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Ralph I. Gifford Photographs, circa 1910s - 1947View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1935-1947
The Ralph I. Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Gifford throughout Oregon, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s. The photographs depict many Oregon landmarks and scenes, including the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, the Wallowa Mountains, and the Snake River Canyon. The collection includes numerous images of sport fishing as well as several photographs of Native Americans. Ralph Gifford was the son of Benjamin A. Gifford and took over his father's Portland photography business around 1920. In 1936, Ralph became the first photographer of the newly established Travel and Information Department of the Oregon State Highway Department, a position he held until his death in 1947.
ID: P 218-SG 2
Extent: 2.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: Ralph I. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 2), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The photographs were transferred from the Oregon State University Horner Museum to the University Archives in July 1996.
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