The Home Guard. On the Columbia - c. 1899


The Home Guard. On the Columbia - Gifford

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This variation on Gifford's famous "Sunset on the Columbia" features the family's dog, left behind to guard their tepees pitched along the Columbia River. By the 1890s, plank-style rowboats had replaced dugout canoes, and telegraph lines defined the edges of the valley along the bluffs. Animal skins were superceded by canvas for tepee coverings. But the dog seems unfazed by it all. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0116
Photographer Benjamin A. Gifford
Location Columbia River, Wasco County
Subject Native Americans, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Copy Negative
Size of Original 4.0 x 9.1 inches
Photographer's Number No