D. M. Averill (Portland)
A dealer in cameras, photography supplies, and a photofinisher. He operated “The Curio Store” located at 331 Morrison St. On October 23, 1901 he advertised that he was going to demonstrate “the new Azo paper” at his store that afternoon and evening. (Oregonian, 10/23/1901 pg. 7, col. 5). By May 1902, he was advertising darkroom services, printing and mounting by “skilled operators” (Oregonian 5/16/1902 pg. 8) His last advertisement for the Morrison St. store was published Feb 12, 1905.
In 1906, D. M. Averill protested his tax assessment claiming that “he has sold out his publishing-house and is now conducting a brokerage in a different locality. He asks that an assessment of $3000 on his stock of merchandise be reduced to $1000 in consequence of the changed conditions.” (Oregonian, October 3, 1906, pg. 10, col. 3)
By September, 1907 he had moved to 102 Fifth St. N. Various ads from then to 1909 indicate he was manufacturing postcards and other printed items there.
In January 1909, he advertises his printing and drying equipment for sale. The advertising ceases on February 22, 1909. The next day he advertises a house near 23rd & Hoyt and that is the last trace of him that I have found.