David C. Herrin (D. C. Herrin), Photographer - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

David C. Herrin (D. C. Herrin), Photographer - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

David C. Herrin, with his wife Margaret, also a photographer, ran a studio in The Dalles from 1892 to 1898. Moving to Portland in 1899, the husband and wife team joined Frank G. Abell to form the Abell - Herrin Co.

Herrin had begun his career earlier. In 1888, the Southern Oregon Transcript reported that "Photographer D. C. Herrin, of Ashland, will open a gallery on Front Street" [in Medford].

In 1893, The Dalles Times Mountaineer wrote, "Mr. D. C. Herrin has a collection of scenic photographs that would command admiration anywhere. The majority of the views are of Columbia river scenes. He also has a very nice collection of portraits of Dalles people"

David Herrin died in about 1903.

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  1. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building

    Two gents in a rowboat make their way down Washington Street at Second in June of 1894, after the Columbia River flooded The Dalles at its highest recorded level. Learn More
  2. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries

    Looking down Washington Street in The Dalles, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood, with the Columbia River in the distance. Learn More
  3. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream

    This overview of The Dalles looks down Second Street, from the east end of downtown, during the 1894 Columbia River flood. Learn More
  4. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River

    Looking towards the swollen Columbia River, from the residential district into the flooded commercial district, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood. Learn More
  5. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream

    When I first saw this photo, titled by the photographer, "Town View Looking Upstream", I took it as an idylic view of a successful town along the waterfront. Learn More
  6. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area

    In this view of The Dalles looking up Third Street at about Court Street, we can see the transition from business district to residential area. Learn More
  7. Bonanza, Oregon, Circa 1890 - David C. Herrin

    Bonanza, Oregon, Circa 1890

    The whole town has come out for a photo opportunity in Bonanza, located about 25 miles east of Klamath Falls. Founded in 1876 by J. P. Roberts, it was growing slowly at the time this image was captured. Learn More
  8. Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - Herrin

    Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - c. 1885

    The photographer's title apparently refers to the person in the cabin, rather than the train, which seems to be getting through heading up-river. Learn More
  9. Celilo Falls, Washington side - Herrin

    Celilo Falls, Washington Side - 1890s

    This view of Celilo Falls from the Washington side was captured by D. C. Herrin of the Dalles in the 1890s. Learn More
  10. Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - David C. Herrin

    Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - circa 1890

    We know from his diploma on the wall that this is Dr. J. S. Walter, who came to Oregon in the late 1880s, practicing in Ashland and then in Eugene. Learn More
  11. Fairy Falls, Columbia Gorge - Herrin

    Fairy Falls, Columbia Gorge - 1890s

    This photo comes from an unlabeled D. C. Herrin boudoir card; thus we're guessing a bit when we identify them as Fairy Falls. We're confident they're in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  12. Fish Wheel with One Night's Catch - Herrin

    Fish Wheel with One Night's Catch - 1894

    The crew of a fish wheel near the Dalles shows off their catch. Learn More
  13. Hamlin Block, SW Corner of Main & Central, Medford  - David C. Herrin

    Hamlin Block, SW Corner of Main & Central, Medford - 1888

    Medford began in 1883 when the Oregon & California Railroad arrived, and four property owners deeded parts of their land for a depot and surrounding town. A number of buildings were erected in 1884, including the Palmer-Medynski building on the left (which still stands today). Learn More
  14. Hospital at Fort Klamath - David C. Herrin

    Hospital at Fort Klamath - 1888

    This rare photo shows the Hospital at Fort Klamath two years before the fort was closed in 1890. From a boudoir card photo by David C. Herrin, who at that time had his studio in Medford. Learn More
  15. Lakeview, Oregon, Circa 1888 - David C. Herrin

    Lakeview, Oregon, 1888

    This wonderful (and rare) early view of Lakeview was captured by Medford photographer David C. Herrin. It's wonderful because of Herrin's composition and photography skills, and rare partly because almost the whole town burned in 1900. Learn More
  16. Landing a Salmon at The Dalles - Herrin

    Landing a Salmon at The Dalles - 1890s

    A rare early "live action" shot of dip-net fishing at The Dalles. Learn More
  17. Latourelle Falls - Herrin

    Latourelle Falls - 1890s

    This straightforward view of Latourelle Falls demonstrates that simplicity can indeed be striking. Learn More
  18. Looking East Down 7th Street, Medford - David C. Herrin

    Looking East Down Main Street, Medford - 1888

    We're looking down 7th Street (now called Main Street) across the decorative railing for the railroad depot, built in 1884, in the middle of the street. (It made sense at the time.) The depot was used until it was replaced in 1900. Learn More
  19. Looking West Across the Klamath River to Keno, Oregon - David C. Herrin

    Looking West Across the Klamath River to Keno, Oregon - 1888

    This early photo shows the new town of Keno, located about 15 miles downstream from Klamath Falls, along the Klamath River. The town's post office was established one year earlier, in 1887. Learn More
  20. Nice Fish, The Dalles - Herrin

    Nice Fish, Larry! - 1890s

    A large female Chinook salmon hangs outside a commercial building somewhere in The Dalles. Learn More
  21. Opening of Cascade Locks - Herrin

    Opening of Cascade Locks - 1896

    This photo was taken to celebrate the opening of the Cascade Locks on November 5, 1896. Learn More
  22. Riding Side-saddle, with no Saddle - Herrin

    Riding Side-saddle, with no Saddle - c. 1892

    This early boudoir card photo provides us a window into domestic life, somewhere near The Dalles, Oregon. Learn More
  23. Sternwheeler Dalles City - Herrin

    Sternwheeler Dalles City near the Cascades - 1890s

    The sternwheeler "Dalles City" labors to head upstream near the Cascades. Learn More
  24. The South Bound Train Arrives at Ashland - David C. Herrin

    The South Bound Train Arrives at Ashland - 1888

    The Oregon and California Railroad reached Ashland from the north in 1884, and the line was completed to California in 1887. Not surprisingly, this resulted in a huge boost for the growth of Ashland. Learn More

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