CHET, Mountaindale Cabin, Clyde Keller Photo, Fine Art Print, Black and White, Signed, vintage 1974 image, Treasury


Mountaindale, Washington County
Image from "Valley People" Project
"Portraits of Poverty" 1974

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE; $280.00


11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $155.00 and $195.00

NOTE: The printed copyright information appearing on the web display print, is removed for your purchase print.

The photograph was taken as part of a photo essay on aspects of poverty in Washington County, Oregon. This portrait was included in a documentary film, "Portraits of Poverty," I produced in 1974.

Seated in his one room Mountaindale Cabin is Chet, a reclusive hermit, here shown lighting his pipe. I photographed him in February of 1974 as part of the documentary project. Although shy, Chet was most accommodating when I asked him if he would let me photograph him. I asked Chet to act as if I wasn't there. The resulting portraits were both naturalistic and telling of a more simplified and harsher rural life. Looking at Chet by the window (his only source of lighting) I was reminded of Roy Stryker's WPA Farm Security Administration efforts from the 1930s depression. In these rural hinter lands, some people lived in an absence of electricity with wood as the only source of heat. These images are from a collection that reveal the impact poverty has upon the lives of those who share its "face."

"CHET" Copyright © 1974 Clyde Keller


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My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.

Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at


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