Ida Lachner photographs

Ida Lachner at Dressing Table Camping Scene Near Baker, Oregon Methodist Church in Baker, Oregon First City Hall View Out of Front Window of Lachner Home House in Baker City, Oregon Self Portrait of Ida Lachner Second courthouse in Baker City, Oregon Baker City High School Street view, Baker City, Oregon Saint Elizabeth Hospital on Church Street Bathroom of First Home of William and Ida Lachner Millicent Tribolet, Vinetta Tribolet, Samantha Reed Tribolet, Ida Tribolet Ida Lachner standing on a porch Saint Francis Catholic Church

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Ida Lachner photographs


  • 1898-1899 (Creation)


15 glass plate negatives

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Collection consists of 15 glass plate negatives taken by Ida Lachner circa 1899. Photographs mainly depict exteriors of various buildings around Baker City, Oregon, and interior views of the Lachner home. Also included are portraits of Lachner, her husband William Lachner, and other family members. The buildings depicted include the first City Hall in Baker City, the county Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, high school, and various shops and churches.

Annotations on the negative sleeves provide information about each photograph.

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Biographical Note: Ida Nea Tribolet was born in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1872. She moved to Baker City, Oregon in 1897 with her mother and two sisters. She married William Joseph Lachner in 1898, and the couple continued living in Baker City until moving to Portland, Oregon in 1931. William Lachner was an attorney and became the Postmaster in Baker City in 1907.

Ida Lachner was a member of the Shakespeare and Alpha Literary Club, the McDowell Music Club of Baker and the Monday Music Club of Portland. She was a member of the congregation of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Baker and after moving to Portland was a member of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. Lachner died in Portland, in 1957.

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Historical Note: Baker City, Oregon, became the center of commerce for Baker County during the late 1800s, after the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company was established, linking Baker to Portland and other cities along the West Coast. Later, during the 1880s and 1890s, Baker County was seen primarily as a logging and hard-rock mining area, producing about 60 percent of the gold and silver mined in Oregon at that time. In the early 1900s, it was known as the “Queen City of the Inland Empire,” and was the third largest city in Oregon until 1910.

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  • Citation: Ida Lachner photographs, Org. Lot 619, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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“Mrs. Lachner Dies at 85 – Illness Takes Noted Widow,” The Oregonian, August 1, 1957, Page 17.
G. Dielman, “Baker City,” Oregon Encyclopedia,

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