Hibernation Mode @ #rdcHQ

Date 24 January 2016

Greetings from rdcHQ! We’re officially in hibernation mode at rdcHQ – taking time to re-energize and reprioritize. We’ll have some announcements over the coming months regarding our time capsule and new directions at Rural Design Collective Headquarters – in the meantime, enjoy some updates to projects in the queue.

Historical Photos, Revisited

We have lovely new additions to the Port Orford Historical Photos site contributed by a historical photo buff and resident of Port Orford. The first is a handtinted photograph of Humbug Mountain (est. 1940) and it is particularly interesting when viewed with other photos of the surrounding sea stacks. The photo clearly illustrates the everchanging landscape due to wind, weather, erosion and the passage of time. Our patron has graciously donated these images to our archive under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and the high resolution versions will be made available at portorfordhistoricalphotos.org.

The second is another handtinted photograph presumably taken in the same time period featuring a historical view of the south face of Cape Blanco. What is most notable about this image is the absence of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse which was constructed in 1867 and first lit in 1870, making this a very interesting addition to the collection indeed! We are still investigating the origin of the photo and whether or not foggy weather or the handtinting process and technology of the period may be the reason for the missing landmark … Stay tuned!

If you are interested in contributing photos to the Port Orford Historical Photos project, learn more here.

Win This Helmet, Redux

We had so much fun working with the Sixes River Fire Department this summer, we’re pitching in on a new initiative with the goal to raise money for our firefighters, specifically a new used truck that is needed in order to protect the community effectively. Learn all about it here. You can make a donation online or at several locations in Port Orford, Oregon that display the flyer below.

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