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Mattie C. Avery Photograph Album, 1887-1890

Scope and Content Note

The Mattie C. Avery Photograph Album consists of photograph prints assembled by Mattie Avery. The title page is inscribed "Mattie C. Avery, St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Oregon; June 10, 1887". The images represent a wide range of subjects and most are not identified. Subjects depicted in the photographs include views of buildings in Scotland and England; Arlington, Virginia and Mount Vernon; a military camp; a geyser and waterfall (likely at Yellowstone National Park); Celilo Falls and other views of the Columbia River Gorge; and two images of Oregon Agricultural College buildings.

The Oregon Agricultural College photographs include an image of the original Corvallis College building in downtown Corvallis and a view of the original Mechanical Hall on the site of the current campus. This image also includes Alpha Hall in the background and a garden of the college farm in the foreground.


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