Pernot Family Photographic Collection, circa 1870-1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Pernot family
Pernot Family Photographic Collection
circa 1870-1940 (inclusive)
0.05 cubic foot, including 83 photographs , (1 box)
Collection Number
P 220
The Pernot Family Photographic Collection documents members of the Pernot and Coote families and includes images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and faculty. Emile Pernot taught photography at Oregon Agricultural College beginning in 1890 and became the first chair of the Bacteriology Department in 1900. He married Edith Coote, daughter of OAC horticulturist George Coote.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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

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.

John F. "Jack" Pernot and Frederick E. Pernot were sons of Eugene Pernot (another of Emile Pernot's brothers). John was born in 1890 and graduated from OAC in 1910 with a degree in Forestry. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service until his accidental death in 1914. Frederick was also born in 1890, and graduated from OAC in 1910 in Engineering. He taught electrical engineering at the University of California, and died in 1968.

Several other photographic collections include photographs taken by Emile Pernot, including the OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25), the College of Agricultural Sciences Photographic Collection (P 36), the Alice Kidder Evans Photographs (P 144), and Harriet's Photographic Collection.

Other collections include photographs of Pernot Family members: Emile Pernot, Faculty and Staff Photographic Collection (P 46) and Harriet's Collection (#3, #413, #612, and #1573); Edith (Coote) Pernot, OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25) and Harriet's Collection (#612 & #1229); and John F. Pernot, Harriet's Collection (#1573). See also MC - Pernot, Emile F., and MC - Pernot, Mabel.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes copy photographs of Pernot Family and Coote Family members, Oregon Agricultural College, and Corvallis. Also includes one original albumen print. Some of the photographs were taken by OAC faculty member Emile Pernot. Negatives exist for all photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Pernot Family Photographic Collection (P 220), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 P220:01: Willamette River at Corvallis; paddlewheelers at wharf below mill and warehouses circa 1900
1 P220:02: Paddlewheelers Three Sisters and Wm. M. Hoag on the Willamette River at Corvallis wharves circa 1900
1 P220:03: George Coote in OAC greenhouse
semi-tropical room
circa 1895
1 P220:04: Portrait of George Coote
W. S. Gardner, Corvallis (photographer)
circa 1895
1 P220:05: Edith Coote in OAC greenhouse with geraniums, gloxinias, cinerarias, calceolaria, cyclamen, ferns, and other plants circa 1895
1 P220:06: Pernot Family -- Eugene, Emile, Lucie, Henry, and Charles September 1, 1881
1 P220:07: Mrs. Mary A. Coote (grandmother Coote), Mrs. Blower of Newport, and unidentified
from a photopostcard to Mrs. Coote from Aimie Pernot, Newport
August 23, 1913
1 P220:08: Portrait of Mary A. Coote
Ball Studio, Corvallis (photographer)
circa 1920
1 P220:09: Portrait of George Coote
similar to P 220:4; photo by W. S. Gardner
circa 1895
1 P220:10: Portrait of Emile F. Pernot
Webb & Keller, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1880
1 P220:11: Portrait of Emil F. Pernot
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)
circa 1890
1 P220:12: George Coote family home, SW corner of Monroe & 23rd circa 1900
1 P220:13: OAC greenhouse semi-tropical unit circa 1895
1 P220:14: Train engine and cars
copy photograph and original albumen photograph
circa 1890
1 P220:15: Flooded house at confluence of Willamette and Mary's Rivers circa 1885
1 P220:16: Benton County Courthouse
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)
circa 1890
1 P220:17: Corvallis (OAC in distance) from 2nd and Adams Streets
Photo probably taken from the water tower along 1st Street.
circa 1890
1 P220:18: "Sliver Thaw," along Willamette River in Corvallis north of Van Buren Street Bridge site

stereoview image
circa 1890
1 P220:19-P220:20: John F. "Jack" Pernot, (Emile Pernot's nephew & 1910 OAC graduate), U. S. Forest Service, next to log structure in Ochoco National Forest
split pea soup cooking in background
circa 1914
1 P220:21: Portrait of Edith Coote circa 1895
1 P220:22: Portrait of Edith (Coote) Pernot circa 1895
1 P220:23-P220:25: Portraits of Edith (Coote) Pernot circa 1900
1 P220:26: Edith (Coote) Pernot in wedding dress ("going away") circa 1900
1 P220:27: Edith (Coote) Pernot
photo appeared in Society section of Oregon Journal
1 P220:28: Edith (Coote) Pernot standing in yard with Angel the dog, Portland circa 1916
1 P220:29: Edith (Coote) Pernot standing outside of Nye Beach (Newport) summer house circa 1917
1 P220:30: Portrait of Mary Annie (Harvey) Coote (mother of Edith Coote Pernot)
D. Nottie, Beckenham, England (photographer)
circa 1870
1 P220:31-P220:32: Portrait of Mary A. Coote circa 1915
1 P220:33: Emilie Caroline Pernot (mother of Emile Pernot) in Riverside, age 88 circa 1924
1 P220:34-P220:35: Emilie Caroline Pernot, age 92 circa 1928
1 P220:36: Portland home of Emile Pernot and family from 1910-1925 circa 1910
1 P220:37: Kappa Psi initiation banquet, Portland
Emile Pernot 5th from left
circa 1915
1 P220:38: OAC faculty members
Emile Pernot is on left in 1st row
circa 1910
1 P220:39: Frederick E. Pernot (nephew of Emile Pernot and a 1910 OAC graduate) circa 1940
1 P220:40: Walk in OAC campus

original is a photo postcard
circa 1910
1 P220:41: OAC Administration Building (now Benton Hall)
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)
circa 1890

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon.
  • Personal Names :
  • Coote, George, 1842-1908
  • Pernot, E. F. (Emile Francis), b. 1859
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings
  • Family Names :
  • Coote family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Willamette River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Albumen prints
  • Film negatives
  • Photographic prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gardner, W. S. (photographer)
    • Pernot, E. F. (Emile Francis), b. 1859 (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ball Studio (photographer)