1910s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1910s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - George M. Weister

    "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - c. 1917

    A newsboy stops for refreshment at one of twenty water fountains given to the city of Portland by Simon Benson, shortly after they were installed. Learn More
  2. 1912 and 1900 School Buildings in Sisters

    1912 and 1900 School Buildings in Sisters - c. 1919

    The two-room schoolhouse on the right was the second school building in the town of Sisters, and was replaced in 1912 by the six-room structure on the left. Learn More
  3. Logging - 1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs

    1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs - 1914

    This U. S.Reclamation Service tractor was used to haul logs to the lake at Kachess Dam, in Kittitas County, Washington. Learn More
  4. 1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    The joys of a wintertime ride to Mount Hood, as well as the details of a classic 1913 Packard, are well conveyed by this well-made photo by an unknown photographer. Learn More
  5. 20th Century Grocery, Oregon City

    20th Century Grocery, Oregon City - 1919

    This photo of the 20th Century Grocery store at 611 Main Street in Oregon City was taken in August, 1919, shortly after the end of World War I. Learn More
  6. 3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey

    3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey - c. 1917

    While steam donkeys for logging were equipped with skids to allow them to be moved about in the woods, sometimes it was necessary to move them longer distances to new camps. Learn More
  7. A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - Cress

    A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - 1919

    The Detroit Electric was manufactured from 1907 to 1936, though most of its sales were in the teens. Advertised with an 80 mile range, its record (with special batteries and driving very slowly) was 241 miles! Learn More
  8. A Donkey Nuzzles its Mother - Meiser

    A Donkey Nuzzles its Mother - c. 1910

    Who can resist a mother-and-child photo when both are soft and furry? This farm scene from a century ago shows that some things do not change. Learn More
  9. A Farm Scene near Medford - Kunselman

    A Farm Scene near Medford - c. 1913

    This classic view shows a small grouping of farm buildings, including several houses. Probably an extended family lived here. Learn More
  10. A Glimpse of Depoe Bay - Albert L Thomas

    A Glimpse of Depoe Bay - circa 1910

    This inviting image is from an unusually large print (for him) by Albert L. Thomas of Newport. Learn More
  11. A Nez Perce Canoe - Curtis

    A Nez Perce Canoe - 1910

    Each region created their own canoe designs based on tradition and available materials. This view shows a Nez Perce version, carved out of a single cedar log. Learn More
  12. A Raging Sea, Newport - Thomas

    A Raging Sea, Newport - c. 1910

    This photo by Newport photographer Albert Thomas demonstrates his skill at capturing movement at a time when most photographs required long exposure times. Learn More
  13. Logging - A Small Steam Donkey Near Sandy - Douglass

    A Small Steam Donkey Near Sandy - c. 1910

    Two loggers take it easy while reclining on the cable spools of a steam donkey in this postcard view of logging in the Sandy area. Learn More
  14. A Storm on the Summit

    A Storm on the Summit - c. 1910

    Beautiful clouds arch over the summit of Mt. Hood in an early photo of climbers approaching the summit. One climber towards the right appears to be sitting down, just taking it all in. Learn More
  15. Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - Weister

    Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    Clouds can be seen below the climbers in this scene captured by photographer Weister with his bulky glass plate camera. Learn More
  16. Adams Department Store Throws a Sale

    Adams Department Store Throws a Sale - c. 1910

    Adams Department Store in Oregon City did a lot of business with local mill workers. Their sign states this is the second shipment of 300 "mill shoes" they'd received in a month. Learn More
  17. After A Storm - Thomas

    After A Storm - c. 1910

    Another view from Albert Thomas of Newport, where he demonstrates his ability at fast exposure, capturing the splash of the waves and the seagull in flight just above them. Learn More
  18. Along the Shore at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Along the Shore at Crater Lake - c. 1910

    This hand-tinted view by Kiser looks along the south shore of the lake, towards Mount Scott in the distance. Learn More
  19. Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - Patterson

    Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - 1910s

    Two women and two men arrive at the summit of Mt. Hood on a beautiful day. Learn More
  20. At Rest in the Woods - George M. Weister

    At Rest in the Woods - circa 1915

    A hiker relaxing against a tree helps give a sense of scale to this hundred-year-old image of a stand of old growth Douglas Fir, somewhere in Oregon. Learn More
  21. At the Hitching Post in Fossil

    At the Hitching Post in Fossil - 1913

    Looking north on 2nd Street between Washington and Main, we can see that horse-drawn vehicles still dominated the streets in Fossil in 1913. Learn More
  22. Beer and Chickens

    Beer and Chickens - c. 1910

    Old Oswego appears to have been a place where people knew how to have fun. At least this photo of men holding both beers and dead chickens indicates that. Learn More
  23. Below Willamette Falls - Weister

    Below Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    This view showing the power and beauty of Willamette Falls is from an original glass negative by George M. Weister. Learn More
  24. Bluffs Near Newport - Thomas

    Bluffs Near Newport - c. 1910

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be seen in the distance in this hundred-year-old, but very modern looking, scenic photo taken by Albert Thomas, a professional photographer from Newport. Learn More
  25. Boating on Crater Lake - Kunselman and Gerkin

    Boating on Crater Lake - 1912

    This is a hand-tinted version of a well-known photograph by Kunselman and Gerking, usually seen in its original black and white form. Learn More
  26. Bringing Home the Threshing Machine - Harold Brown

    Bringing Home the Threshing Machine - circa 1915

    It's very likely that a steam-powered tractor was used to power this threshing machine, but when it came time to return it to the barn an eight-horse team did the job. Learn More
  27. Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie

    Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie - 1911

    Hay wagons are prominent in this photo of haying at the Laurie Caldwell Ranch in Paulina Prairie, near La Pine. The woman in white near the center is most likely Mrs. Caldwell. Learn More
  28. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  29. Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler

    Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler - 1915

    Created in 1915 by an unknown photographer, this view shows the Broadway Bridge, looking towards the west, two years after its completion. You can find much the same view today from North Interstate Avenue. Learn More
  30. Logging - Bucker Ready to Crosscut a Ten-foot Diameter Fir - Kinsey

    Bucker Ready to Crosscut a Ten-foot Diameter Fir - 1915

    A logger hard at work bucking a huge ten foot fir stands on a smaller six-foot fir, which the caption on the original photo tells us was "a half-buried windfall which had been down more than a hundred years". Learn More
  31. Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Brinnon, Washington

    Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Brinnon, Washington - c. 1910

    This hundred-year-old image shows a large steam shovel on rails, digging a channel to float logs for Iszett Logging Company to Hood Canal. Learn More
  32. Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - Eddy

    Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - c. 1915

    One of Ralph Eddy's early glass plate photos, this crisp view taken with his large wooden camera shows a street scene at Eighth and Main Streets in downtown Oregon City. Learn More
  33. Building the Bolton Reservoir - Davis

    Building the Bolton Reservoir - c. 1915

    Photographer S. P. Davis has captured some wonderful abstract patterns while documenting the construction of West Linn's first reservoir in about 1915. Learn More
  34. Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - Velarde

    Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - 1910

    The Dalles-Celilo canal, over eight miles long, begins about three miles upriver from The Dalles. Its construction lasted from 1905 through 1915. Learn More
  35. Building West Linn's First Stand Pipe - Davis

    Building West Linn's First Stand Pipe - c. 1915

    This fifty-foot tall, 50,000 gallon standpipe was built as part of West Linn's first water project, to supply the upper parts of the newly-incorporated city. Learn More
  36. Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City

    Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City - c. 1918

    While this postcard view was postmarked 1923, we believe the photo was taken in the teens. Learn More
  37. Business Section, Joseph, Oregon - Pacific Photo Co.

    Business Section, Joseph, Oregon - c. 1910

    When this photo was taken in about 1910, Joseph was thriving, partly because of the railroad which had arrived in 1908. Learn More
  38. C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego

    C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego - c. 1910

    After a day battling traffic traveling through First Addition in Lake Oswego, come back and look at this photo of how it appeared a hundred years ago. Learn More
  39. Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - Curtis

    Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - c. 1915

    A camping group awaits their meal in Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds, a meadow near the foot of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  40. Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge

    Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge - c. 1916

    Car camping was popular by 1916, and setups often involved pitching a tent over the car itself, as can be seen by two sets of campers in the foreground. Learn More
  41. Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mill - 1918

    A 1918 view of the card room at Oregon City Woolen Mills, where wool fibers were separated and put in a thread-like form before spinning. Learn More
  42. Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge

    Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge - c. 1916

    An unknown photographer captured this scene of cars and motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Columbia River Highway, shortly after the highway was opened in 1916. Learn More
  43. Castle Crest and Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - Kunselman and Gerking

    Castle Crest and Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - c. 1912

    The trail to the top of Garfield Peak, in the center of this image, winds along rugged Castle Crest, just this side of the peak. Learn More
  44. Cazadero Powerhouse, Near Estacada

    Cazadero Powerhouse, Near Estacada - 1912

    Built in 1907 next to the Clackamas River, not on it, the Cazadero Powerhouse was powered by man-made Faraday Lake, itself filled by Cazadero Dam, two miles upstream. Learn More
  45. Cedar River Logging Trestle, 203 Feet High - Darius Kinsey

    Cedar River Logging Trestle, 203 Feet High - c. 1917

    Completed shortly before this photo was taken by Darius Kinsey, the Cedar River trestle was exceptionally high for a pole-built trestle. Learn More
  46. Celilo Falls, Circa 1915

    Celilo Falls, Circa 1915

    This image, recreated from a detailed larger print, shows another edition of the evolving fishing structures at Celilo Falls. Learn More
  47. Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway - Pacific Photo Co.

    Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    The Chanticleer Inn, at the west end of the Columbia River Highway, was built in 1912 and predated the highway. Like many early wooden inns, it burned down, in 1930. Learn More
  48. Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings

    Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings - circa 1917

    This long, curving trestle was built in 1917 by the California & Oregon Lumber Company, headquartered in Brookings. Learn More
  49. City Garage on 10th Street, Portland

    City Garage on 10th Street, Portland - 1915

    The crew poses for a group portrait in this view of an early garage in downtown Portland. Vehicles lining the walls include a mail truck in the back left. Learn More
  50. Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    A group of men and women work their way up Paradise Glacier on the southeast flank of Mt. Rainier. Learn More

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