Al Fausett in bed after attempt to shoot Willamette Falls

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Al Fausett in bed after attempt to shoot Willamette Falls


  • 1928-03-31 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Portrait, taken from the side, showing daredevil Al Fausett in bed, holding a cup and saucer, after an attempt to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe on March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “Close-up of Fausett in bed after being pulled from water at end of locks near west shore.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett’s canoe went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 371N5708, and 377N0376. Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 377; 377N0377

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