Original quarter-plate daguerreotype of Oregon City and Willamette Falls, circa 1851-1853. A lumber mill with log chute, floating logs on the river, and several boats are visible.
The daguerreotypist L.H. Wakefield had a studio in Oregon City in 1853, possibly as early as 1851, so I assume this image was captured by him. In either case, 1851 or 1853, this is possibly the earliest known photograph of the falls; I was not able to find an earlier example.
Daguerreotype comes in a full case and is in excellent antique condition. I found it with its original seals still intact, which I removed and replaced with archival tape in order to clean the glass. The seals are still inside of the case.
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