Real Photo Postcard of Photographer Frank H. Hull Filming at Crater Lake, Oregon, ca. 1916
Real Photo Postcard of Photographer Frank H. Hull Filming at Crater Lake, Oregon, ca. 1916

Real Photo Postcard of Photographer Frank H. Hull Filming at Crater Lake, Oregon, ca. 1916

Very good. Frank H. Hull was an inventive and entrepreneurial photographer began his career working in a Medford, Oregon portrait studio around 1899. In 1903 he struck out on his own, specializing in scenic views he captured while traveling to remote parts of the state. He eventually settled in the small city of Central Point (just outside Medford), where, enamored with the new techology of moving pictures, he opened a movie theater in 1912. By 1916, he had begun making his own films, billing himself as "the Movie Man," and first attracting public notice with his film of the Rogue River Round-up (rodeo). This wonderful postcard shows him with his atop a high cliff overlooking Crater Lake with his motion picture camera. Underneath, he has written "The Movie Man, Oregon Blue Jay Films." On the back is a note addressed to Hugh C. Mitchell of the U.S. Buerau of Fisheries: "On a cold and stormy day, as we rode upon our way, little did either of us suppose, I would later send you this pose. Frank H. Hull, Central Point, Oregon." The postmark is hard to read, but appears to be from August, 1916. In 1918, Hull packed up and left Oregon for (where else?) California. Postcard shows moderate general handling wear.

Item #21905

Price: $125.00