Dollarhide (Albany, Portland)

E. F. Dollarhide (Albany, Portland)
Allen & Dollarhide

E. F. Dollarhide moved from Olympia, Washington to Portland, Oregon in August, 1877. In Portland he had a gallery in partnership with another photographer named Allen, advertised as being a branch of Wing & Allen of San Francisco. They were located across the street from the Post Office, and since this area was well-developed, being eight years after the construction of the post office, they were probably in a building rather than a tent. Historically, photographers located in a building diagonally across the street from the Post Office on the northeast corner of Morrison at Fifth. After wintering in Portland, he is said to have travelled to Albany and other Oregon towns. He arrived in Victoria, Canada in August, 1878 with his photo tent. There is a good likelihood that he visited Oregon on other unknown trips that remain undiscovered.

News Items and Advertisements
1877: “To Leave Tonight. – Having wound up his personal and business affairs, Mr. E. F. Dollarhide, the photographer, will tonight take his departure, going as far as Portland, if not further. While here he has made many friends, by whom his departure will be regretted; but, as is is for his own good to go, they will easily reconcile themselves to it, only hoping that one day he may deem it to his advantage to return.” Daily Pacific Tribune (Olympia Washington), 2 August 1877 pg. 3, col. 1.
1878: “SOMETHING NEW Pictures cheaper than ever heard of before. Gem pictures, 24 for 50 cents, and all other sizes in proportion. Children’s pictures taken in one second. All pictures finished in ten minutes. Allen & Dollarhide, proprietors. Opposite P. O., Portland. Branch of Wing & Allen, S. F.” Oregonian, 23 February 1878 pg. 3, col. 2.
1878: “Gem pictures, 24 for 50 cents, and all other sizes in proportion. Children’s pictures taken in one second. Gallery, opposite postoffice, Portland. Branch of Wing & Allen, S. F.” Oregonian, 23 February 1878
1878: “In Victoria. – Mr. E. F. Dollarhide, the photographer, is at present taking gem pictures under a tent, in Victoria, and is said to be doing a big business. Since leaving here he has made stops in Albany, Portland, and other Oregon towns, taking the same style of pictures and raking in the coin at a lively rate.” Daily Pacific Tribune, 15 August 1878 pg. 3, col. 1.

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