June D. Drake and Drake Brothers photographs, 1904-1925  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
Title
June D. Drake and Drake Brothers photographs
Dates
1904-1925 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
PH031
Summary
June D. Drake was a commercial photographer in Silverton, Oregon, from 1904-1960. He used his photographs of Silver Falls in an active and successful campaign to establish Silver Falls State Park in 1931. The collection consists of 28 vintage prints in studio mounts, documenting landscape and events in the Silverton area. One series shows railroad construction.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

June D. Drake was born in 1880 in Marquam, Oregon. In 1904 he married another Silverton resident, Eleanor Schoenfield. The couple had two children, Charles and Ardith. Drake was an active participant in the community, serving in several positions in city government. In 1904, Drake and his brother, Emory, established the Drake Bros. Studio, buying out the business of William L. Jones. Emory left the partnership in 1908; the same year the studio burned and many negatives were lost. June Drake built another studio in 1911.

Drake's photography documenting the spectacular Silver Falls was an important element in establishing a state park, but he also created publications advertising the beauty of the area and built signs in the area. His work was instrumental in protecting the Silver Falls area from logging and convincing legislators to create a state park, on April 2, 1931. Drake's name still appears on landmarks in the area in recognition of his work.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 28 vintage silver prints on studio mounts, most of which bear a variation of the Drake Bros. imprint. The images are not labeled and are undated, but are believed to be c.1905-1915. One series shows construction of a downtown railroad line.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], June D. Drake and Drake Brothers photographs, PH031_[item number], Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
PH031_01: [View of Silverton in snow.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_02: [View of railroad tracks crossing a creek on a forested mountain, in snow]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_03: [View of tracks on a trail in snow, among tall trees, by a rail fence]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1909
PH031_04: [Portrait of dairy cow]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_05: [Portrait of pony: Young man in suit stands in back yard with pony. The pony wears a surcingle-crupper harness, and a bitted headstall with a prize ribbon.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_06: [Portrait of pony: Young man in suit stands in back yard with pony. Pony has forefeet on a crate and is "giving a kiss"]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_07: [View of flower-laden grave of Hallie Petit, b. Aug. 5, 1882, d. July 4, 1908]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_08: [View of crowd in a cemetery. Possibly Petit funeral, 1908]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_09: [View of crowd at Mount Angel train station.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_10: [View of procession down main street. Brass band at front. Possible cortege.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_11: [Telephone wires in snow. View down fence beside residential street.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_12: [Interior view of funeral parlor with seven open caskets.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_13: [Harvesting crew. Steam tractor powers thresher; horse-drawn header wagons load thresher.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_14: [Harvesting crew. View of thresher shooting chaff, and belt powering thresher. Horse-drawn header wagons are unloading.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_15: [Interior view of people posed by large sheet-metal ducts made by Silverton Blow Pipe Co. Four men, woman, and child.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_16: [View of steel railway drawbridge over river. Center portion is raised and large group of men stand by control house.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_17: [View of a large Italianate brick hotel on a main street, with smoke issuing from roof. Streets decked with bunting. Trolley tracks and many autos are visible.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_18: [Two automobiles parked among tall conifers. Possibly Silver Falls, Oregon. Car has 1913 license plate.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1913
PH031_19: [Crew working on railroad tracks in forest. Men wear overalls and pose with shovels.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_20: [Two men plowing rocky field with two horses and two mules. Man and girl observe. One-horse gig parked nearby. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_21: [Crew working five-horse team in rocky field. Team pulls a two-man vehicle that may be a grade, with an African-American worker. One-horse gig parked nearby. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_22: [Large work crew poses with all their horse teams on rocky ground, preparing to build a railroad line. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_23: [Surfacing crew poses by mule-drawn wagon. One worker is African-American. Imposing stucco houses in background. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_24: [Work crew with shovels pose along rail bed. Ties are laid along at side. Wagons are parked on frontage road. Adams [P?]orter Opera House visible in background. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_25: [Work crew with shovels pose along rail bed. Ties are laid along at side. Wagons are parked on frontage road. Adams [P?]orter Opera House visible in background. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_26: [Crew working at gravel mine, using wheelbarrows to move gravel into large wooden building. Wagons stand on far side of building, loading from chutes. Railroad construction series.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_27: [Steam-powered production facility (mill or crusher) by railroad tracks in field. Open SP car sits on tracks. Men handle horse teams and spectators observe. Dozens of barrels visible in background.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908
PH031_28: [Steam-powered production facility (mill or crusher) by railroad tracks in field. Open SP car sits on tracks. Town visible in background. Wagon advertises Snowfall Flour.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
1904-1908

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Photographers--Oregon--Silverton
  • Railroad construction workers--Oregon--Silverton--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Drake Brothers Studio (Silverton, Or.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Silver Falls State Park (Or.)--Photographs
  • Silverton (Or.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints--Oregon--1905-1915