New to the collection are a set of postcards of the area which are some of the more artfully composed in our collection. The date and the aesthetic mood of the images as well as the name in the bottom right hand corner of the postcard lead us to believe that they are the work of pioneer photographer Howard Sands from Portland, Oregon who took photos in Curry County throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Port Orford Dock and Harbor - Sands

Port Orford Beach Looking South - Sands

Battle Rock Port Orford - Sands

Cottoneva wreck - Port Orford Ore - Sands

Garrison Lake and Cape Blanco from the Heads - Port Orford - Sands

You can see more of his artistic offerings such as “Pirates conferring along trail – Camp Sealth, Vashon Island ca. 1925.” on the Oregon Historical Society’s tumblr as well as “Untitled” shown below, from the Portland Art Museum collection.

Portland Art Museum Collection [2014.95.2]