Lake Oswego, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Lake Oswego, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek

    Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek - 1905

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, local fishermen at the mouth of Sucker Creek (now Oswego Creek) would catch one ton of salmon per night at the beginning of salmon season. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  5. Drinking Beer in Oswego

    Drinking Beer in Oswego - c. 1910

    The guys gather a century ago to drink beer in their host's back yard. Has much really changed since then? Learn More
  6. Elk Rock Trestle to Oswego

    Elk Rock Trestle to Oswego - c. 1894

    Elk Rock Trestle, replaced by a tunnel in 1921, on the line from Portland to Oswego. Learn More
  7. First Iron Furnace in Oswego

    First Iron Furnace in Oswego - c. 1866

    This is probably the earliest photo of the first Oswego iron furnace, taken in 1866 - a year before Carleton Watkins came from California to create his series of views. Learn More
  8. Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - George M. Weister

    Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - circa 1918

    Our original print for this image is identified as "Trestle, Lake Oswego, Ore." in period handwriting in pencil on the back. Learn More
  9. Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot

    Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot - c. 1915

    An early REO bus waits at Oswego Depot to take arriving train passengers to the Glenmorrie neighborhood, just north of Marylhurst. Learn More
  10. Gondola on Oswego Lake

    Gondola on Oswego Lake - c. 1920

    A note on the original photo speculates this may be a group of students from St. Helens Hall, Portland Episcopal School for Girls. Whoever they are, they are clearly enjoying themselves. Learn More
  11. Henry Gans' Grocery, Oswego

    Henry Gans' Grocery, Oswego - c. 1890

    Henry Gans and his family gather outside their dry goods and grocery store on the south side of McVey Avenue, near Bickner Street. Learn More
  12. Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge

    Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge - c. 1910

    The Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge, built as the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge north of Tyron Creek, nearing the end of its construction. Learn More
  13. Lillian Bickner in her Canoe on Oswego Lake - Bickner

    Lillian Bickner in her Canoe on Oswego Lake - c. 1910

    This image is a variation on the photo used for the front cover of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America: Lake Oswego", compiled by Laura Foster. Learn More
  14. Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    Lily White and her friend Sarah Ladd were accomplished amateur photographers whose work is still appreciated today. White was known for her houseboat, the Raysark, which she used as her photography headquarters, usually anchored along the Columbia River. Learn More
  15. Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    There's little visible development on the east side of the Willamette River in this 1902 view from the south side of the Dunthorpe Water Works. Learn More
  16. Oregon Iron & Steel Co. Engine No. 2

    Oregon Iron & Steel Co. Engine No. 2 - c. 1905

    This narrow gauge engine was used to bring ore down from the mine to the smelter in Oswego, and after the mine closed, to push pipe from the foundry to the main line. Learn More
  17. Oscar Eaton of Oswego

    Oscar Eaton of Oswego - c. 1900

    Born in New York in 1820, Oscar Eaton spent the last thirty years of his life in Oswego, where he farmed in the Hazelia area. Learn More
  18. Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot

    Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot - c. 1920

    The Oswego Local 319 waits at Union Station in Portland. Running from 1914 through 1929, the distinctive round-windowed Red Electrics provided public transportation for the Portland area that has yet to be rivaled. Learn More
  19. Plowing Henry Duncan's Farm at Hazelia

    Plowing Henry Duncan's Farm at Hazelia - 1913

    This classic scene was captured near Rosemont and Stafford Roads. Hazelia is that area south of Lake Oswego and west of West Linn. Learn More
  20. Raising a 75 Foot Pole, State Street, Oswego

    Raising a 75 Foot Pole, State Street, Oswego - 1913

    If you ever wondered how they erected those really tall electric poles back in the day, here's your answer. Lots of men and pikes (the smaller poles with spikes on their ends). Learn More
  21. Ready for a Night on the Town

    Ready for a Night on the Town - c. 1900

    Four young couples pose for a photo in Oswego while getting ready for some type of special occasion. Note the boutonnieres worn by two of the young men. Learn More
  22. Riding Her Buggy in Oswego - Bickner

    Riding Her Buggy in Oswego - c. 1912

    This photo of Edna Kingkade Bickner was taken by her husband Will, who create a number of glass plate negatives of the Oswego area. Learn More
  23. Smelting Furnace, Oswego Iron Works - Watkins

    Smelting Furnace, Oswego Iron Works - 1867

    A view from the back of the first Oswego Iron Smelter captures a moving goat or two browsing the refuse pile. Learn More
  24. Transportation on Oswego Streets

    Transportation on Oswego Streets - 1893

    Mrs. Marks stops her carriage somewhere in the Oswego area, in this view taken from a boudoir card dated 1893. Learn More

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