Skip to page body Home About Your Library Recommendations Programs Online Services Contact Us I want to...


Font Size:
News Review
History Pub: Ralph Eddy and His Photographs on Tuesday, April 30
Adult Services
Posted Date: 4/19/2013
The Wilsonville Public Library, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s
rich history.

Join us the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at Wilsonville McMenamins’ Old Church for an engaging evening of Oregon history. Free admission, minors must be accompanied by parent. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

history pub 2013-04 - oldoregonphotos"A Man and His Camera: The Photographs of Ralph Eddy" with John Klatt
Tuesday, April 30
6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

Oregon photographer Ralph J. Eddy (1889-1970) had a remarkable 60-year career, in which he progressed from glass plates to acetate negatives to 35 mm film and color slides. Eddy is best known for his popular series of postcards from the 1920s, images that he took while traveling around Oregon by car with his wife, documenting the wonders of the state. A career-spanning retrospective of Eddy’s work is currently on display at the Museum of the Oregon Territory in Oregon City.

John Klatt, a West Linn resident, is a local historian and longtime admirer and collector of historic images from Oregon’s past. For his business, Old Oregon Photos, he works with private collectors and institutions to reproduce classic views that combine historic interest and artistic merit.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or