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Flax Photos
 
Flax processing, c1915
Visiting officials observing flax harvesting at Oregon State Penitentiary, c1915
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Preparing flax at State Prision, 1915
Workers preparing flax for another step in making flax at the Oregon State Penitentiary, c1915
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Warehouse at Oregon Linen Mills 1930
Warehouse at Oregon Linen Mills,c1930
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Governor McKay examing flax products 1952
Left to right: Jesse Harmond of OSU, EdArmstrong (secretary to Governor McKay) and Governor Douglas McKay at State Capitol, 1952
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Officials observing prisioners harvest flax
Visiting officials observing horse-drawn flax harvesting methods at Oregon State Penitentiary, c1915
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Flax machine, Oregon flax testile co 1943

Oregon Flax Testile Company, 1943
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Sample colors from Salem Linen Mills
Samples of colors available from Salem Linen Mills
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Machinery at Oregon Linen Mills 1930
Machinery at Oregon Linen Mills, c1930
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Officials observin flax processing at state penitentiary 1915
Visiting officials observing flax operations at Oregon State Penitentiary, c1915
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Flax processing with horse and wagon bringing in load
Interior of flax shed at the Oregon State Penitentiary where a horse-drawn wagon has brought a load of flax for processing
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Photo Bibliography:
Salem City Directory, 1880, advertisement
Kathy Gunnell Collection (#19-811) (#19-801)
Marion County Historical Society (MJONO108), (MJON0109)(MJONO138) (MJON0111)
Joan Marie "Toni" Meyering personal collection, governor and color sample photos
Source unknown - State Penitentiary Photos
Oregon State Archives (OAGO384)
WPA collection at Oregon State Library (WPA-4-598)(WPA-4-473)(WPA-4-599)

 
 
Deseeding machinery for flax
Probably deseeding equipment used in the flax processing at the Oregon State Penitentiary, c1915
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Linen warehouse, 1930
Linen warehouse at Oregon Linen Mills, c1930
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Machinery for making linen
Machinery at Oregon Linen Mills, c1930
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Oregon Linen Mills, c1930
Oregon Linen Mills, 1465 Madison Street, c1930
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Flax wigwams sun drying
Field of flax wigwams with storage sheds in the distance. The flax was sun dried in this fashion after having been "retted", i.s. soaked in temperature-controlled water for 4-5 days to loosen the fiber from the woody core of the straw
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