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Jacobs House (Jacobs-Dolph House, Southwest Park Avenue and Montgomery Street)

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Minor White, Jacobs House (Jacobs-Dolph House, Southwest Park Avenue and Montgomery Street), ca. 1939, gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain, L42.2.10

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Title

Jacobs House (Jacobs-Dolph House, Southwest Park Avenue and Montgomery Street)

Related Titles

inscribed: Jacobs House

Artist

Minor White (American, 1908-1976)

Date

ca. 1939

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 13 9/16 in x 10 1/2 in; sheet: 13 9/16 in x 10 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

title: Jacobs House, graphite, bottom left

signature: Minor White, graphite, bottom right

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Accession Number

L42.2.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

gelatin silver prints

mansions

photographs

Picturing Oregon

Works Progress Administration Artworks

Place Made

Created in and depicts: Portland

Created in and depicts: Oregon

Location

Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art

2nd Floor Mezzanine

Jim and Susan Winkler Gallery

Description

Once part of a pair of adjacent homes built for brothers Ralph and Isaac Jacobs in 1880 along the South Park Blocks (now the location of the Vue Apartments), the Jacobs House was an influential example of the Italianate style, which looked to aspects of Italian Renaissance architecture for inspiration. White's photograph, made from an unusually low viewpoint, outlines some of the mansion's stylistic elements, but emphasis is placed on the landscape, suggesting a private and picturesque yard. In 1942, White returned to the Jacobs House to photograph it thoroughly. A number of these later images of the mansion are on view nearby.

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