C.A. Bushnell and Pearl R. Crouch photographs and poetry, circa 1910-1920  PDF

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C.A. Bushnell and Pearl R. Crouch photographs and poetry
circa 1910-1920 (inclusive)
12 photographic prints accompanied by text
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12 black and white photographs showing landscapes and animals in the Pacific Northwest, probably Oregon, accompanied by poetry
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
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Corydon Addison Bushnell produced the photographs in this collection. Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1866, to Jemias Melvina and John Corydon Bushnell. Corydon married Miss Harriet J. Herron in Oregon. A few years later they moved to Seattle where he established the Bushnell Studio in 1902 with E. E. James. Mr. Bushnell worked as a photographer in Seattle until about 1936. He died in Seattle on June 10, 1941.

Pearl Riggs Crouch wrote the accompanying poetry. She is better known for her book Dry Land Prairie published in 1940.

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12 black and white photographs showing landscapes and animals in the Pacific Northwest, probably Oregon, accompanied by poetry.

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Four sheets of grey mould-made paper with letterpress printed poems in two columns along outside edges, original photographs collaged in center of page. Top edge of each sheet with two round holes laced through with ribbon creating binding.

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Container(s) Description Dates
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1 1a
View over Ashland, Oregon
"Ashland--/ Pearl of the Siskiyous--/ Of opporunity/ possessed,/ In beauty serves/ as the Southern Gate/ to the glories/ of/ The Great Northwest"
1 1b
Snow covered trees and field
"Once in a/ winter-moon/ it falls--/Softly and/ feather-slow--/ Then with the sun/ it vanishes--/ The miracle/ of/ snow."
1 1c
Small waterfall in a rocky stream
"I spring/ from snowy heights/ inviolate,/ thru ferny grots/ and tranquil/ willow-shade./ Where silver trout/ dart silently/ and deep,/ And shallow, sunlit/ pools,/ Where chilldren wade."
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2 2a
Water falling over rocks
"Enthroned in rock-set/ ferny grace,/ Woodland maid/ of mystery/ The silver of/ her streaming hair/ rippling over/ wrist and knee"
2 2b
Dirt road and evergreen trees
"Ballet birches/ poise in trio/ pirouetting/ as we pass;/ Evergreens tread/ stately measure,/ While their flounces/ sweep the grass."
2 2c
Fountain and swan in a pond
"Lake-set fountain,/ silver-bright,/ Radiating/ paths of light;? Midnight tree-winds,/ soft and deep,/ Sing your floating/ swans to sleep."
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3 3a
Man sitting on bench near a lake
"Here is the peace/ my heart/ would know--/ My woodland lake/ in the noon's/ warm glow./ A dreaming hour, the wind's soft stir, In circling oak/ and/ conifer."
3 3b
"One more nut/ at the foot/ of a fir--/ I've burried it close/ to my cache;/ And now that it's safe,/ my winter store--/ I'll flirt/ my feathery tail/ and play."
3 3c
Path in trees
"One scene/ in memory/ Beloved/ enchantment/lends--/ a quiet/ woodland path/ Leaf-shadowed/ where/ it bends."
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4 4a
Tennis court
"Tennis, horseshoes,/ rest, croquet,/ Bear/ vacation hours/ away./ While refreshing/ breezes blow/ From flowering/ vale/ And skiing/ snow."
4 4b
Wooden bridge over stream
"No sound/ but the symphony/ Of pine winds/ low and deep,/ And the croon/ of the river-tide/ in/ its rocky sweep."
4 4c
Small waterfalls in stream
"They have journeyed far--/ these woodland/ patriarchs/ And now they reach/ at last/ with eager stride/ The dream/ that kept them plodding/ on their way--/ The shimmer of/ the water's/ singing tide."

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