The man in the picture is Fred Lockley in his home's book sales room in 1947. Lockley was born in Kansas in 1871. He came to Salem, Oregon, first in 1888 and worked for the Capital Journal, but he led an adventurous life and worked at many occupations and did considerable traveling. Much of his work was with various Oregon newspapers. He enjoyed meeting people and writing about them. A number of books which he wrote about Oregon and the West were published.