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Steamboat Multnomah

Cased photograph of the steamboat Multnomah in dock. Several crew members pose on the decks of the ship and on the dock. Handwritten label enclosed with the image reads, "Str. Multnomah." Legacy collection records indicate this dock was located at the foot of Alder Street in Portland, Oregon. The Multnomah operated on the Willamette and Yamhill Rivers. Case is made of wood and leather.

D. C. Coleman store

Cased photograph showing an exterior view of the D. C. Coleman store, located on the southeast corner of Oak and Front Street in Portland, Oregon. Several men stand in front of the store and 2 men shake hands near the front door. This was one of the first brick buildings constructed in Portland. Legacy collection records indicate this photograph was taken in 1853, the same year the building was constructed. Image has been removed from case and placed in archival board case.

Exterior view of Henry W. Corbett store

Cased photograph featuring an exterior view of the Henry W. Corbett general merchandise store, likely located on Front Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Image is a copy negative due to the deterioration of the original.

Group portrait of congregational church choir in Portland, Oregon

Cased photograph featuring a group portrait of 17 members of a congregational church choir. The group includes men and women, all standing and looking at the camera. The men wear suits while the women wear dresses. Case is missing and has been replaced with archival board. Typed note on the envelope reads, "Congregational Choir, Portland 1855." Below this note, two columns list the names of those pictured.
The first column reads:

  1. Henry L. Hoyt
  2. A. R. Shipley
  3. Harley McDonald
  4. ...
  5. James B. Wyatt, Organizer & Leader
  6. ...
  7. Thomas A. Savier
  8. ...
    The second column reads:
  9. Mrs. E. B. Comfort
  10. Mrs. Helen Burton
  11. Mrs. A. R. Shipley
  12. Miss Lizzie Failing
  13. Sarah Abrams
  14. Mrs. P. B. Chamberlain, wife of second pastor of Congregationalist church
  15. Mrs. Lenora Blossom
  16. Mrs. Alonzo Leland
  17. Mrs. ... Pine

Portrait of Mrs. Lucinda Sumner Hadlock and 2 children

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a woman and 2 children. The woman holds a baby in her lap while a young child stands at her side. The woman is identified as Lucinda Sumner Hadlock and they two children are likely Samuel W. Hadlock and Lillian Hadlock. Typed note enclosed with the image reads, "Mrs. Lucinda Sumner Hadlock, a pioneer of 1852, and children. Taken by Buchtel, Portland, O. T., 1856. In later life this lady was known as Mrs. Taylor." Case is made of leather. Case cover missing and replaced with archival board during conservation.

Buchtel, Joseph, 1830-1916

Portrait of siblings Cyrus H. and Abigail B. Walker

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a woman and man standing next to each other, looking at the camera. The woman wears a dress while the man wears a suit. Handwritten note enclosed with the image reads, "Cyrus H. Walker and Abigail B., his sister, afterwards Mrs. James A. Karr, founder of Hoquiam, Washington. Taken by Buchtel, Portland, O. T., Oct. 23, 1857." Case made of wood and pressed paper.

Buchtel, Joseph, 1830-1916

Portland, 1857

View of First Street in Portland, Oregon, in 1857 attributed to Lorenzo Lorain. The photograph shows the Union Hotel, Monnastes & David foundry, and Hop Wo Washing & Ironing. Several horse-drawn wagons are on the unpaved street in front of the buildings. Several men stand around large metal pieces in front of the foundry. A handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1857. West side of First Street, between Yamhill and Morrison, showing the foundry owned by Monnastes & David, and the Union Hotel."

Lorain, Lorenzo

Portrait of Joseph Buchtel and his daughter, likely Lucy

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of photographer Joseph Buchtel and his daughter. Buchtel stands next to his daughter, holding a watch up to her face. The girl is seated and wears her hair in braids. Both look to the right of the camera. Handwritten note affixed to the case reads, "Joseph Buchtel and daughter." Legacy collection records indicate this is likely his daughter Lucy. Case is missing its cover.

Buchtel, Joseph, 1830-1916

Portland, circa 1857

Photograph of Portland, Oregon taken by Lorenzo Lorain between 1857 and 1858. There is a hewn-log cabin with a brick chimney and covered porch in the foreground. The cabin is surrounded by a field filled with stumps. Portland and the Willamette River are visible in the distance. The typed caption glued below the bristol board on the front of the photograph reads, "Portland, Oregon. 1857 or 1858. Taken By Lorenzo Lorain, U. S. A. Donated to Oregon Historical Society, 1946, by S. H. Lorain, Albany, Oregon." Handwritten captions on the back of the page read, "Portland, Oregon. Taken by Lt. Lorenzo Lorain, U.S.A. in 1857 or 1858. He Made his camera, prepared his plates, as well as the paper on which the print is made." and, "Portland, from south end, at about the foot of College Street."

Lorain, Lorenzo

Portrait of Anna Johnson Sylvester

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a woman sitting at a table. She wears a dress with a white collar and rests her right arm on the table. Typed note affixed to the inside of the case reads, "Mrs. Anna Johnson Sylvester, Pioneer of 1858, Taken in Portland in 1866." Notes in legacy collection records speculate this photograph may have been taken by Joseph Buchtel. Case is a book-style case made of leather.

Verso of, “Residence of Jo.Bailey, Esq., O.R.R. Cascades.” (Stereograph 1295)

Duplicate of Stereograph 1295, on a different mount. Stereograph view of the home of Joseph Bailey, superintendent of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad and sawmill, at Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge, 1867. The man in the black jacket, hat, and white shirt on the railroad bridge is Joseph Bailey. John Stevenson is sitting on the mule-drawn cart with another unidentified man.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

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