Circa 1901-03 photo taken by Elsworth Pickel of Independence, OR
I purchased in Grants Pass, OR, the subject undated photo of an elderly woman, a young boy, and a dog posed in front of a wooden house with board and batten siding.Written on the back of the mount is the following information:
"I am located in
Independence Ore. you
can get more of these pic[tures]
at $2.00 per doz or 6
per a dollar
According to "Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West" by Carl Mautz (Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997), Elsworth Pickel was active as a photographer in Athena, OR in 1895, and in Independence, OR in 1901-03.
Elsworth Pickel is listed in the 1910 Census data for Portland (resided at 1029 East Madison Street), Multnomah Co., OR; and the 1920 Census data for Salem (resided at 1964 Market Street), Marion Co., OR.On 31 Oct 1907, he married Martha (maiden name unknown), born about 1877 in IA.In 1920, Elsworth was employed as a real estate and loan agent.
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