Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Emile Pernot Photographs, 1893-1895

Scope and Content Note

The Emile Pernot Photographs consist of mounted albumen prints of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, classrooms, faculty, students, and cadets, made by Pernot. Many of the photographs were published in the 1893-1894 Annual Catalog and the 1894 Hayseed. Of special note are portrait photographs of the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) faculty that were published in the Hayseed. John M. Bloss, OAC President; John D. Letcher, Professor of Mathematics; and George Coote, Professor of Horticulture, are also depicted in several of the images of classes. Examples of photomicrographs made by Pernot are included in the album.

The collection includes images of most of the buildings on the campus in 1893-1894 -- the Horticulture Building and Greenhouse, Mechanical Hall (which burned in 1898), Benton Hall, Cauthorn (Fairbanks) Hall, Alpha Hall, and the Station Building (now the Women's Center) -- as well as laboratories and classrooms. Classes in surveying, tile drainage, grafting, and cooking are depicted in the collection.

The majority of the photographs are bound in an album; the collection also includes prints mounted on both sides of individual mounting boards.


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