June D. Drake photographs, 1863-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Drake, June D., 1880-1969
Title
June D. Drake photographs
Dates
1863-2001 (inclusive)
1900-1955 (bulk)
Quantity
24.87 cubic feet, (5,771 photographs in 16 document boxes and 3 oversize boxes and approximately 3,800 glass plate negatives in 49 document boxes)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 678
Summary
This collection consists of photographs taken by June D. Drake that mostly document the town of Silverton, Or. from circa 1900-1955. Includes portraits of townspeople and views of businesses, streets, organizations, and homes in Silverton and vicinity, as well as Mount Angel and Salem, Or., and photographs of agriculture, the lumber industry, and transportation, among many other subjects. Of special interest are Drake's photos of the area now known as Silver Falls State Park, which he helped to establish.
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 photographic prints in this collection are open to the public. However, all glass plate negatives in this collection are restricted and are not available for research use.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

June D. Drake (the middle initial "D" did not stand for anything) was born in Marquam, Or. in 1880 to Charles Wesley Drake and Fannie Aurora Milster Drake. In the fall of 1889, the Drake family moved to Silverton, Or. and Charles built the family home at 401 South Water Street. He later owned the Commercial Hotel on Main Street, which was sold in 1891 to hardware store owner Adolph Wolf. Charles Drake also served as mayor of Silverton before his death in 1911.

In 1900, June and his brother, Emory Roy Drake, founded their photography business, Drake Bros. Studio, buying out the business of pioneer Silverton photographer William L. Jones. Emory and June operated their studio together until 1908, when Emory left to become a music teacher in Sacramento. This studio burned to the ground on March 27th, 1908, and thousands of the brothers’ original negatives were destroyed. After the fire, members of the Silverton community built Drake a temporary studio at 311 North Water Street. He operated his business there from April of 1908 until September of 1911, when he moved into a new, studio building at 303 North Water Street. June Drake continued his photography there until his retirement in 1960, when the building was sold to Standard Oil Co. and torn down.

Though he was well known for his portraiture and town scenes, one of June D. Drake's greatest achievements was the establishment of the Silver Falls state park. Beginning circa 1902, he photographed the waterfalls and created brochures and booklets to bring statewide attention to the need to protect the land from logging interests. Working with Silverton and Salem citizens and Oregon state legislators, Drake organized an effort to buy the land around the falls and sell it to the state. On April 2, 1931, the Oregon State Park Commission accepted the proposal, and Silver Falls State Park was officially opened to the public in July 1933. Many of the signs still in existence in the park were originally erected by June Drake, and Drake Falls in the park was named after him.

June D. Drake married Eleanor Schoenfield in 1904. The couple's home in Silverton was the first in the town to be wired for electricity. The Drakes had two children, Charles Henry, born in 1909, and Ardith Maxine, born in 1915. In addition to his career as a photographer, June Drake was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and served in such capacities as Secretary of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, chief of the Silverton Fire Department, and as a member of the city council. He also founded the Silverton Historical Society in 1930.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs taken by photographer June D. Drake of Silverton, Or. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that Drake took of various towns in Oregon, including Silverton, Mount Angel (including Mount Angel Abbey), and Salem, Or., from circa 1900-1953; these photographs depict street scenes, businesses, schools, churches, and other town buildings, as well as significant events and celebrations. There are also a number of photographs that Drake took of the area that became Silver Falls State Park, as well as a large number of portrait photographs taken by Drake from circa 1900-1952, including both studio and informal portraits.

Other subjects represented by the photos in the collection include transportation and agriculture in Oregon; the lumber industry around Silverton, including the Silver Falls Timber Company and the Silverton Lumber Company; Homer Davenport and his family in Silverton; the Chemawa Indian School near Silverton and other portraits of Native Americans from the area; the military in Oregon, including the Oregon State Militia during World War I and World War II; and photographs of animals. "A History of Silverton, Oregon and its environs" is a photo album containing detailed image descriptions from 1863-1930s, and includes places of business, worship, and study among other scenes (formerly Album 279). There are also a number of photographs of various artifacts and other objects collected by Drake to document the history of Silverton, as well as copy photographs made by Drake from the original work of other photographers.

All of the photographs in this collection that date prior to 1900 were originally taken by other photographers, including Silverton photographer William L. Jones, and reprinted by June D. Drake, who owned many of Jones's negatives. Some of the photographs in this collection are also prints made from Drake's original glass plate negatives by the staff of the Oregon Historical Society.

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 use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

June D. Drake photographs, Org. Lot 678, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  June D. Drake family photographs, circa 1900-1930Return to Top

34 items.

This series contains photographs taken by Drake of his children and parents, as well as of his father's farm in Silverton, Or. Includes self-portraits.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Ardtih Maxine and Charles Henry Drake
1919-1930
1/2
Charles Wesley Drake, Fannie Aurora Milster Drake, and June D. Drake
circa 1900
1/3
June D. Drake
1901; 1920
1/4
Charles Wesley Drake's farm
1914

Series B:  Portraits, circa 1900-1952Return to Top

1,111 photographs.
Arranged into two subseries: Unidentified Sample studio portraits and Other portraits.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Unidentified sample studio portraits
Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains unidentified sample portraits that June D. Drake used for commercial purposes for Drake Bros. Studio., some from 1908-1916 and others undated. The bulk of these portraits were taken in the studio.
1908-1916; undated
Box/Folder
1/5
Album 678-2: Studio samples of infants and toddlers
undated
1/6
Album 678-3: Studio samples of families, adults, and children
undated
1/7
Album 678-4: Studio samples of sports teams and staff of the Pacific Star
1908-1916
2/1
Individuals--Infants
undated
2/2
Groups--Children--Boys
undated
2/3
Groups--Children--Girls
undated
2/4
Groups--Children--Girls and boys
undated
2/5
Groups--Couples
undated
2/6
Groups--Families
undated
2/7-2/10
Groups--Men
undated
2/11-2/14
Groups--Women
2/15
Groups--Women and men
undated
Subseries 2: Other portraits
Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains other portraits, mostly identified, that were taken by June D. Drake in the studio and in more informal settings, such as the outdoors, homes, and workplaces. Many of these photographs are undated.
circa 1900-1952
Box/Folder
3/1
Individuals--A - B
undated
3/2
Individuals--Benston, Carl
undated
3/3
Individuals--C - E
1911; undated
3/4
Individuals--F - H
1900-1937
3/5, 18/1
Individuals--Grover, [Mr.]
undated
3/6
Individuals--Harper, Jay (circus clown)
undated
3/7
Individuals--I - L
1913
3/8
Individuals--M - O
Includes hand-colored photograph.
undated
3/9
Individuals--P - S
undated
3/10
Individuals--Pederson, N.
Hand-colored photograph.
undated
3/11
Individuals--T - Z
Includes some members of the Adolf Wolf family.
1900; undated
3/12
Individuals--Waldo, Daniel
Copy print made from an oil painting made originally made in 1890.
undated
3/13
Individuals--Ying, Jan
Includes hand-colored photograph.
undated
3/14
Groups--Families--A - E
circa 1900-1952
3/15
Families--F - M
undated
3/15
Families--F - M
undated
3/16, 18/2
Families--N - Z
1910-1935
3/17
Families--Police chief (unidentified) and family
circa 1910
3/18
Families--Sande, Earl family
1932
3/19
Families--Wolf, Adolf family
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by an unidentified photographer, possibly William L. Jones, and copied later by June D. Drake.
circa 1889-1910
3/20
Families--Woodward, Myron family
circa 1927-1928
3/20a
Other groups--African-American boxers
Studio portrait of the African-American boxers and sparring partners Jack Johnson, heavweight boxer of the world from 1908-1915, and Joe "The Barbados Demon" Wolcott, possibly taken in Portland, Or.
circa 1909
3/20b
Other groups--Medical portraits
Taken by June D. Drake to document the progression and treatment of various skin diseases and other medical problems in patients.
undated
3/21
Unidentified portraits--Children
undated
3/22-3/23
Unidentified portraits--Families
undated
3/24
Unidentified portraits--Groups
1901-1950
3/25-3/27, 17/2, 20/2
Unidentified portraits--Men
1928; undated
3/28
Unidentified portraits--Women
undated
3/29
Unidentified portraits--Wedding parties
undated

Series C:  Locations, 1862-1953Return to Top

2,864 photographs,
This series is arranged into five subseries: Silverton; Mount Angel; Salem; Silver Falls State Park; and Other locations.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Silverton
This series contains photographs of buildings, businesses, churches, fires, floods, organizations, schools, street scenes, and other views of Silverton, Or. taken by June D. Drake. There are also some views of Silver Creek as it runs through the town, as well as a photographic history of Silverton from 1862-1951 that was assembled by Drake towards the end of his professional career.
1862-1951
Box/Folder
4/A-C
Album 678-1: "A History of Silverton and its environs..."
Photograph album assembled by June D. Drake to document the history and physical changes of the town of Silverton from 1862-1951. All photographs taken prior to 1900 in the album were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by Drake. This album was disbound in 2004 and the photographs and captions were foldered separately; a photocopy of the original album before it was disbound is included in Folder 4/C. See also Box 3, Folder 3 of the June D. Drake papers, Mss 1617, for a hand-written history and photo captions meant to accompany this photograph album.
1862-1951
4/D
Album 678-5: "Souvenir Letter, Silverton, Ore."
Photomechanical prints published by Drake Bros. Studio in 1907 of photographs of Silverton, Or. taken by June D. Drake.
1907
4/1
Bands
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1879-1940
4/2
Businesses--Identified by name--A - C (except Banks, see 4/5)
Includes photograph of the Adolf Wolf store.
circa 1900-1948
4/3
Businesses--Identified by name--A. L. Adams Flight Training
circa 1925-1929
4/4
Businesses--Identified by name--Allen Brothers Garage
circa 1925-1926
4/5, 18/6
Businesses--Identified by name--Banks
circa 1909-1925
4/6
Businesses--Identified by name--D - F (except Drake Bros. Studio, see 4/6a-4/6b; Eastman Brothers, see 4/7-4/9; and Fischers' Flouring Mills, see 4/10-4/11)
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1891-circa 1921
4/7-4/8
Businesses--Identified by name--Drake Bros. Studio
1908-circa 1920
4/9-4/11
Businesses--Identified by name--Eastman Brothers Manufacturing and Silverton Blow Pipe Co.
circa 1910-1925
4/12-4/13
Businesses--Identified by name--Fischers' Flouring Mills
circa 1900-1928
4/14
Businesses--Identified by name--G - L
circa 1900-1925
4/15
Businesses--Identified by name--M - O
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
circa 1898-1937
4/16
Businesses--Identified by name--P - S (except Portland General Electric, see 4/15)
circa 1910-1947
4/17
Businesses--Identified by name--Portland General Electric
1910-1928
4/18
Businesses--Identified by name--Beginning with "Silverton"
circa 1900-1950
4/19
Businesses--Identified by name--Silverton Creamery & Ice Co.
circa 1908-1920
4/20
Businesses--Identified by name--Silverton Greenhouse
circa 1908-1920
4/21, 17/3
Businesses--Identified by name--T - Z
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
circa 1890-1930
4/22
Businesses--Unidentified--Auto shop - Butcher
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
circa 1890-1946
4/23, 17/4
Businesses--Unidentified--Dry goods stores - Jewelry stores
Includes photographs of Chinese mercantile store.
circa 1910-1920
5/1, 17/5
Businesses--Unidentified--Professional offices
Includes photographs of offices of dentist, doctor, lawyer, and real estate agents.
circa 1900-1950
5/2
Businesses--Unidentified--Restaurants - Sporting goods
circa 1910-1920
5/3
Businesses--Unidentified--Street cleaner
Includes image of Mr. Cavendar, Silverton street cleaner.
circa 1910
5/4
Buildings--Fraternal organizations
circa 1915-1952
5/5
Buildings--Hospital
circa 1915-1947
5/6
Buildings--Public
circa 1900-1946
5/7
Cemeteries and monuments
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1894-1953
5/8
Churches--Catholic
1914; circa 1925
5/9
Churches--Christian
circa 1908-1922
5/10
Churches--Lutheran
circa 1900-1927
5/11
Churches--Methodist
circa 1908-1952
5/12
Churches--Rural
1910; 1935; 1951
5/13
Churches--Other
circa 1922-1925
5/14
Fire department
1915; circa 1925; 1948; 1950
5/15
Fires--Drake Bros. Studio
1908
5/16
Fires--Opera House
1935
5/17, 17/6
Organizations and clubs--Identified
1911-1940
5/18
Organizations and clubs--Unidentified
undated
5/19
Parks--Coolidge & McClaine Park
1909-1945
5/20
Parks--Coolidge & McClaine Park--Swimming
1924; circa 1945
5/21
Residences--A - D
circa 1909-1925
5/22
Residences--H - W
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
circa 1895-1951
5/23-5/24
Residences--Unidentified
circa 1900-1931
5/25
Residences--Unidentified garden
undated
5/26
Residences--Unidentified interiors
circa 1900; 1915
6/1
Road building--Railroad construction--N. Water Street
circa 1905
6/2
Road building--1st and Park
Includes photograph of African-American workers.
circa 1912
6/3
Road building--McClaine Street
1912
6/4
Road building--Silverton Hills
circa 1920
6/5
Road building--Water Street
1911-1912; circa 1915; circa 1940
6/6
Road building--Unidentified streets
undated
6/7
Road building--Gravel quarry, S. Water Street
circa 1910-1912; 1936
6/8
Schools--Elementary--Activities
circa 1917
6/9
Schools--Elementary--Buildings
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1862-1925
6/10
Schools--Elementary--Classes
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1890-1946
6/11
Schools--High school/Junior high--Activities
circa 1918-1928
6/12
Schools--High school/Junior high--Buildings
1907-1948
6/13
Schools--High school/Junior high--Buildings--Interiors
undated
6/14-6/15
Schools--High school/Junior high--Classes
circa 1915-1948
6/16
Schools--High school/Junior high--Faculty
circa 1908; 1925; 1927; 1931
6/17
Schools--High school/Junior high--Sports--Baseball
circa 1910-1935
6/18-6/19
Schools--High school--Sports--Basketball--Boys
1908-1934
6/20
Schools--High school--Sports--Basketball--Girls
1908; 1916; circa 1920
6/21-6/26
Schools--High school--Sports--Football
circa 1915; circa 1920; 1925; circa 1926
6/27-6/30
Schools--High school--Sports--Football
Includes photographs of football coach Allan DeLay.
undated
7/1
Schools--High school--Sports--Golf and track
1926
7/2
Schools--Rural--Buildings
1910; 1911; 1951
7/3
Schools--Rural--Classes
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1888-1918
7/4
Silver Creek--Bridges
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1890-1920
7/5
Silver Creek--Dams
1901-1946
7/6
Silver Creek--Floods
1917; 1949
7/7
Silver Creek--Winter views
1909-1930
7/8
Silver Creek--Views
circa 1925
14/15
Special events--Eagles convention
1936
14/16-14/22
Special events--Fourth of July parades
1890-1918
15/1
Special events--Modern Woodsmen of America parade and picnic
1909 June 5
15/2
Special events--May Day celebration
1915; 1924-1925
15/3
Special events--Silverton Community Fair
circa 1925
15/4
Special events--Silverton Fruit Show
1924
15/5
Special events--Other--Identified
Includes photographs of Oswald West speaking in Silverton; Ezra Meeker; a public burning of an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm on 1918 Nov. 11; and the Silverton Centennial in 1954, among other subjects.
1911-1954
15/6
Special events--Other--Unidentified
1901-1915
7/9
Sports--Baseball--McGinnis Field
circa 1930
7/10
Sports--Baseball--Unidentified
undated
7/11
Sports--Baseball--Teams
circa 1925; 1930
7/12
Sports--Basketball
1910; 1913-1914
7/13
Sports--Golf--Silverton Country Club
1910; 1925; 1935
7/14
Sports--Track and field
undated
7/15, 18/7
Views--General
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1860-1925
7/16
Views--From East Hill
circa 1900-1923
7/17
Views--From West Hill
circa 1912-1925
7/18, 17/7
Views--Snow scenes
1909 January; 1911
7/19
Views--Street scenes
circa 1914-1942
7/20
Views--Street scenes--Main Street
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1863-1947
7/21
Views--Street scenes--Water Street
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1883-1950
Subseries 2: Mount Angel
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1890-1940
Box/Folder
8/1
Band
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by William L. Jones and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1890
8/2
Buildings--Public
Includes images of the train depot and city hall.
1908; 1912; 1927
8/3
Businesses--Identified by name--Abiqua Tuff Rock Manufacturing
1921
8/4
Businesses--Identified by name--Bank of Mt. Angel
undated
8/5
Businesses--Identified by name--Benedictine Press
1929
8/5a
Businesses--Identified by name--Hotel Mt. Angel
circa 1923
8/6
Businesses--Identified by name--Beginning with "Mt. Angel"
circa 1931; undated
8/7
Businesses--Identified by name--N. Schmaltz & Sons General Warehouse
circa 1920
8/7a
Businesses--Identified by name--P. S. Smith Furniture
circa 1925
8/7b
Businesses--Unidentified--Bakery - Saloons
circa 1908-1940
8/8
Celebrations--Flax Festival
1936
8/9
Celebrations--St. Mary's Church dedication
1912
8/10
Celebrations--St. Mary's Church dedication, interiors
1912
8/11
Churches--Parish church and parsonage
1908
8/12
Fire department
1935
8/13
Mount Angel Abbey--Abbey and gardens
circa 1930
8/14
Mount Angel Abbey--Abbey church, interior
1939
8/16
Mount Angel Abbey--Architectural drawing of buildings
Referred to on drawing as St. Benedict's Abbey and Mount Angel College.
1927
8/17
Mount Angel Abbey--Celebrations--Corpus Christi celebration
circa 1910
8/18
Mount Angel Abbey--Celebrations--Golden Jubilee celebration of Titular Abbot Adelhelm Odermatt, OSB
1916 September
8/19
Mount Angel Abbey--Celebrations--New abbey dedication
1927
8/20
Mount Angel Abbey--Celebrations--Other
1934; 1939
8/21
Mount Angel Abbey--Farm and conservatory
undated
8/22
Mount Angel Abbey--Fire
The fire destroyed the monastery and Mount Angel College.
1926
18/8
Mount Angel Abbey--Monastery and seminary
1908
8/23-8/24
Mount Angel Abbey--Monks, identified
circa 1930; 1939; undated
8/25
Mount Angel Abbey--Monks, unidentified
circa 1932
8/26
Organizations--Fraternal--Knights of Columbus retreat
1922
8/27
Organizations--Other--Staff of the Pacific Star
1913-1914
8/28
Schools--Mount Angel Academy and Normal School
circa 1920-1931
8/29
Schools--Mount Angel Academy--Sports teams--Girls
1905
8/30
Schools--Mount Angel College--Band
1931
8/31
Schools--Mount Angel College--Choir
1931; 1932
8/32
Schools--Mount Angel College--Faculty and students
1929; 1931
8/33
Schools--Mount Angel College--Sports teams
1910-1931
8/34
Schools--St. Mary's School
1926-1934
8/35
Views
circa 1908; 1925
Subseries 3: Salem
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1899-1935
Box/Folder
9/1, 18/9
Bridges
Includes photographs of dedication of railroad bridge, 1913.
1913; 1926
9/2
Buildings--City Hall
undated
9/3
Buildings--Courthouses--Marion County Courthouse
circa 1920; undated
9/4
Buildings--Courthouses--State Supreme Court
1930
9/5
Buildings--Hospitals
undated
9/6
Buildings--Methodist Old Folks Home
undated
9/7
Buildings--Oregon Fairview Home
undated
9/8
Buildings--Oregon State Hospital
1920
9/9
Buildings--Oregon State Hospital--State Insane Asylum
1920
9/9a
Buildings--Oregon State Penitentiary
circa 1925
9/10
Buildings--Organizations
1925
9/11
Buildings--Post office
undated
9/12
Buildings--Public library
undated
9/13
Buildings--Railroad station
circa 1900; 1925
9/14
Buildings--Residences
1913
9/15, 18/10, 20/6
Buildings--State Capitol
circa 1913; 1920
9/16
Buildings--State Capitol fire
1935
9/17
Buildings--Unidentified
undated
9/18
Businesses
circa 1920-1926
9/19
Celebrations--Parades
circa 1900; 1913
9/20
Churches
circa 1930
9/21
Crime scene
1926 May
9/22, 17/8
Oregon State Fair--Buildings and grounds
circa 1920-1925
9/23
Oregon State Fair--Exhibits
circa 1925
9/24
Parks--Willson Park
undated
9/25
Schools--Public schools
circa 1926
9/26
Schools--Oregon State School for the Deaf
undated
9/27
Schools--Oregon State Training School
circa 1920
9/28
Schools--Willamette University
undated
9/29
State officials
1932
9/30
Street scenes
1926
9/31
Stunt bicycle rider
1899 September
Subseries 4: Silver Falls State Park
Arranged alphabetically by place or feature name.
circa 1900-1934
Box/Folder
9/32, 18/11
Double Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1923
9/33, 18/12
Drake Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1923
9/34, 18/13
Lower North Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1906; 1923
9/35
Lower South Falls
1906; 1932
9/36
Middle North Falls
undated
9/37, 18/14
North Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1923
9/38, 8/15
South Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
circa 1906-1934
9/39, 18/16
South Falls in winter
circa 1900; 1931
9/40, 18/17
Twin Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1923
9/41, 18/18
Upper North Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
circa 1906; 1923
9/42, 8/19
Winter Falls
Includes hand-painted photograph.
1923
9/43
Other park scenes
circa 1928
14/14
Other park scenes--Al Faussett's boat ride over Silver Falls
1920
Subseries 5: Other locations
Arranged alphabetically by state and place name.
Photographs taken prior to 1900 are copy photographs made by Drake from original photographs taken by undieunidentifiedntified photographers.
circa 1865-1953
Box/Folder
9/44
Idaho
undated
9/45
Idaho--Henry Henry Harmon Spalding gravesite
undated
9/46
New York--Staten Island--Wagner College
undated
9/47
Oregon--Abiqua Basin
1913
9/48
Oregon--Abiqua Creek
undated
9/49
Oregon--Abiqua Creek--Monument to the Battle of the Abiqua
1953
17/9
Oregon--Abiqua Creek Falls
undated
9/50
Oregon--Albany
undated
9/51
Oregon--Breitenbush Hot Springs
undated
9/52
Oregon--Brownsville--First flouring mill built in Oregon
1927
9/53
Oregon--Cascade Locks
1926; circa 1930
9/54
Oregon--Depoe Bay
undated
9/55
Oregon--Drift Creek Falls
undated
10/1
Oregon--Galice
circa 1910
10/2
Oregon--Gervais
Copy photograph made by Drake from an original photograph taken by an unidentified photographer.
circa 1865
10/3
Oregon--House Mountain Rock
undated
10/4
Oregon--Lafayette--Government Locks
1922
10/5
Oregon--Lake Labish
undated
10/6
Oregon--Lebanon
circa 1928
10/7
Oregon--Linn County--Providence Church and Joab Powell monument
undated
10/8
Oregon--Marquam
1908
10/9
Oregon--Mill City
undated
10/10
Oregon--Molalla
circa 1925
10/11
Oregon--Monitor--Crime scene
undated
10/12
Oregon--Mount Hood
1935
10/13
Oregon--Mount Jefferson and Olallie Lake
1936
10/14
Oregon--Mount Washington
undated
10/15
Oregon--Mulino
circa 1920; 1928
10/16
Oregon--Multnomah Falls
circa 1910
10/17
Oregon--Newport
circa 1900
10/18
Oregon--Niagara
1938
10/19
Oregon--Oakbridge and Westfir American Legion Cascade Post No. 64
undated
10/20
Oregon--Oregon City
undated
10/21, 18/20
Oregon--Polk and Yamhill County line--George Gay house
1912
10/22
Oregon--Portland
circa 1900; 1920
10/23
Oregon--Pudding River flood
1912
10/24
Oregon--Scio
circa 1928
10/25
Oregon--Scotts Mill
circa 1926; 1950
10/26, 18/21
Oregon--Selah Springs
1910
10/27
Oregon--Three Sisters
undated
10/28
Oregon--Turner
undated
10/29
Oregon--Wallowa Lake Park
undated
10/30, 20/20
Oregon--Wilhoit
1902-1909
10/31
Oregon--Wilhoit--Wilhoit Coal Mine
undated
17/10
Oregon--Wilhoit--Wilhoit Springs tent camp
undated
10/32
Oregon--Woodburn--McLaren Boys Home
circa 1915
10/33
Oregon--Yoder--T. H. Sconse and cottonwood tree
1935
10/34
South Dakota--Wessington
1907
17/11
Washington--Grand Coulee
undated
10/35
Washington--Grand Coulee Dam
undated
10/36
Washington--Ilwaco
undated
10/37
Washington--Skagit City
1912
10/38
Washington--Woodland
undated
10/39
Washington, D.C.--Capitol building
undated
10/40
Unidentified locations--Bridges
undated
10/41
Unidentified locations--Buildings and structures
1951; undated
10/41a
Unidentified locations--Camping sites
circa 1900-1920
10/42
Unidentified locations--Churches
circa 1930; undated
10/43
Unidentified locations--Creeks, rivers, lakes, dams, and waterfalls
undated
10/44
Unidentified locations--Monuments, rocks, and fields
undated
10/45
Unidentified locations--Residences
undated
10/46
Unidentified locations--Residences--Log cabins
1912; circa 1920
10/47
Unidentified locations--Road and camp
undated
10/48
Unidentified locations--School classes
undated
10/49
Unidentified locations--Towns
undated
10/50
Unidentified locations--Vistas
undated

Series D:  Agriculture, circa 1887-1955Return to Top

657 photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Photographs of crops, farms, harvesting techniques, and livestock in the Silverton area of Oregon taken by June D. Drake. Photographs taken prior to 1900 are copy photographs made by Drake from original photographs taken by unidentified photographers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
Botanical specimens
undated
11/2
Crops--Beans
circa 1955
11/3
Crops--Blackberries and boysenberries
1945
11/4
Crops--Cabbage
undated
11/5, 19/1
Crops--Celery
undated
11/6
Crops--Corn
undated
11/7, 19/2
Crops--Flax
1912-1941
11/8
Crops--Flowers
1922
11/9
Crops--Flowers--Cooley's Gardens--Family and store
1930
11/10
Crops--Flowers--Cooley's Gardens--Employees
circa 1925
11/11-11/12
Crops--Flowers--Cooley's Gardens--Fields
1935-1951
11/13
Crops--Fruit
undated
11/14
Crops--Fruit--Spraying
1909
11/15, 17/12
Crops--Grain--Fields
1910
11/16, 17/13
Crops--Grain--Harvest with horse-drawn equipment
undated
11/17
Crops--Grains--Harvest with motorized equipment
circa 1908
11/18, 17/14, 19/3
Crops--Grains--Shocked (oats and wheat)
circa 1900
11/19
Crops--Hay
undated
11/20
Crops--Hops
Photographs taken prior to 1900 are copy photographs made by June D. Drake from original photographs taken by undientified photographers.
circa 1887-1928
VAULT
Crops--Hops--Horst hopyard
Cirkut print.
circa 1934
11/21
Crops--Loganberries
undated
11/22, 17/15, 19/4
Crops--Mint
circa 1930
11/23, 19/5
Crops--Onions
circa 1930
11/24
Crops--Plums
undated
11/25
Crops--Root vegetables
undated
11/26
Crops--Raspberries
undated
11/27, 19/6
Crops--Strawberries
circa 1930; 1940
11/28
Crops--Sunflowers
undated
11/29
Crops--Tomatoes
undated
11/30, 19/7
Crops--Walnuts and filberts
circa 1930
11/31
Farms--Identified by location
circa 1925
11/32
Farms--Identified by owner
undated
11/33-11/34
Farms--Unidentified buildings
undated
11/35
Farms--Unidentified fields
undated
11/36
"Fresh Air Children"
1913
12/1
Land clearing
circa 1910; 1939
12/2
Livestock--Bees
undated
12/3
Livestock--Dairy cattle--Identified by farm
undated
12/4
Livestock--Dairy cattle--Bulls
circa 1915; 1941
12/5-12/6, 17/16
Livestock--Dairy cattle--Cows
1915; undated
12/7
Livestock--Dairy cattle--Five-legged calf
undated
12/8-12/9
Livestock--Dairy cattle--Grazing
undated
12/10
Livestock--Frogs
undated
12/11
Livestock--Goats
undated
12/12, 19/8
Livestock--Hogs
undated
12/13
Livestock--Horses and mules
undated
12/14
Livestock--Oxen
undated
12/15
Livestock--Poultry--Chickens
undated
12/16, 19/9
Livestock--Poultry--Geese
undated
12/17, 17/17
Livestock--Poultry--Pheasants
circa 1907; 1924
12/18
Livestock--Poultry--Turkeys
undated
12/19, 17/18 , 19/10
Livestock--Sheep
1934
12/20
Livestock--Machinery
circa 1925; 1941
12/21
Portable cannery
1933 October 22
12/22
Windmills
1933

Series E:  Davenport family, 1868-1953Return to Top

70 photographs.

This series contains photographs taken and collected by Drake of members of the Homer Davenport family of Silverton, Or. and the related Geer family. Homer Davenport (1867-1912) was a political cartoonist of national prominence who was born near Silverton and who is also credited with bringing Arabian horses to the United States. Photographs taken prior to 1900 are copy photographs made by Drake from original photographs taken by unidentified photographers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/23
Timothy, Florinda (Geer), and Homer Davenport
1868; circa 1900
12/24, 19/11
Geer Homestead--Riding whip tree
circa 1910; 1953
12/25
Homer Davenport
circa 1887-1912
12/26
Homer Davenport's funeral
1912 May 20
12/27
Homer Davenport's parrot
circa 1915
12/28
Photographic reproductions of Homer Davenport sketches
1891; 1894
12/29
Timothy Davenport and second wife
undated
12/30
R. C. Geer, Mary C. (Willard) Geer, and an unidentified young woman
undated
12/31, 17/19
Sied Abdal and Habib
Abdal was Homer Davenport's Arabian horse trainer, and Habib was Davenport's Arabian horse.
undated

Series F:  Native Americans, 1909-circa 1930Return to Top

31 photographs.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/1
Chemawa Indian School
undated
13/2
Portraits
1908; 1909; circa 1930

Series G:  Lumber industry, 1890-1948Return to Top

566 photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/3
Camps--Bridge Creek Camp
undated
13/4
Camps--Silver Falls Timber Company
1914
13/5
Camps--Silverton Lumber Company
1911
13/6-13/7, 17/20
Camps--Unidentified
1910; circa 1925; undated
13/8
Camps--Unidentified--Cooks and dining hall
undated
13/9
Employees--Children
circa 1900
13/10
Employees--Loggers
undated
13/11
Forest fire
1912
13/12
Logs
1900-1942
13/13
Mills--Employees, equipment, and activities
circa 1915
13/14, 17/21
Mills--Employees, equipment, and activities--Silver Falls Timber Company
circa 1910; 1917
13/15
Mills--Employees, equipment, and activities--Silverton Lumber Company
circa 1915
13/16
Mills--Identified by name
1890-1903
13/17
Mills--Identified by name--John G. Lais sawmill, Silverton, Or.
1908-1909
13/18-13/20, 19/12
Mills--Identified by name--Silver Falls Timber Company
circa 1906-1947
13/21
Mills--Identified by name--Silverton Lumber Company
1908-1920
13/22
Mills--Unidentified
undated
13/23
Mills--Unidentified--Sawed and milled lumber
undated
13/24
Mill ponds
circa 1905-1916
13/25
Silver Falls Timber Company--First and last load of logs from Abiqua Basin
1913 August 25; 1938 September 6
13/26, 19/13
Silver Falls Timber Company--Office
1917 March 3
13/27
Silver Falls Timber Company--Retail yard
undated
13/28
Silverton Lumber Company--Office
1907; 1920
13/29
Standing timber
1906; 1927
13/30-13/31
Timber felling
1909-1948
14/1
Transportation--Railroads--Bucking and loading logs--Silverton Lumber Company
undated
14/2
Transportation--Railroads--Grading tract with plow and horses
1916
14/3
Transportation--Railroads--Loading logs
circa 1930
14/4, 19/14
Transportation--Railroads--Silver Falls Timber Company
1916-1917; 1938
14/5, 17/22
Transportation--Railroads--Silverton Lumber Company
1911; 1913
14/6
Transportation--Railroads--Steam donkey
1911
14/7
Transportation--Railroads--Timbers cut by Lockyear Lumber Company
1946
14/8
Transportation--Railroads--Tracks and bridges
undated
14/9
Transportation--Railroads--Truck
1910-1948

Series H:  Military, 1918-1940Return to Top

42 photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/10
Bands, camps, cooks, and officers
1938
14/11
Oregon State Militia
1918; 1940
14/12
Portraits--Identified
undated
14/13, 19/15
Portraits--Unidentified military men
undated

Series I:  Transportation, 1890-1950Return to Top

170 photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/7
Airplanes
1924
15/8
Automobiles
circa 1910-1920
15/9
Automobiles--Cascade Highway
1928
15/10
Bicycles
circa 1900; 1929
15/11
Bridges
circa 1929
15/12
Bridges--Covered
1950
15/13
Buses
circa 1930
15/14
Horses
circa 1910
15/15
Horses--Horse and buggy
circa 1910
15/16
Horses--Horse-drawn hearse
1910
15/17
Horses--Horse-drawn wagons
undated
15/18
Roads
undated
15/19
Ships
undated
15/20
Stage coach
1905 April 14
15/21
Trains
All photographs taken prior to 1900 were originally taken by an unidentified photographer and reprinted by June D. Drake.
1890; circa 1910; 1912
15/22
Trucks
circa 1920

Series J:  Animals, 1920-1934Return to Top

49 photographs.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/23
Bears--Dead and performing
1934
15/24
Beavers--Dams
undated
15/25
Birds
undated
15/26
Deer--Deer hunting
undated
15/27, 17/23
Dogs
Includes photographs of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, a Scotch Collie who found his way home to Silverton, Or. after being lost in Indiana in 1923.
1926; undated
15/28
Ducks
undated
15/29
Elk
1920 January 1
15/30
Fish--Fish hatchery
circa 1925
15/31
Fish--Rainbow trout
undated
15/32
Mice in trap
undated
15/33
Rabbits
undated
15/34
Snakes and snake charmer
undated

Series K:  June D. Drake historical collections, 1946, undatedReturn to Top

44 photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains photographs that June D. Drake took of historical artifacts and other objects that he had obtained for his personal collection, which detailed the history of Silverton and its environs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/35
Art objects
undated
15/36
Confederate money
undated
15/37
Fossils found at Pinson Farm at Evan's valley
1946 Aug. 20
15/38
Gun and powder horn
undated
15/39
Kazoo instruments
undated
15/40
Tools and engines
undated

Series L:  Copy work, 1881-1950, undatedReturn to Top

165 photographs.

This series contains reproductions made by June D. Drake of photographs originally taken by other photographers, all unidentified. This copy work was commissioned by Drake's customers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1
Reproductions of printed materials
1881-1950
16/2
Reproductions of photomechanical prints
undated
16/3
Lumber industry--Transportations--Railroads
undated
16/4
Portraits--Children--Unidentified
circa 1900
16/5
Portraits--Couples--Unidentified
undated
16/6
Portraits--Families--Disney family
undated
16/7
Portraits--Families--Pete Steffen family
1918
16/8
Portraits--Families--Unidentified
undated
16/9, 19/16
Portraits--Groups--Unidentified
undated
16/10
Portraits--Men--Identified
undated
16/11
Portraits--Men--Unidentified
undated
16/12, 19/5
Portraits--Military
undated
16/13
Portraits--Pioneers
Copies of portraits made by June D. Drake for P. L. Brown.
undated
16/14
Portraits--Women--Identified
undated
16/15
Portraits--Women--Unidentified
undated
16/16
Residences--Ireland--Cottage
undated

Series M:  Background materials, 1916-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 16/17

This folder contains newspaper clippings and other articles about June D. Drake's life and photography, as well as color photocopies of selected photographs of June and Eleanor S. Drake held by the Silverton Country Historical Society in Silverton, Or. and an article about Al Faussett's boat ride over Sunset Falls in Washington state in 1926 (see Box 14, Folder 14 for photographs of his ride over Silver Falls at Silver Falls State Park in 1920).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Animals--Photographs.
  • Antiquities--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Indians of North America--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Lumber trade--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Lumber trade--Oregon--Silverton--Photographs.
  • Transportation--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Waterfalls--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Personal Names :
  • Davenport, Homer, 1867-1912--Photographs.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Chemawa Indian School--Photographs.
  • Mt. Angel Abbey (St. Benedict, Or.)--Photographs.
  • Oregon. National Guard--Photographs.
  • Family Names :
  • Davenport family--Photographs.
  • Drake family--Photographs.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Mount Angel (Or.)--Photographs.
  • Salem (Or.)--Photographs.
  • Silverton (Or.)--Photographs.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jones, William L. (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Drake Bros. Studio (Silverton, Or.). (photographers)