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  1. Boy from Salem in Military Garb - Buchtel

    Boy from Salem in Military Garb - c. 1862

    Early tintypes can rarely be attributed to specific photographers. We know this view was by Joseph Buchtel, as the original has an advertisement for his Salem "branch gallery" glued to its back. Learn More
  2. Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - Crawford

    Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - c. 1890

    This dormitory was one of the first buildings completed at Chemawa Indian School when it moved from Forest Grove to the Salem area in 1885. Learn More
  3. Glen Oaks Orphanage, Salem - Mulit

    Glen Oaks Orphanage, Salem - c. 1890

    This image by Henry Mulit of Salem shows a group of children standing outside of the imposing Glen Oaks Orphanage. Built in 1887 as the second home of the orphanage, the building then became the second home of the Salem Hospital in 1900. Learn More
  4. John Minto, Sheep Farmer & Legislator - Trover

    John Minto, Sheep Farmer & Legislator - c. 1913

    This portrait of early Oregon settler John Minto was taken by the Trover - Weigel Studio of Salem towards the end of his long life, when he was about 90 years old. Learn More
  5. Man & Woman in Costume with Parasol - Lewis

    Man & Woman in Costume with Parasol - 1900s

    Two apparent stage performers strike a pose in Salem. From their shoes and her dress, it's likely they're dancers. Learn More
  6. Oregon State Insane Asylum - Crawford

    Oregon State Insane Asylum - c. 1890

    Built in Salem in 1883 as the Oregon State Insane Asylum, much of this building is still in use today as the Oregon State Hospital. Learn More
  7. Rev. Clark Brown - Johnson

    Rev. Clark Brown - c. 1883 Photo of c. 1810 Drawing

    This is a circa 1883 cabinet photo of a circa 1810 drawing of Reverend Clark Brown, husband of Tabitha Brown. Learn More
  8. State Capitol at Night, Salem - Eddy

    State Capitol at Night, Salem - 1940

    This dramatic night-time photo of the new Oregon capitol was taken by postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1940, two years after the building was completed. Learn More
  9. State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - Eddy

    State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - 1932

    One challenge of taking photos of the old State Capitol was being able to see the building through the trees. Ralph Eddy solved this problem by staging his photograph in the winter. Learn More
  10. Traveling from Portland to New York by Bicycle - Patton Postcards

    Traveling from Portland to New York by Bicycle - c. 1912

    Two young men pose with their bikes in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, as they set off on a cross-county trip to New York City. Learn More

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