1890s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1890s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building

    Two gents in a rowboat make their way down Washington Street at Second in June of 1894, after the Columbia River flooded The Dalles at its highest recorded level. Learn More
  2. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries

    Looking down Washington Street in The Dalles, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood, with the Columbia River in the distance. Learn More
  3. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream

    This overview of The Dalles looks down Second Street, from the east end of downtown, during the 1894 Columbia River flood. Learn More
  4. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River

    Looking towards the swollen Columbia River, from the residential district into the flooded commercial district, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood. Learn More
  5. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream

    When I first saw this photo, titled by the photographer, "Town View Looking Upstream", I took it as an idylic view of a successful town along the waterfront. Learn More
  6. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area

    In this view of The Dalles looking up Third Street at about Court Street, we can see the transition from business district to residential area. Learn More
  7. 1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co. - Towne

    1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co.

    This unusual photo shows the interior of the Goodyear Rubber Company retail store, located on First Street, about two blocks from the Willamette River. Learn More
  8. A Gymnast from Monmouth - Harnish

    A Gymnast from Monmouth - c. 1895

    A student gymnast from Oregon State Normal School in Monmouth (now Western Oregon University) poses for a studio portrait taken by Scio photographer Clinton Harnish. Learn More
  9. A Logging Camp Cook Shack - Ford

    A Logging Camp Cook Shack - c. 1898

    The pies are on the table in this unusual indoor photo of an early cook shack, created entirely from natural light. Learn More
  10. A Logging Foreman Admires his Crew's Output - Ford

    A Logging Foreman Admires his Crew's Output - c. 1898

    Almost lost in the center of this giant pile of toothpicks is the foreman of the logging operation, posing on top of one of many large logs awaiting transport to a mill. Learn More
  11. A Proud Father with his Daughter - Cummings

    A Proud Father with his Daughter - c. 1890

    Taken by photographer E. G. Cummings of Lewiston, Idaho, this cabinet card view shows a Native American father, likely Nez Perce, proudly holding his daughter. Learn More
  12. Very Small Boy with Prosthetic Hand - Bowman

    A Very Small Boy, with a Prosthetic Hand - 1890s

    This early Bowman portrait features a very small Native American boy with a prosthetic hand, standing on a wicker chair. Learn More
  13. A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - Benjamin Gifford

    A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - c. 1895

    Built in 1870, this building still stands at 306 2nd Street, though the facade has been extensively modernized for both it and the building to the right. Learn More
  14. Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - Crawford

    Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - c. 1890

    Barely visible in the distance in this photo of women picnicking at Alcove Point is the lighthouse at Cape Foulweather, now known as Yaquina Head. Learn More
  15. Alpha Hall, Oregon Agricultural College - Crawford

    Alpha Hall, Oregon Agricultural College - c. 1890

    Alpha Hall, the first residence hall on the Oregon Agricultural College campus, was constructed by Samuel G. McFadden in 1889. Learn More
  16. An Optometrist with his Lenses - Rainier Studios

    An Optometrist with his Lenses - c. 1895

    A young optometrist from Rainier, Oregon demonstrates his trial frames and a folding case holding over a hundred sample lenses. Learn More
  17. Astoria, Looking East - Bratt

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1894

    Photographer James Bratt worked in Astoria from 1893 to 1895, allowing us to date this photo accurately. Standing on the hill he captured a detailed view of Astoria's downtown. Learn More
  18. At Home with the Dogs, near Ceililo - Kilburn

    At Home with the Dogs, near Celilo Falls - 1890s

    The original stereoview refers to this modest dwelling as a "wigwam". Built from varied materials, it provides shelter for this family group - perhaps a father and his two sons. Learn More
  19. Logging - At Work in the Woods - Ford

    At Work in the Woods - c. 1898

    Four men - and a dog - pose near medium-sized trees in an unknown location, probably on one side or the other of the lower Columbia River, where John F. Ford took many of his photographs. Learn More
  20. Below Station A at Willamette Falls

    Below Station A at Willamette Falls - 1895

    This unusual view shows Station A, the first powerhouse used for the first long-distance transmission of electrical power in the United States. Transmission lines went 14 miles, from the Falls to Portland. Learn More
  21. Bicycle Riding, 1890s Style - Clarence L. Winter

    Bicycle Riding, 1890s Style - circa 1895

    Two rather sophisticated young men pose with their bicycles in this photo by Eugene photographer Clarence L. Winter. It's likely they were students or teachers at the University of Oregon. Learn More
  22. Brown Brothers Fish Wheel at Willamette Falls - Clavering

    Brown Brothers Fish Wheel at Willamette Falls - c. 1896

    More common on the Columbia River, this mechanized form of "mining" fish was used briefly at Willamette Falls. Learn More
  23. Building on the Edge - Gifford

    Building on the Edge - 1890s

    A rather surreal photograph of a building overhanging the edge of a channel at the Dalles. Learn More
  24. Building Station B Electric Plant at Willamette Falls

    Building Station B Electric Plant at Willamette Falls - 1895

    The concrete foundation for the new Station B Electric Plant on the west bank at the Falls is in progress in this unusual view of its initial construction. Learn More
  25. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  26. Camping at Gearhart Park - Gardiner

    Camping at Gearhart Park - c. 1894

    We're looking at a well-developed campsite at Gearhart Park, known as the first planned resort community in Oregon, begun in 1890. Learn More
  27. Camping at Wilhoit Springs

    Camping at Wilhoit Springs - c. 1890

    Vacation time - 1890 style. A large group entertains themselves while camping at Wilhoit Springs south of Molalla. Learn More
  28. Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - Hazeltine

    Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - c. 1895

    While we still refer to "jumping on the bandwagon", we rarely get to see a real bandwagon these days. The phrase originated when politicians learned that riding on the bandwagon was a great place to be seen at public events. Learn More
  29. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - c. 1890

    Yaquina Head is a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific at the north end of Newport in Lincoln County. It is currently managed by the BLM as the Yaquina Head Natural Area. Learn More
  30. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - c. 1890

    A group of tourists, or perhaps the lighthouse keepers' families, pose at the base of the Yaquina Head lighthouse north of Newport. Learn More
  31. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - c. 1890

    Completed in 1873, at 93 feet, Yaquina Head is Oregon's tallest lighthouse. Its original Fresnel lense is still in use. Learn More
  32. Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - c. 1890

    One of a series of Crawford's views of this lighthouse, this one is taken looking over the complex towards the ocean, and shows the fenced in areas for crops and livestock. Learn More
  33. Logging - Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey

    Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey - c. 1890

    This is an early small steam donkey, similar to one on display at the Coos County Museum in North Bend. Learn More
  34. Cascades of the Columbia - McAlpin

    Cascades of the Columbia - c. 1890

    The Cascade Rapids on the Columbia River were one of two sections of the river that blocked passage for steamboats, the other being The Dalles. Learn More
  35. Celilo Falls, Washington side - Herrin

    Celilo Falls, Washington Side - 1890s

    This view of Celilo Falls from the Washington side was captured by D. C. Herrin of the Dalles in the 1890s. Learn More
  36. Central Public School, Corvallis - Crawford

    Central Public School, Corvallis - c. 1890

    Built in 1889 on 7th Street between Monroe and Madison, Central School replaced South School, which had burned in 1887, and North School, which was turned into a private residence. Learn More
  37. Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City

    Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City - c. 1895

    Built in 1889 by brothers T. L. and Elmer E. Charman, the Charman Bros. Block was for years the grand building of Main Street in Oregon City. Learn More
  38. Logging - Choker Setters at Work, Deep in the Woods - Ford

    Choker Setters at Work, Deep in the Woods - c. 1898

    Chokers are lengths of cable with a sliding bell that are wrapped around logs in the woods, to allow them to be pulled out to the yard. In the era of this photo, power was provided by a steam donkey. Learn More
  39. Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City - Prier

    Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City

    Though not as high in 1861, the flood of 1890 caused extensive damage to buildings on both sides of the Willamette River. Learn More
  40. Close-up of Fish Wheel on the Columbia - Mayo & Weed

    Close-up View of a Fish Wheel - 1890s

    This close-up photo shows a lot of detail, revealing some of the construction techniques for fish wheels. Learn More
  41. Logging - Closeup of a Double-drum Steam Donkey - Ford

    Closeup of a Double-drum Steam Donkey - c. 1898

    Steam donkeys acquired their name from their origin on sailing ships, where the "donkey" engine was a secondary engine used to load and unload cargo, or raise the larger sails. Learn More
  42. Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1895

    Opened in 1889, Cloud Cap Inn was built on the north side of Mt. Hood at the 6,000 foot level - about the same level as today's Timberline Lodge. Learn More
  43. Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt

    Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt - c. 1895

    A couple poses outside their log house in ceremonial garb, including a breastplate worn by the man. Learn More
  44. County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - Mitchell

    County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - c. 1895

    At first glance this group portrait appears to be a very diverse logging crew, but a second look reveals that in addition to saws and peaveys, many shovels and grub hoes are visible. Learn More
  45. Cow & Calves on 13th Street in Willamette

    Cow & Calves on 13th Street in Willamette - c. 1898

    Looking north on 13th Street in Willamette, now part of West Linn, towards what's now known as Willamette Falls Drive. The cow belonged to H. T. Shipley; the house is the Leisman/Elligsen House. Learn More
  46. Crescent City Light-House - J. J. Owings

    Crescent City Light-House - circa 1895

    Also known as Battery Point Lighthouse, this lighthouse was one of the first on the west coast, and was initially lit on December 10th, 1856. Learn More
  47. Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - Crawford

    Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - c. 1890

    This dormitory was one of the first buildings completed at Chemawa Indian School when it moved from Forest Grove to the Salem area in 1885. Learn More
  48. Logging - Double-drum Steam Donkey Crew - Ford

    Double-drum Steam Donkey Crew - c. 1898

    Taken at a different location than most of our John Ford logging photographs, this view gives us a good look at the men and equipment involved in steam-powered logging over a century ago. Learn More
  49. Logging - Douglas Fir, Twelve Feet in Diameter - Ford

    Douglas Fir, Twelve Feet in Diameter - c. 1898

    Every Oregon photographer a hundred years ago needed to offer photos of people standing in front of giant trees. Learn More
  50. Downtown Portland and the West Hills - Hale

    Downtown Portland and the West Hills - 1898

    By 1898 Portland had become a thriving modern city, and fine homes were making their way up the slopes of the West Hills. Learn More

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