1870s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1870s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Music Hall Fiddler - Joseph Buchtel

    A Music Hall Fiddler - circa 1875

    First seen in Britain in the 1830s, by the 1870s the popularity of music halls had spread to most good-sized towns in the Pacific Northwest Learn More
  2. A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - Buchtel

    A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - c. 1874

    We don't know the name of this young girl, but we do know the original small-format CDV photo was taken by Buchtel and Stolte, at 91 First Street in Portland. Learn More
  3. Agnes Dolph, daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - Buchtel

    Agnes Dolph, Daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - c. 1875

    A well-to-do girl in a wonderful fringed dress, posed next to perhaps a family heirloom? Learn More
  4. Albert G. Walling, Early Publisher - Joseph Buchtel

    Albert G. Walling, Early Oregon Publisher - 1872

    A. G. Walling emigrated with his family to the West Linn area now known as Robinwood in 1849. Learn More
  5. American Progress - George  Crofutt

    American Progress - 1873

    This chromolithograph print was published in 1873, after an allegorical 1872 painting of the same name by John Gast. Learn More
  6. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - c. 1873

    I can use some help identifying the location. Dennie, the photographer, imprinted his photos with his Portland address, but he also worked in Tacoma and sometimes in Olympia. Learn More
  7. Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - Buchtel

    Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - c. 1871

    This early portrait of Morris was taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel about two years after Morris arrived in Oregon to assume the position of Episcopal Bishop of Oregon. Learn More
  8. Bringing a Stein of Beer - Buchtel

    Bringing a Stein of Beer - c. 1872

    In early photography, cameras were so bulky that occupational photos were usually shot in the studio. Here we see a bar keeper bringing a glass beer stein to a customer. Learn More
  9. Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - Muybridge

    Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - 1871

    This photo of Cape Disappointment's lighthouse and cannon was taken by Eadweard Muybridge in spring of 1871, when he was hired by the Lighthouse Board to photograph lighthouses from Washington Territory to San Diego. Learn More
  10. Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - Davidson

    Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - 1870s

    This near view of Cape Horn shows several small waterfalls amid the pinnacles. Learn More
  11. Castle Rock, Near View - Davidson

    Castle Rock, Columbia River, Near View - c. 1878

    Now known as Beacon Rock, this striking feature is located near Skamamia on the northern side of the Columbia. Learn More
  12. Earliest Known Photo of Sandy, Oregon - Adolph Aschoff

    Earliest Known Photo of Sandy, Oregon - c. 1879

    We're looking east towards Mt. Hood on what is now Pioneer Boulevard in Sandy, Oregon. The Barlow road trails off to the right in the background. Learn More
  13. Early Downtown View of The Dalles

    Early Downtown View of The Dalles - 1870s

    This rare early view of downtown The Dalles is reproduced from an unusual outdoor CDV, a small-format card-mounted photo type popular in the 1860s and 1870s. Learn More
  14. Early Lumber Mill at Willamette Falls - Buchtel

    Early Lumber Mill at Willamette Falls - 1870s

    A small early sawmill occupies the northern end of Willamette Falls, with the newly completed locks visible on the far side. Learn More
  15. Eliza H. Marsh, Wife of Sidney Marsh

    Eliza H. Marsh, Wife of Sidney Marsh - c. 1870

    Eliza Haskell, born in Ohio in 1841, married Sidney Marsh in 1860, when he was already the president of Pacific University. She was 15 years younger than her husband. Learn More
  16. Elkanah Walker, Early Oregon Missionary - Bowers

    Elkanah Walker, Early Oregon Missionary - 1871

    Elkanah Walker crossed the plains with his new bride, Mary, in 1838, at a time when the Oregon Trail had not yet been given its name. Mary was known as the "third woman to cross the Rockies". Learn More
  17. First Street, 1876 Portland Flood - Buchtel

    First Street, 1876 Portland Flood

    In this photo of an early Portland flood, pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel is standing at the corner of First and Pine, facing northeast. Learn More
  18. George Law Curry - Jeweler, Publisher & Governor

    George Law Curry, Jeweler, Publisher & Governor - 1870s

    George Law Curry, born in Philadelphia in 1820, first entered the newspaper trade as an eleven-year-old printer apprentice in Boston. Learn More
  19. Henry Harmon Spalding, Early Oregon Missionary - Paxton

    Henry Harmon Spalding, Early Oregon Missionary - c. 1870

    Henry H. Spalding and his wife Eliza were two of the earliest Presbyterian missionaries to travel to Oregon country, settling into their new home in Lapwai, near Lewiston, Idaho, in November 1836. Learn More
  20. James John, Founder of St. Johns - Buchtel

    James John, Founder of St. Johns - c. 1875

    James John, an early settler who arrived in Oregon in 1842, platted "St. Johns on the Willamette" in 1852. Learn More
  21. Joseph Lane, Oregon's First Territorial Governor - Buchtel

    Joseph Lane, Oregon's First Territorial Governor - 1879

    General Joseph Lane, Oregon's first territorial governor, in later years. Learn More
  22. Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, Cape Flattery - Muybridge

    Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, Cape Flattery - 1871

    Washington's third lighthouse, the Cape Flattery light entered service in 1857, using a first-order lense. Learn More
  23. Mary Marsh, Daughter of Sidney &  Eliza - Buchtel

    Mary Marsh, Daughter of Sidney & Eliza - c. 1876

    Mary Marsh was about eleven years old when this photo of her was taken by Joseph Buchtel. Her father would die young three years later. Learn More
  24. Mount Hood from the East - Buchtel

    Mount Hood from the East - c. 1873

    There are thousands of photos of Mt. Hood. This is one of the earlier ones, taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel in about 1873. Learn More
  25. Mountain Meadows - Redmond

    Mountain Meadows - 1877

    This lithograph of a wagon train traveling through the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail was published by the Pacific Art Company of San Francisco in 1877. Learn More
  26. Myra Fairbanks Eells, Early Oregon Missionary - Moore

    Myra Fairbanks Eells, Early Oregon Missionary - c. 1870

    Myra Eells and her husband Cushing, together with Mary and Elkanah Walker, established the Tshimikain mission northwest of Spokane in 1838, after crossing the continent on foot. Learn More
  27. Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice

    Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice - c. 1873

    The Shoo-fly and the Alice were two of the last sternwheelers to be built above the Falls at Canemah, completed at about the time of the opening of the Willamette Falls Locks in 1873. Learn More
  28. Oregon City from the Bluff, Main St. Between 2nd & 3rd

    Oregon City from the Bluff, Main St. Between 2nd & 3rd - 1874

    This detailed early photo provides a good view of the mills in Oregon City, Willamette Falls, and the newly built locks on the other side of the river. Learn More
  29. Philip Foster, Builder of Barlow Road - Dennie

    Philip Foster, Builder of Barlow Road - c. 1872

    Philip Foster became Sam Barlow's business partner in 1846, and together they build the Mount Hood Toll Road, now known as the Barlow Road. Learn More
  30. Pilgrims of the Plains - Albert Bobbett

    Pilgrims of the Plains - 1871

    Notable for its complete lack of women or children, this 1871 depiction of the Oregon Trail displays some of the diversions of the trip - cooking, smoking, and fiddling. Learn More
  31. Portland Harbor - Buchtel

    Portland Harbor - c. 1876

    This stereoview of Portland's harbor was originally printed between 1875 and 1878. Learn More
  32. Revenue Hotel, Sandy, Oregon - Adolph Aschoff

    Revenue Hotel, Sandy, Oregon - Circa 1879

    John H. Revenue and his father Francis built this hotel in 1874. It was the first hotel in Sandy, Oregon, which had received its first post office, and its name, the previous year. Learn More
  33. Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - Davidson

    Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - 1877

    Sam Song Bo, who was Chinese, was sponsored by the Baptist Home Mission in Portland to attend McMinnville College to study for the ministry. Learn More
  34. Senator Joseph N. Dolph - Buchtel

    Senator Joseph N. Dolph - c. 1876

    The "Buchtel & Stolte" imprint on the original cabinet card dates this image to between 1875 through 1878, a few years before Dolph was first elected to the U. S. Senate in 1882. Learn More
  35. Short-haired Girl with Doll - Buchtel

    Short-haired Girl with her Doll - c. 1879

    A young girl with short-cropped hair holds her doll with long braids. Learn More
  36. Steamer "Gov. Grover" in Willamette Falls Locks

    Steamer "Gov. Grover" in Willamette Falls Locks - 1873

    This early view shows both the locks and the steamboat Governor Grover the year they were completed. Learn More
  37. The Dalles in the 1870s - Crawford

    The Dalles, Town View - 1870s

    The Dalles in the 1870s, looking west from its "back yard". Learn More
  38. The Performer - Crawford

    The Performer - circa 1875

    Hand tinting has been applied to photographs almost as long as there have been photographs. One of our earliest photos - a daguerreotype from 1854 - has tinting applied. Learn More
  39. Three Levels of Steamboats at Willamette Falls

    Three Levels of Steamboats at Willamette Falls - 1874

    This rare early photograph was taken shortly after the locks were opened in 1873, and shows steamboats in the upper river, lower river, and locks. Learn More
  40. Two Gentlemen from Eugene City - Winter

    Two Gentlemen from Eugene City - c. 1875

    We don't know the names of these two men, though a note written on the back of the original CDV states "My father". They do appear to be brothers. Learn More
  41. White River Falls, Circa 1872 - Buchtel

    White River Falls - c. 1871

    White River Falls are located on a tributary of the Deschutes River, in Wasco County. Learn More
  42. Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew

    Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew - circa 1875

    This rare photo from the era of volunteer fire fighting in Portland shows a time before horses were used to pull the equipment. The Willamette Fire Company on Southwest Morrison Street was Portland's first fire station, opened in 1853. Learn More
  43. Willamette Falls Locks - Crawford

    Willamette Falls Locks

    An early view of the Willamette Falls locks, opened January 1, 1873. Learn More
  44. Young Girl from Harrisburg - Crawford

    Young Girl from Harrisburg - 1870s

    A very composed young girl has perhaps her first portrait taken in Harrisburg, Oregon. Learn More
  45. Youngs River Falls, Early 1870s - Buchtel

    Youngs River Falls - c. 1871

    This early view of Youngs River Falls, near Astoria, was created as a stereoview by Joseph Buchtel in the early 1870s. Learn More

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