House with Side Gable


House with Side Gable


An house with a side gable near Forest Grove, Oregon circa 1910-1914; possibly located around Hillside, Gales Creek or Banks. The house appears to be already several decades old in this photograph, perhaps dating from the 1870s-80s. A dog, possibly a collie mix, sits on the grass in the foreground near several fruit trees. Flaws in the image are due to deterioration of the emulsion layer on the negative.
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