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John Elliott Patterson photograph archive of western landscape views [graphic].
BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 2; BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 3; BANC PIC 2003.010; ...
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John Elliott Patterson photograph archive of western landscape views


Patterson, John Elliott, 1887-1962, creator


Collection consists primarily of scenic landscape views in the American West. Mountains and wilderness landscapes predominate. 452 California views are present, including Mount Lassen and vicinity (34 views), Mono Lake and vicinity (109 views), Siskiyou and Shasta Counties (68 views), Petroglyphs near Tule Lake (13 images), Yosemite National Park and vicinity (138 views), and California missions (34 views). Other views are of scenes in Oregon (177 views, including Crater Lake and region, Klamath River Valley, Klamath Falls, Mt. McLoughlin, Link River, Rogue River Valley, Columbia River Gorge, Hood River Valley, Oregon desert), Arizona (8 views), Colorado (52 views, including Rocky Mountains and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River), Montana (2 views, by Paul J. Fair), Utah (16 views including Zion Park and Bryce Canyons, Wastach Mountains), Washington (3 views), and Wyoming (11 views, 6 or more by Paul J. Fair). Some views of birds and birds' nests are present, chiefly as examples of various photographic papers or toners. No photographs of insects are present in this collection, although Patterson is known to have taken such photographs, some of which were published in entomological journals.


ca. 1915-ca. 1948 (issued)


Wilderness areas -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs
Petroglyphs -- California -- Tule Lake -- Photographs
Spanish mission buildings -- California -- Photographs
Photography -- Printing processes
California -- Pictorial works
Oregon -- Pictorial works
West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works
Lassen Peak Region (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Shasta, Mount, Region (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Siskiyou County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Shasta County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mono Lake (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Crater Lake National Park (Or.) -- Pictorial works
Klamath River Valley (Or. and Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County, Or.) -- Pictorial works
Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.) -- Pictorial works
Hood River Valley (Or.) -- Pictorial works


Majority photographed by John Elliott Patterson. Most signed "Patterson" on mount.
Photographs mounted on card stock, most with neat annotations recording the place, the year of the photograph, the photographer's negative number, and the photographic paper used.
Some duplicates present, printed with noted variations in paper or processing. Collection documents photographer's experiments in achieving different tones and effects.
Collection title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.
John Elliott Patterson was a forest entomologist with the US Bureau of Entomology, an amateur ornathologist, and an amateur photographer. He first worked in the Pacific Northwest (1913-1929), then in California at the Berkeley Forest Insect Laboratory. In 1950 he retired to Ashland, Oregon.
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Physical Description:

3 boxes (ca. 800 photographic prints): b&w; 11 x 16 cm or smaller.




BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2003.010--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2003.010
BANC PIC 2003.010



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.