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J.F. Ford Oregon photograph album, c. 1900-1908

Log raft construction by J.F. Ford, PH203_14Collection number: PH203_014

Extent: .1 linear ft. (1 volume)

Abstract

Album of 41 images signed by John Fletcher Ford (c.1862-1914), a commercial photographer in Portland, showing logging, landscape along Columbia River; city of Portland. One image of military crew on rotating gun emplacement.

Image shown: Building raft. Length 6-1/2 feet, width 53 feet, depth 53 feet. 80 ton of chain used. 9000 piling used. Length 30-90 feet. [View from height down to river where boom of barge is assembling raft, while another raft lies further along.] J.F. Ford album, PH203_014-37, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.

Images:

  • PH203_014_01: [View from hill down to Fort Canby (Cape Disappointment) harbor. Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Cape Disappointment
  • PH203_014_02: Tillamook light house. [View from shore.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Tillamook Head
  • PH203_014_03: Fort Canby, mouth of Columbia River. [View along bluff to sea, with Cape Disappointment light at center.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Cape Disappointment
  • PH203_014_04: [Logs on skidline.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_05: Seining for salmon. [Fishermen wading in river and displaying catch.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia River
  • PH203_014_06: [Logging crew posed among felled timber.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_07: Salmon. [Pile of fish on packing room floor.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia River
  • PH203_014_08: Portland and Mount Hood. [View east over city to snowy mountain.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Portland, Multnomah/Clackamas/Washington County
  • PH203_014_09: [Engine hauling logs. Logging crew stands by donkey engine; skid cables on several logs.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_10: Willamette River. [Steamer "Bailey Gatzert" and others moored in Portland.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Portland, Multnomah/Clackamas/Washington County
  • PH203_014_11: The Needles. [View of rock formation along rail line, Columbia Gorge.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-The Needles
  • PH203_014_12: [Log train hauling along river, dumping logs to form raft.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Cape Disappointment
  • PH203_014_13: Multnomah Falls, 840 ft. high. [Prior to construction of Benson bridge of 1914.) Date: -1914. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Multnomah Falls
  • PH203_014_14: [View along river bank and log boom toward dock. Probably Fort Canby.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Cape Disappointment
  • PH203_014_15: The Dalles, Oregon. [View from bluff over city and across Columbia.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-The Dalles, Wasco County
  • PH203_014_16: [View along Columbia River. Log raft in foreground; unidentified sternwheeler under way at center.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Cape Disappointment
  • PH203_014_17: Cabbage Rock. [View of rock formation in Wasco County.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock
  • PH203_014_18: [Three young women posed on a log raft.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_19: [Log raft on river.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_19: Hop fields, Salem, Oregon. [Man in shirtsleeves, vest and hat, with wooden stave bucket, among hop rows.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Salem, Polk County
  • PH203_014_20: Sunrise on Mount Hood. [View from a nearby height of snowy peak.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Mount Hood, Hood River County
  • PH203_014_21: [View of steamer loading lumber at riverbank transfer station, fed by rail.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia River
  • PH203_014_22: Foot of Mt. Adams. [Man in foreground sitting on rock, gazing toward snowfield with horses and wagons.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock
  • PH203_014_23: Spinei Falls. [Three women, three children and a man by small cataract. Man holds rifle; two women hold rods, possibly fishing poles; thrid woman may have tripod.] Date: 1890 c.?. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_24: 2,000 sheep on Mount Adams. [Shepherds and pack horses pose in front of large flock, just below snowfields on mountain.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Mount Adams
  • PH203_014_25: In the Ice Cave. [Climber among ice.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock
  • PH203_014_26: Lewis River. [View through timber down to river at food of hill.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington State
  • PH203_014_27: Fir. Diameter 12 feet. [Logger with axe posed beside trunk of standing tree. Man in bowler at side.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_28: Trout Lake, looking north. [View across lake and people boating.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Washington-Trout Lake
  • PH203_014_29: Fir. [Four loggers and a dog at work hewing timber.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_30: Willamette Falls. [View across falls from foot. Two men in mid ground.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Oregon-Oregon City, Clackamas County
  • PH203_014_31: [Logger posed on slope of felled timber.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_32: [Two men stand with six yokes of oxen, outside timbered opening into mountain (mine or tunnel).] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_33: [Men and group of boys loading chopped wood into wagon in cleared lot, among grubbed out stumps. Large house in background. People may be tribal.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc:
  • PH203_014_34: [Logging crew with pack donkeys, donkey engine, and boy.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock
  • PH203_014_35: Logging with engines. [View of crew on corduroy platform, with jacks to load logs for hauling by engine, and donkey engine and operator in background. Excellent detail. Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_36: Weight 25 tons. [Four Union solders posed on artillery piece mounted on rotational rail. Battery unidentified.] Date: 1860s. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_37: Building raft. Length 6-1/2 feet, width 53 feet, depth 53 feet. 80 ton of chain used. 9000 piling used. Length 30-90 feet. [View from height down to river where boom of barge is assembling raft, while another raft lies further along.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific Northwest
  • PH203_014_38: [Waterfront scene. Man in suit stands on dock in foreground among dories. "Mary E." barge behind. Two men handling dory in background.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Pacific
  • PH203_014_39: [Unidentified ship in dry dock among trees. Assortment of signal flags flying, possibly for launch preparation.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock
  • PH203_014_40: [Two little girls seated on chair. Not signed.] Date: 1900-1908 c. By: Ford, John Fletcher (c.1862-1914). Loc: Columbia Gorge-Cabbage Rock

Access restrictions: None.

Publication rights: Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish images must be submitted to the Photographs Curator of Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Provenance: Unknown

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], J.F. Ford album, PH203_014-[image number], Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.

Processed by: Normandy S. Helmer

Date Completed: Oct. 2006

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