Before the hunters return


Before the hunters return


Black and white image of three women in a camp in the woods. A canvas tent is set up on one side, behind a table. Clotheslines with laundry hanging from them cross the center image. Two tables are visible, one appears to be a work table while the other is covered with a cloth and appears to be used for eating. Two of the women are reading, one seated near a fire with a book, and the other sitting on what looks like the seat to a wagon reading a newspaper. The undergrowth is thick and lush, and the fireplace smolders in the background. In many earlier photos of camps, it almost appears that families simply transported their usual living quarters out into the woods. This camp is less elaborate, perhaps because it is a hunting camp. This image was donated by Thomas Clapshaw of Forest Grove, Oregon.

Date Created

circa 1915


gelatin dry plate negatives






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