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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

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.

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

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Atkinson and unidentified couple at Niagara Falls

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of 2 men and 2 women on a cliff in front of Niagara Falls. The 2 women are seated in the middle while the 2 men stand on either side of them. Handwritten note on the envelope reads, "Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Atkinson at Niagra (sic) Falls in 1865." A second, typed note reads, "Atkinson went East for the first time in the 1850's, but Mrs. Atkinson did not go with him. They both went East in 1865; from NY to Joliet, Ill, and back to NY via Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire. Probably visited Niagara Falls on this trip. So 1865 seems to be the right date for this photo." [Collection records do not indicate which couple are the Atkinsons. The second couple is unidentified.] Case is missing and has been replaced with archival board.

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

Portrait of Reverend C. F. Weaver

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of man, smiling and wearing a suit. His hair is parted on the right and he looks at the camera. Typed note enclosed with the image reads "Rev. Weaver." Legacy collection records indicate this is Reverend C. F. Weaver. Photographer's studio label on the back of the photograph indicates this was taken by C. F. Lamb in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Lamb, C. F. (Photographer)

George Abernethy & Co. store in Oregon City, Oregon

Cased photograph showing an exterior view of the George Abernethy & Co. store in Oregon City, Oregon. Several men pose outside the store. A sign on the building reads, "Geo. Abernethy & Co. Wholesale Dealers." Other signs on the building advertise various goods such as boots, nails, crockery and powder. George Abernethy was the Provisional Governor of Oregon in the 1840's. Legacy collection records indicate this may be the first brick building built in the state of Oregon. Records also speculate that the photographer may have been either Joseph Buchtel, who had a photo studio on the second floor of the building in 1857, or Holland and Day, who had a photo studio across the street in 1858. 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.

Group portrait of men attending the 3rd annual Methodist Conference at Methodist church in Oregon City, Oregon

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a group of approximately 35 men standing in front of a church. Several of them hold their hats in their hands. Legacy collection records indicate this photograph was taken at the 3rd Annual Methodist Conference at a Methodist church in Oregon City, Oregon. Case is made of wood and leather.

Steamboat Wallamet

Cased photograph of the steamboat Wallamet. The boat's captain can be seen behind the wheel and several other crew members pose on deck. A sign on the side of the boat reads, "U.S. Mail Wallamet." Typed label enclosed with the image reads, "Steamer Wallamet." Likely taken in Oregon on either the Willamette or Columbia Rivers. Case is made of wood and leather.

John Miller Drake family residence

Cased photograph of a group of houses. A two-story, white house in the middle is surrounded by a white fence. Legacy collection records indicate this is the home of John Miller Drake on SW Front and Meade Street in Portland, Oregon. A handwritten note on the envelope speculates that an alternate location could be Canemah, Oregon. Drake served in the Army and worked for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Case is made of wood and leather.

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.

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.

Portrait of Perley Ayer Ramsay, circa 1856

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a balding man wearing eyeglasses and a suit. Legacy collection records read, "Perley Ayer Ramsay, Born Rumney, NH in 1811, Died Boston in 1902. Fr. D. Mason MS Collect." Photographer's studio card for Fish & Heywood in Boston placed in case tray behind plate. Case made of pressed leather and wood.

Fish & Heywood (Photographers)

Portrait of Samuel Asahel Clarke, circa 1853

Cased photograph featuring a portrait of Samuel Asahel Clarke, also known as S. A. Clarke. A handwritten note enclosed with the image reads, "S. A. Clarke, 25 years old, born 1828." A typed note enclosed with the image reads, "CLARKE, Samuel A. 25 years old." The words, "McIntyre, Broadway, NY" are stamped into the brass window mat. Case is made of leather.

McIntyre, Sterling C.

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. 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

Composite photograph of person fishing in a pitcher of milk at Albina Engine and Machine Works

A composite photograph showing a small man sitting on the rim of a milk pitcher at Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland. He is holding a fishing pole, and the glass pitcher appears to have been placed on cement in front of plants. Photograph of a photograph (negative 14 of 23). Original negative sleeve title: Albina Engine and Marine Works, photos for Al Lake.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Composite photograph of person eating at Albina Engine & Machine Works

A composite photograph showing a man, seated in front of a table, eating his own head at Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland. He is holding a fork and knife, and smiling downward at the head. Photograph of a photograph (negative 13 of 23). Original negative sleeve title: Albina Engine and Marine Works, photos for Al Lake.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Composite photograph of person sitting on cup at Albina Engine & Machine Works

A composite photograph showing four men seated at a table and looking downward at a small man, who is sitting on cup, at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland. Photograph of a photograph (negative 12 of 23). Original negative sleeve title: Albina Engine and Marine Works, photos for Al Lake. See negative 641-3.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Composite photograph of person at Albina Engine & Machine Works

A composite photograph showing a man holding a smaller version of himself, at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland. His extended right arm is holding the hair of his smaller self. Photograph of a photograph (negative 1 of 23). Original negative sleeve title: Albina Engine and Marine Works, photos for Al Lake.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Composite photograph of person on bicycle at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite created from a print of image No. 375A0726. That photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting on a bicycle at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In the composite shown here, the woman’s face has been replaced with the head of an unidentified man from a different photograph. The number 253 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Composite photograph of cook making pancakes and bacon at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite created from a print of image No. 375A0390. That photograph shows an unidentified woman cooking pancakes and bacon in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In the composite shown here, the woman’s face has been replaced with the head of a man from a different photograph. It may have come from a reversed print of image No. 375A0353, depicting Albina Engine president George Rodgers. Image note: The number 252 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Composite photograph of two workers boxing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph of a photograph. The picture is a composite created from a print of image No. 375A0745. That image shows two unidentified workers, a man and a woman, boxing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. In the composite shown here, the background has been removed and the man’s face has been replaced with the head of a different man, Albina Engine treasurer H. W. Erren, from another photograph. Erren’s face may have been cut from a reversed print of image No. 375A0748. Image note: The number 251 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Pioneer courthouse

Pioneer Courthouse, photographed from the roof of the building just north of the YMCA at Sixth Avenue and Yamhill Street. Taken Oct. 16, 1938. Also known as the Pioneer Post Office.

White, Minor

Pioneer Courthouse

Fifth Avenue facade of Pioneer Courthouse, looking south. Daffodils grow near the sidewalk. Taken May 7, 1939.

White, Minor

Pioneer Courthouse

Fifth Avenue facade of Pioneer Courthouse, looking south. Daffodils grow near the sidewalk. Taken May 4, 1939.

White, Minor

Pioneer Courthouse

Fifth Avenue facade of Pioneer Courthouse, looking south. Daffodils and roses line the sidewalk. Likely taken after May 7, 1939. This negative closely resembles 390500-1-1 which was likely taken on the same day. Neither negative was given a number by Minor White, but they are from the same vantage point as 390430-1, 390504-1, and 390507-1.

White, Minor

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