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Tabor family photographs

  • Org. Lot 968
  • Collection
  • 1885 - 1895

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.

Bear Pit, Washington Park, circa 1895

A view of the bear pit in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. A bear stands on a wooden platform in the center of a stone and iron fence enclosure. An unidentified child and woman holding an umbrella are visible on the outside of the fence in the background of the photograph. A handwritten description on the back of the print reads, "Portland zoo 1895, bear pit."

Bear Pit, Washington Park, circa 1895

A view of the bear pit in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. Two bears stand on wooden platforms in the center of a stone and iron fence enclosure. A handwritten description on the back of the print reads, "Portland zoo 1895, bear pit." Condition note: Pen ink markings are visible on the photograph, including tracing the outline of the bears.

Ships on the Portland waterfront, 1895

A view of ships lined up along the Portland, Oregon, waterfront, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895. Note line-up of steamship, riverboat, sailing ship, & ferry."

Portland waterfront, 1895

A view of ships docked on the Portland, Oregon, waterfront, circa 1895. A flat barge loaded with logs is visible in the foreground and a steamship is docked behind it. The sign above one of the buildings reads, "Crown Paper Co." A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895."

Steamboat, Columbia River, 1895

A view of a steamboat, likely on the Columbia River, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Steamboat, probably on Columbia, 1895."

Portland waterfront, 1895

A view of the Portland, Oregon, waterfront taken circa 1895 from the east end of the Morrison Bridge looking West. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland waterfront 1895 - Morrison Bridge span, right."

Steamboat, Willamette River, 1895

A cyanotype of a steamboat on the Willamette River, circa 1895, with the Portland, Oregon, waterfront visible in the background. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Steamboat on Willamette, Portland, 1895."

Portland, 1895

A view of Portland, Oregon, taken from an elevated point in the West Hills looking east, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895."

Portland cable cars tracks, 1895

A view of cable cars at the top of a hill in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. The photograph is looking south on 18th Avenue from near Chapman (Jefferson) Street. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Looking South on 18th from near Chapman (Jefferson) to Portland Hts (RHE 11-23-99)." A second, handwritten description which has been crossed out reads, "23rd Ave. Cable Car (from Burnside), 1895."

Portland livery stable, 1895

A view of a street in Portland, Oregon, with street car tracks in the road. A horse is emerging from a livery stable at the right of the photograph. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895 - Livery Stable (r.)(3rd?)."

Portland street scene, 1895

View of a Portland, Oregon, street scene, circa 1895. The street is tentatively identified as Morrison. There are street car tracks in the street and a street car, horse drawn buggies, and bicyclists are visible on the street. A painted sign for the Domestic Sewing Machine Office is visible on the side of a building to the left of the photograph. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895 (possibly Morrison)."

Mount Tabor Reservoir, 1895

A view of fountains spraying water into the air in the center of Mount Tabor Reservoir in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Mt. Tabor Reservoir, 1895."

City Park, Portland, 1895

A view of walking paths and flower gardens in City Park (now Washington Park) in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "City Park, 1895 (now Wa. Park)."

Margaret Tabor and Alice Bachman, City Park, Portland, 1895

Margaret Tabor and Alice Bachman standing beside a fountain in the gardens at City Park (now Washington Park) in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Mrs. J. W. (Margaret) Tabor & Alice Bachman, 1895, City Park (now Wa. Park)."

City Park, Portland, 1895

An unidentified man and young child walking on a path in the gardens at City Park (now Washington Park) in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. The park greenhouse is visible behind shrubbery at the right of the photograph. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "City Park (Wa. Park), 1895 (greenhouse at right)."

Alice Bachman, Margaret Tabor, and J. W. Tabor, at Mount Tabor, Portland, 1895

Alice Bachman, Margaret Tabor, and J. W. Tabor standing in front of a stone building at the corner of the Mount Tabor Reservoir in Portland, Oregon, circa 1895. Several bicycles are parked at the base of the stairs into the building. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Tabor & Alice Bachman at Mount Tabor, Portland, 1895 (My best guess for date). 60th and Division - Water reservoir."

Celilo Falls, 1895

A view of Celilo Falls, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Celilo Falls, 1895."

Celilo Falls, 1895

A cyanotype view of Celilo Falls, circa 1895. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Celilo Falls, 1895."