California - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

California - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Most of our sampling of California images are from photographs taken by Jesse Meiser after he moved from Portland, Oregon to Eureka, California in the early 1900s.

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  1. 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
  2. Alfred Lewelling, Pioneer Horticulturalist, and his Family - William M. Stuart

    Alfred Lewelling, Pioneer Horticulturalist, and his Family - c. 1860

    When Henderson Lewelling brought his family to the Willamette Valley along the Oregon Trail in 1847, his then-15-year-old son Alfred drove the ox-team that pulled the now famous "tree wagon", filled with over 700 fruit tree starts. Learn More
  3. Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - Meiser

    Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - c. 1920

    In this nicely-composed photo, Jesse Meiser brings us into the world of early road maintenance. You can almost smell the freshly turned dirt. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - Meiser

    Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - c. 1920

    This highly-detailed view shows a Moline No. 11 reaper being towed by a Wallis tractor, likely near Eureka, California, where photographer Meiser had moved from the Portland area about 1905. Learn More
  6. Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#2) - Meiser

    Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#2) - c. 1920

    This companion view to the reaper photo seen in Related Photos at the bottom of the item page focuses on the Wallis tractor, used here to tow the Moline reaper. Learn More
  7. Hog Heaven - Meiser

    Hog Heaven - c. 1910

    If you've ever dreamed of owning an extremely detailed, century-old view of hogs hanging out on the ranch, here's your chance. (grin) Learn More
  8. Horse-drawn Two-row Corn Planter - Meiser

    Horse-drawn Two-row Corn Planter - c. 1910

    A farmer shows off his team and planter, likely near Eureka, California, where photographer Jesse Meiser had moved in about 1905. Learn More
  9. Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - NY State Education Dept

    Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - 1929

    Most photos of sea-going log rafts show them being prepared to leave Oregon. This view shows a raft after it has arrived at its destination. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - Meiser

    One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - 1908

    Four college-age men show off their substantial catch, while camping in the woods near Big Lagoon, north of Arcata, California. Learn More

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