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Attackted at Juan De Fuca Straits

An ink wash painting signed by George Davidson, the illustrator on Robert Gray’s second voyage on the Columbia Rediviva. The painting, titled,”Attackted at Juan De Fuca Straits,” depicts 17 canoes surrounding the Columbia Rediviva near shore in the Juan de Fuca Straits.

Davidson, George, 1768-1801

Old Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon

A photograph of a drawing depicting old Fort Astoria in 1845. An American flag flies over the fort. The back identified the artist as Henry J. Barre, but the correct name is likely Henry J. Warre. Handwritten note on back of print reads, "Old Fort Astoria 1845 by Captain Henry J. Barre, British Army." Photograph of drawing taken by Arthur M. Prentiss.

Warre, H. (Henry), 1819-1898

Portrait of an unidentified man

A portrait of an unidentified man. He is seated with his hands in his lap looking to the left of the camera. He wears a light colored suit. Conservator records indicate that there is a handwritten note on the green liner paper in the case which reads, "Taken in Hartford, Conn. 1846." The photograph is an ambrotype but my be a copy of a daguerreotype portrait.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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 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)

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.

The Dalles, 1856-1857

View of businesses in The Dalles, Oregon, attributed to Lorenzo Lorain likely taken between 1856 and 1857. Businesses on the street include J. Conser & Sons Flour & Feed, Metzger & Buch., and the Globe Hotel. There are several horses with carts and wagons on the dirt street in front of the buildings and several men stand in front of the buildings. A handwritten note on the front of the photograph reads, "The Dalles, 1864." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "From Mrs. S. A. Brown, 1830. Lorenzo Lorain photo, 1856."
Image note: Lorain was not longer in Oregon in 1864. If Lorain was the photographer, this image was likely taken in 1856-1857.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Portraits of Fort Umpqua residents

Four salt print portraits from page 9 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS Album 101). The portraits are of people associated with Fort Umpqua in Douglas County, Oregon Territory. Handwritten captions identify each photograph. Clockwise from the top left photograph, the people in portraits are identified as Mrs. Scott, Ella Scott, John B. Scott, and Edward Perry Vollum.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Cedar Plank House, Fort Umpqua, Oregon Territory

One salt print photograph from page 29 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS album 101). An unidentified group of people stand in front of a low, hewn-log structure near Fort Umpqua in Douglas County, Oregon Territory. The structure is likely a cedar plank house constructed by members of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, or Siletz peoples held at a camp on the bank of the Umpqua River on the southern border of the Coast Reservation near Fort Umpqua.
Image note: OrgLot1416_F04_003 includes a duplicate print.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Log cabin and bridge near Fort Umpqua, Oregon Territory

One salt print photograph from page 39 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS Album 101). The photograph depicts an unidentified group of people standing beside a small log cabin on the bank of a river. There is a wooden bridge visible in the background behind them. The location of the photograph is unknown, but it is likely taken near Fort Umpqua in Douglas County, Oregon Territory.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Oregon City, 1857

View of Oregon City with Willamette Falls in the distance attributed to Lorenzo Lorain circa 1857. A handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Oregon City, ca. 1857, taken by Lorenzo Lorain."

Lorain, Lorenzo

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

Hospital and Laundress Quarters at Fort Umpqua, Oregon

Photograph of the hospital and laundress quarters at Fort Umpqua in Douglas County, Oregon. The photograph was taken by Lorenzo Lorain between 1857 and 1858. The typed caption glued below the bristol board on the front of the photograph reads, "Hospital and Laundress Quarters at Fort Umpqua, Oregon. About 1857 or 1858. Taken by Lt. Lorenzo Lorain, U.S.A. Donated to Oregon Historical Society, 1846, by S. H. Lorain, Albany, Oregon."

Lorain, Lorenzo

Quarters, Fort Umpqua, Oregon

The quarters for Company L, Third Artillery division at Fort Umpqua. The photograph was taken by Lorenzo Lorain between 1857 and 1858. The photograph shows a hewn-log building with a brick chimney and a long covered porch surrounded by trees. The fort blockhouse is visible in the background immediately behind the building. The typed caption glued below the bristol board on the front of the photograph reads, "Quarters of Co. L 3rd Artillery, Fort Umpqua, Oregon. About 1857 or 1858. Taken by Lt. Lorenzo Lorain, U. S. A. Donated to Oregon Historical Society, 1846 by S. H. Lorain, Albany, Oregon."
Image note: this photograph is also attributed to Edward Perry Vollum in some sources.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City, circa 1857

Photograph of Willamette Falls in Oregon City taken by Lorenzo Lorain circa 1857. The photograph is taken from the edge of the Willamette River looking upriver to the waterfall. There are several structures around the falls on both sides of the river. The typed caption glued below the bristol board on the front of the photograph reads, "Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City. About 1857 or 1858. Taken by Lt. Lorenzo Lorain, U.S.A. Donated to Oregon Historical Society, 1946, by S. H. Lorain, Albany, Oregon."

Lorain, Lorenzo

Portraits of Native American men

Three salt print portraits from page 5 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS Album 101). The portraits are of unidentified Native American men. Their identities and tribal affiliation is unknown but the are likely members of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw or Siletz peoples held near Fort Umpqua on the southern portion of the Coast Reservation in Douglas County, Oregon Territory.

Lorain, Lorenzo

Block House at Fort Umpqua

A salt print photograph from page 7 of an album of photography by Lorenzo Lorain (OHS Album 101). The photograph depicts a block house at Fort Umpqua in Douglas County, Oregon Territory. Three people sit by the building's entrance to the right of the photograph. A person standing beside a horse and wagon are on the left side of the photograph. Handwritten captions below the photograph read, "Block House on Columbia River Trail," and, "[no- Fort Umpqua]."
Image note: OrgLot1416_F04_003 includes a duplicate print.

Lorain, Lorenzo

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