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Curved-Billed Thrasher (Formerly Named Palmer) in Cholla Cactus, Arizona

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William Lovell Finley, Curved-Billed Thrasher (Formerly Named Palmer) in Cholla Cactus, Arizona, 1910, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © unknown, research required, 1999.51.3

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Title

Curved-Billed Thrasher (Formerly Named Palmer) in Cholla Cactus, Arizona

Artist

William Lovell Finley (American, 1876-1953)

Date

1910

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 4 15/16 in x 3 9/16 in; sheet: 4 15/16 in x 3 9/16 in

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

1999.51.3

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

bird

birds

gelatin silver prints

photographs

Description

Conservationist and wildlife photographer William Lovell Finley was particularly fond of birds. His 1907 publication American Birds Studied and Photographed from Life is illustrated with more than one hundred pictures of owls, hummingbirds, eagles, sparrows, and many other species. Finley explained in the introduction, "It is the bird as a live creature, its real wild personality and character, that I have tried to portray." A longtime resident of Oregon, he worked diligently to establish wildlife refuges and encourage conservation in the state. The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, located near Corvallis, was established in his honor in 1964, and serves as an important wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese.

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