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Crater Lake from Castle Rock - Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a view of Crater Lake, Oregon, from the summit of Castle Rock. There is a rock formation in the foreground. Most of Wizard Island is visible. This is a photograph of a postcard originally published by the Kiser Photo Co. in 1903. Printed on the bottom left are the original copyright notice and title, "Crater Lake. From Summit of Castle Crest." Handwriting on negative reads, "Crater Lake from Castle Rock - Oregon. Christian 11-722."

Christian (Photographer)

Lucas Ranch - Agness, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a distant view of the Lucas Ranch, also known as the Lucas Lodge, in Agness, Oregon. There is a large, open clearing in the middle of a mountainous, forested area. Several buildings are scattered on the property. Handwriting on negative reads, "Lucas Ranch, Agness, Ore. Perkins P1240B."

Perkins (Photographer)

River Scene

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a calm river flowing through forested hillsides. Two power lines are visible in the top left. Handwritten note on envelope identifies this as the Rogue River.

St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon. Taken from the west side of the Willamette River, and looking east across the river to the St. Johns neighborhood. Black smoke rises into the air from an area behind the bridge. Mount Adams is visible in the distance.

Simmons Hillvilla. Portland, Oregon.

Negative of a photographic postcard showing Simmons Hillvilla, a restaurant off of Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland, Oregon. A sign above the restaurant advertises, "The View of a Million Lights." There is a large tree to the right of the restaurant. Mount Hood and the Cascade Range are visible in the background. There are a few scratches on the negative and the mountains have been hand-colored blue.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing Wizard Island in Crater Lake, Oregon. Vertical rock formation in left foreground. Handwritten note on envelope states that instructions on original negative sleeve read, "For Enlarging."

Group posing in front of Lucas Lodge

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a group of people posing in front of a large house. Some stand on front porch while others stand in front of the house. Handwritten note on the envelope reads, "Singing Springs Ranch. Agness, OR." [This photograph likely depicts Lucas Lodge, not Singing Springs Ranch. Lucas Lodge is located in Agness, Oregon.]

Smelt fishing - Troutdale, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a crowd of people fishing on the bank of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon. Many of them hold fishing nets. A bridge is partially visible above the river. Handwriting on negative reads, "Smelt fishing - Troutdale, Ore."

Christian (Photographer)

Dr. E.J. Fagan

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a posed photograph of a man. He wears a suit and a hat that reads, "The Cimmaron." He looks at the camera. Handwritten note on envelope identifies the man as Dr. E.J. Fagan and reads, "Dr. E.J. Fagan. Used in 1 postcard - also portrait and card."

Gilliam Portrait Studio and Camera Shop negatives

  • Org. Lot 1275
  • Collection
  • 1930-1970

Collection consists of approximately 600 negatives used to produce photographic postcards. The photographs date from 1930 to 1970 and depict landmarks, city streets, storefronts, and tourist destinations across Oregon. A selection of places and events represented in this collection include Breitenbush Hot Springs, the Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, The Pendleton Round-Up, Petersen Rock Garden, and Singing Springs Ranch. Also included are street scenes from cities and towns in all regions of the state.

Many of the negatives have original postcard series numbering and a photographer's signature written directly onto the film. Three photographers are represented in the collection; their signatures identify them only as Christian, Perkins, and Ellis. About 70 percent of the work in the collection is attributed to Christian. It is unknown whether the photographers were employed by the Gilliam Portrait Studio and Camera Shop. The studio was likely a purchaser or publisher of their negatives.

Gilliam Portrait Studio and Camera Shop

Brad Reynolds, KGW

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a posed photograph of a man sitting at a microphone labeled KGW / NBC. He smiles and looks off to the left. Handwritten note on envelope reads, "Brad Reynolds, KGW."

Crooked River Gorge, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a view of the Crooked River Gorge in Oregon. There is a large area of volcanic rocks. The Crooked River High Bridge is visible in the distance. Handwriting on negative reads, "Crooked River Gorge - Oregon. Christian S-283."

Christian (Photographer)

Highway to Prineville, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a highway in the foreground and the town of Prineville, Oregon in the background. The highway rounds a couple of hillsides on its way down to Prineville in the distance. Handwriting on negative reads, "Highway to Prineville, Ore. Christian S-296."

Christian (Photographer)

City Park - Bend, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a lake in Bend, Oregon. Possibly Mirror Pond in Drake Park. Two houses border the lake and a snow-capped mountain is visible in the distance. Handwriting on negative reads, "City Park - Bend, Oregon. Christian S-298."

Christian (Photographer)

Redmond, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene in Redmond, Oregon. Businesses line both sides of the street and there are signs for Ford Mercury, Hotel Redmond, Tri-County Equipment Company, and more. Handwriting on negative reads, "Redmond, Oreg. Christian S-462A."

Christian (Photographer)

Redmond, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene, taken from the intersection of 6th Street and E Street in Redmond, Oregon. Businesses line both sides of the street and there are signs for Redmond Hardware, Ralph's Cafe, Hotel Redmond, and more. A few automobiles are parked on the street. Handwriting on negative reads, "Redmond, Oreg. Christian S-462."

Christian (Photographer)

Redmond, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene in Redmond, Oregon. Businesses line both sides of the street and there are signs for Dahl's Drugs, a Chevron gas station, Stipe Furniture Company, Hotel Redmond, and more. Flags hang above the street. Handwriting on negative reads, "Redmond, Oregon. Christian S-462."

Christian (Photographer)

Prineville, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a view of Prineville, Oregon. Taken from an elevated location, there is a broad view of the town including neighborhood homes and streets. A river flows through the foreground. Handwriting on negative reads, "Prineville, Oregon. Christian S-473." Handwritten note on envelope states this is an aerial view.

Christian (Photographer)

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