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Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, circa 1900-1940View associated digital content.

The Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides consist of slide sets assembled and loaned by the Oregon State System of Higher Education General Extension Division. The slides depict a variety of topics including many related to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
ID: P 217
Extent: 6.35 cubic feet
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Preferred Citation: Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides (P 217), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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Series 1: Lantern Slides, circa 1900-1940 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.1: Set 1: Making the American Army Add to Shelf
A World War I propaganda lecture, designed to show the training of troops -- infantry, field artillery, cavalry, coastal defense, etc. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 49 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 2.1: Set 2: French Customs, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Slides depict the religious life of peasants in Brittany. The majority of the images show churches (exteriors, interiors, detail), religious processions, and shrines. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 32 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 2.2: Set 3: Oregon Birds, circa 1900-1910 Add to Shelf
Probably an Oregon Fish and Game Commission lecture, with particular emphasis on raising china pheasants. Images are from books, commercial views from Underwood & Underwood, National Audubon Society. Some of the slides are likely images taken by Herman T. Bohlman and William L. Finley. Print available of Geese at Klamath Lake. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 34 slides, many hand-tinted (lecture) and 1 print
Box-Item 3.1: Set 4: Men of Many Lands Add to Shelf
Slides depict individuals and groups from various climates and world regions. Images come from a variety of sources -- books, a railroad company, and Underwood & Underwood. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 28 slides, many hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 3.2: Set 5: English Lake District Add to Shelf
Slides depict the history, art and literature of the region made famous by the Lake poets. Includes hand-written captions. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 48 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 4.1: Set 6: Picture Study Add to Shelf
Includes slides of paintings by Millet, Landseer, and Tadema. Some are patriotic scenes. Slides are from many sources, including the Weister Co. of Portland. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 21 hand-tinted slides
Box-Item 4.2: Set 7: Oregon Industries, circa 1905-1910 Add to Shelf
Images show shipping, shipbuilding, agriculture, fishing (including fish wheels and horse drawn seines), mining (hydraulic and dredging), and nitrate refining. Sources include the Gifford & Prentiss Studio of Portland. See also sets 35 and 53. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 36 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 4.3: Set 8: Abraham Lincoln, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Slides depict the Lincoln cabin in Kentucky, Lincoln's life in the backwoods of southern Indiana, and his political career including his election to the presidency. Includes a copy of the Gettysburg Address. Sources include the McIntosh Stereopticon Co. of Chicago and books. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 22 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 5.1: Set 9: Memories of Bethlehem Add to Shelf
Images, a combination of artwork and recreated scenes, depict Christ's impact on Bethlehem, the city's people and marketplace, and agricultural harvesting. Sources include the Keystone View Co. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 50 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 6.1: Set 10: Palestine and Syria Add to Shelf
Includes views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Jerusalem, Omar, Bethany, Damascus and Beirut, and historical sites such as the Golden Gate, the Wailing Wall, Mt. of Olives, and the Jaffa Gate. Similar to views in set 9. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 47 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 7.1: Set 11: Northwest Indians, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
Images of Siletz, Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribal members, cradle boards, baskets, and tepees. Seven images were by photographer Lee Moorhouse of Pendleton. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 37 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 7.2: Set 12: Glaciers Add to Shelf
Shows glaciers on the Three Sisters and Mts. Hood, Jefferson, and Rainier in the Pacific Northwest as well as mountains in Canada and the Alps in Europe. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 34 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 8.1: Set 13: Mountains of the Holy Land Add to Shelf
Includes images of Mt. Tabor, Mt. Carmel, Mt. of Olives, Mt. Nebo and others. Similar to sets 9 and 10. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 44 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 8.2: Set 14: History of English Bible Add to Shelf
Copies of artwork and photographs depicting the origins of the Bible, the printing of the Bible, and Bible translators such as Alfred the Great and John Rogers. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 34 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 9.1: Set 15: The Revolutionary War Add to Shelf
Artwork depicting events associated with the Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Includes battles, commanders, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and origins of the U.S. flag. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 30 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 9.2: Set 16: Buenos Aires and Argentina Add to Shelf
Scenic views of harbors and government and university buildings in Buenos Aires and other cities. Also includes images of the Argentine gaucho. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 39 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 10.1: Set 17: Old and New South Add to Shelf
Depicts African-Americans in the rural South from an early 20th century perspective. Contains a few images of factories. Sources include Pilgrim Photoplay Exchange and Underwood & Underwood. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 43 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 10.2: Set 18: Old Oregon Trail, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Consists of a map, artwork by William Henry Jackson, and photographs depicting the first wagon train to Oregon, landmarks along the trail, and other routes of travel. Most images originally from the Visual Instruction Service, Iowa State College. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 14 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 10.3: Set 19: Oregon Geology , circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Shows mountains, lakes, canyons, and petrified trees in lava. All slides are initialed "I.A.W. 25." All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 17 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 11.1: Set 20: Rivers of the World Add to Shelf
Contains several photographs of the Columbia River, other rivers in the U.S., and the Rhine, Thames, Danube and Nile Rivers. Sources include the Manhattan Slide & Film Co. NOTE: Several slides are broken. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 26 slides, most hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 11.2: Set 21: Julius Caesar Add to Shelf
Maps, artwork, drawings, and photographs of building remains pertaining to Caesar, other important Romans, and the Roman Forum. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 27 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 12.1: Set 22: Safety in Mines Add to Shelf
Photographs and graphs pertaining to people employed in mines. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 23 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 12.2: Set 23: Shasta and Sunset Routes Add to Shelf
Scenic views of tourist attractions along the Southern Pacific Railroad's Shasta Route (Portland to Los Angeles) and Sunset Route (Los Angeles to New Orleans). Most of the photos were taken by H.C. Tibbits of San Francisco; a few came from the Weister Co. of Portland. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 50 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 13.1: Set 24: American Wild Flowers Add to Shelf
Depicts 36 common wildflowers and includes the medicinal, food, and household uses of each. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 36 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 13.2: Set 25: Trip to Mount Hood Add to Shelf
Includes scenic views of the Columbia River Highway, Mt. Hood, and climbers on Mt. Hood. Some of the images were taken by the Gifford and Prentiss Studio of Portland. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 35 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 14.1: Set 26: Passion Week in Art Add to Shelf
Photographs of paintings depicting Biblical events from the time of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem until the Resurrection. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 24 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 15.1: Set 27: Radio, circa 1900-1930 Add to Shelf
Most of the slides are electronic schematics; also includes a few photographs of early pioneers and scientists in wireless and radio theory. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 70 black and white slides
Box-Item 16.1: Set 28: Oregon State College, circa 1925-1930 Add to Shelf
Images of Oregon State College buildings, campus scenes and spring flowers. Also includes A.D. Taylor's campus plan. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 70 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 17.1: Set 29: New York City, circa 1900-1920 Add to Shelf
Street scenes, elevated railway, buildings, skyline and other images of New York City taken when the Woolworth Tower was the tallest building in the world. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 70 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 18.1: Set 30: Women of the Bible Add to Shelf
Depicts the creation of woman and the flight of Lot and family. Includes images of the Biblical Ruth, Esther, and the Woman at the Well. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 38 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 18.2: Set 31: Pilgrim's Progress Add to Shelf
Pictorial representations and staged photographic scenes depicting the famed literary work. Slides are mostly from Pilgrim Photoplay Exchange, Chicago. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 41 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 19.1: Set 32: Germany-Bavaria Add to Shelf
Tourist scenes of Bavaria taken after 1918. Lecture prepared by Dr. Kurt F. Reinhardt, Asst. Professor of Germanic Languages, University of Oregon. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 41 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 20.1: Set 33: Light of the World Add to Shelf
Images of the four New Testament narratives of the life of Christ, from the Nativity to the Ascension. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 45 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 21.1: Set 34: The Passion Play Add to Shelf
Includes images of Oberammergau and the surrounding region of Germany, and scenes of the Passion Play. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 44 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 22.1: Set 35: Oregon Industries, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Images depict Oregon's lumber, agriculture, slaughtering and meat packing industries. Also includes photos of the Pendleton Woolen Mills. See also sets 7 and 53. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 38 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 23.1: Set 36: The World War Add to Shelf
Photos of World War I and the U.S. Army in France, including General Pershing inspecting troops, an aerial view of the first U.S. troops in France, trenches, artillery, troops fraternizing, trains, and homefront Save Food posters. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 47 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 24.1: Set 37: Oregon Writers, circa 1936 Add to Shelf
The first 33 slides are black and white images of the writers and their homes. The remaining slides are hand-tinted and illustrate Sam Simpson's Poem, Beautiful Willamette. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 53 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 25.1: Set 38: Early Settlement of Oregon Add to Shelf
Images emphasize important people (Lewis and Clark, John McLoughlin), places (Portland, Oregon City, Corvallis, The Dalles), and events associated with the settlement of Oregon. Includes photos of maps. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 51 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 26.1: Set 39: Scenic Australia Add to Shelf
Images pertain to Australia's five provinces and the country's geography, economy, and wildlife. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 55 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 27.1: Set 40: Mountains of the West Add to Shelf
Photos of mountains in the western United States, including Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Shasta and the Three Sisters. Contains a slide telling the legend of the mountains. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 28 slides, most hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 27.2: Set 41: Lumber Industry in Oregon Add to Shelf
Images show the production of lumber, from harvesting of trees to finished lumber in the mill yard, and types of trees used for lumber. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 46 slides, many hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 28.1: Set 42: Spanish American War Add to Shelf
Includes images of the war in Cuba and the Philippines, naval vessels, flags, and a map showing Spain's territorial possessions. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 47 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 28.2: Set 43: Salmon Industry, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Includes images of salmon species, fish wheels and other methods of fishing, canning operations, and hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 23 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 29.1: Set 44: Parables Add to Shelf
Images of drawings pertaining to well-known Bible parables, such as the Lost Sheep and the Feast of the Thousands. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 38 black and white slides
Box-Item 30.1: Set 45: Presidents of the United States Add to Shelf
Images of U.S. presidents and first ladies from Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also includes images of Lincoln's funeral procession in New York. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 48 slides (2 hand-tinted) (lecture)
Box-Item 47.1: Set 46: Forest Animals Add to Shelf
Each slide depicts an animal found in the forest; the lecture provides a forestry-related narrative about the area. Animals depicted include birds, raccoons, cougar, elk, fox bear, mountain goats, and chinook salmon. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 20 glass 35mm color slides
Box-Item 31.1: Set 47, Set 48: The Other Wise Man Add to Shelf
Drawings depicting the story of another wiseman's journey to see the newborn Jesus. All slides from these sets have been digitized and are available online: Set 47; Set 48.
Extent: sets A and B, 40 hand-tinted slides in each set (lectures)
Box-Item 32.1: Set 49: Lewis and Clark Exposition Add to Shelf
Images depict buildings and scenes at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 26 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 33.1: Set 50: Ireland - The Emerald Isle, circa 1925 Add to Shelf
Tourist oriented slide set depicting famous landmarks such as the Blarney Castle and scenes around Dublin. Also includes agricultural scenes around the countryside. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 19 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 33.2: Set 51: Great Cities of the World, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Primarily includes images of cities with a 1920 population of 1 million or more, including Cairo, Sydney, Tokyo, Peking, Calcutta, Vienna, Prague, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Montreal, Chicago and New York City. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 31 hand-tinted photographs (lecture)
Box-Item 34.1: Set 52: Bible Manners and Customs Add to Shelf
Drawings and photographs depicting Bible-related topics such as healing of the sick, David anointed as king of Hebron, Women at the Well, and Three Lepers. Also includes images of period costumes. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 38 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 34.2: Set 53: Oregon Industries Add to Shelf
Categories depicted include Raw Materials, Power, Recreation, Mining, and Transportation. Individual industries shown include Jantzen Knitting Mills, Portland Woolen Mills, Iron Fireman Manufacturing Co., and Willamette Potato Chips. See also sets 7 and 35. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 31 hand-tinted slides
Box-Item 35.1: Set 54: Cascade and Santiam National Forest Add to Shelf
Scenes, including rivers, lakes, and mountains, and maps pertaining to National Forests in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 44 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 35.2: Set 55: Sorted Oregon Views Add to Shelf
Images of Oregon agriculture and scenery, including Willamette Valley crops and livestock, Southern Oregon orchards, the Oregon coast, Hood River cherries, and a saloon. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 23 slides, some hand-tinted
Box-Item 36.1: Set 56: History of Army Uniforms Add to Shelf
Drawings depict army uniforms from 1772 through World War I. Includes Alexander Hamilton, Zachary Taylor, and Philip Sheridan in uniform. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 36 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 36.2: Set 57: Homes in Europe Add to Shelf
Images of typical homes and street scenes in England, the Netherlands and Germany. Includes slides of floor plans. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 43 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 37.1: Set 58: Acts of the Apostles Add to Shelf
Drawings pertain to Biblical references to the apostles, such as the resurrection of Jesus, the stoning of Stephen, and the Apostle Paul. Lecture attributed to Simon S. Dow. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 52 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 38.1: Set 59: Development of the West Add to Shelf
Covers significant events pertaining to the western U.S., such as the first transcontinental railroad, homesteading, Native Americans, Brigham Young and the Mormons, and agriculture of the West. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 21 black and white slides
Box-Item 39.1: Set 60: Japan Add to Shelf
Images pertain to many aspects of Japan and its culture, such as transportation, schools, religion, theater, geishas, art, home life and customs, trade, recreation, and scenic areas. Includes a map of Japan. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 51 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 40.1: Set 61: Civil War Add to Shelf
Images depict military leaders, battles and battlefields, prisons, hospitals and sanitation, transportation and supplies, Navies, artillery, and army life. Conclusion describes a soldier returning home. Slides made from photographs by Mathew Brady. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 46 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 41.2: Set 62: Christmas Songs Add to Shelf
Contains slides of words and music to various Christmas songs as well as drawings depicting scenes in the songs. Many slides are of the Holy City. Most slides were produced by the Victor Animatograph Co. or Davenport, Iowa. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 51 hand-tinted slides
Box-Item 42.1: Set 63: Odyssey in Art Add to Shelf
Drawings and maps used to tell the story of Homer's Odyssey. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 30 black and white slides
Box-Item 42.2: Set 64: Village Life in the Holy Land Add to Shelf
Photographs from National Geographic of everyday life in various cities and towns in the Middle East. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 24 black and white slides (lecture)
Box-Item 43.1: Set 65: Crater Lake Add to Shelf
Includes views of Crater Lake, the lodge, and the surrounding area, and cross section diagrams of Crater Lake and Mt. Mazama. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 28 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 43.2: Set 66: Principal Ports and Harbors of the United States Add to Shelf
Images of the ports in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Tampa, Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tacoma, Seattle and Portland (Or.). All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 38 slides, some hand-tinted (lecture)
Box-Item 44.1: Set 67: Denmark - An Example of Rural Development Add to Shelf
Consists primarily of views of Danish agriculture and rural areas. Set is divided into sections -- general views, Land of Organizations, Land of Churches, Land of Conservation, Land of Beauty, and Land Where People Live. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 51 hand-tinted slides (lecture)
Box-Item 44.2: Set 68: Range Management on the National Forests Add to Shelf
Consists of images of cattle and sheep grazing in national forests and of grazing practices. The set was prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and originally contained at least 50 images. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 23 hand-tinted slides
Box-Item 45.1: Set 69: Oregon County Agent Work Add to Shelf
Consists primarily of images of examples of Extension Service county agent work in various locations in Oregon. All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 36 slides
Box-Item 46.1: Set 70: Slides from various series Add to Shelf
All slides from this set have been digitized and are available online.
Extent: 81 slides
Series 2: Lecture Booklets and Inspection Notes, circa 1935 Add to Shelf
Box 47 Add to Shelf