BIRGETTA NIXON'S KITTENS, Cherry Grove folk, Clyde Keller photo
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"BIRGETTA NIXON'S KITTENS"
Valley People Documentary Project
Cherry Grove, Oregon
Photographed in September of 1977 and part of a popular regional photographic calendar entitled "Valley People." The documentary project concerned documenting descendants of the historic Tuality Plains settlers of Washington County, Oregon.
Shown are Birgetta Nixon and her grand-daughter with kittens near Cherry Grove -- taken over 34 years ago. The figures are representative of the last of a then living heritage. Birgetta was well known as the local historian... keeping track of Cherry Grove's Lore in her scrapbooks including several published books on its history.
One of my favorite images from the 1978 Valley People Calendar... and one of my favorite subjects and friend. In this impromptu photo we had just come out of her house (where we had just looked at some of her scrap books) and were greeted by her grand-daughter. Soon we were in a mad camp romp as Birgetta raced to gather nearby kitty cats for a "portrait" of herself and her grand-daughter. Old tools, buckets, nick knacks and farm irons can be seen on the side of her house in the background. Visiting with her was always free spirited... filled with an atmosphere of the unusual, the unexpected delight.
16x20 Inch archival giclee art print
This archival giclee print offers an exquisite range of tone, depth and brilliancy... faithfully capturing the ensemble. Makes a strong impression. Suitable for immediate safe viewing (the print is clear sleeved on foam core board) and ready for framing.
Image dimensions are @11.3x17 inches
Heavyweight 270 gsm Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear sleeved on acid free foam core
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
"Birgetta Nixon's Kittens" Copyright © 1977 Clyde Keller
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