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Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery

Photo album, "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery," containing photos by Carleton E. Watkins. Album page bears signature of Charles H. Prescott, dated 1884. Prescott was the original owner of this album, and manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. A small biographical note appears alongside his signature. There is also an inscription from John Neilson Barry (b.1870), an Episcopal clergyman and historian from Portland, Or., to Julius L. Meier, governor of Oregon from 1931-1935. Inscription reads, "To the beloved Governor of Oregon Julius L. Meier whose noble and self sacrificing efforts in promoting the welfare of the people of Oregon have made him a public benefactor. J. Neilson Barry." Plates O.1. and O.45. are arranged out of numerical order. Plates O.28 and O.29 are not included.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"O.4. Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon."

View of Castle Rock, also known as Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Photo taken from the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. There are 2 structures, possibly houses, on the shore of the Columbia River. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"O.3. Cape Horn. View Looking Down the River."

View of Cape Horn on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, looking down the Columbia River. There is a fence and large tree stump in the foreground. Loose duplicate plate in 5/1. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"Castle Rock."

View of Castle Rock, also known as Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Photo taken from the Oregon side of the gorge. There are 2 structures, possibly houses, on the shore of the Columbia River.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"D.115. From Rooster Rock to Oneonta Falls. Cape Horn, from Bridal Veil."

View of Cape Horn across the river on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, taken from Bridal Veil, Oregon during the winter storm of 1884-1885. This plate is part of an album of Watkin’s New Series photographs originally owned by Charles H. Prescott, manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Scott, of Elks

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man facing front. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket and vest, collared shirt, and tie. On his lapel is a button with the text “B. P. O. Elks State Convention” around the top and “Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 19-20-21, 1920” around the bottom. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The name “Scott, Mr.” is written on the negative sleeve.

Spruce Production Division lantern slides

  • Org. Lot 1062
  • Collection
  • 1917-1919

Lantern slides depicting activities of the Spruce Production Division in Oregon and Washington State during World War I.

United States. War Department. Spruce Production Division

Manuscripts

Articles authored by Phoebe Finley: 1. "The chipmunks of Mt. Rainier"; 2. "Baxter's borrowed pup"; 3. "Gray-tail"; 4. "Pete's encounter with a porcupine"

Finley, Phoebe Katherine

Loyal Order of Moose? parade in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a parade in Vancouver, Washington. At right is a band in costume, playing instruments. The people in the parade may be members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Also see image Nos. 371N4894, 371N4896, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4899, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4903, 371N4904, and 371N4925. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Loyal Order of Moose? parade in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a parade in Vancouver, Washington. The men in front are wearing matching southern-style cowboy clothing. The people in the parade may be members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Also see image Nos. 371N4891, 371N4894, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4904, and 371N4925. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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