Private study with books, swords, record albums


Private study with books, swords, record albums


Black and white image of an interior room. Bookshelves fill one wall, while a rocking chair with a lamp and ashtray sits in the corner by the bookshelf. A desk can be seen against the wall on the left, and a stand with a radio and several classical music vinyl records sits beneath the window next to the rocking chair. In the back corner sit a long fencing foil and another shorter sword. Books and magazines fill the shelves, including titles by Emerson and Darwin and a stack of Time magazine issues. Bright sunlight fills the window, and a still life painting hangs on the wall behind the lamp and rocking chair. Museum records do not identify the address or the owners of the home. This photo is part of the Herbert E. McMullen bequest. McMullen was a local photographer who also collected other images of daily life, people, and locations in Washington County and northwest Oregon. See WCMpic_014631 and WCMpic_014633 for other images of this house.

Date Created

circa 1940s-1950s


gelatin silver negatives






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