tonopah, Nevada
  • Gold Point, Nevada
  • Rhyolite, Nevada
  • Johnnie Mine, Nevada
  • Manhattan, Nevada
  • Grantsville, Nevada
  • Berlin, Nevada
  • Camp Watson Cemetary, Nevada
  • Ione, Nevada
  • Pioche, Nevada
  • Rawhide, Nevada
  • Aurora, Nevada
1956-1966
18/4
New Mexico Ghost Towns
Includes slides of:
  • Gardiner, New Mexico
  • Folsom, New Mexico
  • Cimmaron, New Mexico
  • Elizabethtown, New Mexico
  • Colmor, New Mexico
  • Watrous, New Mexico
  • Madrid, New Mexico
  • Golden, New Mexico
  • Isleta Mission, New Mexico
  • Kelly, New Mexico
  • Mogollon, New Mexico
  • Hillsboro, New Mexico
  • Lake Valley, New Mexico
  • Tyrone, New Mexico
  • Shakespeare, New Mexico
  • Fort Seldon, New Mexico
  • White Oaks, New Mexico
  • White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico
1961-1965
18/5 - 18/6
California Ghost Towns
Includes slides of:
  • Ferndale, California
  • Fort Ross, California
  • Mendocino, California
  • Timbuctoo, California
  • Sierra Mountains, California
  • near Crabtree Meadows, Mt. Whitney area, California
  • Mammoth Lakes, California
  • Hitchcock Lake, Mt. Whitney area, California
  • Mission San Diego de Acala, California
  • San Juan Capistrano, California
  • Coloma, California
  • Ballarat, California
  • Lassen Peak, California
  • Alabama Hills, Mt. Whitney area, California
  • Kokomo, California
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Blue Lake, near Bishop, California
  • near Whitney Portal, California
  • Mt. Whitney, California
  • movie set for "Go North" near Lone Pine, California
  • Lake Sabrina campsite near Bishop, California
  • Joshua Trees National Monument, Red Rocks Canyon, California
  • San Pedro, California
  • Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, California
  • San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
  • Sea World, San Diego, California
  • San Simeon, California
  • Bodie, California
  • Knott's Berry Farm & Ghost Town, Buena Park, California
  • San Francisco Cannery, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • the Sierras, California
  • Sutter's Mill, California
  • Baley's Mansion near Pilot Hill, California
  • Nevada City, California
  • Sierra City, California
  • Mono Lake California
  • Masonic, California
  • Lone Pine Creek Camp, California
  • Whitney Portal, California
  • Mt. Hitchcock, California
  • Consultation Lake, Mt. Whitney, California
  • Kaweah Peaks, California
  • Sierra Range near Independence, California
  • Calico, California
  • Sierra Nevada near Bishop, California
  • Owens Valley, California
  • Charcoal kilns near Owens Lake, California
  • Swansea, California
  • Cerro Gordo, California
  • Rough and Ready, California
  • The Mission of San Diego, California
  • Mission Santa Barbara, California
  • Mission Santa Inés, California
1953-1985
18/7
Best of the West National Parks
Includes slides of:
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Volcano National Park, Hawaii
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Lassen Peak, California
  • Mt. Shasta, California
  • Joshua Tree National Monument, California
  • Red Rocks Canyon, California
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, California
  • Arches National Monument, California
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park, Utah
  • the Sierra Nevada near Bodie, California
  • the Sierra Nevada near Crabtree Meadows, California
  • Mt. Whitney area, California
  • Alabama Hills, California
  • Whitney Portal area, California
  • High Sierra, California
  • Blue Lake near Bishop, California
  • Lamarc Lake near Bishop, California
  • Sierra Peak, California
  • Mt. Whitney, California
  • Mt. Russell from Mt. Whitney, California
1954-1968
18/8
Misc. Photos - Texas
Includes slides of:
  • Rio Grande, Texas
  • Ft. Leaton, Texas
  • Shafter, Texas
  • Study Butte, Texas
  • Terlingua, Texas
1965
18/9
Misc. Photos - Utah
Includes slides of:
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Grafton, Utah
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah
  • Silver Reef, Utah
  • Mammoth, Utah
  • Dinosaur National Monument, Utah
  • Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah
1952-1966
18/10
Misc. Photos - Montana
Includes slides of:
  • Keystone, Montana
  • Bannack, Montana
  • Elkhorn, Montana
  • Marysville, Montana
  • Rimini, Montana
  • Wickes, Montana
  • Gold Coin Mine and Mill, Montana
  • Landusky, Montana
  • Pardee, Montana
  • Ruby Gulch, Montana
1959-1964
18/11
Misc. Photos - Colorado
Includes slides of:
  • Eureka, Colorado
  • St. Elmo, Colorado
  • Continental Divide, Colorado
  • Silverton, Colorado
  • Alma, Colorado
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • Lake City, Colorado
  • Black Hawk, Colorado
  • Central City, Colorado
  • Creede, Colorado
  • Ward, Colorado
  • Fairplay, Colorado
  • Buena Vista, Colorado
  • Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Pitkin, Colorado
  • Salida, Colorado
  • Ohio City, Colorado
  • Maysville, Colorado
  • Shavano, Colorado
  • Poncha Springs, Colorado
  • White Pine, Colorado
  • Ouray, Colorado
  • Montrose, Colorado
  • Telluride, Colorado
  • Meeker Massacre Monument, Meeker, Colorado
  • Ophir, Colorado
1957-1966
18/12
Misc. Photos - Misc. States
Includes slides of:
  • Wilkeson, Washington
  • west from Hamilton Peak, Washington
  • Rodney Falls, Washington
  • from Hamilton Peak, Washington
  • Skamakowa, Washington
  • Liberty, Washington
  • Kettle River, Orient, Washington
  • Orient, Washington
  • Mt. Rainier, Washington
  • Vader, Washington
  • Rambler, Wyoming
  • Encampment, Wyoming
  • Dos Cabezas, Arizona
  • Tumacacori National Monument, Arizona
  • Mt. Whitney, California
  • Whitney Portal, California
  • Mt. Hitchcock, California
  • Mt. Hitchcock - Mt. Whitney area, California
  • Mt. Hitchcock Sierra, California
  • Alabama Hills, Mt. Whitney Area, California
  • Alabama Hills, California
  • Lassen Peak, California
  • from Lassen Peak, California
  • Bodie, California
  • Sierra near Bodie, California
  • Whitney Pass, California
1955-1968
18/12
Misc. Photos - Idaho
Includes slides of:
  • Silver City, Idaho
  • Burke, Idaho
  • Gem, Idaho
  • Placerville, Idaho
  • Bay Horse, Idaho
  • Bonanza, Idaho
  • Custer, Idaho
  • Galena, Idaho
  • Gibbonsville, Idaho
  • Gilmore, Idaho
  • Gimlet, Idaho
  • Leadore, Idaho
  • Lolo Pass, Idaho
  • Tendoy, Idaho
  • Warren, Idaho
1956-1966

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Abandoned mines--British Columbia--Photographs.
  • Abandoned mines--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Architecture, Victorian--British Columbia--Photographs.
  • Architecture, Victorian--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Cemeteries--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Church architecture--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Floods--Oregon--Vanport--Photographs.
  • Ghost towns--British Columbia--Photographs.
  • Ghost towns--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Historic monuments--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Horse-drawn vehicles--Photographs.
  • Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Outhouses--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Sepulchral monuments--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Trees--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Family Names :
  • Florin family--Photographs.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--Photographs.
  • West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Nitrate negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Safety film negatives.