Looking at some Edward Hines Lumber Company photos.

On the pages that follow you will be able to view some forty different photos from my collection. For the most part, these photos were taken by Rufus Heck, a long-time Burns photographer. Heck was an interesting person and, in my opinion, a good photographer. In the photos that were not taken by Heck, I've noted (to the best of my knowledge anyway) who the photographer was (that information isn't always available). For this slide show I'm not going to give you a lot of detail; just enough to you will be able to get an idea of what the photo shows. (A note about viewing.)

Rufus Heck, who took many of the photographs you are about to view, was a professional photographer residing in Burns in the 1920s and 1930s. He was a very interesting fellow and somewhere I have a short bio that was prepared by Tom Robbinson of Portland. Tom, not too long ago, purchased all the remaining negatives that were sitting around a photo studio in Burns. Tom heads up a film preservation foundation. I'll try and find Heck's bio and post it here.

Before you start the show, you should know that these photographs were originally the property of Edward Hines Lumber Co. When Hines left Oregon much of their paperwork, including these photographs, were donated to the Harney County Historical Society Museum in Burns. The Museum has graciously allowed me to scan the photographs.