Sykesaddendum #118 Willamette Falls ca. 1915

Today - by coincidence with yesterday - I came upon this earlier look at Willamette Falls while scanning 35mm copy negatives made thirty years ago and rarely studied since. It is an odd Oregon view included among Seattle subjects photographed by an amateur photographer-grocer sportsman named Max Loudon. Most likely this is by him as well. I was introduced to Max's photographs by his younger sister Grace McAdams in the late 1970s. Grace was then in her early 90s and very spirited. I have dated this circa 1915 in accordance with Loudon's Seattle scenes. By 1915 Horace Sykes was writing essays on photography for learned journals, including one instructing his readers how to get pictorialist effects with a pinhole camera. (Click to Enlarge)

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