Beside Our Sandy Shore 1954 Irta Page Woodfield ~ Cannon Beach/Tolovana Poet ~ Clatsop County, Oregon ~ Poetry


Title: Beside Our Sandy Shore

Author: Irta Page Woodfield

Description: First printing, one of 500 copies. Light brown cloth with front cover stamped in green and brown with seagull decorations. Book has two tiny punctures to the bottom end of the front outer-hinge. Light browning to endpapers. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a few scuffs; short closed tears and very minor chipping; in an archival mylar sleeve. 38 pages.

Poems by the Cannon Beach poet Irta Woodfield. Includes pieces reflecting on the natural environment of the northern Oregon coast and poems on various themes. The centerpiece is the four-page poem ''Wind-Waves-Trees-Rocks,'' which describes the history and character of Cannon Beach, which mentions Haystack Rock, the Needles, Indian Beach, Arch Cape, and the two cannons.

In the 1950s, Irta Luella (Page) Woodfield (1886-1967) lived in Tolovana Park/Cannon Beach, Oregon. She was the wife of the notable Astoria photographer Frank Woodfield and together they operated the Woodfield Photo Studio and Gift Shop at 583 Kensington Avenue in Astoria from about the mid-1910s through 1943, when they retired to Tolovana Park. They were still living at Tolovana when Frank died in 1955.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Kilham Stationery & Printing Co.
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1954

Keywords: Cannon Beach, Oregon coast, poetry, Oregon, Tolovana, Frank Woodfield,

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