Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Donald L. Mason Photographs, 1915-1935

Scope and Content Note

The Donald L. Mason Photographs consist of images taken and collected by Mason during his student years and as an Industrial Arts Instructor at Oregon State College. The images depict the campus foundry and other industrial arts facilities, items made at the foundry, techniques such as sand molding, and students in foundry classes. The collection includes a photograph of Ambrose Ridenour, who was a foundry instructor at Oregon State from 1911 until about 1933. The brass and metal objects featured in the photographs include candelabras, a sundial, door knockers, lamps and a knife handle. The collection also includes printed illustrations of tools and machinery for metal making sold by the Artcraft Company and the Central Engraving Company (both of Cleveland).


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