Mount Hood Area Excursion Photograph Album, circa 1910

Overview of the Collection

Mount Hood Area Excursion Photograph Album
circa 1910 (inclusive)
0.10 cubic feet, including 111 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 310
The Mount Hood Area Excursion Photograph Album (P 310) is comprised of 111 gelatin silver prints depicting a multi-day excursion near Mount Hood, Oregon, taken in approximately 1910. The photos depict many stages of the trip including preparation, travel, and wilderness living and include extensive photography of the natural landscape.
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: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This photograph album is comprised of 111 gelatin silver prints illustrating a multi-day excursion through what appears to be the Mount Hood National Forest (then the Oregon National Forest). The photos, taken circa 1910, depict preparation, travel, and wilderness living.

The bulk of the album is comprised of photographs of two men engaged in wilderness activities including wood gathering, campsite setup, outdoor cooking, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. The album also includes extensive landscape photography, much of it featuring mountainous forest terrain after a recent forest fire. One photograph appears to feature the south face of Mount Hood, placing the photographers near the route of modern State Highway 26. Other photographs depict preparation of outdoor gear, the front of the Estacada, Oregon train station, travel by wagon, and an unidentified family. Also included are portraits of the album's two primary subjects.

Captions and other identifying text is absent from this album. However, the photographs appear to be arranged in approximate chronological order and form a rough visual narrative.

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Preferred Citation

Mount Hood Area Excursion Photograph Album (P 310), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Acquisition Information

This album was purchased by Gerald Williams and donated to the Oregon State University Archives in 2010. The album now resides independently in the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

Processing Note

This photograph album was accessioned as part of the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG). It has since been separated from that collection and processed independently.

Related Materials

Other collections pertaining to wilderness living and recreation include the Lucy Lewis Scrapbook (MSS Lewis), the Willi Unsoeld Collection (MSS Unsoeld), and the Oregon State University Mountain Club Records (MSS MountainClub).

Collections with photographs and documents relating to the Mount Hood area include the Gerald Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG), the Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs (P218-SG 1), the Ralph I. Gifford Photographs (P218-SG 2), the Wanda Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 4), and the Roland G. Holmes Collection of Oregon and Washington Postcards (P 283).

Maps of Mount Hood and the surrounding area can be found in the Historic Oregon Topographic Maps (MAPS ORTopos)National Forests in Oregon Maps (MAPS USFS), the State of Oregon Maps Collection (MAPS ORMaps), the Gerald Williams Maps Collection (MAPS WilliamsG), and the Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon (MAPS Hintze).

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Subject Terms

  • Camping--Oregon.
  • Landscape photography--Oregon.
  • Outdoor recreation--Oregon.

Geographical Names

  • Hood, Mount (Or.)
  • Mount Hood National Forest (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.