BIRGETTA'S KITTENS, Clyde Keller Photo, Fine Art Print, toned Black and White, Signed, vintage 1977 image, Treasury


Descendants of Cherry Grove, Oregon Pioneers

Madcap Portrait With Kittens and Grand-Daughter
Washington County, 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 Tuality Plains settlers of Washington County, Oregon.

Shown are Birgetta Nixon and her grand-daughter with kittens near Cherry Grove -- taken over 32 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. Birgetta was the keeper of local history which comprised of numerous scrap books crammed full of older news articles, photos and memorabilia. 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 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

From Original Film Negative

"BIRGETTA'S KITTENS" Copyright © 1977 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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