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Stevenson, Sarah (Tait)

Transcription from back: “Mrs. Sarah Tait Stevenson, 1853, B. April 12, 1811. Pioneer of 1853. Mrs. John W. Stevenson. Photograph taken during the 1860s.”

Frank G. Abell Studio (Photographer)

Strong, Fred R.

Transcription from back: “Fred R. Strong. Born Cathlamet, O. T. [Oregon Territory] 1851-1904. Photo at age 22! May 1873.”

R. E. Churchill Studio (Photographer)

Switzer, William H.

Transcription from back: “William H. Switzer, Acc. No. 9068.” A three cent revenue stamp is affixed to the back.

H. B. Leckenby Studio (Photographer)

Shaw, Lieutenant

Transcription from back: ”Lieutenant Shaw, Portland, Ogn. June 25, 1866. Where can I send these cards to Mrs. Shaw?”

Shipley, Adam R.

Transcription from back: “Adam R. Shipley, Postmaster and book seller. Married Miss Celinda E. Himes.”

Buchtel & Cardwell (Photographers)

Silver, C. S.

Transcription from back: “Property of J. M. Brown R V Banks, Ore. C. S. Silver, Pioneer of 1850 in Portland merchant for many years.”

B. F. Howland & Co. Studio (Photographers)

Smith, Eleanor J.

Transcription from back: “Eleanor J. Smith, aged 74 years, 1879. Reverend + Mrs. Wm. B. Less with sincere regards--Longwood, June 1882.”

W. Kurtz (New York, N.Y.)

Smith, Hiram

Transcription from back: “Smith, Hiram. Born in New York State. After reaching his majority he went to Ohio. Organized three expeditions to Oregon, in 18451 1851, 1863. The one in 1863 was to aid immigrants. His home was on 12th St. near Washington. He died in San Francisco, Jan 17, 1870. Presented by Mrs. S. C. Dyer, Salem. Rec. No. 270.”

Vaughan's First Premium Photograph Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)

Smith, Hannah M.

Transcription from back: “Smith, Mrs. Hiram (Hannah M.----) Pioneer of 1851. Known as a very benevolent woman. By will she left fund for constructing a Presbyterian Church at Fairview a few miles east of Portland, which is known as the Hannah M. Smith Memorial Church. Presented by Mrs. S. C. Dyer, Salem. Rec. No. 270.”

Vaughan's First Premium Photograph Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)

Smith, William Sidney

Transcription from back: “Diminished copy of a photograph taken 1869. Wm. Sidney Smith was at the time 73 years. To Rev. and Mrs. Lee from their friend Eleanor June Smith. June 1882.”

Alva Pearsall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “Your brother in Christ, 1868, Age 65, Brownsville, Oregon, H. H. Spalding.” Transcription from back: “To dear brother Lewis, but if gone home, to some of his family, from his bro. (brother) H. H. Spalding, born Bath (?) N.Y. 26 Nov 1803. [W]ith his wife & Doct. Whitman & wife crossed Rocky Mts. & the continent to Pacific 1836. First white woman to cross[.] This settled the question & established the Grt. Emgrt. R__t & setld this coast with Amers. Mrs. S. taught good woman to weave. Mr. S. printed first book in /39 & first press on Pacific coast by blessing of God[.] Nez Perces raised 25,000 bushels yearly[.] 500 in school over 100 converted[.]”

Thompson & Paxton (Photographers)

Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “H. H. Spalding, born 1803. To bro(?) Dickenson with love.” Transcription from back: ““H. H. Spalding born Nov 26 1803 Bath N.Y. Educated W. R. Col. & Lane Sem. O. Married to Eliza Hart 1833 ordained by Bath Presbtery 1835 _ with his wife of A. B. C. F. M. & in comp. with Dr. & Mrs. Whitman crossed the mts in 1836, first white women to cross which established the Grt. Emgrt. Route, which set the coast with Am. Settlement & this country. Estab. first press and print. first book on this coast 1839, saw God’s word with simple means[.] Change a savage tribe in 11 yrs to a church & school going & Sabbath loving people 100 converted, 234 in schools, 25,000 bushels grain raised yearly.”

Thompson & Paxton (Photographers)

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