Adriance Reaper-Binders


Adriance Reaper-Binders


Several men and boys stand with a set of Adriance brand reaper-binders in Banks, Oregon, circa 1910-1914. A faint caption reads: "One Day's Delivery of Binders By John Wunderlich, Banks, Ore." John Wunderlich was a merchant in Banks at the time. The binder machines were used to cut grain and bind it into bundles or sheaves, which would then be pushed into cone-shaped stacks that would be left to dry in the fields. This photograph may have been taken at or near the train depot in Banks. For another version of the same scene, see Image PUA_MS154_022
This is one image from a set of glass plate negatives created by William Alonso Clapshaw. Clapshaw was a clerk and shopkeeper who lived near Forest Grove, Oregon for most of his life. He was born in 1880, probably at the family's home in the Hillside neighborhood of Forest Grove, on what is now Clapshaw Hill Road east of Gales Creek. Around 1910-1914, William took an interest in photography and created a set of glass plate negatives documenting scenes near his family's lands as well as images of himself, his friends and family members. He most likely used a silver gelatin dry plate process. The photographs were donated to the Pacific University Archives in 2023.

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circa 1910-1914




Gelatin silver negatives