Some Things Never Change
Take a look at this great photograph shared with us by the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at Oregon State University. It shows a group of Oregon Agricultural College (as OSU was then known) students on a visit to Nye Beach in Newport in 1910, Oswald West‘s day. This was back when you dressed for an outing with friends by putting on a full suit and a derby or an ankle-length dress and hat with a veil!
Although this picture was taken more than 100 years ago, it feels somehow familiar. Perhaps it’s because while beach fashions may have changed over the decades, the tradition of going to the coast has remained constant over the generations.
That’s why we’re inviting everyone to share their family photos, new or old, through the Celebrate the Shore Photo Contest starting on Monday–to recognize the common experience and access to the coast that all Oregonians have enjoyed thanks to the efforts of Oswald West and Tom McCall. When the entries are posted online for voting in August, we hope it will be like a big statewide scrapbook of coastal memories.
Enjoy your weekend!