A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene - 1887


A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene

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This view of Sheridan illustrates the rough "frontier town" look of many Oregon towns in the 1880s, before the coming of electricity - or paved streets. As is common in early town views, a group of boys has gathered to observe the photographer and to become part of his photo, as shown in detail view 1. The small boy in the white shirt is Thomas Whitmer, son of the owner of Whitmer & Graves Hardware. That's likely his father sitting in the chair next to him. It's also probable that the seated man reading a book is one of the Churchman brothers that owns the drugstore, and the man in the doorway on the right is one of the Kinney brothers that owns the blacksmith and wagon shop. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0503
Photographer Unknown
Location Sheridan, Yamhill County
Subject Town Views
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.1 x 7.8 inches
Photographer's Number No