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Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs, circa 1885 - circa 1920

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gifford, Benjamin A.
Title
Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs
Dates
circa 1885 - circa 1920 (inclusive)
1899-1919 (bulk)
Quantity
4.5 cubic feet, including 855 photographs, (49 boxes, including 1 oversize box, and 1 map folder)
Collection Number
P 218-SG 1
Summary
The Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs consist of photographs made by Gifford during his career as a photographer in Portland and The Dalles, Oregon. The images depict Native Americans, primarily of the Columbia Plateau region; the Columbia River and the Historic Columbia River Highway; Central and Eastern Oregon; Gifford Family members; and many unidentified individuals and groups. Gifford arrived in Oregon and worked first in Portland until 1895, when he opened a studio in The Dalles. He returned to Portland in 1910.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Benjamin A. Gifford (1859-1936) was born in DuPage County, Illinois. After briefly attending Kansas Normal College, Benjamin worked for two years as an apprentice in a Ft. Scott, Kansas, photo gallery. He finished his apprenticeship in Sedalia, Missouri, under William LaTour, and then returned to Fort Scott to become a partner in a photo studio. Benjamin married Myrtle Peck in 1884; he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1888 and by 1891 had started a photo studio across the street from the Hotel Portland. He was the first photographer in Portland to use electric lights for making enlargements.

About 1895 Benjamin moved to The Dalles and operated a studio there for several years, though he maintained strong ties to the Portland area. Gifford returned to Portland in 1910. His son Ralph I. Gifford took over operation of the studio around 1920. After his first wife died in 1919, Benjamin married Rachel Morgan, who had worked in his photography studio for several years. They moved to Clark County, Washington, soon after turning over the photography business to Ralph and settled in a home they called "Wa-ne-Ka," named after his famous photograph, "Sunset on the Columbia." Benjamin died on March 5, 1936.

Benjamin was well-known for his images of Native Americans, scenic views of the Columbia River and the Columbia River Highway, and views of central Oregon and Portland areas. He published Art Work of Oregon (1900), Art Work of the State of Oregon (1909), Art Work of Portland, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River (1912), and a view book titled Snap Shots on the Columbia (1902). In addition his work appeared in many promotional booklets issued by railroads, particularly the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs comprise one of the components of the Gifford Photographic Collection (P 218) and include images of Native Americans; the Columbia River and the Columbia River Highway; the Cascade Mountains; The Dalles, the Deschutes River and other places in Central and Eastern Oregon; Portland, Oregon; and the Gifford family. These photographs include several well-known Benjamin A. Gifford images, such as Home Guard on the Columbia and Mount Hood from Lost Lake, both taken in 1899. Photographs of farm of ranch scenes and logging operations are part of the collection. Many unidentified formal portrait photographs and informal photographs of individual and groups are included in the collection. Several prints made by Ralph I. Gifford, his son, of Benjamin's negatives are included.

The bulk of the Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs are glass negatives (664). Most of these are 5x7, 6.5x8.5, and 8x10 glass negatives; however, there are also several 4x5 and 11x14 glass negatives. The collection includes 53 nitrate negatives and 1 film negative; 4 lantern slides; and 107 photographic prints and 26 photogravures. Some of the 5x7 glass negatives are stereoscopic negatives; these are indicated in the detailed description. The bulk of the prints were made in the 1980s-1990s after the collection was acquired by Oregon State University. The collection also includes printouts of low-resolution scans for a small portion of the negatives. These are not indicated in the detailed description.

A selection of images are available online in the Oregon Multicultural Archives or Best of the Archives digital collections.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 1), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Native Americans, 1899-1908Return to Top

54 prints, 52 glass negatives and positives, and 1 nitrate negative

Series I consists of photographs of Native Americans, primarily on the Columbia River Plateau, taken by Benjamin A. Gifford from the late 1890s through early 1900s. The images include men, women, and children. Glass copy negatives of several images of Modoc Indians are also included; the originals of these photographs were made in the 1870s. Prints of most of the negatives are included; these are modern prints made in the 1980s-1990s. Most of the images are also available online in either the Oregon Multicultural Archives or Best of the Archives digital collections.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1, 37
147: "Native and dugout canoe, Celilo, Columbia River"
prints and 6.5x8.5 glass positive
Identified as William Sohappy, who lived on the Umatilla Reservation.
1899
1, 17
152: "Klickitat brave"
prints and 4.25x6.5 glass negative
1899
1, 17
165: Young woman
prints and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 17
167: Two young men in traditional dress
print and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 17
171: Man in traditional dress
prints and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 37
180: "Home Guard on the Columbia", canoe and tepees on bank of river
print, 8x10 glass negative, and 8x10 glass positive
1899
1, 37
211: "Natives spearing salmon on the Columbia"
print and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
1901
1, 37
214: "Chief Hash-Nash-Shut"
prints and 6.5x8.5 glass positives
1901
1, 37
327: Group on horses in front of tepees
print and 8x10 glass negative
1908
60
15282: "Indian Wood Carrier"
8x10 nitrate negative of a painting?
1, 37
Indians in front of tepees
prints and 8x10 glass negative
Similar to 327.
1908
1, 17
"Pop Kin A Wane"
prints and 4.25x6.5 glass positive
circa 1900
1, 17
"Tomlike' Chief of Hood River Ind"
print and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 17
"Winyah' Simcoe Indian"
print and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 17
Man in traditional dress
print and 4.25x6.5 glass negative
#3322, Charles Hallen?
circa 1900
1, 17
Man in traditional dress
print and 5x7 glass negative
#6094, B.F. Swift?
circa 1900
1
14416: Indian Madonna
print
2 views: print
1901
Box
17, 37
5x7 glass positives and 8x10 glass negative
1 circa 1900
Box
14, 17
4 3.5x5 glass negatives and 5x7 glass negative
1, 37
Woman with baby in cradle board
print and 5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
envelope labeled J.L.
circa 1900
1, 37
Man in traditional headdress and clothing
print and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
circa 1900
37
Woman standing next to tepee (along Columbia River?)
6.5x8.5 glass positive only
1899
1, 37
Woman with children at entrance to tepee
prints and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 37
Woman and children sitting inside tepee
print and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
circa 1900
1, 37
People standing and sitting outside of tepees
print and 2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
e2 views
circa 1900
1, 37 1908
1, 17
Two men in traditional clothing; Jake Spedis on the left
print and 5x7 glass negative
1, 17
Man in a flannel jacket
print and 4.25x6.5 glass negative
1, 17
Man in a wool jacket
print and 5x7 glass negative
1, 18
Man in a blanket
print and 5x7 glass negative
1, 18
Two men in traditional dress
print and 4.25x6.5 glass negative
1, 18
Older couple
2 prints and 2 4.25x6.5 glass negatives
2 views
1, 18
Older couple and child
print and 2 4.25x6.5 glass negatives
2 views
1, 18
Older man
print and 5 4.25x6.5 glass negatives
5 views
1, 18
Man walking along waterfront (The Dalles?) in winter
print and 5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
circa 1900
1, 18
Sconchen' Modoc Indian Hanged at Ft. Klamath
print and 5x7 glass copy negative
Oct. 3, 1873
1, 18
Scarfaced Charlie' Modoc Indian Hanged at Ft. Klamath
print and 5x7 glass copy negativet
Oct. 3, 1873
1, 18
Capt. Jack' Modoc Chief Hanged at Ft. Klamath
print and 5x7 glass copy negative
Oct. 3, 1873
1, 18
Curley, Custer's Scout
print and 5x7 glass copy negative
1
Black Bird, Sioux Chief
Hand painted and mounted; photo by Heyn Photo, Omaha.
1899

Series II:  Columbia River, 1899-1915Return to Top

44 glass negatives and positives, 26 photogravures, 6 prints, and 1 nitrate negative

Series II consists of images of the Columbia River taken by Benjamin A. Gifford, primarily in 1900-1905. The images depict waterfalls, steamboats, trains, rock features, and salmon fishing. The series also includes several images of Native Americans. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for some of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Booklet Snapshots on the Columbia
18 photogravures
1902
1
"Gifford's Snapshot Series, Columbia River views"
8 photogravures
Partial set.
1905
Numbered plates (many used in above sets)
Box
1, 38
158: "Cape Horn, Columbia"
print and 6.5x8.5 glass positive
38
166: "Multnomah Falls"
6.5x8.5 glass positive
1899
38
199: "Cape Horn, Columbia River"
8x10 glass positives
1901
38
200: "Cigar Rock, Columbia River"
8x10 glass positives
1901
1, 38
207: "Steamer Bailey Gatzert Approaching Cascade Locks"
prints and 6.5x8.5 glass positive
1901
38
234: "North Abutment to Bridge of the Gods, and Cascades of the Columbia"
6.5x8.5 glass positive
1902
38
235: "Rooster Rock, Steamer Dalles City"
8x10 glass positives
1902
60
236: "Warren's Salmon Cannery; Strs. Dalles City and Tahoma"
6x8 nitrate copy negative
1902
39
237: "Multnomah Falls, 840 ft., on O.R. & N"
8x10 glass positive
1902
39
238: "Latourelle Falls, on the O.R. & N"
6.5x8.5 glass negative & 8x10 glass positive
1902
39
240: "Pillars of Hercules, on the O.R. & N"
8x10 glass positives
1902
39
243: "Supreme Lodge A.O.U.W. and D. of H. Cascades of the Columbia, Steamer Bailey Gatzert"
8x10
1902
39
354: Steamer Bailey Gatzert on the Columbia River (near Cascade Locks?)
8x10 glass negative
1909
Box
39
Columbia River from the deck of the steamer Bailey Gatzert (near The Dalles?)
8x10 glass positive
circa 1902
39
Steamer Bailey Gatzert on the Cascades of the Columbia
6.5x8.5 glass positives
19
Steamboat Dalles City on the river at sunset
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
19
Steamers Bailey Gatzert, Chas. R. Spencer, and T.J. Potter at Cascade Locks
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
39
Mt. Hood from the Columbia near Hood River
6.5x8.5 glass positive
circa 1902
39
Skulls and bones on Memaloose Island?, Columbia River, near The Dalles
6.5x8.5 glass positive
39
People viewing Multnomah Falls
8x10 glass positive
circa 1910
1, 39
Native American standing on rock ledge viewing Celilo Falls
8x10 glass positives and print
2 images
circa 1902
1, 40
Spearing salmon at Celilo
8x10 glass copy negative and print
1902
1, 14
Netting salmon from natural bridge at Celilo
3.5x5 glass negative and print
40
River bank (Columbia River?)
6.5x8.5 glass negative; negative is marked "X57"
40
Train along far bank of a river (Columbia River?)
6.5x8.5 glass negative
40
View of Columbia River? from cliffs
6.5x8.5 glass negatives
2 images, negatives have damaged emulsions
40
Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River
8x10 glass copy negative
40
Rock formation along Columbia River?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
40
Wooden pier and houses on pilings, Columbia River?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
14
Columbia River frozen over at The Dalles
3.5x5 glass negative
circa 1900
14
Seining salmon (below Celilo)
4x5 glass negative
circa 1900
19
Boats on the river front, The Dalles?
2 5x7 stereoscopic negatives
19
Wagon at The Dalles? waterfront; steamer Chas. R. Spencer at wharf
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
19
Wood scows (windjammers) at The Dalles
5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
19
Log rafts, St. Helens, Ore.
5x7 glass negative
19
Picnic group; Columbia River and Castle Rock in background
5x7 glass negative
circa 1915
19
Steamer Humantia being towed by two paddle wheel tugs
5x7 glass negative
19
Cape Horn and Cigar Rock
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative

Series III:  Columbia River Highway, circa 1915-1920Return to Top

23 glass negatives, 10 nitrate negatives and 3 prints

Series III consists of images of the Historic Columbia River Highway taken during the period of its construction between 1913 and 1922. The images depict completed bridges, embankments, sections of the highway, and views of the Columbia River and Columbia River gorge. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for some of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
41
41
41
41
Bridge over Moffett Creek
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
41
Unpaved section of highway; cliff in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
19, 41
19
Railroad bridge and highway bridge over Horse Tail Creek
5x7 glass negative
41
5821: Shepherd's Dell bridge over Young's Creek
2 6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
5822: Shepherd's Dell bridge
6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
5823: Rock embankment along unpaved highway
6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
Highway curve, forested
6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
Highway bridge or viaduct taken from adjacent railroad
6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
Highway and steamer in Columbia River
6.5x8.5 glass negative
41
Highway and Columbia River Gorge
6.5x8.5 glass negative; damaged emulsion
41
Unpaved highway; rock outcropping in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
1, 41
People viewing Multnomah Falls
prints and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
19
Highway at Multnomah Falls
5x7 glass negative
19
Highway viaduct near Multnomah Falls
5x7 glass negative
Gifford no. 19
19
Highway above Crown Point
5x7 glass negative
Gifford no. 33
1, 60
Crown Point and waterfall on Columbia River Highway
1 print and 10 nitrate film negatives
circa 1920

Series IV:  Cascades, 1899-1904Return to Top

35 glass negatives and glass positives and 1 print

Series IV consists of views of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. Most of the images are of Mount Hood and the Three Sisters in Oregon, including several iconic images of Mount Hood from Lost Lake, with the mountain's reflection in the lake. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
42
173: Mt. Hood from Lost Lake
9 6.5x8.5 glass negatives and positives
1899
42
216-217: Man fishing in Trout Lake (Washington); Mt. Adams in background
4 6.5x8.5 glass negatives and positives
59
230: Mount Hood from Lost Lake
11x14 glass negative
1901
59
522: View of Mount Hood? and Cascades; tree in foreground
11x14 glass negative
42
592: The Three Sisters
8x10 glass negative
1, 42
652: The Three Sisters
print and 8x10 glass negative
14
View of Mt. Hood?
3x4 glass negative
43
Two fisherman in boat on Lost Lake with Mt. Hood in background
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives (one camera and one copy)
1899
43
Mt. Hood from Lost Lake
6.5x8.5 glass negative and 6.5x8.5 glass positive positive
Similar to preceding view.
circa 1899
43
Mt. Hood from Lost Lake
4 6.5x8.5 and 8x10 glass positives
similar to 173
1901
43
Mt. Hood and timbered mountain in foreground
6.5x8.5 glass negative
59
View of orchard and Mt. Hood?
11x14 glass copy negative
19
Man viewing the Three Sisters?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
43
The Three Sisters
4 8x10 glass positives
1904
43
Man fishing in Trout Lake, Washington
6.5x8.5 glass positive
similar to 216. & 217
43
Mountain peak in the Cascades (Adams, St. Helens or Jefferson?); timbered land in foreground
6.5x8.5 glass negative

Series V:  Central and Eastern Oregon, circa 1900 - circa 1916Return to Top

54 glass negatives and 7 prints

Series V consists of images of towns, such as The Dalles, Burns, Mitchell, and perhaps Ione, as well as views of rivers and rock formations in central and eastern Oregon. Several images of freight teams and the Gifford photo wagon are included. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
44
29-30 and 37: Desert plain with sagebrush and trails
3 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
44
323: Freight team and wagons in Central Oregon near Antelope
8x10 glass negative
1905
44
374: Panorama of a Central Oregon town -- houses, church, tepees
8x10 glass copy negative
1908
14, 20
Ezra Meeker and old baker at Fort Dalles bakery, The Dalles
2 3.5x5 glass negatives and 3 5x7 stereoscopic glass negatives
1908
14
Robbers Roost near Condon (Gifford photo wagon)
44
Gifford studio and other buildings, The Dalles
5x8 glass negative
44
Schwartz Clothing & Grocery Store, The Dalles?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
44
Prize winning cherry displays, first annual Cherry Fair, The Dalles
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives, masked
1908
14
Freighters in canyon near Condon
2 3.5x5 glass negatives
14
Two freighters on the trail, Central Oregon
3.5x5 glass negative
14
Gifford photo wagon in canyon
3.5x5 glass negative
20
Gifford photo wagon on road
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
20
Gifford photo wagon on road next to farmstead
5x7 stereoscopic negative
20
Gifford photo wagon and carriage on trail in mountains
5x7 stereoscopic negative
20
"Oregon Cavalcade," line of wagons on road; Gifford photo wagon in one image
3 5x7 stereoscopic glass negatives
20
Freight wagons next to livery stable in small town
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
1, 44
Freight team and wagon in Burns, Oregon
4 prints and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
44
Harney Valley Headquarters, Oregon Western Col. Co.
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
circa 1915
1, 44
Mitchell, Oregon; includes the "Palace Saloon," Central Oregon
print and 5.5x8.5 glass negative
July 1904?
44
Autos and camp, Eastern Oregon or Idaho
6.5x8.5 glass negative
circa 1916
1, 20
Log homestead
1 print and 5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
20
Wooden bridge over ravine
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
20
Young boy viewing rock (basalt?) formation
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
20
Man viewing rock formations in distance
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
20
Men walking along a river
3 5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
21
Small town (Ione?)
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
21
Group, including a photographer (Gifford?) on bluff overlooking small town
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
21
Woman in horse and buggy near cabin
5x7 glass negative
21
"Shepherd of the Hills;" Matthew Thorburn and his sheep dogs watch over a flock of sheep near Kingsley, Oregon
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
1900
44
Woman and boy along a river, basalt formations in background, Central Oregon
6x8.5 glass negative
44
View of a river, Central Oregon?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
45
View of Mt. Hood?, orchards, and farmstead from a bluff
6.5x8.5 glass negative
45
Rock formation, Columbia River gorge or Central Oregon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
45
Rock bridge formation, Central or Eastern Oregon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
Columnar basalt formation (Columbia River basalt)
5 5x7 stereoscopic, 2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives, and 1 print
Seven views; one view has group of people standing next to formation.
Box
21
5x7 glass negatives
45
6.5x8.5 glass negatives
1
Print of one view.

Series VI:  Portland, Oregon, circa 1910 - circa 1920Return to Top

12 glass negatives, 3 nitrate negatives, and 5 prints

Series VI consists of views of Portland, Oregon, including parks, businesses, the Imperial Hotel, and the Willamette River. Four of the prints, indicated as "modern", were made in the 1980s or 1990s after the collection was acquired by Oregon State University. One of the prints (indicated as "original") was made by Gifford or his family; an original negative is not included for this image. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few of the negatives are available with the prints. See Series XVI for images of William Gadsby and Sons, House Furnishers, in Portland.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
60
39A: "Sacajawea" statue, City Park
4x6 nitrate film negative
60
53: "Spruce tree 173 yrs. old grown round a fallen Port Orford cedar still in perfect preservation, Forestry Building, Portland, Ore"
4x6 nitrate film negative
1
55: "Interior Forestry Building, Portland, Oregon"
1 modern print
Nitrate negative was removed from the collection in 2010 because of several deterioation.
1, 60
57: "Interior Forestry Building, Portland, Oregon"
modern print and 4x6 nitrate film negative
21 circa 1915
21
Sailing ship at W.P. Fuller dock, Portland?
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
21
21
Looking across the Willamette River to St. Johns area; Mt. St. Helens in background
2 5x7 glass negatives
21
Portland Rotary Club fountain
5x7 glass negatives
circa 1916
21
Crowd and Portland Ad Club members in front of Pullman car
5x7 glass negatives
1, 45
Champion Shoe Store
2 modern prints and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
1916
45
Trains and Union Station? in the fog
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
45
Woman walking across a bridge, Portland?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
73
Two newspaper boys talking under a tree, Portland
1 oversize original print
circa 1917

Series VII:  Shipbuilding, circa 1915Return to Top

11 glass negatives

Series VII consists of views of shipbuilding, primarily in St. Helens, Oregon. No prints are included in this series. A printout of a low-resolution scan of one of the negatives is available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
22
St. Helens ship yards
5x7 glass negative
22
Shipbuilding, St. Helens, Ore.
5x7 glass negative
22
Ships under construction in ship yard, St. Helens?
4 5x7 glass negatives
22
Inside of hull of a ship under construction, St. Helens?
2 5x7 glass negatives
22
Christening of a ship?, St. Helens? ship yards
2 5x7 glass negatives
45
Motorship Construction Co. yard and newly built boats
8x10 glass negative

Series VIII:  Logging and Timber, circa 1895-1915Return to Top

8 glass negatives, 1 nitrate negative, and 1 print

Series VIII consists of views of logging and timber operations. Prints are not available for most of the negatives.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
60
32A: "Ocean going log raft"
nitrate film negative
1, 22
Horse logging near Bend, Oregon
print and 5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
The print was made by Ralph I. Gifford from a negative taken by Benjamin A. Gifford.
late 1890s
22
Loggers in front of log piles
5x7 glass negative
22
Sawmill interiors
2 5x7 glass negatives
22
Man next to felled and cut up tree
5x7 glass negative
22
Two men standing at the base of a large tree
5x7 glass negative
45
Machine transporting sawn timbers through a lumber yard
6.5x8.5 glass negative
45
Frame houses in a logging camp?
6.5x8.5 glass negative

Series IX:  Farm and Ranch Scenes, circa 1905-1920Return to Top

41 glass negatives, 6 prints, and 1 film negative

Series IX includes images of sheep and cattle, barnyards and farmsteads, fruit trees, and field crops. Of special note is an image of sheep at a ferry crossing near Maryhill on the Columbia River. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
View of farm and fields
3.5x5.5 glass negative
46
Pasture next to stream and small bridge
6.5x8.5 glass negative
46
Hillside pasture
6.5x8.5 glass negative
23
Barnyard with hen and chicks
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
46
Chicks in a straw nest
6.5x8.5 glass negative
23
Sheep on a hillside
5x7 glass negative
1, 46
Sheep in a pasture
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives and 1 print
46
Young boy and sheep next to a barn
6.5x8.5 glass negative
46
A ram
6.5x8.5 glass negative
23
Two young men with herd of dairy cattle
5x7 glass negative
46
Dairy cattle in a stockade corral
3 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
46-47
Dairy cattle in pastures
7 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
47
Dairy cattle alongside a river; water towers in background, Central Oregon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Dairy cattle on a trail leading from a pasture
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Woman with cattle in a pasture
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Branded cattle in a corral
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Two men on horses; cattle and ranch in background, Eastern Oregon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
23
Man standing next to corn stalks
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
47
Harvesting grain?, Central or Eastern Oregon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
23
Mill or drying barn
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
23
Elk in a pasture
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
23
Flat bed truck hauling a tractor
5x7 glass negative
damaged emulsion
23
Cattle being herded through a chute
5x7 stereoscopic negative
23
Farmstead; young boy, woman with horse and buggy
5x7 stereoscopic negative
47
Man standing under an apple tree
6.5x8.5 glass negative
2 images
47
Man standing in young orchard or tree nursery
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Tree nursery?
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
47
Fruit tree in bloom
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Orchard in bloom
6.5x8.5 glass negative
47
Apple tree branches covered with apples
8x10 glass negative
1, 69
Sheep at ferry crossing near Maryhill, Columbia River
8x10 film copy negative and 5 prints
Ralph Gifford made the copy negative, probably in the 1930s, of the original image by his father, Benjamin A. Gifford. The prints were made in the 1980s or 1990s after the collection was acquired by Oregon State University.
1908

Series X:  Businesses, circa 1903 - 1917Return to Top

6 glass negatives and 3 prints

Series X consists of images of unidentified businesses and offices. Prints are not included for most of the negatives. Only a print is available for the Cannon Beach Hotel image.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
23
Soda fountain
5x7 glass negative
23
Law or real estate office?
5x7 glass negative
1916
23
Hotel barber shop
5x7 glass negative
1, 48
Men shooting billiards in a pool hall, perhaps in The Dalles?
6.5x8.5 glass negative and 2 prints
circa 1903
48
Shank Motor Co.
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
Interior and exterior views.
1
7765: Cannon Beach Hotel
At the corner of Third and Spruce Streets. Print made by Tom Robinson in the 1990s of the original glass negative held by Oregon Historical Society. Published in Oregon, Then and Now (2000).
summer 1917

Series XI:  Landscapes, circa 1895 - circa 1920Return to Top

87 glass negatives, 8 nitrate negatives, 2 lantern slides, and 1 print

Series XI includes images of various landscape views including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, and lakes; rock formations; waterfalls; the Oregon coast; pastures; structures, such as houses; small dams and waterwheels; wildlife; and flowers, shrubs, and trees. A print is included for only one of the negatives. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few of the negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
48
301: Upper Deschutes River? flowing through wooded area
6.5x8.5 glass negative
48
629: Unidentified lakeside town or resort
48
631: View of a river, Central Oregon?
8x10 glass negative
48
653: Man sitting on a bluff looking through binoculars
8x10 glass negative
48
657: Railroad tracks alongside a river
8x10 glass negative
48
673: Trees on a riverbank
8x10 glass negative
48
678 1/2: Rock formation above railroad and farm, next to a river
8x10 glass negative
48
6??: Man and a woman in a canoe on a river
8x10 glass negative
16
Government building?, Mexico?
lantern slide copy of a photo print
16
Adobe oven or storage structure, Mexico?
lantern slide copy of a photo print
24
Ivy covered house
2 5x7 stereoscopic glass negatives
48
Frame house in woods at the end of a lane
6.5x8.5 glass negative
48
House or resort on river or lake
6.5x8.5 glass negative
48
House next to a small marsh
6.5x8.5 glass negative
24
Waterwheel on a creek
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
24
Ocean sunset
5x7 glass negative
48
Ship aground on beach, Oregon coast
6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Waves crashing against rocks, Oregon coast
6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Man walking on beach (Pacific Ocean?) at sunset
6.5x8.5 glass negative
24
Man with dog viewing a waterfall
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
24
Dog lying next to rock; mountain in distance
5x7 stereoscopic negative
24
Unidentified lake or river; mountains in background
3 5x7 stereoscopic negatives
24
Rock formation
5x7 stereoscopic negative
24
House
5x7 stereoscopic negative
24
View of partially cleared (logged?) hillside
5x7 glass negative
24
Road through logged hillside; river in background
5x7 glass negative
24
Waterfall
5x7 glass negative
49
Waterfalls
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
49
Footbridge over waterfall
5 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
One includes a person on a bridge.
49
Forest stream cascading over rocks
6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Woman sitting on rocks in a stream; rock bridge in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Woman sitting next to a stream
6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Young boys (skinny dippers) next to a creek
6.5x8.5 glass negative
1, 49
Man fishing in a river
print and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
49
Trees by a stream (soft focus)
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
50
Streams
3 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
50
Stream in wooded area in wintertime
6.5x8.5 glass copy negative
50
Small river
6.5x8.5 glass negative
50
Train and tracks next to a river
6.5x8.5 glass negative
50
Lake or river; a dock, a man in a boat, and a woman sitting on the bank
6.5x8.5 glass negative
50
House on a lake or river
6.5x8.5 glass negative
50
Rowboat at a riverbank
8x10 glass negative
50
Pond and small dam
6.5x8.5 glass negative
25
Rolling hills and wooded areas
2 5x7 glass negatives
50
Rolling hills, pastures, and farmsteads
6 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
51
Woman sitting on a hillside overlooking pastures
6.5x8.5 glass negative
25
Trees and hillside
5x7 glass negative
51
Trees and pastures
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
51
Trees and pasture; river and bridge in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
51
Hillside pasture; Columbia River? bluffs in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
25
Hillside with cut trees in foreground
5x7 glass negative
51
View of Columbia River? in distance from logged/burned forest area
6.5x8.5 glass negative
51
Views of towns and countryside
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
25
Small house next to wooded hillside
5x7 glass negative
25
Arts and Crafts style house with tile roof (street #274)
5x7 glass copy negative
25
Horse, pulling wagon, hanging from bridge
5x7 glass negative
25
Deer fawn
5x7 stereoscopic negative
25, 51
Man viewing river at sunrise or sunset
5x7 glass stereoscopic negative and 6.5x8.5 glass negative
1904
25
Lily? flowers at base of tree
2 5x7 stereoscopic negatives
51
Rhododendrons
6.5x8.5 glass negative
25
Donkeys on a hillside
5x7 glass stereoscopic negative
25
Cannon barrel mounted on blocks of wood, Ft. Dalles?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
51
Grassland with hill in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
51
Wooded roads and trails
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
51
Country lanes
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives; one of the negatives is broken
60
Oregon coast scenes
8 8x10 nitrate negatives
Two negatives were removed from the collection in 2010 because of severe deterioration.
circa 1920
59
View of lake and mountains (Wallowas?)
11x14 glass copy negative

Series XII:  Gifford Family, circa 1885-1919Return to Top

104 glass negatives, 28 nitrate negatives, and 15 prints

Series XII consists of images of Gifford Family members including many formal portraits and informal photographs of Benjamin A. Gifford; images of Ralph Gifford as a child, youth, and young man; Benjamin's wives Myrtle and Rachel and their families; and groups of family members. Several images of the Gifford studio tent and wagon are included as well as Benjamin and Rachel Gifford's home, Wa-Ke-Nah, in Salmon River, Washington. Prints are included for only a few of the negatives. Two of the prints are original (period) prints; the remainder were made in the 1980s-1990s. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few other negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
26
Wedding portraits? of Benjamin A. and Myrtle L. Gifford
2 5x7 glass negatives
circa 1884
26
Wedding portraits? of Mrs. B.A. (Myrtle L.) Gifford
2 5x7 glass negative
circa 1884
1, 26
Portrait of Mrs. B.A. (Myrtle L.) Gifford
2 prints and 2 5x7 glass negatives
circa 1896
26
Portrait of Myrtle L. Gifford in formal dress
3 5x7 glass negatives with damaged emulsion along right edge
One image is #205.
circa 1890s
26
Portraits of Ralph Gifford as a baby
4x6 & 5x7 glass negatives
circa 1894
1, 26
Portrait of Ralph Gifford as a child
2 prints and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1896
26
Ralph Gifford on "Snort"
5x7 stereoscopic negative
1902
26
Ralph Gifford standing next to a stream; "He told me he was in love with a girl when this was taken and she had jolted him"
5x7 glass negative
No. 13
circa 1915
26
Ralph Gifford's Navy enlistment record and discharge documents
2 5x7 glass negatives
1919
27
Portrait of Mrs. Ralph (Wanda Muir) Gifford
5x7 glass negative
No. 1
circa 1918
52
Portrait of Benjamin A. Gifford
8x10 glass negative
circa 1885
27
Portrait of Benjamin A. Gifford
5x7 glass negative
circa 1890
27
Portrait of Benjamin A. Gifford
several copies on 1 5x7 glass negative
circa 1890
27
Portraits of Benjamin A. Gifford
5 glass negatives (4x6 and 5x7)
circa 1900
27
Portraits of Benjamin A. Gifford
4 4x6 glass negative
circa 1910
60
"Trademark Profile Negative of B.A. Gifford"
8x10 nitrate film negative
circa 1915
60
Portraits of Benjamin A. Gifford
5x7 nitrate film negative
circa 1915
1
Portrait of Benjamin A. Gifford mounted on a card
1x1 print on a 2x4 card
circa 1925
27
Portraits of Benjamin A. Gifford and a boy (Ralph Gifford?)
2 4x6 glass negatives
circa 1910
27
Benjamin A. Gifford and young man (Ralph Gifford?) camping
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
27
Benjamin A. Gifford and others in a camp
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
28
Benjamin A. Gifford? and horse in front of studio tent
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
Benjamin A. Gifford with 8x10 view camera
circa 1910
Box
28
3 4x6 glass negatives and 1 5x7 glass negatives
73, *
4 11x14 prints and 1 poster-size print
Box
28
Benjamin A. and Ralph? Gifford
5x7 glass negative
circa 1910
28
Portrait of Benjamin A. Gifford
5x7 glass negative
Gifford no. 2159?
circa 1915
28
Benjamin A. Gifford standing on stump next to stream
5x7 glass negative
28
Benjamin A. Gifford standing on a riverbank, Central or Eastern Oregon
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
28
Benjamin A. Gifford sitting on a cliff overlooking a gorge, Central or Eastern Oregon
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
28
Benjamin A. Gifford, with camera, sitting on cliff overlooking a waterfall
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
28
Benjamin A. Gifford standing at entrance to cave
5x7 glass negative
28
Myrtle Gifford? standing at entrance to cave
5x7 glass negative
Rachel Morgan Gifford
Box
28
Portraits
2 5x7 glass negatives
1913 & 1914
28
Standing in front of bookcase
2 5x7 glass negatives
Wedding photos?
29
Standing next to table with silver coffee service
4 5x7 glass negatives
29
Sitting on log next to stream
2 5x7 glass negatives
Box
60
Rachel Gifford standing next to rhododendron at Wa-Ne-Ka?
4x6 nitrate film negative
60
Portraits of Rachel Gifford
4 5x7 nitrate film negatives
circa 1925
29
"Mrs. Morgan" (Rachel Morgan's mother?)
5x7 glass negative
circa 1914
29
Portrait of Seth and Margaret Jane Hamilton Morgan (Rachel Morgan's parents) Gifford
5x7 glass negative
No. 9824
29
Portrait of M.M. Peck (Myrtle Gifford's father?)
5x7 glass negative
29
Portrait of M.M. Peck? in a cap
4x6 glass negative
29
Portrait of Jessie Peck (Myrtle Gifford's sister?)
5x7 glass negative
29
Portrait of A.H. (Anson H.?, Benjamin A.'s uncle) Gifford
5x7 glass negative
No. 169
1, 29
Gifford studio tent, Central Oregon?
3 prints and 5x7 glass negative
circa 1900
29
Family group sitting in front of Gifford studio tent, Central Oregon?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
1, 30
Gifford photo wagon, Central Oregon?
1 print and 3 5x7 stereoscopic glass negatives
circa 1900
30
Gifford's wagon on Deschutes (river?), Shearer's Bridge
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
30
Gifford wagon and family eating a picnic, Central Oregon?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
Unidentified images that are likely of Gifford family members
Box
16
Group in a camp; older man holding child (Ralph I. Gifford?)
4x5 glass negative
30
Man (Ben A. Gifford?) sitting on a rock, Central Oregon
5x7 stereoscopic negative
circa 1900
30
Myrtle L. Gifford?
3 4x6 and 4 5x7 glass negatives
7 images
30
Portrait of three women -- Myrtle Gifford, sister, and mother?
5x7 glass negative
30
Portrait of older woman (Myrtle Gifford's mother?)
5x7 glass negative
30
Portrait of a man in a cap
5x7 glass negative
No. 206; M.M. Peck?)
circa 1890
31
Myrtle L. and Ralph I. Gifford (as a child)?
3 5x7 glass negatives
circa 1896
31
Several portraits of a young boy (Ralph Gifford?)
12 portraits on 1 4x6 glass negative with damaged emulsion
circa 1898
31
Portrait of Ralph Gifford?
4x6 glass negative
circa 1900
31
Portraits of Ralph I. Gifford?
2 4x6 glass negatives
circa 1915
31
Ralph I. Gifford? hiking
5x7 glass negative
31
Ralph I. Gifford? with a horse
5x7 glass negative
circa 1920
31
Wanda M. Gifford? standing next to a tree
5x7 glass negative
circa 1920
31
Three people sitting next to a house (Ralph, Wanda and Myrtle Gifford?)
5x7 glass negative
31
Two children on a porch
5x7 glass negative
31
Two children reading a newspaper on a window seat
5x7 glass negative
31
Three snapshot images of a woman
images copied onto 5x7 glass negative
31
Older man in hat and young boy (Myrtle Gifford's father and Ralph I. Gifford?)
2 4x6 negatives stuck together
31
Gifford family members?
2 5x7 negatives adhered together
52
Portraits of a man in a suit and hat; cigar in mouth
2 8x10 glass negatives
52
Woman sitting in a wicker rocker
8x10 glass negative
52
Portrait of an older man with a beard
8x10 glass negative
52
Portrait of a man with a beard
8x10 glass negative
52
Full length portrait of a woman holding an umbrella
8x10 glass negative
Wa-Ke-Nah, Gifford home in Salmon River, Washington
Box
60
15208: View of house and bridge over pond
8x10 nitrate film negative
60
15209: Toy boat in pond
8x10 nitrate film negative
60
15211: View of house, bridge and toy boat in pond
8x10 nitrate film negative
60
View of house, bridge and pond
5x10 nitrate copy negative
60
People on bridge next to house
8x10 nitrate film negative
60
Woman (Rachel Gifford?) on bridge next to house
6x8 nitrate film negative
31
View of home and grounds
4x6 glass negative
circa 1920
60
View of home and grounds
5 nitrate film negatives
circa 1920
1, 60
"Ice Garden," frozen fountain and pond
1 print and 8 nitrate film negatives
circa 1925
60
Troll statue fishing in pond
2 nitrate film negatives
circa 1925

Series XIII:  Logos and mask charts, circa 1905 - circa 1920Return to Top

9 glass negatives and mask charts and 1 nitrate negative

Series XIII consists of logos used by Gifford in his photography studios in The Dalles as well as at Wa-Ne-Ka. Mask charts were used to print or enlarge only a portion of a negative. Two of the charts in this series are Eastman Mask Charts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14,32
Gifford photography logos
1 3x4 and 5 5x7 glass negatives
60
Wa-Ne-Ka logo
8x10 nitrate negative
32, 52
Mask charts
1 mounted on 5x7 glass; 2 mounted on 8x10 glass

Series XIV:  Studio and formal portraits, circa 1905 - circa 1920Return to Top

71 glass negatives and 2 prints

Series XIV consists of formal and studio portraits of individuals and groups, most of which are not identified. The portraits include children, women, and men; pets; groups; and weddings. Of special note is a formal portrait of an African-American man. A print of only one negative is included; the other print is for an image with no negative in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
32
2159: Young girl
5x7 glass negative
32
3364: Two young girls with wooden bench
4x6 glass negative
32
11807: Man (Mr. Roe?) sitting in chair holding a baby
5x7 glass negative
1, 53
8782?: Portrait of Ezra Meeker?
modern print and 8x10 glass negative
32
Small child
5x7 glass negative
32
Little girl
4x6 glass negative
32
Young girl and baby
5x7 glass negative
32
Woman and two children
5x7 glass negative
32
Two women
5x7 glass negative
32
Young woman with guitar and stereopticon
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
32
Young man
5x7 glass negative
32
Young man
4x6 glass negative with damaged emulsion
33
Man in overalls and hat smoking a pipe
4 5x7 glass negatives
33
Wedding couple and bride
3 5x7 glass negatives
53
Wedding ceremony and portrait of wedding party
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
Masked portraits
Box
33
Man and young child
5x7 glass negative
33
Young man
5x7 glass negative
Box
33
Bodybuilder?
5x7 glass negative
33
Woman and young girl
5x7 glass negative
Copy negative of cabinet card photo from Germany.
33
Portrait of a woman
5x7 glass copy negative
33
Two women in winter coats and hats
5x7 glass copy negative
33
Portrait of an older woman
5x7 glass copy negative
33
Portrait of a man
5x7 glass copy negative
Gifford No. 242
33
Portrait of a cat on a pedestal
5x7 glass negative
33
Portrait of a dog, "Mackey," sitting on the edge of a chest of drawers
5x7 glass negative
53
Young man in Army uniform
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
53
Full length portrait of man in Army uniform
6.5x8.5 glass negative
53
Group of school children? (various ages)
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
53
Orchestra group, primarily children
6.5x8.5 glass negative
53
Woman in a swim suit
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
53
Nude sitting on the edge of a trunk (soft focus)
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
53
Young child on a wooden tricycle
2 images on one 6.5x8.5 glass negative
53
Young girl in coat and hat
6.5x8.5 glass negative
53
Woman holding a pointer
2 images on one 6.5x8.5 glass negative
54
Portraits of a woman (soft focus)
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
54
Portrait of an African-American? man
8x10 glass negative
54
Unidentified portraits of men, women, and children
13 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
Some with 2 images per plate.
59
Portrait of a man
11x14 glass negative
59
Portrait of a woman
11x14 glass negative
59
Group of men posed outside of office or government building
2 11x14 glass negatives
circa 1915
55
Group posed in front of a barn and hop vines?
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
55
Group of men posed on steps of and in front of a wooden building
6.5x8.5 glass negative
1
Brown Family at Salmon Creek; in Rachel's Sunday School class
print
circa 1920
55
Vase of rhododendrons
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
55
Piano in the parlor of a house
6.5x8.5 glass negative
55
Portrait of a fisherman's basket, rod, and catch
8x10 glass negative

Series XV:  John Egan and wife camping, circa 1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

3 4x5 glass negatives

These images depict John Egan and his wife at a campsite. One of the images includes a dog. No prints of the negatives are included.

Series XVI:  Unidentified informal portraits and other unidentified photos of people, circa 1905- circa 1920Return to Top

88 glass negatives, 2 lantern slides, and 3 prints

Series XVI consists of unidentified informal portraits and photographs of individuals and groups. The images include children, women, and men as well as family groups. Prints are included for only one of the negatives; all were made in the 1980s-1990s. Printouts of low-resolution scans for a few other negatives are available with the prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
34
Woman standing in front of a fir tree
2 5x7 glass negatives
34
Two women standing on the steps of a house
5x7 glass negative
34
Group of women standing in road next to wooded hillside and posed in a garden?
2 5x7 glass negatives
34
Young boy and baby on a porch swing
5x7 glass negative
34
Man and young girl on stairs
5x7 glass negative
34
Young boy on a donkey
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
34
Man sitting on a park bench
5x7 glass negative
34
Two women and two children sitting on blanket under trees
2 5x7 glass negatives
34
Woman sitting on ground holding a baby
5x7 glass negative
34
Man on steps of Columbia County Courthouse
5x7 glass negative
34
Clowns
3 4x6 glass negatives
35
Group of soldiers posed in front of tents
5x7 glass copy negative
35
Study of human legs
5x7 glass negative
35
Man with baby next to stream?
5x7 glass negative
35
Two women; one in a wheelchair
5x7 glass negative
35
Men constructing bridge or road
5x7 glass negative
35
Two men with jackhammers
5x7 glass negative
35
Two men shoveling rocks into wheelbarrow
5x7 glass negative
35
Man and woman posed next to a desk
5x7 glass negative
35
Woman with three children on a porch
5x7 glass negative
35
Family group? on a porch
5x7 glass negative
35
Group gathered around a new grave in a cemetery
5x7 glass negative
35
Man in attic of a building?
5x7 glass negative
35
Two men (one a depot official?) standing next to a building
5x7 glass negative
35
Young couple seated in front of a window
5x7 glass negative with damaged emulsion
35
People on parade floats
3 5x7 glass negatives
36
Speedboat pulling rafter on lake?
5x7 glass negative
36
Two men standing next to machinery (boiler?)
5x7 glass negative
36
Young boy hunting in woods
5x7 stereoscopic glass negative
36
Two young men in front of wagon, "Wm. Gadsby & Sons, House Furnishers"
2 5x7 glass negatives; one is copy negative
In Portland, Oregon.
36
Man fishing in a stream
Group of people at entrance to a cave
Box
1
3 prints of one image
36, 55
2 5x7 stereoscopic glass negatives and 1 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
Box
36
Group of people inside a cave?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
36
Group of people standing on rock formation, near cave entrance?
5x7 stereoscopic negative
36
Two women, at a window, talking
5x7 stereoscopic negative
36
Young man sitting at a table or desk resting his head on hand
5x7 glass negative
55
Three women sitting in front of a dining room buffet
6.5x8.5 glass negatives
2 images
55
Man in a suit on a horse
3 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
55
Man in a suit (same as above) holding horse's bridle
6.5x8.5 glass negatives
55
Old man next to a well, Ft. Dalles?
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
55
Man in a wagon on a street or road next to a house
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
56
Little girl and a pony
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
56
School classroom
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
circa 1905
56
Group at a dining table
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Set dining table
2 6.5x8.5 glass negatives
56
Old man and woman sitting in front of a house
2 5x8 stereoscopic glass negative
56
Young woman standing next to a tree and sitting in the woods
6.5x8.5 glass negatives
3 images
56
Young man and woman next to a tree in the woods
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Two people on horseback in front of two houses, Eastern Oregon?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Mountain climbers in snow next to cabin or shelter
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Group of men in Shriner fezzes?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Young boy on a porch holding a teddy bear
2 images on one 6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Older woman sitting in a chair and holding a cat
6.5x8.5 glass negative
56
Man kneeling next to a child in a pedal car
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
People swimming in a river (Columbia?); bridge in background
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Young woman standing in the bow of a boat at a riverbank
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Young woman standing in a rhododendron
6.5x8.5 glass negative
2 images
57
Three children standing in a rhododendron
57
Two women and two children sitting under a tree next to a path
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Young boy standing next to house and shrub
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Boy and dog sitting in a field
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Children in a field next to a rock piling
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Man on horseback, Central or Eastern Oregon?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Gloved hand
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Funeral photo of a young woman
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Woman in a swimsuit standing in a doorway
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Group fishing in the ocean?, Oregon coast?
6.5x8.5 glass negative
57
Family group camping; child sitting in a Studebaker toy wagon
6.5x8.5 glass negative
16
Horse and carriage in front of building with sign "Bazar Lindbergh," Mexico?
2 lantern slide copies of a photo print

Series XVII:  Damaged Glass Negatives, circa 1905 - circa 1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

16 glass negatives

These damaged glass negatives consist of images in which the emulsion is flaking, clouded, or scratched. Many of the negatives are affixed to other negatives in sets of 2 or 3. The images include some portraits of individuals as well as exterior views; however, the subjects cannot be determined.