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Western Farmer (publication) Photographs, 1915-1922

Collection Overview

Title: Western Farmer (publication) Photographs, 1915-1922

ID: P 079

Extent: 0.25 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Western Farmer Photographs contain images captured and edited for use in the publications Western Farmer and Farmer's Tribune during the early decades of the twentieth century. The images document a variety of scenes and activities common to rural life at the time.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The Western Farmer Photographs include a variety of images depicting rural life and small-scale agricultural production during the early twentieth century. The photographs include documentation of livestock in the field and for show; children at play; produce being grown and displayed; farm equipment; and men and women engaged in various forms of agricultural labor. The collection also contains a series of images showcasing dishes created with cottage cheese as a main ingredient.

While most of the photos in this collection are annotated, few contain dates. Most appear to have been taken in the 1910s and 1920s. Likewise, from the annotations, one can gather that most of the images document agricultural activity in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Along with textual annotations on their reverse, many of the collection's photos have been marked on the obverse by copy editors with the intent of cropping, shading and/or enlarging an image prior to placement for print in the magazine.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 119 photographs

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Western Farmer Photographs (P 079), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.

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