Many years ago during the earliest days of personal computers, Alan Mitchell helped with a Port Orford community project of scanning a large collection of historic photos. Master photographer John Heida photographed them traditionally and scanned them for posterity. A CD was recently unearthed containing nearly 200 images, all of which have been converted to modern file formats and digitally retouched. We are currently adding informational titles and metadata to the images to aid in research. Here are a few of these amazing and rare photographs.
You can view the collection in progress in the Port Orford Historical Photos Archive. If you have any information about these photos, please let us know in the comments as we continue to work to organize these new items.
You can also see a small sampling of John Heida’s artistic work in our ROAD TRIPS collection.