Photographs taken by Walter Boychuk of Portland, Or., including both commercial and private work. Includes portraits and landscapes primarily from Oregon and Washington state, as well as photographs from two commercial projects: the Historic American Building Survey and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.
Fred H. Kiser, an accomplished mountaineer and promoter, was one of the most successful and widely known landscape and commercial photographers in the American West during the first two decades of the early 20th century. His work is credited with popularizing Crater Lake National Park and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and establishing Glacier National Park in Montana. He and his brother Oscar also operated the Lewis and Clark Official Photographic Co. at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Or. The collection includes photographs taken by the brothers, as well as by Clarence L. Winter, Fred's partner who later operated Winter Photo Company.