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Quick, Martha Anna (Pitzer) and child

Martha "Annie" Pitzer, born in 1822 in Licking County, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth (DeBott) Pitzer. She married James Quick in 1840 in Ohio. They came overland from the Midwest to Oregon in 1853, with five children in tow, and settled in Tillamook County. She had four more children once they arrived in Oregon Territory. Annie died in Tillamook in 1888. The child pictured here with her could be either Charles (born 1859) or, less likely, Nellie (born 1865).

Lodge, James

James Lodge, editor of the Pioneer Democrat in Olympia, Washington. He was born in about 1836 in Indiana, and worked as a draftsman in Thurston County, Washington, in 1860.

Morris, Rachel W.

Rachel Morris, sister of Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris, who gave bells to Trinity Episcopal Church of Portland, Oregon. She was born in Pennsylvania, in 1821. She came to live with her brother's family in Portland, arriving before 1870.

Hinkle, David

Carleton E. Watkins photographs, 1861-1885

  • Org. Lot 93
  • Collection
  • 1861 - 1885

This collection contains stereographs, cartes de visite, cabinet and boudoir cards, photograph albums, mammoth plates, and other loose prints taken by landscape photographer Carleton E. Watkins, 1861-1885. Watkins photographs that were taken before he lost his Yosemite Art Gallery studio in 1876 to Isaiah W. Taber are known as his "Old Series." Watkins photographs taken after 1876 are referred to as his "New Series." The collection contains both Old Series and New Series images and includes some of Watkins' photographs printed under Taber's imprint..

The bulk of the stereographs and mammoth plate photographs in this collection were taken during Watkins' trips to Oregon to photograph Portland, the Willamette River, and the Columbia River in 1867 (Old Series), as well as in 1882, 1883, and the winter of 1884-1885 (New Series). There are also some stereographs that were taken by Watkins on his 1882 voyage to photograph Puget Sound in the Washington Territory and Victoria in British Columbia. Other mammoth plates, cartes de visite, and stereographs depict views of places in California, including Yosemite and Mariposa County, the Farallon Islands and other scenes of the California coast, San Francisco, Round Top, Mount Lola, and Mount Shasta, as well as views of Utah taken for the Union Pacific Railroad. There are also cabinet card portraits taken by Watkins of various people, including Oregon railroad financier Simeon Gannett Reed and members of the family of Cornelius C. Beekman (1828-1915), banker from Jacksonville, Or.

The collection also contains two photograph albums assembled by Watkins and originally owned by Charles H. Prescott (b. 1839), manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. from 1881-1887. One album, "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery," contains images taken by Watkins during his trips to the Columbia River Gorge circa 1882-1883, and the second album, ""Great Storm of the Winter of 1884-5. Columbia River, Or.," contains images that he took during a winter blizzard in December and January of 1884-1885 that snowed in an Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. train on its tracks along the Columbia River. The collection also contains one group of stereographs entitled "Watkins' Pacific Railroad" that were originally taken by Alfred A. Hart, official photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad, between 1862-1869 and reprinted by Watkins under his own imprint after 1870.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Claggett, William D.

William D. Claggett, a son of Charles and Mary (Irvine) Claggett. He was one of thirteen children, raised in Keizer, Oregon. He was born in Missouri in 1840 and came overland to Oregon Territory in 1852 with his family. He died in 1911 in Marion County, Oregon.

Johnson, Julia

Miss Julia Johnson, pioneer of 1845. She was the sister of W. Carey Johnson, a lawyer, and Rev. Frank Johnson. They were the children of Rev. Hezekiah and Eliza Johnson, a pioneer minister of the Baptist Church.

Kelly, Plympton

Plympton Kelly, the eldest son of Clinton W. and Mary (Baston) Kelly, born on September 7, 1828, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He arrived in Oregon with his family in 1848. He married Elizabeth A. Clark in 1864, with whom he had three children. His donation land claim was located in far East Portland, where Kelly Butte is located today, just on the north side of Powell Boulevard.

Helm, Reverend William

Reverend William Helm, born in Virginia in 1800, and pioneer to Oregon in 1845, with his family. They established a donation land claim in Champoeg County in 1846 and remained in Marion County.

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