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J.B. Horner Photograph Collection, circa 1846-1925View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: circa 1910-1920
The J.B. Horner Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Horner depicting historical figures and groups of people, such as members of the Siletz and Umatilla Indian tribes, as well as locations around Oregon. The collection also contains a number of images depicting early life on the Oregon State University campus and individuals associated with the university. John B. Horner taught English and history at Oregon Agricultural College from 1891 until his death in 1933.
ID: P 100
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: J.B. Horner Photograph Collection (P 100), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The images were acquired by the University Archives in the 1960s. A print of Louis Southworth playing the violin (P100:087) was donated by the Nez Perce County Museum in 2011.
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Series 1: Lantern Slides, 1846 - circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Series I consists primarily of lantern slides; the series also includes prints of some of the lantern slides that were probably made in the 1980s. Of special note are images of the homes and people of the Siletz and Umatilla Tribes. This series depicts historic Oregon figures -- including Governors Whiteaker, Isaac Lee Patterson, Curry, and Pierce, and General Joseph Lane -- as well as Oregon landmarks such as the Great Oregon Caves, Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, and the Oregon Coast. This series also contains images of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) campus buildings, OAC cadets and color guard. Many of the lantern slides were produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon. Some have been hand-colored.
Extent: 111 lantern slides and 35 prints
Box 2 Add to Shelf
Item P100:001: Oregon Governor Isaac Lee Patterson, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Item P100:002: Governor George Curry and wife, 1846 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide was produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:003: "History of Oregon," General Joseph Lane, aged 78, 1879 Add to Shelf
Item P100:004: "History of Oregon," John Whiteaker, The first state governor, circa 1860 Add to Shelf
Item P100:005: Oregon Governor Walter M. Pierce, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Item P100:006: Elijah Davidson at the entrance of Oregon Caves, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:007: Rogue River Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon. It has been hand-colored.
Item P100:008: Military cadets in fancy drill, OAC, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:009: Military cadets in the mess hall, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:010: Cadet color guard, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister company in Portland, Oregon. It has been hand-colored.
Item P100:011: Drawing class, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:012-P100:013: Methodist Church on 4th and Madison in Corvallis Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 lantern slides
Item P100:014: Battleship Oregon, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:015: "History or Oregon," Seals Add to Shelf
Image includes the "Salmon seal," "Seal of Territory of Oregon," and "Beaver Money."
Item P100:017: Wesley Walters and his wife Add to Shelf
Item P100:019: Automobiles leaving Grants Pass for the Great Oregon Caves, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:020: Mount Jefferson Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:021: Pack train approaching the Great Oregon Caves, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:022: Mount Washington from Clear Lake, Oregon Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:023: Automobiles on way to Great Oregon Caves, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:024: Siletz: Alsea Johnson aged 90 and Susan Jack aged 85 Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and 3 prints
Item P100:025: Siletz: John Woodman aged 80, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and 2 prints
Item P100:026: Siletz: Robert R. Depoe and family Add to Shelf
Depoe was the teacher of the Upper Farm Day School.
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:027: Indian woman in front of teepee Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:028: Siletz: home of Indian Louis Fuller Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:029: Siletz: Mr. and Mrs. Charley Johnson Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:030: Siletz: Dr. and Mrs. Leo Frastenberg, of Smithsonian Institution, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:031: Siletz village Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:032: Siletz: the Chetco Ben and Joshley Brown family Add to Shelf
Top row from left: Dora Delgado, daughter Margaret Annie, Ella Ben, and Agatha Williams. Bottom row from left: 3rd person is Mary Washington, 5th person is Archie.
Extent: lantern slide and 4 prints
Item P100:033: Siletz: Ex. superintendent Egbert and family with uncle Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 lantern slides and 2 prints
Item P100:034: Oregon "Nature's Child" Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:035: Siletz: Mrs. Lucy Jourdan, aged 95 Add to Shelf
Lanter slide has been hand-colored.
Extent: lantern slide
Item P100:036: Siletz: Mose Lane's home Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:037: Siletz: Joe Lincoln Add to Shelf
Lincoln died in 1914 at the age of 104. Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:038: Indian artifacts Add to Shelf
Item P100:039: "Oregon Literature," sunset on coast Add to Shelf
Item P100:040: James G. Clark Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:041: Stooptoopnin, a friend of the whites Add to Shelf
Item P100:042: Siletz: Mrs. Ada Collins & baby, Mrs. Menard & baby, Mrs. Bensill Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and 3 prints
Item P100:043: Scar face Charley Add to Shelf
Item P100:044: Ipnasalatalc, a friend of the whites Add to Shelf
Item P100:045: Umatilla Indian family Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:046: Black Jim and Boston Charley, Modoc warriors Add to Shelf
Item P100:047: Sconchin, Modoc warrior Add to Shelf
Item P100:048: Ben Jory riding "Hot Stuff" Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:049: "Oregon Literature," portrait of Sam Simpson Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by Weister Company of Portland, Oregon.
Extent: lantern slide
Item P100:050: Commemoration of Frederic Homer Balch, unveiling of marker in Linn County Add to Shelf
Item P100:051: "Oregon Literature," wreck of the Peter Iredale Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by Weister Company of Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:052: "Oregon Literature," Oregon coast Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by Weister Company of Portland, Oregon. It has been hand-colored.
Item P100:053: Three Sisters mountains, Oregon. Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:054: A boat ride Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:055: "Jerusalem to Jericho," a rose bush Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:056: A 15 inch maple leaf Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:057: Oyster bed Add to Shelf
Item P100:058: Topping a tree Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:059: Campbell Hall, Oregon Normal School, Monmouth Add to Shelf
Item P100:060: Frank Riddle, husband of Indian Winema. Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:061: Klamath brave of Modoc fame Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:062: Joint House Resolution No. 37 Add to Shelf
Item P100:063: "In Holy Places," Presbyterian Church, Corvallis Add to Shelf
Item P100:064: House behind Presbyterian Church Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:065: Officers of society Add to Shelf
Pictured: Mrs. J.B. Horner, Mrs. F. Berchtold, Mrs. J.W. Morgan, Mrs. F.S. Appelman and Mrs. W.E. Rosencrans.
Item P100:066: First brick church in Oregon at St. Paul Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:067: Old fort at The Dalles Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand-colored.
Item P100:069: Lighthouse at Cape Foulweather Add to Shelf
Box 3 Add to Shelf
Item P100:070: W. J. Kerr Add to Shelf
Also exists as a glass negative.
Item P100:071: James Withycombe Add to Shelf
Item P100:072: Pinto Colvig cartoon to Prof. J. B. Horner Add to Shelf
Item P100:073: "History of Oregon," portrait of OSU President Thomas M. Gatch, 1897-1907, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Prints avaiable in Series III.
Extent: lantern slide
Item P100:074: "History of Oregon," President B. L. Arnold Add to Shelf
Print avaiable in Series III.
Extent: lantern slide
Item P100:075: W. J. Kerr Add to Shelf
Print avaiable in Series III.
Extent: lantern slide
Item P100:076: Benton Hall Add to Shelf
Item P100:077: Women weaving Add to Shelf
Item P100:078: Campus view Add to Shelf
Item P100:079: Margaret Snell Add to Shelf
Item P100:080: Corvallis College on 5th Street, circa 1875 Add to Shelf
Item P100:081: Corvallis College on 5th Street, 1874 Add to Shelf
Item P100:082: Education Hall Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:083: Apperson Hall Add to Shelf
Item P100:084: Corvallis College North wing, 1874 Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:087: Louis Southworth playing a violin, 1915 Add to Shelf
Corvallis blacksmith. Photograph by Ball Studio. Print available in Series III.
Item P100:088: "In the shadow of a mountain" Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weisyer Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:089: Indian Women Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and print
Item P100:091: Oregon Territorial Capitol Building in Marysville, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Glass copy negative and prints also available in Series II.
Item P100:094: View of Willamette River Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon. It has been hand-colored.
Item P100:095: Church interior Add to Shelf
Item P100:096: Surgeon's quarters, Remains of U.S. Infantry fort at The Dalles, 1858 Add to Shelf
Item P100:097-P100:098: Various houses Add to Shelf
Item P100:099: Falls along Columbia Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:100: Indians in cultural dress posing around campfire Add to Shelf
Extent: lantern slide and 3 prints
Item P100:101-P100:104: Indian men in cultural dress Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 lantern slides and 4 prints
Item P100:105: Portrait of a woman and child Add to Shelf
Lantern slide produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon.
Item P100:106: Portrait of a woman Add to Shelf
Item P100:107-P100:111: Portraits of unidentified men Add to Shelf
Two of the lantern slides were produced by the Weister Company in Portland, Oregon. One has been hand-colored. A glass copy negative is available for P100:111 in Series II. =
Item P100:113-P100:114: Portraits of unidentified men Add to Shelf
Item P100:118: Portrait of an unidentified man Add to Shelf
Item P100:119: The Masonic Temple, the Masons Add to Shelf
Lantern slide has been hand colored.
Extent: lantern slide and print
Series 2: Glass Negatives, 1852 - circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Series II consists of glass copy negatives of photographic prints, portraits, and published photographs. These include portraits of Oregon Agricultural College President William Jasper Kerr and several other men, several of which are identified. Of special note are images of the former Oregon Territorial Capitol Building in Corvallis, Oregon. The structure served as the capitol building for a few months in 1855.
Extent: 13 glass negatives and 2 prints
Box 4 Add to Shelf
Item P100:016: Joab Powell, undated Add to Shelf
Item P100:018: "First photo taken of Front Street, Portland in 1852", 1852 Add to Shelf
Glass copy negative of published photograph with printed caption.
Item P100:070: W. J. Kerr, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Also exists as a lantern slide.
Item P100:079: President Kerr, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Glass copy negative of portrait photograph by Ball Studio.
Extent: 2 glass negatives
Item P100:090: James G. Clark Add to Shelf
Item P100:092: Oregon Territorial Capitol Building in Marysville, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
This wooden building was the Oregon Territorial Capitol for a few months in 1855. Lantern slide available in Series I.
Extent: glass copy negative and prints
Item P100:093: Oregon Territorial Capitol Building in Marysville, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Item P100:111: Portrait of a standing man Add to Shelf
Also available as a lantern slide in Series I.
Item P100:112: Portrait of a man Add to Shelf
Glass copy negative of portrait photograph by Ball Studio.
Item P100:115-P100:117: Various portraits of men Add to Shelf
Series 3: Prints, circa 1875 - circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Series III consists of photographic prints assembled by Horner or added to the collection at a later time. The prints include portrait photographs of Oregon State presidents B.L. Arnold, Thomas M. Gatch, and William Jasper Kerr as well as two images of Louis Southworth, an African American resident of the Alsea Valley in Benton County.
Extent: 15 prints
Box-Folder 1.1: Original Prints, circa 1875-1925 Add to Shelf
Item P100:068: Louis Southworth, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 prints
Item P100:073: "History of Oregon," portrait of OSU President Thomas M. Gatch, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide also available in Series I.
Extent: 5 prints
Item P100:074: "History of Oregon," President B. L. Arnold, circa 1875 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide available in Series I.
Item P100:075: W. J. Kerr seated at desk, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Lantern slide available in Series I.
Item P100:079: "History of Oregon," President William Jasper Kerr, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Portrait photograph by Ball Studio. Lantern slide available in Series I.
Extent: 4 prints
Item P100:087: Louis Southworth playing a violin, 1915 Add to Shelf
Corvallis blacksmith. Photograph by Ball Studio. Lantern slide available in Series I.
Box-Folder 1.2: Prints of Lantern Slides Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Prints of Glass Negatives Add to Shelf