HUNTING MULE DEER / Oct. 20-23, 1939 [manuscript title in white ink on front pastedown).

Clark Meadow Camp [Oregon, as recorded in a photo caption]: 1939. Photograph album. Seven hunters after mule deer in the Oregon hills, as recorded in a photograph album, with 49 images (all 5 x 7 inches) mounted on black album leaves, 44 of them with brief manuscript captions in white ink; all of the photos record activities in camp (preparing meals, sitting around the fire, resting, drinking, horsing around, fetching water, etc.), single and group portraits of the hunters (8 including their Mule Deer trophies, two more picturing several of the hunters field dressing a recent kill, 20 with one or more of the hunters with a rifle), the countryside (hilly evergreen forest, upland meadow traversed by a creek), a sleeping hunter beneath a tree with a Mule Deer photo-shopped into the image peeking at the hunter from behind his resting spot, and other humorous incidents. The party included Charles and Marie Brough (from Ranier, Oregon), Jeff Barton and his son John (Ranier), guide John Cole (Portland), and a second couple (perhaps named Hirtzel); the Bartons are pictured together in one photograph with five trophies, captioned as “The Killers” and the two wives are most often pictured in camp at meal preparation time. An excellent vernacular record of a pre-World War II hunting trip. Very good. Period pebbled cloth boards, gilt stamped “Photographs” on the upper cover. (11280). Item #65527

Price: $850.00

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