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Emile Pernot Photographs, 1893-1895

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pernot, E. F. (Emile Francis), 1859-
Title
Emile Pernot Photographs
Dates
1893-1895 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 cubic foot, including 62 photographs, (1 oversize box)
Collection Number
P 230
Summary
The Emile Pernot Photographs consist of photographs of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, classrooms, faculty, students, and cadets made by Pernot in the mid-1890s. Emile Pernot was hired by Oregon Agricultural College in 1890 to teach photography and take photographs for the Experiment Station.
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

Emile F. Pernot was born in New York in 1859. He accompanied his brother, Henry, to Oregon in 1889, and together they opened a photography business. In 1890 Pernot was hired by Oregon Agricultural College to teach photography and to take photographs for the Experiment Station. Through his pioneering work in microphotography, he developed an interest in bacteriology, and was named the first chair of the Bacteriology Department in 1900. In 1910 Pernot was named bacteriologist for the city of Portland. He married Edith Coote, daughter of OAC horticulturalist George Coote. Pernot died in 1927.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Emile Pernot Photographs consist of mounted albumen prints of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, classrooms, faculty, students, and cadets, made by Pernot. Many of the photographs were published in the 1893-1894 Annual Catalog and the 1894 Hayseed. Of special note are portrait photographs of the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) faculty that were published in the Hayseed. John M. Bloss, OAC President; John D. Letcher, Professor of Mathematics; and George Coote, Professor of Horticulture, are also depicted in several of the images of classes. Examples of photomicrographs made by Pernot are included in the album.

The collection includes images of most of the buildings on the campus in 1893-1894 -- the Horticulture Building and Greenhouse, Mechanical Hall (which burned in 1898), Benton Hall, Cauthorn (Fairbanks) Hall, Alpha Hall, and the Station Building (now the Women's Center) -- as well as laboratories and classrooms. Classes in surveying, tile drainage, grafting, and cooking are depicted in the collection.

The majority of the photographs are bound in an album; the collection also includes prints mounted on both sides of individual mounting boards.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Album, 1893-1895Return to Top

Series I consists of an album of 48 mounted albumen prints depicting Oregon Agricultural College buildings, laboratories, students, and faculty. The series includes portrait photographs of all the Oregon Agricultural College faculty in 1894; the images were published in the 1894 Hayseed. Also of note are photomicrographs of plant materials.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Class in tile drainage
President John M. Bloss and faculty member John D. Letcher are shown with the students on agricultural land west of Cauthorn (Fairbanks) Hall.
1
New Horticultural Buildings and Photography Department
George Coote standing in front of the greenhouse and Horticulture Building.
1
Old Horticultural Buildings
1
Botanical Laboratory
1
Machine shop
1
Old Mechanical Hall
Brick structure; image includes water tower.
circa 1894
1
New Mechanical Hall
Wooden frame addition to brick building; water tower also visible in the image.
1
Dynamo built by students fourth year
1
Wood work; first year
1
Iron work; second year
1
Plant specimen of Canada thistle
1
Plant specimen of sow thistle
1
Short horn cattle
1
Polled Angus
1
Photomicrographs
11 photographs
Photographs made with microscope showing a healthy and diseased onion top; adulterated and pure mustard; adulterated and pure lard crystals; oat ??; spiral tissue; stony tissue; sap cell of diseased peach limb; and cross section of peach limb.
1
Beets
5 photographs
A healthy beet leaf; a beet leaf eaten by a beetle; the beet leaf beetle; and a cross section of the beet root showing sugar cells.
1
John M. Bloss, President
1894
1
G.A. Covell, Professor of Mechanics
1894
1
J.D. Letcher, Professor of Mathematics
1894
1
J.B. Horner, Professor of English
1894
1
F. Berchtold, Professor of Language, History and Drawing
1894
1
George Coote, Professor of Horticulture
1894
1
F. L. Washburne, Professor of Geology and Entomology
1894
1
H. T. French, Professor of Agriculture
1894
1
G.W. Shaw, Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Station Chemist
1894
1
John F. Fulton, Assistant to Professor of Chemistry
1894
1
Moses Craig, Professor of Botany
1894
1
Margaret Snell
Professor of Household Economy and Hygiene
1
W.W. Bristow, Professor of Preparatory Department
1894
1
Ida B. Callahan, Assistant Preparatory Department
1894
1
Emile F. Pernot, Professor of Photography and Engraving
1894
1
Harley R. Clark, Professor of Printing
1894
1
Lieut. C.E. Dentler, Commandant
1894
1
E.M. Belknap, Instructor in Wood and Iron Work
1894

Series II:  Albumen Prints, 1893-1895Return to Top

Series II consists of 14 mounted albumen prints that were probably originally part of an album. The images depict Oregon Agricultural College buildings, classrooms, laboratories, and students.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Main college building
Benton Hall.
circa 1895
1
College museum
1
Ladies Hall
Alpha Hall.
1
Cooking class
1
Cauthorn Hall
Fairbanks Hall.
circa 1893
1
Class in surveying
John D. Letcher with students.
circa 1893
1
English Department classroom
circa 1893
1
College barn
Octagonal barn.
1
College cadets
In formation in front of Benton Hall.
circa 1894
1
College cadets
College orchard and Horticulture Building in background.
1
Greenhouse interior
1
Class in grafting
George Coote with students.
1
Chemical laboratory
Perhaps in the basement of the Station Building (now known as Benton Annex or the Women's Center building).
1
Station building
Now known as Benton Annex or the Women's Center building.