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  1. Mt. Shasta - Davidson

    Mount Shasta - c. 1888

    I. G. Davidson's 1880s view of Mt. Shasta, showing an early ranch and perhaps a hotel to the right. Learn More
  2. Mt. Hood from the South - Abell

    Mt. Hood from the South - c. 1885

    Climbers and others familiar with the upper elevations of Mt. Hood will recognize how the glaciers have changed since this photo was taken 125 years ago. Learn More
  3. Muir Glacier, Alaska - Partridge

    Muir Glacier, Alaska - 1887

    Muir Glacier near Juneau, Alaska, now part of Glacier Bay National Park. Learn More
  4. Multnomah Falls - W. H. Partridge

    Multnomah Falls - c. 1887

    Taken shortly before he moved back to Boston, Partridge captured this view of the falls by stepping back and to the right, giving a different angle than many of the straight-ahead shots of his day. Learn More
  5. Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - Davidson

    Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - c. 1883

    The first timber bridge at Multnomah Falls stands unoccupied in this view published by I. G. Davidson shortly after the bridge's completion, in about 1883. Learn More
  6. Multnomah Falls with the Original Timber Bridge - Abell

    Multnomah Falls with the Original Timber Bridge - c. 1885

    This 1880s view of Multnomah Falls shows the timber bow-string foot bridge before it was reinforced in 1891. Learn More
  7. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Haynes

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge (Vignette Version) - c. 1883

    In this view of Multnomah Falls, Haynes uses a vignette style, lightening the perimeter of the photo to accentuate the falls. Learn More
  8. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Carleton Watkins

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1883

    One of the first photos Carleton Watkins took during his return to Oregon in 1883 was this view of the then new timber bridge at Multnomah Falls. He numbered it "D3". Learn More
  9. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Haynes

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1883

    This image of the log bridge at Multnomah Falls was created about 1883, shortly after it was built. It's the same photo as our item AA0103, but without the vignette shading around the edges. Learn More
  10. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Crawford

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1886

    This view by Crawford was created shortly after the timber bridge was constructed - prompted by the arrival of the railroad to the Falls in 1883. Learn More
  11. New Bridge Across the Sandy River - Davidson

    New Bridge Across the Sandy River - c. 1883

    The new bridge for the O. R. & N. Company, across the Sandy River east of Portland on the way to the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  12. Newly Completed Clackamas County Courthouse - Abell

    Newly Completed Clackamas County Courthouse - 1884

    This photo shows Clackamas County's second courthouse, built in 1884, before landscaping was completed. It also gives us an early view of the surrounding area in Oregon City. Learn More
  13. Newly Completed Oregon City Suspension Bridge - Prier

    Newly Completed Oregon City Suspension Bridge - c. 1888

    This early view of the suspension bridge also tells us a lot about the early production of electricity at Willamette Falls. Learn More
  14. Officers' Quarters, Fort Stevens, Oregon - Davidson

    Officers' Quarters, Fort Canby - c. 1885

    Three girls grace the front porch and a couple more children peer from the second-story window, in this view of military officers' housing in southern Washington 125 years ago. Learn More
  15. Oldest Bell Tower in America - Davidson

    Oldest Bell Tower in America - 1889

    This is St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Tacoma, Washington. Its "oldest bell tower in America" is a cut-off tree that was already over 300 years old when the church was built in 1873. Learn More
  16. Oneonta Gorge - Crawford

    Oneonta Gorge - c. 1885

    Oneonta Gorge, in the Columbia River Gorge, as captured by J. G. Crawford in the 1880s. Learn More
  17. Oneonta Gorge at High Water - Davidson

    Oneonta Gorge at Low Water - 1880s

    A half-mile walk up the creek (read "in the creek") from Oneonta Bridge you'll find this spectacular gorge. Learn More
  18. Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - The West Shore

    Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - 1889

    This 1889 engraving shows the construction of the Cascade Locks and Canal, which took 20 years to complete, finally opening in 1896. Learn More
  19. Oregon City Shore, looking West - Partridge

    Oregon City Shore, Looking West - c. 1884

    This 1880s view of the Oregon City shoreline shows modest commerical buildings near the shore and homes behind the fence above them. Learn More
  20. Oregon City, before Electricity - Partridge

    Oregon City, before Electricity - c. 1884

    Looking south down Main Street in Oregon City in the about 1884. The cross street past the brick building is 6th Street. Learn More
  21. Overview of Central Portland and East Portland - Davidson

    Overview of Central Portland and East Portland - c. 1887

    This early overview of Portland shows both sides of the Willamette, shortly before electric power lines began to line city streets. About a third of the way up are the Park Blocks, with their newly planted trees. Learn More
  22. Panorama of Helena, Montana Territory (No. 1) - Carleton Watkins

    Panorama of Helena, Montana Territory (No. 1) - c. 1883

    Helena was already about twenty years old when this photo was taken by Watkins during one of his 1880s visits to the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  23. Peril Straits, near Sitka, Alaska - Partridge

    Peril Straits, near Sitka, Alaska - 1886

    The Peril Straits form a narrow water corridor between the Inside Passage and the town of Sitka, located on the west side of Baranof Island. Learn More
  24. Poet Joaquin Miller, Without his Full Beard - Sarony

    Poet Joaquin Miller, Without his Full Beard - 1880s

    Joaquin Miller, the poet who started in Oregon, and became known as the "Byron of the West". Learn More
  25. Portland and Mt. Hood - Watkins

    Portland and Mt. Hood - circa 1885

    The ornate stone building in the center of this image is Portland High School, located on the southwest corner of 14th and Morrison Streets. Learn More
  26. Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - Partridge

    Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - c. 1887

    Portland Harbor, looking upstream from the east side. Learn More
  27. Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma

    Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma - c. 1885

    The sidewheeler "Alaska" waits at the Northern Pacific Railroad docks in Tacoma, Washington. Learn More
  28. Rev. Clark Brown - Johnson

    Rev. Clark Brown - c. 1883 Photo of c. 1810 Drawing

    This is a circa 1883 cabinet photo of a circa 1810 drawing of Reverend Clark Brown, husband of Tabitha Brown. Learn More
  29. Rooster Rock, from O. R. & N. - Davidson

    Rooster Rock, from O. R. & N. Railroad - 1880s

    When the railroad was completed from Portland to the Dalles in 1882, it gave photographers easier access to scenes like this. Learn More
  30. Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - Hazeltine

    Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - 1880s

    Though based in Baker City, Hazeltine took many photos of the Columbia Gorge, including this view of Rooster Rock, as part of his series "On the Line of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company". Learn More
  31. Rooster Rock, View from the River - Davidson

    Rooster Rock, View from the Columbia River - 1880s

    This view of Rooster Rock from the Columbia River side shows choppy water in the foreground and towering bluffs in the background. Learn More
  32. Salmon Fishing, Upper Columbia River - Ingersoll

    Salmon Fishing, Upper Columbia River - c. 1885

    This 1880s view of bank fishing in the Columbia shows three fishermen, two of them displaying what I'd call fairly small fish. Learn More
  33. Sarah Jane Clear Dickerson - Abell

    Sarah Jane Clear Dickerson, Oregon City - c. 1882

    Sarah Jane Clear was born in Missouri in 1862, and came to Oregon with her parents John and Louisa Clear in about 1865, when they settled in Washington County. Learn More
  34. Spokane Falls and the Town - Davidson

    Spokane Falls and the Town - 1880s

    A well-framed view of Spokane Falls and the new town just beginning on the opposite bank. Learn More
  35. Stairs Descending Bluff at Oregon City - Partridge

    Stairs Descending the Bluff at Oregon City - c. 1884

    Now boasting a municipal elevator, Oregon City originally provided wooden stairs to connect the two levels of the town. Learn More
  36. Steamer Altona at 8th Street Dock, Oregon City

    Steamer Altona at 8th Street Dock, Oregon City - 1888

    This image gives us a good side view of the Altona, the 8th Street Dock, and the Clackamas County Courthouse in the background. Learn More
  37. Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - Hutchins

    Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - 1888

    This was quite the famous photo in its day. That day was May 26, 1888 when the Hassalo was taken down the Cascades of the Columbia, making the 6 mile trip in 7 minutes. Learn More
  38. Steamer Multnomah, First Trip to Oregon City

    Steamer Multnomah, First Trip to Oregon City - 1885

    The sternwheeler Multnomah was the first boat built by the newly incorporated Willamette Steamboat Company in 1885. Learn More
  39. Stuck in the Snow, Winter of 1884 - Partridge

    Stuck in the Snow, Winter of 1884

    A rescue train attempts to get through snow drifts below the Dalles, during the blizzard of December, 1884. Learn More
  40. Sylvester Pennoyer, 8th Governor of Oregon - Crawford

    Sylvester Pennoyer, 8th Governor of Oregon - c. 1887

    This portrait of Governor Pennoyer was created by James G. Crawford about the time Pennoyer began his first term as governor in 1887. Learn More
  41. Taking Salmon from a Fish Trap in Baker's Bay - Towne

    Taking Salmon from a Fish Trap in Baker's Bay - c. 1887

    This type of fish trap was called a "pound net". Used in various parts of the country, the device included a long leader, stretched perpendicular to the shore, which guided salmon into the pound. Learn More
  42. The Bay Beach, Fort Canby - Partridge

    The Bay Beach, Fort Canby - c. 1885

    This view is William H. Partridge's take on the garrisons of Fort Canby, located, as the title states, at the Bay Beach on the inside of the southern tip of Long Island peninsula. Learn More
  43. The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - Davidson

    The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - c. 1888

    The Morrison Bridge was Portland's first bridge across the Willamette, completed in 1887, about a year before this photo was created. At its opening, it was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi. Learn More
  44. The Needles, on the Columbia River - Partridge

    The Needles, on the Columbia River - c. 1885

    This photo of the Needles, on the railroad line up the south side of the Columbia Gorge, was taken by William H. Partridge not long before he moved back to the East Coast. Learn More
  45. The Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    The Old Blockhouse at The Cascades - 1880s

    The Old Blockhouse, across the Columbia River from Cascade Locks. Learn More
  46. The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - Currier & Ives

    The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - 1884

    OK. It's not in Oregon, and it's not by an Oregon photographer. But it is a very cool lithograph by Currier and Ives of the state's largest namesake - until the battleship came along in 1893. Learn More
  47. Thompson Falls, Montana Territory - Watkins

    Thompson Falls, Montana Territory - c. 1883

    We're looking across Thompson Falls on the Clark Fork tributary of the Columbia River, towards a mining town that was itself named Thompson Falls, in this view from about 1883. Learn More
  48. Tillamook Rock & Light House - Davidson

    Tillamook Rock & Light House - 1880s

    Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, 19 miles south of the Columbia River bar. Learn More
  49. Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - Crow

    Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - c. 1885

    This crisp view of the Tillamook lighthouse was taken shortly after it opened in 1881 by Samuel B. Crow, an Astoria photographer. Learn More
  50. Top of Muir Glacier - Partridge

    Top of Muir Glacier - 1887

    Taken during Edward Partridge's 1887 trip to Alaska, this view demonstrates his affection for and control of abstract shapes. Learn More

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