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Glass negatives of late nineteenth-century Oregon landscape scenes

  • Org. Lot 1422
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Collection consists of 22 glass plate negatives that depict landscape scenes around the state of Oregon in the late nineteenth century. The locations depicted in the negatives include Mount Hood, the Oregon coast, Crater Lake, and the Columbia River Gorge. Of particular note are early photographs of Jump-off Joe, a sandstone rock formation at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon. Also depicted are scenes of people sturgeon fishing, playing cards, and climbing Mount Hood.

Portrait of Lewis Field Linn

A daguerreotype portrait of Lewis Field Linn, a United States Senator from Missouri. He wears a suit with a cravat and is seated with his hands in his lap looking directly at the camera. Image note: There is significant damage to the photographic plate including scratching and tarnishing. Conservation work was done to reseal the case and stabilize the photograph. The conservation notes indicate that the inscription, "Lewis Field Linn," is visible on the back of the image plate.

Portrait of Carrie Beekman

An uncased opaltype (milk glass) portrait of Carrie Bekman. She wears a dark dress with a white collar and a gold broach at her neck. The photograph has been colorized with hand painting. A second, framed copy of this portrait is in this collection as OrgLot1414_0247S016_01.

Portrait of Carrie Beekman

An opaltype (milk glass) portrait of Carrie Bekman in an oval thermoplastic frame. She wears a dark dress with a white collar and a gold broach at her neck. The photograph has been colorized with hand painting. A second, unframed copy of this portrait is in this collection as OrgLot1414_0247S016_02.

Portraits of Lucy Sophis Hurd Schuyler and Philip Church Schuyler Jr.

Two individual portraits of a woman and a man, identified in legacy collection records as Lucy Sophis Hurd Schuyler and Philip church Schuyler, Jr. The photographs are early 20th century copies of 1860s era photographs and are housed together in a double book-style case made of wood and leather. The photograph of Lucy Schuyler is on the left side of the case and is identified as item 0247S014. She wears a gingham dress with a dark choker necklace and is seated at an angle to the camera while looking directly into the lens. Legacy collection records include a note that reads, "Lucy Sophis Hurd Schuyler, a Corbett cousin, married to Philip church Schuyler Jr. in Portland, late 1860s."
The photograph of Philip Church Schuyler, Jr. is on the right side of the case and is identified as item 0247S015. He wears a suit and bowtie and is seated looking directly into the camera lens. Legacy collection records include a note that reads, "Philip Church Schuyler Jr., a Kamm cousin."

Portrait of Angeline Robb Drake

A portrait of Angeline Robb Drake. The photograph is a hand-tinted early 20th century copy of a photograph from the 1860s. It is a full-figure portrait of Drake standing with her hand resting on the back of a wooden chair. She wears a black dress with a gold buckle at her waist. the photograph is cased in a desktop frame with gold matting. A typed note on the back of the frame reads, "Angeline Robb Drake. Presented by Mrs. Gertrude Drake Graves, Los Gatos, Calif. Apr. 8, '48."

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