Item 374N0491 - Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Open original Digital object

Identity elements

Reference code

374N0491

Name and location of repository

Level of description

Item

Title

Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Date(s)

  • 1933-09-09 (Creation)

Extent

Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

Name of creator

Biographical history

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0486, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The end of the Skyline trail—Rex Wilson, forest guard at Olallie lake, leading the pack horses which bore the bodies over the 10-mile trail to the road.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Accruals

Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 374; 374N0491

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Digital object metadata

Filename

c9249bc8-02c2-48a7-9c2d-7f23286ec82d-374N0491.jpg

Latitude

Longitude

Media type

Image

Mime-type

image/jpeg

Filesize

1.5 MiB

Uploaded

January 25, 2019 11:48 AM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area