Cheney family, Eston, Edith and Ethel (Oregon City, McMinnville)

Eston Cheney (father and founder)

Edith S. Cheney  (daughter)

Ethel Cheney (daughter)

Directory Listings

1896 PCD pg. 688 Oregon City “Cheney Eston S, Photographer, w s Main 4 n 8th, bds same” plus ad “First Class Work Only. Cheney’s Art Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon”

1897 PCD pg. 674 Oregon City “Cheney Eston S, Photographer, w s Main 2 s 9th, bds same” plus ad “First Class Work Only. Cheney’s Art Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon”

1901 POWA pg. 252 Oregon City “Cheney, Eston S The Leading Photographer” (also Cheney, Arden W, propr Oregon City Courier Herald)

1904 PCD pg. 1005 Oregon City “Cheney, Edith C., photog 914 Main, bds same, photog”

1905 POW pg. 330 Oregon City “Cheney, Edith C photgr”

1905 POW pg. 284 McMinnville “Cheney & Krumm (Ethel Cheney, Bessie Krumm) photographers”

1907 POW pg. 291 McMinnville “Cheney & Krumm (Ethel Cheney, Bessie Krumm) photographers”

Photographer’s Imprints

“Cheney, Oregon City, Ore.” rubber stamp on back of small card mount

“Cheney’s Art Gallery, corner Ninth & Main Streets, Oregon City, Oregon.” rubber stamp on back of small card mount

“Cheney, Oregon City, Oregon” printed front cabinet card, subject is Maurice Myers, ms date 1898.

“Cheney’s Art Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon. Views Of Oregon” printed front cabinet card, view of loggers. (APG cat. 83, item 22)

News Items and Advertisements

1897: “E. S. Cheney, the photographer, has some elegant views of Southern Oregon scenery on exhibition in his show window.” Oregon City enterprise. , September 10, 1897, pg. 3, col. 2.

1902:” CHENEY’S ART GALLERY. One of the finest photographic studios on the Pacific Coast, was founded by E. S. Cheney, a skillful artist, in 1894, having since developed in art and science to a first-class institution, turning out the best in every particular. The purpose of the founder has been to do nothing but good, acceptable work, meanwhile using nothing but first-class material, believing that, by so doing, the patrons of the gallery would not only appreciate endeavor, but be fully satisfied and persuaded to place their orders. The gallery has done a large amount of business, which is undiminished at this time. The present proprietor, James T. Rait, purchased the business during the past year and has moved the building across the street to his own property and has introduced new features and otherwise improved the facilities for turning out first-class work. Misses Ethel and Edith Cheney are still connected with the new management. The business of the gallery consists of portraits in water-color, crayon and pastel. The best of carbon finish, always using the latest style of mounting. Everything in that line up to date. They are making stamp photos by the thousand. The only first-class photograph gallery in Oregon City.” Oregon City courier-herald, January 3, 1902, New Year Number, pg. 25

1902: “For fine Photos call on Snodgrass, successor to Cheney…” Oregon City Enterprise, 25 April 1902, pg. 3, col. 2.

1904: “Miss Edith Cheney. The desire to preserve the pictured semblance of loved ones and familiar scenes is as natural as life, and the people of Oregon City now enjoy special facilities in this line by reason of the recent location here of Miss Edith Cheney. This lady stands among the leaders in her chosen profession, and is fully equipped with a first class gallery. She is a lady with marked artistic taste and is prepared to do any and all kinds of work pertaining to the art of photography. While her work leaves nothing to be desired, it must not be supposed that her prices are high, for on the contrary they are most reasonable.” Oregon City Enterprise, 24 June 1904, pg. 6, col. 4. (this issue is a mugbook directory of Oregon City merchants)

1910: “PARTY IN HONOR Of MISS EDITH CHENEY
MISSES HELEN AND BESSIE DAULTON ENTERTAIN IN HONOR OF COMING WEDDING. Mlsses Helen and Bessie Daulton entertained at their home on the West Side Monday night in a most delightful manner, the occasion being in honor of Miss Edith Cheney, a bride of this week, whose marriage to Mr. Thomas Keith will be solemnized in this city on Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock. The evening was devoted to whist. The first prize, a handsome cut glass dish, was won by Miss Clara Caulfield; the consolation prize by Miss Wynne Hanney. Miss Edith Cheney was presented with a large bunch of pink and white carnations as an honor prize. The decorations were appropriate to the occasion, the color scheme being pink and white. The electrolieres in the parlor were entwined with pink chiffon and an abundance of pink chiffon were used in the decoration of this room. The living room and and dining room were festooned with pink and white hearts and pink and white carnations and asturacus ferns and apple blossoms were used in profusion. Electrolieres were entwined with pink hearts and magnolias. Delicious luncheon was served during the evening. Those present were: Miss Edith Cheney, Miss Veda Williams. Miss Clara Caulfield, Miss Cis Barclay Pratt, Miss Merle Keck, Miss June Charman. Miss Marjorie Caulfield, Miss Zida Goldsmlth, Miss Winnie Hanny, Miss Dollle Pratt, Miss Aimee Bollack, Miss Nan Cochran, Mrs. C. H. Meissner, Mrs. Hugh Hendrie, Mrs. L. A. Morris, Mrs. Walter Wells and Mrs. M. D. Latourette.” Morning enterprise, April 25, 1911, pg. 3, col. 3.

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