1940s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1940s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Air Conditioned Cafe, Vale - Lee

    Air Conditioned Cafe, Vale - 1941

    According to his notes, this photo was created by Russell Lee on the Fourth of July in 1941. Learn More
  2. Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - Eddy

    Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - 1940

    This well-composed view shows the concrete Pacific Highway entering Oregon City. Then a national highway, 99E was removed from the federal system in 1972. Learn More
  3. Bertilson Barber Shop, 7th & Water, Oregon City - Eddy

    Bertilson Barber Shop, 7th & Water, Oregon City - 1947

    This great view of Oregon City daily life was taken by Eddy toward the end of his career, using his postcard camera. Ole Bertilson is the barber on the right. Learn More
  4. Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon

    Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon - 1945

    In 1945, Chief Tommy Thompson was ninety years old; his last wife, Flora, was forty-seven. Learn More
  5. Drummers, Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo

    Drummers, Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo - 1945

    Five elder drummers play for the worship dance before the meal is served at the Feast of the First Salmon, April 22, 1945. Learn More
  6. Evening on Broadway, Portland - Eddy

    Evening on Broadway, Portland - c. 1940

    Bright lights point the way as pedestrians gather on Broadway on a circa 1940 evening. Learn More
  7. Evening on Willamette Street, Eugene - Eddy

    Evening on Willamette Street, Eugene - 1940

    This striking view was taken between 11th and 10th on Willamette Street, looking north toward Skinner Butte. Learn More
  8. Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo Village

    Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo Village - 1945

    Reportedly over 400 people participated in the festivities for the Feast of the First Salmon, held in the longhouse at Celilo Village on the Oregon side of the Columbia. Learn More
  9. Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - Lee

    Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - 1941

    Taken as part of a U. S. Farm Security Administration project, this comparatively recent photo shows two Native American men working a dip net on their slippery platform. Learn More
  10. Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls 2 - Lee

    Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls 2 - 1941

    In this comparatively recent photo taken by government photographer Russell Lee, we see an individual fisherman using a dip net to capture salmon at Celilo Falls. Learn More
  11. Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls

    Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls - 1942

    This dramatic photo shows the size of some of the dip-nets used to catch salmon at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Learn More
  12. Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon

    Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon - 1941

    A large crowd has turned out at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland on May 19, 1941, to celebrate the launch of the first of many Liberty Ships built here. Learn More
  13. Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - Eddy

    Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - c. 1940

    From behind Timberline Lodge, completed a couple years before this photo, we can see clearly to Mt. Jefferson, about fifty miles to the south. Learn More
  14. Making Their own Fun in Willamette

    Making Their own Fun in Willamette - 1949

    In this 1949 snapshot, Duane Davis (holding the reins) and Jay Dunwoodie guide Clarabelle the burro down Eighth Avenue in the Willamette neighborhood of West Linn. Learn More
  15. Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - Eddy

    Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - 1944

    Photographer Ralph Eddy captures wonderful reflections in the water of the bay in one of his later postcard negatives. As with most of our Eddy prints, we are using a larger crop than he originally used in his postcards. Learn More
  16. On Coe Glacier, Mt. Hood, Looking at Mt. St. Helens - Lincoln

    On Coe Glacier, Mt. Hood, Looking at Mt. St. Helens - c. 1940

    Irving Lincoln was a talented amateur photographer, known for his images of Northwest mountains. Learn More
  17. Oregon City Business District from the Bluff - Eddy

    Oregon City Business District from the Bluff - 1945

    This is the "back side" of downtown Oregon City, captured by postcard photographer Ralph Eddy at the end of World War II. Learn More
  18. Packing in to Timberline Lodge, Closed for WWII

    Packing in to Timberline Lodge, Closed for WWII - c. 1942

    This photo was taken in the winter of 1942-43 when Timberline Lodge was closed due to wartime conditions. Learn More
  19. Ross Island Bridge, Portland and Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Ross Island Bridge, Portland and Mt. Hood - c. 1940

    Taken just before World War II, this crisp view by Ralph Eddy reveals many details of the 1926 bridge and the neighborhood near it on the west bank of the Willamette. Learn More
  20. Saying Farewell to Kettle Falls, on the Columbia - Wallace Gamble

    Saying Farewell to Kettle Falls, on the Columbia - 1940

    Headed by Chief Jim James, center, with the beaded vest, these Colville and others give the farewell sign to their traditional fishing grounds at Kettle Falls. Learn More
  21. Spring Fever - Chetco River - Ralph Gifford

    Spring Fever - Chetco River, c. 1940

    This aptly named photograph shows a couple (it appears the person on the right is a woman) who have managed to get away for a spring day of fishing on the Chetco River. Learn More
  22. State Capitol at Night, Salem - Eddy

    State Capitol at Night, Salem - 1940

    This dramatic night-time photo of the new Oregon capitol was taken by postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1940, two years after the building was completed. Learn More
  23. Summit of Mount Hood - Eddy

    Summit of Mount Hood - c. 1940

    According to a note on the envelope holding his negative, photographer Ralph Eddy considered this view to be "my favorite Mt. Hood". It's easy to see why. Learn More
  24. The Pledge of Allegiance, Fourth of July - Lee

    The Pledge of Allegiance, Fourth of July - 1941

    Residents of Vale, Oregon, near the Idaho border, prepare for the Pledge of Allegiance in this 1941 photo by Lee Russell. Learn More
  25. Workmen from Umatilla Ordnance Depot - Lee

    Workmen from Umatilla Ordnance Depot - 1941

    Two workmen from the Umatilla Ordnance Depot pause for a chat and a smoke in front of The First National Bank in downtown Hermiston, perhaps after depositing their paychecks. Learn More

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