Doubleday, Ralph R. (Pendleton)

Ralph R. Doubleday (Pendleton)
Doubleday & Gustin

Ralph Doubleday was a traveling photographer who specialized in rodeo photography. His best-known products were real-photo postcards. Earl Gustin was the owner of a large photo studio in Portland, who certainly had the facilities to manufacture real photo postcards in quantity. Gustin bought the studio from Franklin Sowell and sold it to Leo Simon. Both Sowell and Simon were superb photographic technicians and I would assume that Gustin was likewise.

Photographer’s Imprints
“Sharkey’ Pendleton Round Up, Copyright 1913 Doubleday & Gustin” photo post card signed in negative
“Frank S. Smith Bulldogging Pendleton Round Up, copyright 1923 R. R. Doubleday” photo post card signed in negative
“Frank S. Smith Bulldogging Pendleton Round Up, copyright 1923 R. R. Doubleday” photo post card signed in negative

Internet based biographies. Guide to the Ralph R. Doubleday Rodeo Photographs, Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
http://drc.nationalcowboymuseum.org/findingaids/collections/doubleday.aspx

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