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Al Fausett's overturned canoe below Willamette Falls

Photograph of an overturned canoe floating in rough water below Willamette Falls, near Oregon City. It has the words “Al Fausett’s canoe” on the side. The photograph was taken March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Bottoms up’ at foot of falls, with Fausett underneath.’ ” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett was attempting to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe, but the craft went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N5708, 377N0376, and 377N0377.

Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls in canoe

Photograph showing daredevil Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls sideways in a canoe on March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Canoe dropping at crest of falls.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett was attempting to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe, but the craft went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 377N0376, and 377N0377. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Al Fausett in bed after attempt to shoot Willamette Falls

Portrait, taken from the front, showing daredevil Al Fausett in bed, holding a cup and saucer, after an attempt to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe on March 31, 1928. The Oregon Journal published photos and a story about the attempt on the front page on April 1, 1928. According to the story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett’s specially designed canoe went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 371N5708, and 377N0377. Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

Al Fausett in bed after attempt to shoot Willamette Falls

Portrait, taken from the side, showing daredevil Al Fausett in bed, holding a cup and saucer, after an attempt to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe on March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “Close-up of Fausett in bed after being pulled from water at end of locks near west shore.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett’s canoe went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 371N5708, and 377N0376. Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.