The Hal Lidell Collection is a large collection of Mt. Hood related photographs. Most of the photographs were taken by Hal, however many were taken by the renowned photographers Ray Atkinson and Hugh Ackroyd.
Working from Hal's Government Camp cabin, these three photographers captured Mt. Hood in all four seasons, on foot, on skis, and via mountain climbing.
Most of the photography is black and white and dates from the 1930's through the 1980's. Some of the images in the collection will be familiar, as they have appeared in publications, others show the humor and diversity of these three Oregon photographers. The photographs considered most unique in the collections are of Ray, Hal, or Hugh poised over their cameras, taking a famous shot of Mt. Hood.