Collection Org. Lot 1388 - Monteith family photograph collection, 1847-1854

Monteith, Thomas Monteith, Walter

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Org. Lot 1388

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Monteith family photograph collection, 1847-1854


  • 1847 - 1854 (Creation)


0.375 cubic ft. (2 daguerreotypes in 2 card file boxes).

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This collection is comprised of two (2) daguerreotypes showing portraits of brothers Thomas and Walter Monteith, who founded the town of Albany, Oregon, circa 1849. They traveled to Oregon from New York in 1847 and settled adjacent land claims, sharing a house which straddled the two claims.

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Original materials are severely degraded and are closed to researchers.

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No Copyright - United States

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Thomas Monteith papers, 1856-1864, Mss 2301, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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Digital objects created from copy negatives taken from original unsealed daguerreotypes. Visible scratches and deterioration are from the originals.

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  • Citation: Monteith Family Photograph Collection, Org. Lot 1388, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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