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Photographers & Studios in FG


1 Beers, G.W 1868
2 Blakely, George C. 1910
3 Boos, J.C. 1882
4 Bradley, L.
5 Bryant, George Archibald 1907-1919
6 Clark before 1900
7 Clutter
8 Crosley, Harry A. 1890-1901
9 Cupp, G.M. 1868
10 Darling, Belle 1915-1919
11 Fritz, Charles 1895-1899
12 Gleason 1895
13 Greer 1890s?
14 Hay, W. H. 1914 *
15 Hobbs, I. N. 1896-1900 (died 1900)
16 Hoffman (Hoffman & Pittman) 1898-1906
17 Hudson, Charles W. 1880
18 Ingersoll (Darling & Ingersoll) 1915-1917
19 Jennings, J.
20 Leopold (Seifert & Leopold) 1904
21 Marsh, F. L. 1898
22 Meresse, Elisee and Frank 1897-1924
23 Mersereau, F.
24 Pittman (Hoffman & Pittman) 1896-1906
25 Pope, Oliver M. 1885, 1903
26 Reynolds, William S. 1899
27 Robinson, J. W.
28 Sackrider, Henry 1910-1913
29 Seifet, Emil F. 1904-1907
30 Sheane, Robert 1886-1888
31 Staehr, Anna and Emma 1903
32 Wagner, Frank G. 1892
33 Watkins Bros. 1901


"An '*' means photographer was an amateur. For the purposes of this index, a professional is someone whose primary occupation was photography, or who regularly produced photographs which were sold as a business venture, or were hired to do so. An amateur is a member of a camera club, postcard exchange, or who produced photographs for their own pleasure, or for photography exhibits and contests, and was not available for hire. Sometimes this is a very fine line. If there is no indication that a person's occupation was commercial photography, they are indexed as amateur."


Abbreviations for sources and organizations
OHS = Oregon Historical Society
PCD = Polk's Portland City Directory. Portland; R.L. Polk & Company 1885-present
POW = Polk's Oregon Washington Gazetteer 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917.
POWA = Polk's Oregon Washington Alaska Gazetteer 1901
POWI = Polk's Oregon Washington and Idaho Gazetteer, Chicago; R.L. Polk & Co. 1884; Portland; R.L. Polk and Co. 1886, 1888, 1889, 1891
WCHO = Washington County Heritage Online
WCM = Washington County Museum
IOOF = Independent Order of Odd Fellows


Citation
Robinson, Thomas. Oregon Photographers; Biographical History and Directory, 1852-1917. 2nd ed. Portland OR: Self-Published, Jan 1993.



Beers, G.W.

Beers & Cupp


Chronology

1868 Forest Grove

News Items and Advertisements

1868 "G.M. Cupp. G.W. Beers. BEERS & CUP, PHOTOGRAPH ARTISTS, FOREST GROVE, OREGON. Here is the place and now is the time to get better PICTURES and at lower rates than ever before offered in Washington County.'A word to the wise,' &c. (sic) Satisfaction guaranteed. Give us a Trial." Forest Grove Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1868.




Blakely, George C.

Chronology

1910 Forest Grove

Directory Listings

1910 Or pg. 244 Forest Grove "Blakely, G. photographer"
1910 POW pg. 148 Forest Grove "Blackely, Geo. C. photographer"

News Items and Advertisements

1909: (classified ad) "FOR SALE Finely equipped studio fitted to 8x10; price reasonable; north light, ground floor, Mission style fittings, low rent; good prices; population 3,000; college town; draw trade from eight other towns and rich farming country; no competition. Write if you mean business. Box 242, Forest Grove, Oregon." Camera Craft, October - December 1909. (attribution of this ad to Blake(l)y is not entirely certain -ed)

1910: "A NEW PHOTOGRAPHER, Blakely, the proprietor of the Forest Grove photograph gallery, has sold out to a Mr. Sackrider, of Hutsonville, Illinois, who has taken possession of the same. Mr. Sackrider comes to Forest Grove highly recommended as an artist of years of experience and is prepared to do all classes of work that is done in eastern galleries. He invites the citizens of Forest Grove and vicinity to call and examine specimens of his work. The News welcomes Mr. Sackrider to our city and feel confident that his work will be appreciated." Washington County News, (Forest Grove) 3 November 1910 (courtesy Eric Stewart)



Boos, Edward J.

Boos, J.C.

Chronology

1882 Forest Grove
1886 J. George Boos owned Boos & Co., a general merchandise store in Forest Grove. J.G. Boos is listed in 1907 as living on Gaston R.D. No. 1, Washington County on pg. 84 of the Rural Delivery Reference Book, in OHS Library.

Directory Listings

1899 PCD pg. 179 "Boos, Edward J, clk W Fast, res 247 1/2 5th"
1903 PCD pg. 203 "Boos, Edward J, sec Forest Grove Stone Co, bds 418 Tillamook"; "Boos, John G, pres Forest Grove Stone Co, tinner 432 Union av N, res 418 Tillamook", also Andrew, Edward M, and Laura M Boos at same address.
1905 PCD pg. 230 "Boos, Edward J, sec Forest Grove Stone Co, bds 497 Vancouver av"; "Boos, John G, tinner 288 Russell, pres Forest Grove Stone Co, pres Forest Grove Stone Co, res 497 Vancouver av"
1907 PCD pg. 302 "boos, John G., tinner, res 784 Commercial
Further directories track an extended family.

Photographer's Imprints

"J.C. Boos, Photographer, Forest Grove, Oregon" rubber stamp on cabinet card back, image shows students of Pacific University ms date June 1882. (WCM # LP-78-1404/1467-142)
"A Portrait of Thomas A. Knighten." Washington County Heritage Online: Boos

News Items and Advertisements

1896: "NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY. I would respectfully announce to the citizens of Forest Grove and vicinity that I have opened up a photograph gallery in the Boos building, next door to Reynold's meat market, where I will do first-class work of all kinds, and ferrotype for those that would prefer them. All work neatly and promptly done. Copying and enlarging of old pictures a specialty. Please call and examine samples of work. Very respectfully, I. N. Hobbs. Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 17 Sept 1896.

1897:
"The following licenses have been taken out under the new city ordinance, No. 93, being for six months unless otherwise stated...E.J. Boos, for cow, $1.00" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 14 July 1897. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
"Officers of Forest Tent No. 21, K.O.T.M., elected Tuesday were;...E. J. Boos, finance keeper..." The Hatchet (Forest Grove) 23 December 1897 (courtesy of Eric Stewart)
Advertisement for annual meeting of stockholders of Forest Grove Stone Co. called by J.G. Boos, president, and E. J. Boos, secretary. The Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 8-29 April 1897 (courtesy of Eric Stewart)

Photographs created by this artist can be found here: Boos


Bradley, L.

Chronology

1888 Yaquina
Forest Grove
Dayton
c. 1903- Seattle

Directory Listings

1888 POWI pg. 543 Yaquina "Bradley, Levi, photographer"
Mautz Oregon "Bradley, L. 1890, Dayton"

Photographer's Imprints

"L. Bradley, Dayton, Or." cabinet card, printed font
"L. Bradley, Traveling Artist, Headquarters, Dayton, Ore."
"L. Bradley, Forest Grove, Or." cabinet card, printed front (Horn collection)

News Items and Advertisements

1949: "Mrs. Levi Bradley. Funeral services for Mrs. Dora B. Bradley, 80 years old, 4509 Eighth Av. N.E., will be held at 3 O'clock tomorrow in the Home Undertaking Company Chapel, with burial in Evergreen. Mrs. Bradley died yesterday at a rest home after a long illness. Mrs. Bradley, a native of Minnesota, came to Seattle 46 years ago. She was the wife of Levi Bradley, Seattle, and four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Toll, Mrs. Homer Beebe and Mrs. C.W. Ostrom, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Franklin Jamerson, Sprague, Lincoln County." Seattle Daily Times, 9 December 1949 pg. 16 col. 1 (courtesy Michael Cirelli).

1952; "Levi Bradley. Funeral services for Levi Bradley, 84, a retired Seattle police photographer, will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday in the Home Mortuary chapel, with burial in Evergreen. Mr. Bradley, 4509 Eighth Ave. N.E., died Tuesday in a hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Collingwood, Ont. He came to Seattle 50 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Robert D. and Edward L. Bradley, and four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Toll, Mrs. Homer Beebe and Mrs. C.W. Ostrom, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Franklin Jamerson, Sprague, Lincoln County; sever grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Bradley's wife, Dora Bell, died in 1949" Seattle Daily Times, 31 January 1952 pg. 25 col. 5 (courtesy Michael Cirelli).




Bryant, George Archibald (1879-1959)

Pacific Art Studio

Chronology

San Francisco
1907 Portland
1907-1919 Forest Grove
Bryant's studio was destroyed by fire on 20 July 1919.

Directory Listings

1909 POW Forest Grove pg. 157 "Bryant, Archibald, photographer"
1915 POW pg 1491 photographers "Bryant, G.A., Forest Grove O"
1917 POW pg 1534 photographers "Bryant, G.A., Forest Grove O"

Photographer's Imprints


News Items and Advertisements

1907: "The many friends of Archie Bryant will be glad to hear that he has purchased the photograph gallery of E.F. Siefert and will put in a high grade lens which he used in San Francisco in one of the...

Photographs created by this artist can be found here: Bryant


Clark (Forest Grove)

Fritz & Clark


Chronology

before 1900 Forest Grove

Photographer's Imprints

"Fritz & Clark, Forest Grove" printed boudoir (OHS)


Photographs created by this artist can be found here: Clark


Clutter

Clutter & Co.



The above photo is thought to be Mr. Allen Carpenter Davis & his family. He had 5 daughter’s and a son born after this photo was taken.(1) In the 1870 census, the family had a post office box in Forest Grove. The photo was taken at a local studio owned by Mr. Emanuel C. Clutter (1846 - 1927):

"1860 census in Iowa lists him as born in Ohio and as an artist. 1870 census lists him as 23 years old and an artist. He married Nancy Louise Burnett 16 September 1883. They lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and he was commissioned to photograph the settlement of the Sioux (Lakota) Indians. These photographs are on file someplace, but I know where. Clutter had a photo studio in Medford, Oregon in February, 1889. I don't know when he opened his studio. In 1909, he moved to Venice, CA. I'm not sure if he continued photography there. I presume he did."(2)

In 1889, Mr. Clutter opened a photography studio called “E.C. Clutter – Moore Co.,” in Medford, Oregon.(3) In 1890, Clutter & Moore Company took “the contract to furnish handsome lithograph views of Grants Pass and Medford” and were “engaged in working up Ashland citizens to the point of investing in ten or twenty thousand views of the Granite City.”(4) These photos were birdseye views of Southern Oregon that served as advertisements for each town and the shared valley.

Timeline for E.C. Cutter

1860 Lived in Iowa, and his profession was "artist"
1868 Married Frances Drucilla Benjamin (1843-1889) in Jasper Co., Iowa
1870 Cutter & Co. in Forest Grove
1883 Married Nancy Louise Burnett (1842-1923) on Sept. 16th
1880s Stayed on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, photographed Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) people
1889 Opened studio in Medford, OR
1890 Photographed Ashland, Grants Pass, and Medford, OR (summer months)
1909 Moved to Venice, CA
1927 Died in Venice, Los Angeles, CA, on June 15th

Photographer's Imprints

"Clutter & Co., Forest Grove" cabinet card, printed font (WCM #LP72-131/128-16)
"Clutter & Co. Medford, Oregon" cabinent card printed front, subject is a baby identified as born in 1880. presumed date of exposure is ca. 1880-1881

Also:


Citations

1. Patron communication via email on 1/16/2011.
2. Eric G. Stewart Collection, accessed 1/15/2011. The researcher noted "See Frank Gilyner Wagner, Married Nina MayBerry (Clutter Step Daughter). From and interview with Jerry Lynch, a relative, in February 1994."
3. From website “Southern Oregon History Revised -- Notes on Rogue Valley Photographers and Postcard Publishers,” http://id.mind.net/~truwe/tina/photographers.html. Cited as "Medford Squibs," Democratic Times, Jacksonville (OR), 12/5/1889, p. 3.
4. Ibid. Cited as "Here and There," Democratic Times, Jacksonville, 8/22/1890, p. 3.




Crosley, Harry A. (1866-1953)

Fritz & Crosley

Crosley & Pope


Chronology

1888 Independence
1889 Hillsboro Fritz & Crosley
1890-1901 Forest Grove
1917-1921 Tacoma WA
1929 Auburn WA
1930 Snohomish WA

Crosley's father was W.H. Crosley, a civil war veteran and Postmaster of Forest Grove. Crosley's gallery was upstairs in the post office building. Their home was several doors west of the gallery.

Directory Listing

1889 POWI pg. 262 Hillsboro "Fritz & Crosley, photographers"
1891 POWI pg. 259 Forest Grove "Crosley, Harry A., photographer"

Photographer's Imprints

"H.A. Crosley, Photo" cabinet card printed front (no city indicated), ms date July 4th, 1890 (WCM #LP 72-808/861-72)
"H.A. Crosley, Independence, Or." cabinet card printed front
"Fritz & Crosley, over the Post Office, Forest Grove, Oregon" cabinet card printed front (WCM #LP 72-129/126-16)
"H.A. Crosley, Photographer, over the Post Office, Forest Grove, Oregon printed back of mount, 7 x 9 1/4" print (WCM # LP 72-1254/1314-16)
"Crosley & Pope, Photo" printed front, cabinet card (WCM #LP91-26.1/16371)

News Items and Advertisements

1891: "SONS OF VETERANS Chickamauga Camp No. 14 meets alternate Wednesday evenings at I.O.O.F. hall. Wm. Bond, Q.M., Harry Crosley, Capt." Forest Grove Times, 15 May 1891. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
1893: "CROSLEY'S PHOTO STUDIO. is the neatest, and best-equipped, west of Portland. All kinds of photographic work done with neatness and dispatch. Special attention also given to enlarged portraits in crayon and water colors. I employ none but the best artists to do this line of work and do not handle any botched up work, but furnish the best as prices within the reach of all. Why send your work away, when you can get better, and cheaper here. A poor picture is dear at any price. OVER THE POST-OFFICE, FOREST GROVE, OR." The Index. (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical). Vol. 1, No. 2, February 1893. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
1895: "The New Band Orchestra...Harry Crosley, bass..." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 12 April 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
1896:
  • "Mrs. Harry Crosley will leave Thursday to join her husband in Ilwaco, Wash. where he is engaged in business as a photographer," "Mr. E.A. Jerome has moved into Harry Crosely's home" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 20 February 1896. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Mr. & Mrs. Crosley, who are now residents of Ilwaco, Wash., are visiting Mr. W.H. Crosely" Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 23 April 1896 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Tuesday afternoon a lamp exploded in the photographer gallery over the Post Office and set fire to a half gallon can of asphaltum which was sitting near. Harry Crosley, who is again in charge of the studio, rushed in and tried to smother the burning liquid, now running over the floor, with a rug. Finally he succeed and then threw the blazing rug out of the window. An alarm had been turned in and hosecart and truck brought out quickly, but there was no occasion for their services. Loss is under $15, but it was a narrow escape from an expensive fire." Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 3 September 1896 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "H.A. Crosley, the photographer, has rented his old stand over the post office and is now prepared to do all kinds of photographing with neatness and dispatch. Mr. Crosley needs no recommendation, having built and run this same gallery for a number of years, and the quality of his work has always been equal to the best...Harry Crosley is doing some carpentry work for Mr. Brown adding to his residence in the north part of town." Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 22 October 1896 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Forest Grove Tent No. 21 Knights of the Maccabees at its review Friday elected officers for the first term of the coming year:...Record Keeper - H.A. Crosley..." Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 17 December 1896 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1897:
  • "H.A. Crosley has employed Mr. Fritz to take charge of his studio while he is busy on the outside. All work will be promptly attended to, and finished in short order." Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 8 April 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Harry Crosley is busy on a thousand feet of fencing he is putting on his own place and those of his father, Mr. W.H. Crosley and Mr. John Anderson." Washington County Hatchet. (Forest Grove) 17 June 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
....

1953: "HARRY A. CROSLEY, 87, of 4912 N. 33rd. St., died Sunday in a local hospital. Born in Henry, Illinois, he had lived in Tacoma for 52 years and was a retired photographer. he was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Harriet, a son, Neil, of Tacoma; a sister Mr. A.H. Treleven, Sr., of Tacoma, a granddaughter and three great-grand-children. Services will be held Wednesday..."
Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma WA) 30 December 1953 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

In addition to the photo at the top of this page, Crosley Photographs that have been digitized through Washington County Heritage Online project can be found here.



Cupp, G.M.

Beers & Cupp

Chronology

1868 Forest Grove

News Items and Advertisements

1868: "G.M. Cupp. G.W. Beers. BEERS & CUPP, PHOTOGRAPH ARTISTS, FOREST GROVE, OREGON. Here is the place and now is the time to get better PICTURES and at lower rates than ever before offered in Washington County. 'A word to the wise,' &c. (sic) Satisfaction guaranteed. Give us a Trial." Forest Grove Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1868.



Darling, Belle

Darling & Ingersoll

Chronology

1915-1919

Directory Listings

1915 POW pg. 1491 photographers "Darling & Ingersoll, Forest Grove O"
1917 POW pg. 1534 photographers "Darling & Ingersoll, Forest Grove O"

News Items and Advertisements

1908: "Mrs. C.L. Large and Misses Dee and Belle Darling went over to Newport for a week's stay by the sea." Washington County News (Forest Grove) 2 January 1908. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
1919: "HOLOCAUST OF FLAME SWEEPS CITY SUNDAY...The photograph gallery across the street from the Sanford building, owned by Miss Belle Darling, was then on fire and the adjoining buildings owned by J.N. Hoffman were threatened as well... The buildings occupied by the photograph gallery was burned and the two-story office next to it, both owned by mayor J.N. Hoffman, suffered heavy loss...Fire Losses...Photo Gallery - Occupied by Miss Belle Darling. No insurance. Loss on stock, furniture, etc., $500. Building owned by J.N. Hoffman. Loss $500." Washington County News-Times (Forest Grove) 24 July 1919. (courtesy Eric Stewart)
1960: (obituary of Dee Darling, sister of Belle) "... A brother, Charles, and two sisters, Belle Darling and Winifred Aldrich, all longtime residents here, predeceased her." Washington County News-Times (Forest Grove) 4 August 1960. (courtesy Eric Stewart)

Photographs created by the artist can be found here: Darling


Fritz, Charles (1854-1899)

Fritz & Clark

Fritz & Crosley

Superior Gallery

Chronology

1889-1891 Hillsboro
1891 McMinnville Fritz Superior Gallery
1892 Portland
1895-1899 Forest Grove

In 1896 Fritz was victim to a fire. At the time Forest Grove only had a volunteer company which responded to rings on a large gong. The fire truck was pulled by the men themselves, it was not until 1912 that the City Council approved the purchase of two horses to move it.

Directory Listings

1889 POWI pg. 262 Hillsboro "Fritz & Crosley, photographers"
1891 POWI pg. 345 McMinnville "Fritz, Chas., photographer
1892 PCD pg. 440 "Fritz, Charles 167 1/2 1st, res 483 Rodney av"
Mautz Oregon "Fritz & Crosley, 1885, Forest Grove," "Fritz, C., Superior Gallery, 1890, McMinnville"

Photographer's Imprints

"Fritz & Crosley, Forest Grove, Oregon" printed front cabinet
"C. Fritz, Forest Grove, Or." printed front cabinet
"Fritz, Superior Gallery, McMinnville, Or." printed front cabinet card, ms date on back Nov. 1891
"Fritz, 267 1/2 First St., Portland Or." printed front cabinet card
"C. Fritz, McMinnville, Or."
"Fritz & Clark, Forest grove" printed boudoir (OHS)

News Items and Advertisements

1888:
  • "Mr. Fritz has been experimenting with what is called the 'lightning' process for taking photographs. <illegible word> process negatives can be taken in the darkest room or cave at midnight. He has one or two pictures which com
  • "Mr. Fritz wishes us to say that during his absence his business here will be conducted by Harry Crossley (sic), and the same satisfaction will be guaranteed to his customers that has heretofore marked the work turned out of the gallery. THe retouching and finishing work will be personally attended to by Mr. Fritz as heretofore." Washington Independent, (Hillsboro) 8 March 1888 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Mr Fritz came out from Portland to remain a few days." The Independent, (Hillsboro) 5 April 1888 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1893: "ART STUDIO and Photo Gallery. If you want Fine Artistic Photographs, give Mr. Fritz a call. His work speaks for itself. Reduced Rates to Students. At Crosley's Old Stand, Over Post Office. Index, (Forest Grove, Pacific University) October 1893 - June 1894 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1895:
  • "Mr. Fritz is still taking Photographs at the rate of $3 per dozen for Cabinet size but you will receive $3 worth of artist work" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 12 April 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "L. Gleason, Photographer. Successor to C. Fritz. Gallery Over Post-Office..." The Index, (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical) June 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "FOREST GROVE ILLUSTRATED. A Prettily Printed, Tastily Bound, and Handsomely Illustrated Souvenir Hand Book. Fine Half-tone Engravings. Views of Important Buildings. Portraits of Prominent People. Scenes in and about our forest city. With appropriate descriptive reading matter. All Done At Home. A Forest Grove Production From Cover to Cover. Photographs by Mr. C. Fritz. Engraving by Pacific Coast Engraving Co. Printing by Hatchet Printery. A Thing of Beauty. You Want A Copy. Will be issued in June. Place your subscription now. Single copy - 35 cents. Half Dozen - 1.50 The Hatchet Printery Is the place to find out all about it" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 17-30 May 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Mr. C. Fritz of the Pacific Coast Engraving Co. is in town again after a trip of several weeks in the interest of the company. He visited Salem, Woodburn, Newberg and several other places and met with good success. He will be busy some time filling the orders he received" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 1 August 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1897:
  • "H.A. Crosley has employed Mr. Fritz to take charge of his studio while he is busy on the outside. All work will be promptly attended to, and finished in short order." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 8 April 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "C. Fritz has fitted up his new gallery over Dr. Large's office and is doing considerable work. Mr. Fritz is well known to be an excellent photographer, and he is prepared to and will do the best work he has ever done. Two grades of photographs are furnished differing in finish and price but both are artistically perfect. All orders will be filled promptly and satisfactory, or no charge." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 8 April 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "The following licenses have been taken out under the new city ordinance, No. 93, being for six months unless otherwise stated...C. Fritz, photographer, $2.00" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 14 July 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Photographer Fritz went to Portland Wednesday to buy a viewing instrument" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 7 August 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "This week's supplement gives a recent and one of the best maps of the Alaskan gold fields yet published. The drawing was made by Mr. L.C. Walker, the accuracy of engraving was done by Mr. C.Fritz, also of this city. The map will be found valuable for reference and is in handy form to preserve." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 14 August 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "The half-tone Engravings which appear in the Hatchet are from photographs and are made by the Forest Grove Photo Engraving Company. They print as easily in a newspaper as the coarser cuts made by inferior process and are the only engravings which are true to life. The average newspaper cut is a mere caricature." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 26 August 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1899: "C.Fritz, a native of Switzerland, died at Forest Grove, Tuesday evening, September 5, 1899 after a long illness. Deceased had been engaged in photographic and half-tone work for twelve or thirteen years, and was at one time located in Hillsboro. He had been located in Forest Grove for about four or five years."Argus, (Hillsboro) 7 September 1899 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

Bibliography

Forest Grove Illustrated (Hatchet Printery; 1895) photo book of Forest Grove views, no copies of this book have been located at this time. Photos by Fritz.
Stewart, Eric. "A Window of Forest Grove History," The News-Times (Hillsboro) 7 October 1992, pg. 4D, col. 1-5 describes book of photographs by Fritz, published in 1895,k and about Fritz.
Brown, Robert O., Nineteenth Century Portland, Oregon Photographers: A Collectors Handbook, Portland: 1991, p. 63. (Call Number: History Room R 770.92 BRO)

Photographs created by this artist can be found here: FritzThere are also a few under West Coast Engraving Co.


Gleason, L. (Lorena "Len" ?)

Chronology

1895 Forest Grove

News Items and Advertisements

1895:
  • "Gleason, ah charged you <two illegible words> for those photos, Well I will be gol darned if I don't have some taken before they go up a dollar" Washington County Hatchet, (Hillsboro) 12 April 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "Photos that are Life Like. Portraits that Almost speak, Works of Art, Those are what you want and what you get of Gleason, Artistic and Attractive, And only 75 cts. Over the Post Office, Forest Grove" Washington County Hatchet, (Hillsboro) 10 May - 27 June 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)
  • "L. Gleason, Photographer. Successor to C. Fritz. Gallery Over Post-Office. MY PRICES TALK One Dozen Photos for 75c. Come and See Them!" The Index (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical) June 1895 (courtesy Eric Stewart)



Greer, R.H.

Chronology

1890s Hillsboro
Forest Grove
Centerville

Photographer's Imprints

"Greer & Co., Forest Grove" printed front cabinet card
"R.H. Greer, Photographer, Centerville, Oregon" rubber stamp on CDV back

Photographs created by this artist can be found here: Greer


Hay, W.H.

Chronology

1914 Forest Grove

News Items and Advertisements

1914 ""International Photographic Association...New Members...3844- W.H. Hay, R.F.D. No. 1, Forest Grove, Oregon. Post Cards, developing paper, of camping, etc. Class 1" Camera Craft, Vol XXI, No. 4, April 1914 pg. 199.



Hobbs, I.N. (c. 1844-1900)

Chronology

1896-1900 Forest Grove and McMinnville

News Items and Advertisements

1896: "NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY. I would respectfully announce to the citizens of Forest Grove and vicinity that I have opened up a photograph gallery in the Boos building, next door to Reynold's meat market, where I will do first-class work of all kinds, and ferrotype for those that would prefer them. All work neatly and promptly done. Copying and enlarging of old pictures a specialty. Please call and examine samples of work. Very respectfully, I.N. Hobbs." Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 17 September 1896.

1897: "The following licenses have been taken out under the new cityordinance, No. 93, being for six months unless otherwise stated...I.N. Hobbs, photographer, $2.00" Washington County Hatchet, (Forest Grove) 14 July 1897. (note: the same paper of 15 July explains the city ordinance taxes photograph galleries $4 per year) (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1900: "I.N. Hobbs, a photographer, aged about 55 years, died at Forest Groe, yesterday, of cardiac dropsy. Deceased had lived in McMinnville and Forest Grove for the past four years. He was a survivor of the Twenty-seventh Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He left a widow. Interment was in the Naylor cemetery under the auspices of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. today." Argus, (Hillsboro) 12 July 1900. (courtesy Eric Stewart)



Hoffman, Nettie, Mrs.

Hoffman & Pittman

Pope & Hoffman

Hoffman Studio

Pacific Photo Co.

Pacific Photo Gallery

Pacific Gallery

(not Pacific Art Studio - see Bryant, Archie)


Chronology

1896-1897 Albany
1898-1906 Forest Grove

Nettie Hoffman sold the Pacific Studio to Meresse in 1906.


Artifacts

The Washington County Historical Society has a portrait of Nettie Hoffman (WCM #163/4)

Directory Listings

1901 POWA pg. 173 Forest Grove "Pope & Hoffman (Oliver M Pope, Nettie Hoffman) photographers" (also a Hoffman, John N, attorney
1903 POW pg. 186 Forest Grove "Hoffman, Mrs Nettie photographer" (also listed in Forest Grove is Hoffman, John N lawyer
1905 POW pg. 213 Forest Grove "Hoffman, Mrs. Nettie, photographer"
1907 POW pg. 214 Forest Grove "Hoffman & Pittman photographer"
1909 POW Forest Grove many other Hoffmans listed but not Mrs. Nettie. Also have in Hillsboro a Hoffman, H.C., baker.

News Items and Advertisements

1899: "HOFFMAN STUDIO For all kinds of Portrait and Crayon Work. Come and see us. Over Dr. Large's office." Index, (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical) October 1899 - March 1900. (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1900: "For Fine Pictures Go To PACIFIC PHOTO GALLERY." Index, (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical) October 1899 - March 1900. (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1902: "PACIFIC GALLERY Copying and Enlarging. All kinds of First Class Work Done. Forest Grove, Oregon." Heart of Oak, (Forest Grove, Pacific University yearbook) 1902. (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1904: "PACIFIC GALLERY:- None of the 'arts' come nearer our homes and affections than does photograph (sic). By its means the poorest as well as the richest are enabled to preserve the pictured semblance of loved ones and to adorn their walls with pleasing reproductions of the best works of the masters. Among the most skillful members of the profession in this part of the state are Mrs. Hoffman and Miss Pitman, of the Pacific Gallery, True artists of talent and attainment whose hearts are in their work. They have operated in this capacity five years, at Forest Grove, and were two years at Albany. Prior to embarking in this branch of commercial enterprise they followed the broad and noble field of teaching for several years." Washington County News (Forest Grove) 30 June 1904 pg. 1, col. 3 (courtesy Eric Stewart)

1906
  • "F.E. Mereserau has purchased the Pacific Gallery and took charge yesterday. Mr. Mersereau had two studios in San Francisco before the earthquake." Washington County Hatchet, (Hillsboro) 23 August 1906 (courtesy Eric Stewart).
  • "Mrs. Hoffman and Miss Pittman who have managed the Pacific Photo Gallery so long and so successfully have leased it and retired from its management yesterday. The new manager is Mr. F.E. Mersereau, and artist from San Francisco who lost his gallery in the Great Disaster there. He is said to be an expert and will fully sustain the reputation of the gallery so long has had." Forest Grove Times (Forest Grove) 23 August 1906 (courtesy Eric Stewart).

Photographs created by this artist can be found here: Hoffman


Hudson, Charles W.

Chronology

1880 Forest Grove

Directory Listings

1881 Ore pg. 553 Forest Grove "Hudson, C.W., photographer" "Hudson, W.S., blacksmith"

News Items and Advertisements

1880: "The Forest Grove Fire - The Following are the losses and insurance of the sufferers by the fire at Forest Grove on Tuesday night (26 Oct.-ed); ...Chas. Hudson, photographer, loss $20, by removal of goods, ... " Willamette Farmer, (Portland) 29 October 1880 pg. 7, col. 2.



Ingersoll

Darling & Ingersoll

Chronology

1915-1917 Forest Grove

Directory Listings

1915 POW pg. 1491 photographers "Darling & Ingersoll, Forest Grove O"
1917 POW pg. 1534 photographers "Darling & Ingersoll, Forest Grove O"


Jennings, J.

Jennings Gallery

Chronology

Woodburn
Forest Grove
East Portland
Hubbard
Gervais

Directory Listings

1879-1885 Portland and East Portland not listed, except this possibility: 1881 PD pg. 169
Mautz Oregon "Jennings, J., 1890, Hubbard & East Portland"

Photographers Imprints

"J. Jennings, Woodburn, Oregon" printed front cabinet card
"Jennings, Gervais, Or., Hubbard, Or." printed front cabinet card
"Jennings, Woodburn Oregon." cabinet card printed front (note furniture is same on Woodburn and Hubbard/Gervais studios)
"J. Jennings, Over the Post Office, Forest Grove Oregon" cabinet card printed front
"J. Jennings, 318 N Street, between Fifth and Sixth, East Portland, Or." cabinet card printed front



Leopold

Seifert & Leopold

Collumbia Gallery


Chronology

1904 Forest Grove

News Items and Advertisements

1904: "THE COLUMBIA GALLERY:- The desire to preserve the pictured semblance of loved ones is as natural as life itself and we take pleasure in presenting to our many readers a brief sketch of Messrs. Seifert & Leopold, photographers of the Columbia Gallery. These gentlemen are both expert artists and have spent several years in the business. They will do all kinds of photograph work, and viewing. The effort of their life is spent with newly married couples, groups, students, and babies." Washington County News, (Forest Grove) 30 June 1904, pg. 5 (courtesy Eric Stewart)



Marsh, F.L.

Chronology

1898 Forest Grove?

News Items and Advertisements

1898: "YOU'RE LOOKING SO WELL that naturally suggests a good time to have our photograph taken. See F.L. Marsh, The Photographer, about it." The Index, (Forest Grove, Pacific University periodical) Vol. 7, 1 December 1898. (courtesy Eric Stewart).




Meresse, Mr. Elisee & Meresse, Frank (1855-1924)

Meresse, E. & Son

Chronology

1897 Oregon City
1897-1924 Forest Grove
1900-1924 Netarts

In addition to living in Forest Grove, Meresse had a residence at Netarts, which explains why he did much photography on the Oregon Coast. Family legend has it that E. Meresse emigrated to the United States so his sons could avoid the draft imposed by the French Army for the Franco-Prussian war.


Artifacts

  • Imbrie--Sewell Camp, Netarts, 1904, Washington County Museum. Available online through Washington County Heritage here.

Listing of Stereo Cards.

Cards are not numbered, but do have captions on front
"Netarts, Ore. The Sea Lions In The Breakers"
"Netarts, Ore. Sea Anemones."

Directory Listings

1903 POW p. 186 Forest Grove "Meresse E & Son (Elsie and Frank) photographers"

Photographer's Imprints

"Meresse, F. Grove. New Mineral Photo. Absolutely Permanent Photo" rubber stamp on stereo card back.
"Netarts By The Sea, Meresse Photo" ms signature on mount, 5x8 print of family camping, ms date 1904 (WCM # LP72-281/278-43)
"Meresse, Forest Grove, Or." cabinet card, hot stamped back (WCM #LP90-24.2/16257)

News Items and Adertisements

1897: "Mr. and Mrs. E. Meresse will move to Forest Grove the latter part of this month where they will reside for the next few years while their sons attend Pacific University. They have made many friends during their stay in Oregon City who will regret their departure and be glad to welcome them back again - Oregon City regret their departure and be glad to welcome them back again - Oregon City Enterprise." (reprinted in) Washington County Hatchet (Forest Grove) 14 October 1897 (courtesy Eric Stewart).

1906: "Ed Meresse of the Salem Journal left for Tillamook City after spending a week in this city. He will make a two weeks stay with his parents at Netarts" News Times. (Hillsboro) 23 August 1906 (courtesy Eric Stewart).

1924: "E. Meresse. Friends and acquaintances gathered to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of E. Meresse, for more than 25 years as a resident of Forest Grove, at the Buxton & Prickett chapel Thursday, August 21, when the Rev. W. Walter Blair, pastor of the Congregational church, conducted the service. Numerous floral tributes found their way to the home and chapel, attesting in part to the esteem in which Mr. Meresse was held by those who knew him best. Mr. Meresse was born at Heumont, Northern France, on March 3, 1855. He was left an orphan when a child. In growing to manhood he engaged in farming, and later in the glassware and mirror business. Mr. Meresse came to America in 1889 and came direct to Oregon, first settling at Oregon City and remaining there until 1897 when the family moved to Forest Grove because of the educational facilities. Forest Grove has been the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meresse since that time. For a time Mr. Meresse was instructor in French in Pacific University. He was a lover of art and photography, ceramics and kindred arts claimed much of his attention. He was a man of quiet and retired disposition but valued hs friendships highly. He loved his family ardently and sacrificed much for them. In his youth, he united with the Reformed Church of France and at Oregon City affiliated with the Congregational church. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Edgar of McMinnville, Abel, of White Salmon, Wash., and Frank of Illwaco, Wash. The remains were laid to rest in Forest View Cemetery. Mr Meresse passed away at his cottage at Seaside, on Monday, August 18, when his wife and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Meresse were with him. A stroke of apoplexy is ascribed as the cause of death." Washington County News-Times (Forest Grove) 4 September 1924. (courtesy Eric Stewart)

Bibliography

Photographer's Association of the Pacific Northwest. Programme of Seventh Annual Convention, September 3rd - 6th, 1907. Seattle; n.p. 1907 (unpaginated) "Members Photographic Association of the Pacific Northwest 1907...Meresse, E - Forest Grove, Ore..."



Mersereau, Frederick E.


Chronology

1904 Portland
1905-1906 San Francisco
1907 Forest Grove

Directory Listings

1904 PCD pg. 651 "Mercereau (sic) Frederick E. photog Rembrandt Photo & Portrait Studio, rms 43 1/2 3d N"

News Items and Advertisements

1906:
"F.E. Mersereau has purchased the Pacific Gallery and took charge yesterday. Mr. Mersereau had two studios in San Francisco before the earthquake." Washington County Hatchet (Hillsboro) 23 August 1906 (courtesy Forest Grove).

"Mrs. Hoffman and Miss Pittman who have managed the Pacific Photo Gallery so long and so successfully have leased it and retired from its management yesterday. The new Manager is Mr. F.E. Mersereau, an artist of San Fransisco who lost his gallery in the Great Disaster there. He is said to be an expert and will fully sustain the reputation the gallery so long has had." Forest Grove Times (Forest Grove) 23 August 1906 (courtesy Eric Stewart)



Pittman

Hoffman & Pittman


Chronology

1896-1897 Albany
1898-1906 Foest Grove

Wife of John N. Hoffman, married 1891 in Albany.


Artifacts

Portrait of Nettie Pittman Hoffman, by Harnish Studio in Albany, copy negative at WCM #15866












Pope, Oliver M.