The Gerald W. Williams Glass Negatives Collection consists of eight glass negatives of the Oregon coast assembled and acquired by Williams due to his avocational interest in the history of the Pacific Northwest region. It is likely that all of the images were made by the same photographer; however, the identity of that photographer is unknown. The glass negatives are 5x7 inches and in good condition.
Each of the images was assigned a 3-digit identifying number and a descriptive title, presumably by the photographer. It’s possible that the negatives were used for printing postcards or other commemorative or souvenir prints.
All of the images are of scenes on the central Oregon coast and depict the following features, as described by the photographer: View north from Bob Creek Butte (105); view from Ten Mile to south (114); view north from Yachats (122); south from Alsea Bay (130); Seal Rocks (164); Devil’s Causeway Seal Rocks (167); Foulweather Lighthouse (216); and cliffs on beach Salmon River Bay (608). The Foulweather Lighthouse is now known as the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.