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Taverner Negatives

Descriptive information transcribed from envelopes of photographic negatives purchased at the Taverner house estate sale, Ashland, Oregon, November 6, 2015. Envelopes numbered and information transcribed by Ben Truwe.

E.M.=Ethel Mae Robinett (died 1939)
V.T.=Victoria Taverner
Rose=Rose Taverner

Studio Ashland envelopes
Ashland, Oregon 1914-43
1.
1 in father's suit
1 with two other children, looking & something in hand as they sit on lawn
1 E.M. & her father on front porch
1 E.M. & Dad & Rose
1 M. & V.T.  Mrs. Naylor
1 E.M. & Dad at springs
4 E.M. & Dad
3 E.M.'s birthday--bicycle & me
1 E.M., S. & R., Copco car
2 E.M. on Klamath River
2 E.M. & Rose--milk bottle
7 of Crater Lake trip, Roberta & [illegible]
2.
E.M. in bathing suit
2 E.M. & 2 girls sitting on lawn, E.M. looking at something she is holding to one side
1 E.M. & her father on front porch
1 E.M., Rose & Dad (E.M. & Dad sitting)
3.
An old roll found [no other notations--photos of small children with pets, people on horseback in orchard]
4.
Crater Lake to reprinters--Helen & Roberta [picture of ranger hand-feeding bear]
5.
[No notations--small children on lawn]
6.
[No notations--1929 Oregon license plate, small girls with dolls. Envelope addressed to "McMeal"]
7.
[No notations--1920s--Christmas tree with toys, small children on horse]
8.
June 25 to 30, 1924 [no other notations--Crater Lake, log train, small children, artesian well]
9.
[No notations--Lithia Park, train at platform]
10.
[No notations--girls in witch and flower costumes]

Chester Stevenson Studio envelopes

Ashland, Oregon (circa 1912-24)
1.
2 Briscoes Sept. 26, 1917
1 Rose & Dad Dec. 22, 1917
2 Dr. & Mr. B Dec. 24, 1917
2 Flashlights Dec. 27, 1917
Lieutenant Lance Briscoe, M.D., U.S.N. 1917 & 1918
Xmas Tree at 990 [Siskiyou] Boulevard
1917 & 1918
Church 1917 & 1918
Dad & Mother 1917 & 1918
2.
Mother in mantle
Dad at Lithia Springs
[Also pictures of fireworks, Model T, bridge at Lithia Springs]
3.
The Roundup 1916 [rodeo pictures]

Schlack's Studio & Camera Shop envelopes

Ashland, Oregon (circa 1951-54)
1.
[Dated 1954--no notations--small children on beach with palm trees, older couple]

East Side Pharmacy envelopes
Ashland, Oregon
1.
Baby pictures transferred from case July 15, 1936 [small children, Taverner house, orchard]
2.
Easter vacation & homecoming 1926
3.
[No notations--Christmas tree, interior shots]

Webb's Photo Supply Store envelopes
San Jose, California
1.
October 1915
Ettalynd's films
House in snow [Taverner house, covered wagon, interior of church at Easter]
2.
[1921 Oregon license plate, pictures of small children, woods]
3.
[Man in costume, baby pictures]

Darling Studio envelopes
Ashland, Oregon (1918-33)
1.
Sept. 1925
July 24, 1926 [group of small children, child with bicycle, woman wearing old dress and bustle, couple with Copco car, old "Stewart & Brothers" building]
2.
Aug 1925 [family groups]
3.
July 1925
Copco ones out for reprint
E.M. & Rose [illegible]
[Those pictures not in envelope--Crater Lake picture, picnic photo]
4.
Kodak envelope dated 1931 [Crater Lake, camping, fishing, downtown Ashland]
5.
[No notations--negatives of small children with toys in yard wrapped in Aug. 31, 1923 note to Mrs. Robinett from Margaret Leslie]
6.
[No notations--1931 Oregon license plate, family groups, young girls pose by pond, in yard with horse and pets]

Bushnell Studio envelopes
Ashland, Oregon (1939-48)
1.
[No notations--Yellowstone, Niagara Falls, Atlantic Ocean beach, university campus]
2.
March 1944 [teenage girls pose in Lithia Park, on tennis court, on Camp White jeep with GI in helmet]

Ingle Drug envelopes
Ashland, Oregon, 1959
1.
[No notations--carnival, carousel, roller coaster, tame deer in woods]

Memory Lane Studio envelopes
Ashland, Oregon (1947-62)
1.
[No notations--1948 Oregon license plate, Taverner house, man poses with car, graduation photos]

Unmarked envelopes
A.

[Women hikers on Mount Ashland, summit, Knights of Columbus march on East Main Street, Siskiyou Boulevard, interior of Taverner house, women in Japanese costume, church choir, church interior]
B.
[Man in Knights of Columbus uniform, interior of Taverner house, college dorm room interiors, Model T at railroad tracks, laying of 1910 cornerstone (Ashland?), Sacajawea statue in Portland]
C.
[Young girls on lawn with dolls, pony]
D.
[Mid-1920s--pre-teen girls on lawn , kimono, choir on church porch, girl with Lithia Park Lincoln statue, choir in front of church]
E.
[Old man reading, women hikers on mountaintop]
F.
Feb. 1961 Frankie in scouts [Los Molinos shoulder patch]
G.
Infant Dec. 1911
Snow pictures [Lithia Park?] Jan. 1912
T.E.G.C. [Trinity Episcopal Church?] flashlights
H.
[Girl posing with Indians, mountain climbing]
I.
5th Victory Loan April 1919
Canteen workers & 5th Liberty Loan boys [women in Red Cross uniforms]
Tank on 2nd St.--Linkins on top April 10, 1919
Tank over bank--Sergeant H. injured
Tank attempting to back up and over
Trinity choir Easter Day April 20th 1919
J.
1919
912 Siskiyou Boulevard in snow
990 Siskiyou Boulevard Mrs. Cole, Briscoe, [illegible] baby & myself
Drawing room Xmas decorations
Mrs. Wilson in our garden
[Exterior picture of Taverner house]
K.
1919
Airplane's 1st stop at Ashland [Seely Hall's Mayfly]
Picnic party (Irene, Janey, Mrs. W., Dad & self)
Janey & Charles Gordon
Myrtle's car July 4
Janey July 4
Dad & Mr. G.F.W. July 4
Janey in shrubbery
Myrtle's picnic to Siskiyou
Charlotte
Ruth & Rollie
Trip to Lake of the Woods
Charlotte on Prince
L.
Summer 1912
Rose's Portland pictures [warship and sailors on Willamette River]
Hay field
Frances in garden
Smith Spring picnic
M.
Mother, Dad, M. & self
Alpha Chi girls at 912 Siskiyou
Alpha Chi girls picnic in park
N.
M. of O.T 1915
[Picnic photos, Ashland train depot, circa 1910 car, Taverner house]
O.
May 1917
Self in Red Cross dress
P.
Lloyd Crowson in curls with cat
Carnival parade July 4, 1908
Picnic party at the falls
James, Alan & myself on parade
Q.
[Women on park bridge]
R.
1916 April to July 7th
[Men and women in cowboy garb at Ashland train station, Hotel Oregon stagecoach, cowboy in chaps trains horse, church interior, choir]
S.
Table Rock April 17th 1909
Falls crowd
Jennie & me pictured on Wagner Butte April 24th
Party picnicked in canyon April 24th
[Also Gold Ray Dam, Kelly Slough]
T.
1915
Last of the year
Frances, Rose etc. (Ashland & San Jose)
[Taverner house in summer and snow]
U.
Grizzly trip Dec. 2, 1911 [climbing Grizzly Peak and valley from top]
V.
1919
Mrs. Briscoe
990 Siskiyou Boulevard
Rose bush & Dad & me
Fosters
[Sea turtle on table in parlor]
W.
Sept. 1908-Dec. 1908
Jennie, Rose & Frances
Jennie & Rose
[Portraits inside, on porch and in front of Taverner house]
X.
April 1919 party
Pictures of E.M. as a baby
[People with box cameras, goat]
Y.
Crater Lake camping trip July 21-August 1908
[Also backwoods hotel, boating, Lake of the Woods, steamboat]
Z.
1918
Rose by Midget
Myrtle in car
Myrtle & Mrs. Fabian Sept. 5th
Rose taking picture Aug. 30th
Self sitting in grass Aug. 30th
AA.
Dec. 22, 1912
J. & D.
Little boy at hospital
Choir
Frances
T. Church choir Christmas Day
BB.
House 1910 [Taverner house in summer, fall and snow]
CC.
Films 1908 & '09
Jennie & Mother
Mother, Mrs. Martin & me
Jennie & Rose in snow
Jennie in snow
Orra's picnic
[Nice view across plowed fields to hills--in snow?]
DD.
Alpha Chi picnic--Mr. Durrance 29th May 1911
Mother's training crops [training vines up strings]
Rose & Frances at Chautauqua June 11, 1911
Me
Boulevard [view down Siskiyou toward downtown]
EE.
August 1918
Rose with arms overhead
Rose tying Muley
V.T. taking picture
Dad & hydrangea
U. & R. & house
Self & house
FF.
Taken from Mrs. Briscoe's
Myrtle & Mrs. Fabian
Porch of house, Midget & self Aug. 30, 1918
Myrtle & Mrs. Fabian Sept. 5, 1918
GG.
[Prints and negatives]
Xmas at 990 Siskiyou
Sunday school picnic July 8, 1910 [also picnickers in buggy]
[Medford parade (probably May 1917), hikers, sailing ships & warship in harbor, interior shots of Christmas group]
HH.
[Church choir]
II.
[Mug shots of woman]
JJ.
1911
May & Lloyd's departure
Rose & Mrs. Badger
Mrs. Martin F. & R.
Ashland Butte trip, August 8th-11th
[Laying of 1910 cornerstone, boating (Klamath Lake?), passenger train at Ashland depot, depot telegraph office, mountain cabin, women hikers on top of Mt. Ashland, Ashland High School]
KK.
1916, 1917
Snow (by Rose) 1916 [Taverner house in snow]
Church Xmas decorations
Dorris portrait


Also in the collection were the following loose sheets of paper:
1.
Falls picnic July 1908
Crater Lake trip July & Aug. 1908
May off to Coquille March 2nd 1909
Picnic in canyon April 24th 1909
Mt. Ashland Aug. 22nd 1909
Stanford (1 of May) 1910
Carnival parade (1 of B's car, 2 of beaver car) June 6th 1911
May's & Lloyd's departure June 6, 1914
2.
Irene & log
6 of us over the gate at Pierce's by Haley's July 1909
Thanksgiving Day
Wilfred at Stanford
Lineup for tickets, Stanford
Soph. rush 1910
4 of their room at Robles [Roble Hall built 1917]
3.
San Jose 1909 envelope
Haunted house [Winchester Mystery House?]
Off to San Francisco
On way to Evergreen
At [illegible] Evergreen
At No. Evergreen (over gate & failure)
In woods across from haunted house
On way to Mt. Hamilton
Smiths Creek


Also in the collection, not viewed or transcribed:
   

Many
1953-1964 envelopes addressed to Frank J. Romano, containing photos taken in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Santa Rosa, Stanford, Palo Alto, Eugene, Oregon




Last revised July 28, 2018