This collection primarily contains photographs taken by Benjamin A. Gifford, who worked both in Portland and The Dalles, Or. from 1890-1920, both as a solo photographer and in partnerships with Herbert Hale as Gifford & Hale and with Arthur M. Prentiss as Gifford & Prentiss. The collection also contains photographs taken by Benjamin's son, Ralph I. Gifford, who began work in his father's studio and later was a photographer for the Oregon State Highway Commission until his death in 1947.
Collection comprises two albums containing 219 photographs of Sutherlin and Roseburg, Oregon taken around 1911. One of the albums belonged to Charles G. Glen, who was born about 1887 in Douglas, Oregon.