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Caroline (Flanders) Couch with Caroline (Couch) Wilson and Mary Caroline (Wilson) Burns

Photograph showing Caroline Flanders Couch, her daughter, Caroline (Couch) Wilson, and grand-daughter Mary Caroline (Wilson) Burns. Georgina Burns is seated on her mother's lap. Note: photograph identifies middle woman as Clementine Lewis, but notes "should have been grandma Wilson."

Abell, Frank G., 1844-1910

Henrietta Chase Failing

Photograph of Henrietta Chase Failing as a child, daughter of James F. Failing and Jane (Conner) Failing. She is smiling and looking towards her right.

Aune Studio (Portland, Or.)

Jane Johnson (Conner) Failing

Photograph of Jane (Conner) Failing, looking towards the right side of the frame. Her hair is pulled back, and a decorative neckline can be seen on her dress.

Flaglor Instantaneous Photographs (Firm)

Kate Whittlesey Failing

Photograph of Kate Whittlesey Failing, seated and holding a book while facing away from the camera. Long braids can be seen along her back.

Hyland (Photographer)

Cartes-de-Visite photographs

  • Org. Lot 500
  • Collection
  • 1855 - 1905

Cartes- de- visite are a form of card photograph popular from around 1860 to the early 1900s, typically used for portraiture. The common construction of these cards consists of a thin albumen print mounted on a thicker card backing measuring 2.5 x 4 inches. André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri patented the process of creating these photo cards in Paris in 1854, streamlining the process of commercial portraiture. Cartes- de- visite were traded among friends and visitors and they were popularly displayed in albums. In the United States, cartes- de- visite were a staple of commercial photographers during the Civil War as a means of selling inexpensive portraits of soldiers and their loved ones. Photographs of celebrities, military, and political figures were also popular for collecting and trading. Cartes- de- visite were superseded by Cabinet cards, a similar, larger format of roughly 4.5 x 6.5 inches, in the 1870s, but they remained popular into the 20th century.

This artificial collection was accumulated from accessions containing cartes- de- visite photographs acquired prior to 2010 by the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. The cartes- de- visite were originally part of a topical photograph collection and were separated into their own collection to address preservation concerns. The numbering scheme for the collection reflects their original placement within the topical photograph collection. As a result, numbering in this collection is not sequential. The collection includes portraits taken from about 1855 through the early 1900s. Many of the portraits have attached biographical information. Portraits by many well-known Oregon photography studios are represented in this collection, including Joseph Buchtel, Andrew B. Paxton, Isaac G. Davidson, Peter Britt, and F. A. Smith. The collection also contains images of locomotives, ships, buildings, and landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.

Also included is the Photographer Study Collection, which contains sample work from several studios in Oregon, California, and Washington. The portraits in this series are unidentified with the exception of a small selection of portraits that were identified after the collection was assembled.

In addition to Oregon-related materials, the collection includes cartes- de- visite of notable military, political, and celebrity figures from the late 19th century. The most common subjects are American Civil War portraits, a series of illustrations of George and Martha Washington, European notables cards, and advertisements.

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.

Portrait of an unidentified man in a Civil War uniform, Taylor family

A cartes-de-visite photograph of an unidentified man in a Civil War uniform. He stands with his left hand tucked into the front of his jacket and looks directly at the camera. Legacy records indicate that he is associated with the Taylor family. The photograph has been cut down to fit within a wood and leather case. A pencil note on the the interior of the case back was documented during conservation work on the item. It reads, "Dear George [illegible]."

Hoag & Quick's Art Palace (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Portrait of Francesca Reinig Dekum

A cabinet card photograph of Francesca Reinig Dekum in a wood frame. She wears a dark dress with fabric-covered buttons and a ruffled collar. She has a plaid scarf tied at her neck. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "From Mss 535, Francesca Reinig Dekum, wife of Frank Dekum. Died, Portland, Oregon, 1872-3. Born nr. Heidelberg, Germany (ap. 1830)." Note: genealogical records indicate that Dekum was born in about 1840 and died in 1878.

Buchtel & Stolte

Lt. Lorenzo Lorain

A cartes-de-visite portrait of Lorenzo Lorain wearing a military uniform. The handwritten caption on the front of the page reads, "Lt. Lorenzo Lorain. Lieut. Lorenzo Lorain, Later Colonel [crossed out] Major, U. S. Artillery." The photograph is glued to the inner cover of an album of Lorain's photography (OHS Album 101).

Portraits of military personnel

Three cartes-de-visite portraits from page 41 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS Album 101). The portraits are of of military personnel in uniform. Hand-written captions above each photograph identify the three men. Starting clockwise from the upper left corner of the page, the three men are identified as:

  1. Capt. Phillips 1st Infy [infantry]. Photograph by Charles D. Fredricks & Co. New York (N. Y.).
  2. Captain Alexander Piper, later Col. 5th U. S. Artillery. Photograph by Charles D. Fredricks & Co. New York (N. Y.).
  3. Dr. Charles Page, Capt. Med. Corps. Photograph by Charles D. Fredricks & Co. New York (N. Y.).

Charles D. Fredricks & Co.

Portrait of Christine Mabel Dixon

A bust portrait of Christine Mabel Dixon as a young child. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Christine Mabel Dixon, Seattle, Washington."

Vancouver Photographic Company

Portrait of Chester Ingersol Dixon

A full-length portrait of Chester Ingersol Dixon as a young child. He is seated on a tricycle and is wearing a light-colored play dress and a wide-brimmed black hat. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Chester Ingersoll Dixon, born in Astoria, OR."

California Gallery (Astoria, Or.)

Steel, George A.

Transcription from back: “George A. Steel. Married in 1869 to Miss Eva Pope, a pioneer of 1851. Accountant, postmaster Portland, State Treasurer. He and brother [William Gladstone Steel] established Electric Ry. In Portland 1890. Train off bridge in Portland Nov. 1, 1893. Worst accident in Portland.”

Unidentified man with top hat

A young man or boy sitting with a top hat on his knee and holding a cane. The image is identified on the back of as Major Enoch Steen, but is likely misidentified.

Spooner's Photograph Parlors (Stockton, Calif.)

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