Oregon City, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Oregon City, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    The Oregon City Bridge is the only Oregon bridge to be encased in gunite, which protects its steel frame from corrosive sulfur dioxide fumes from the paper mills to the south of the bridge. Learn More
  5. Arch Bridge from Below - Eddy

    Arch Bridge from Below - c. 1950

    This deceptively simple view from below shows the Arch Bridge at about the age of thirty. Learn More
  6. Arch Bridge Vista, Oregon City - Eddy

    Arch Bridge Vista, Oregon City - c. 1950

    A striking view that contrasts the natural landscape with the built structure of the bridge, taken by photographer Ralph Eddy near the end of his professional career. Learn More
  7. Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    This close-up view shows us many of the details of the barge with a steam donkey powered crane used to build the Oregon City Arch Bridge. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - Eddy

    Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - 1923

    Cars of this era needed to be versatile, as this farmer demonstrates for us in spades. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - Eddy

    Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - 1921

    It's said that this temporary footbridge was built in one day, which may be a slight exaggeration, but it clearly went up quickly. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Concrete Workers, Oregon City - Eddy

    Concrete Workers, Oregon City - c. 1915

    From the early part of Ralph Eddy's career, this image is restored and printed from his original glass negative. Learn More
  19. Cutting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Cutting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    While specializing in blankets, Oregon City Woolen Mills also made socks,coats and other clothing. Learn More
  20. Dedication Crowd, Oregon City Bridge Opening - Eddy

    Dedication Crowd, Oregon City Bridge Opening - 1922

    On December 28, 1922, the new Arch Bridge across the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn was dedicated. Photographer Ralph Eddy captures the view from below. Learn More
  21. Dr. John McLoughlin

    Dr. John McLoughlin - c. 1854

    Dr. John McLoughlin, often called "The Father of Oregon", needs little introduction to history buffs. The Canadian-born Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, he resigned in 1846 and moved to Oregon City where he became an American citizen. Learn More
  22. Dye House, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Dye House, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    Dye houses were more than just "rooms" in a woolen mill; they were often built as separate buildings due to the fire hazard from the fully dried wool prepared for dying. Learn More
  23. Early Reddaway's Truck Line Truck

    Early Reddaway's Truck Line Truck - c. 1919

    This photo of an early Reddaway truck was taken shortly after the company was founded in 1919, by the Reddaway family of Oregon City. Learn More
  24. Early West Linn from Oregon City Bluffs - Stevens

    Early West Linn from Oregon City Bluffs - c. 1895

    Two couples pose for a portrait at the top of the bluff in Oregon City, with the suspension bridge and Willamette River in the background. Learn More
  25. Elevator and Lamp Post, Oregon City - Eddy

    Elevator and Lamp Post, Oregon City - c. 1950

    Created as part of a series of Oregon City vignettes by Ralph Eddy, using his new 35mm camera as he neared the end of his professional career. Learn More
  26. Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman

    Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman - c. 1869

    Elmer E. Charman, taken at about the time of his father's death in the late 1860s. Learn More
  27. Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Elmer Ellsworth Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis in 1881, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Learn More
  28. First Communion, circa 1915 - Hart

    First Communion - c. 1915

    There are a lot of professional photos of girls' first communions. This one, taken by Preston Hart in Oregon City, is especially appealing in its simplicity, as well as its lighting. Learn More
  29. Fishing Below Willamette Falls (Tinted)
  30. George Harding House, Oregon City

    George Harding House, Oregon City - 1900s

    This impressive brick house on Main Street in Oregon City was built by Lafayette Cartee in about 1859. Learn More
  31. Hawley Pulp & Paper Co., Mill A

    Hawley Pulp & Paper Co., Mill A - 1910s

    The Hawley mill opened 1909, and operated until 1948, when it was sold and became Publisher's Paper Company. Learn More
  32. Hawley Pulp & Paper Co., Mills B and C

    Hawley Pulp & Paper Co., Mills B and C - 1910s

    Looking downstream towards Hawley's Mills B and C, with the woolen mill building visible between them. Learn More
  33. High Wheeler on West End of Oregon City Bridge

    High Wheeler on West End of Oregon City Bridge - c. 1895

    A young man poses with his high wheeler bicycle on the west end of the old Oregon City suspension bridge - the original "bridge to nowhere". Learn More
  34. L. Adams Department Store, Oregon City

    L. Adams Department Store, Oregon City - c. 1912

    If it looks like a church, that's because the building started out as a the Methodist Episcopal Church. Learn More
  35. Lamprey Eels at Willamette Falls

    Lamprey Eels at Willamette Falls - 1913

    Lamprey eels are actually a fish, not an eel. Older than salmon, they also migrate to the ocean and return to Northwest rivers to spawn. Learn More
  36. Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - Davis

    Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - c. 1914

    A ten-inch water main for West Linn is already in the trench, and pipe is being distributed to add a six-inch line to power the new municipal elevator along the bluff in Oregon City. Learn More
  37. Leonard (T. L.) Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Leonard (T. L.) Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Thomas Leonard Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in 1881, with a Bachelor of Science degree. Learn More
  38. Liberty Temple & Elevator, Oregon City

    Liberty Temple & Elevator, Oregon City - c. 1918

    During World War I, Liberty Temples were built in many cities as a place for patriotic rallies and headquarters for the Third Liberty Loan Drive, which helped fund the war. Learn More
  39. Liberty Theater, Oregon City, with Owner William Long

    Liberty Theater, Oregon City, with Owner William Long - 1926

    The Liberty Theater was the second Oregon City Theater opened by William Long, after the Star Theater which began in 1913. It was the fourth theater in Oregon City. Learn More
  40. Loading Paper on a Barge, Crown-Willamette Paper Company

    Loading Paper on a Barge, Crown-Willamette Paper Company - c. 1920

    An unusual vantage point for a photo of Crown-Willamette Paper Company gives us a good view of a crew loading paper on a barge, using hand-trucks. Learn More
  41. Log Rafts Above Suspension Bridge, Willamette Falls

    Log Rafts Above Suspension Bridge, Willamette Falls - 1897

    For decades, much of the traffic through Willamette Falls Locks was log rafts, moving downstream to Portland area sawmills, and often beyond. Learn More
  42. Log Rafts Below Willamette Falls Locks

    Log Rafts Below Willamette Falls Locks - c. 1905

    This classic view looks upstream below the locks and above them, Willamette Falls. Learn More
  43. Logs on the Willamette, Looking Towards Pete's Mountain - Tibbitts

    Logs on the Willamette, Looking Towards Pete's Mountain - c. 1908

    This image of log rafts on the Willamette, above the Falls, gives us an idea of how many logs were taken downstream from forests in the upper Willamette Valley. Learn More
  44. Looking Downstream Towards the New Oregon City Bridge

    Looking Downstream Towards the New Oregon City Bridge - c. 1888

    We can date this image by noting the presence of the suspension bridge, opened in 1888, and the absence of many paper mill buildings on the west shore, which were built shortly after the bridge was finished. Learn More
  45. Looking North Down 7th Street - Caufield

    Looking North Down 7th Street, Oregon City - c.1895

    This photo gives us a good view of Seventh Street, looking downhill towards the river. A number of these buildings still stand today. Learn More
  46. Looking Northeast from the Top of 4th Street Stairs, Oregon City

    Looking Northeast from the Top of 4th Street Stairs, Oregon City - 1893

    A number of overview photos of Oregon City were taken from the "back side", due to great vantage points from the bluffs behind the town. Learn More
  47. Looking Over Canemah Towards the Arch Bridge - Eddy

    Looking Over Canemah Towards the Arch Bridge - 1937

    It's not easy to find older photos of Canemah - usually the town is in the far background of photographs taken looking upstream at Willamette Falls. Learn More
  48. Looking Over Oregon City Mills - Richard Prier

    Looking Over Oregon City Mills - circa 1891

    This picturesque view of industry looks over the steamboat pond, with its reflections of Portland Flouring Mill Company's Old Imperial Mills building, behind the power pole, and its lower river warehouse to the left. Learn More
  49. Looking over Oregon City toward Mt. Hood - Cheney

    Looking over Oregon City towards Mt. Hood - c. 1896

    This long view of Oregon City is unusual in that is shows the farms and buildings on the upper bluff, as well as downtown near the river. Learn More
  50. Looking Over Suspension Bridge Towards Oregon City

    Looking Over Suspension Bridge Towards Oregon City - c. 1890

    This detailed view of the old Oregon City Suspension Bridge, built in 1888, is restored from an original glass negative made shortly after the bridge was completed. Learn More

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