Deitz, Horace C. (Hood River)

Horace C. Deitz (Hood River)

(Editor’s note: both the father of Horace C. Deitz as well as Horace’s son are named Fred.)


1905 Prosser WA

1907-1920 Hood River

Directory Listings

1905 POW pg. 850 Prosser WA “Deitz, H. C., photgr”

1907 POW pg. 243 Hood River “Deitz, Horace C photographer Views and Portraits”

1909 POW pg. 187 Hood River “Deitz, Horace C photographer”

1910 Or pg. 241 Hood River “Deity (sic) Photo Studio 121 State St”

1911 POW pg. 177 Hood River “Deitz, Horace C photographer”

1913 POW pg. 1950 photographers “Deitz, H. C., Hood River O”

1915 POW pg. 1491 photographers “Deitz, H. C., Hood River O”

1917 Polk The Dalles directory pg. 180 “Dietz Horace C (Rose M), photogr 121 State, res 433 Eugene”

1920 Polk Wasco County directory pg. 120 “Deitz Horace (Rose), Photographer, photo Supplies, Amateur Developing, Mail Orders Filled, 121 State, Tel 3752, h 505 Eugene, Tel 3134”

Photographer’s Imprints

“Deitz. Hood River, Oregon” blind stamp in portrait folder.

News Items & Advertisements:

1905: “Deitz Photo Studio Now Open. Our fine new studio is now open for business. Everything new and up-to-date. Come in and have your photos taken. Work Guaranteed. Dietz, the Photographer” display ad in The Hood River glacier, June 15, 1905, pg. 5, col. 3. repeated ybtuk August 31.

1906: “The Dietz Studio for photos.” The Hood River glacier, June 21, 1906, pg. 7, col. 2. repeated until February 10, 1910.

1907: “The News Letter is making preparations to move to their new quarters. A lot has been purchased opposite the Dietz photo studio , and excavation is now being made.” The Hood River glacier, April 18, 1907, pg. 7, col. 4.

1907: “Miss Iva Masiker has taken possession of a studio at White Salmon and will work at photography and along similar lines. She has had considerable experience having been connected with the Dietz studio at Hood River and she has shown marked artistic talent. That she will attain success in her chosen field we do not doubt and we know that Odell will be greatly interested in her progress.” The Hood River glacier, November 14, 1907, pg. 4,col. 1.

1907: “Photographer Dietz has a dog which has taken responsibility of bringing up a kitten and seeing that it does not stray away from home and get into trouble. The other day the kitten went over into the neighboring yard of Capt. Crandall. The dog discovered it soon after and running over, it grabbed the kitten by the back of the nick and carried it back, putting it down unhurt as soon as their own yard was reached.” The Hood River glacier, November 14, 1907, pg. 7, col. 5.

1908: “Mount Hood. … Mr. Dietz of Hood River drove out Monday and took pictures of the two schools and church. …” The Hood River glacier, October 29, 1908, pg. 2, col. 6.

1909: The Hood River Glacier published a directory of Hood River residents and businesses, and stated that they intended to publish the list in pamphlet form, and asking anyone who is omitted to send or bring into their office their names. Dietz is the only photographer on the list. I cross-checked my entire list of Hood River photographers and none are on the list. Published in The Hood River glacier, January 07, 1909, pg. 5, cols. 1-3.

1909: Article of interest to persons following the history of Deitz’ family. An article and photo of Fred Deitz, the photographer’s father, was published in the Oregonian, dating from the Civil War and his service at Antietam. Another comrade recognized him and a reunion was being arranged.The Hood River glacier, July 08, 1909, pg. 1, col. 6, a similar story with another war comrade was published April 7, 1910, pg. 1, col. 6.

1910: “The death of Dorothy Irene Dietz, 9 year old daughter of H. C. Dietz and wife, occurred Sunday and the funeral was held Monday. The child has endured a prolonged illness. Rev. C. E. Perry conducted the services which were held in Bartmess’ chapel.” The Hood River glacier, October 27, 1910, pg. 9, col. 3.

1911: “Birthday Party. Last Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lender entertained with a birthday party in honor of Horace C. Deitz and Ionia Lender. The dining table was resplendent with decorations and two birthday cakes — gorgeous creations of the baker’s art, decorated with candles. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Deitz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Deitz, Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Young, Mr. and Mrs. William Frasier, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Arnold, Earl, Fred, Kenneth and Miss Pearl Deitz. ” Hood River Glacier, December 7, 1911, pg. 9, col. 4.

1911: “We wish to thank our many friends and patrons for their patronage of the past year. Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year, we are as ever, Yours, H. C. Diet, Photographer.” display ad in The Hood River glacier, December 28, 1911, pg. 6, col. 5.

1912: “H. C. Deitz is attending the photographer’s convention in Portland this week.” The Hood River glacier, September 05, 1912, pg. 9, col. 1.

1912: “Fred Dietz, who is now employed on the Independent at Hillsboro, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dietz” The Hood River glacier, October 31, 1912, Image 11, col. 2.

1914: “Mr. Dietz was at the school building last week and took pictures of the domestic science and manual training departments. The pictures were to be used by Prof. F. H. Shepard, of O. A. C. in his illustrated industrial lectures over the state. … ” The Hood River glacier, October 22, 1914, pg. 8, col. 1.

1916: “Wm. Frazier and H. C. Dietz were business visitors in Portland the first of the week.” The Hood River glacier, September 28, 1916, pg. 7, col. 1.

1920: “H. C. Dietz, a recent visitor to the lave cave country in the Trout Lake district, played a joke on himself. Mr. Dietz carried his big camera along to secure some special pictures of the scenic and unique spots. On arrival at destination he discovered that the lens had been left at home. He took some fine pictures, however, with a small camera.” The Hood River glacier, August 12, 1920, pg. 9, col. 4.

1922: “Christmas Photos. Add to the happiness of your friends by giving them a Christmas portrait of yourself. Do it now, get them later. New lines of the latest easel back folders now in. Make your appointment now. Dietz Photo Studio.” The Hood River glacier, November 16, 1922, pg. 5, repeating ad until December 7.