Tabor family photographs, 1885-1895

Overview of the Collection

Tabor, James Waucop, 1865-1948
Tabor family photographs
1885-1895 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet, (2 folders in a shared document case)  :  21 cabinet card photographs
Collection Number
Org. Lot 968
Collection consists of 21 card photographs collected by J. W. Tabor and Margaret Tabor dating to circa 1895 and depicting Portland, Oregon, Celilo Falls, and Granite, Oregon.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Waucop Tabor, more commonly known as J. W. "Walkie" Tabor, was born in Granite, Oregon in 1865. His parents, Albert Gallatin Tabor and Mary Jane McCausland Tabor, started a gold mining claim near what was to become Granite in 1862. The Tabor family operated several mining claims and businesses in Grant County, Oregon.

Margaret S. McNulty was born in Canyon City in 1873. She married J. W. Tabor in 1893. J. W. Tabor died in La Grande, Oregon in 1948. Margaret Tabor died in Baker City in 1961.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of photographs collected by the Tabor family. Most of the photographs are believed to have been taken or acquired by J. W. Tabor and Margaret Tabor during a trip to Portland, Oregon in 1895. Subjects include various views of Portland, including City Park (now Washington Park) gardens and bear pit, Mount Tabor reservoir, the Portland Heights cable car line, the Willamette River waterfront, and the Morrison Bridge; Celilo Falls; photographs of James Waucop Tabor, Margaret S. McNulty Tabor and her cousin, Alice Bachman Bettner; and a coroner's investigation of a body found in a mining camp near Granite, Oregon. None of the photographers are identified.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Collection was titled "Theresa Tabor Fowler photographs collection" prior to May 2021.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

20 photographs from this collection are viewable online in OHS Digital Collections.

Restrictions on Use

Materials in this collection are in the public domain.

Preferred Citation

Tabor family photographs, Org. Lot 968, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Theresa Tabor Fowler, August 1999 (Lib. Acc. 23983 and 24019).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cable cars (Streetcars)--Oregon--Portland--Photographs
  • Parks--Oregon--Portland--Photographs
  • Street-railroads--Oregon--Portland--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Tabor, Margaret S., 1873-1961

Geographical Names

  • Celilo Falls (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Portland (Or.)--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • card photographs (photographs)
  • cyanotypes (photographic prints)