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Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
Thomas Drumheller Jr.
Photographs of Sheep, 1909-1960
Photographs from the family business
The original prints of the Drumheller collection were loaned to the Washington State University Library and copied during the winter of 1977-1978. They were arranged and processed by David Smestad in March, 1978.
The year 1964 ended 105 years and three generations of sheep raising for the Drumhellers beginning with Jesse, who started the business in southeastern Washington in 1859. His son, Tom, Sr. (T.J.) took over in 1900 and in 1906 purchased the Lord Blythe cattle ranch near Ephrata and moved the sheep operation westward. Tom, Jr. took over the operation in 1948 and continued until 1964.
The collection consists of 4x5 copy prints plus seven copy negatives. The negatives prepared by the library to copy the original prints are filed in the visual file.
DESCRIPTION AND ARRANGEMENT
||Drumheller family members||
||Aspects of the Drumheller sheep business||
||Hotel Field on Lake Chelan||