Academic journal article Oregon Historical Quarterly

OHS Research Library Newly Processed Collections

Academic journal article Oregon Historical Quarterly

OHS Research Library Newly Processed Collections

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George I. Hazeltine and Martin M. Hazeltine Photographs, 1866-ca. 1920; bulk 1866-1900 (Org. Lot 467)

Brothers Martin Mason Hazeltine (1827-1903) and George Irving Hazeltine (1836-1918) trained in photography at New York City in 1852. In 1853, they moved to San Francisco, where they operated a daguerreotype studio together until 1855. At that time, they parted ways and began their separate careers. George engaged in photography and mining in the Baker County and John Day region of Oregon for most of his life. He concentrated on studio portraiture and scenic views of eastern Oregon. His work represents a much smaller part of the collection, including original albumen portraits and other mounted prints made primarily in the Canyon City area. Martin made his living and his reputation almost entirely as a photographer. His work represents the largest part of the collection, with heavy emphasis on scenic views of Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Yellowstone National Park. His original photography includes albumen-print stereographs, mounted and unmounted albumen prints, silver gelatin prints, and original glass negatives. Processing was completed under a grant from the NHPRC as part of the Northwest Archival Processing Initiative. …

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