Bringing a Stein of Beer - c. 1872


Bringing a Stein of Beer - Buchtel

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In early photography, cameras were so bulky that occupational photos were usually shot in the studio. Here we see a bar keeper bringing a glass beer stein to a customer.

Joseph Buchtel, the photographer, worked with many different types of photos. Starting with daguerreotypes in the 1850s and moving on to tintypes, he was responsible in the 1860s for some of the earliest known stereoviews of Oregon scenery. This image is an example of his small format prints known as carte de visites, or CDVs. The glass beer stein shown in this image was a popular item in the 1860s and 1870s, and examples are quite collectable today.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0713
Photographer Joseph Buchtel
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Hotels, Hotels, Portraits
Decade 1870s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type CDV
Size of Original 2.4 x 3.7 inches
Photographer's Number No