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  1. 1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co. - Towne

    1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co.

    This unusual photo shows the interior of the Goodyear Rubber Company retail store, located on First Street, about two blocks from the Willamette River. Learn More
  2. 1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    This shiny new milk truck sits for a portrait in front of the Studebaker dealership in Portland. A sign in the window announces "New 1936 Studebaker Trucks * money savers * space savers *" Learn More
  3. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  4. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  5. Publicity Photo of a Dancer in Portland - Fink Studio

    A Dancer in a Classic Art Deco Pose - c. 1929

    An unknown performer strikes an Art Deco pose for this publicity photo by Fink Studio in Portland, probably in 1929. Learn More
  6. A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - Buchtel

    A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - c. 1874

    We don't know the name of this young girl, but we do know the original small-format CDV photo was taken by Buchtel and Stolte, at 91 First Street in Portland. Learn More
  7. Adagio Dancers in Portland - Fink Studio

    Adagio Dancers in Portland - c. 1930

    In the 1920s, acrobatic dance routines became extremely fashionable and the dances were either described as ‘whirlwind’ or ‘adagio’. Adagio dances were slower, and often involved the partners holding a pose for some period of time. Learn More
  8. Agnes Dolph, daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - Buchtel

    Agnes Dolph, Daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - c. 1875

    A well-to-do girl in a wonderful fringed dress, posed next to perhaps a family heirloom? Learn More
  9. Albert G. Walling, Early Publisher - Buchtel

    Albert G. Walling, Early Oregon Publisher - 1872

    A. G. Walling emigrated with his family to the West Linn area now known as Robinwood in 1849. Learn More
  10. Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator

    Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator - c. 1861

    Born in Louisiana in 1820, Stark sailed to Oregon in 1845, where he soon purchased Asa Lovejoy's share of the land that eventually became downtown Portland, for $390. Learn More
  11. Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - Buchtel

    Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - c. 1871

    This early portrait of Morris was taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel about two years after Morris arrived in Oregon to assume the position of Episcopal Bishop of Oregon. Learn More
  12. Bringing a Stein of Beer - Buchtel

    Bringing a Stein of Beer - c. 1872

    In early photography, cameras were so bulky that occupational photos were usually shot in the studio. Here we see a bar keeper bringing a glass beer stein to a customer. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - Pro Art

    Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - c. 1955

    The modern-day Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse, formed in 1939, is still active today - helping with parking at events and assisting in search and rescue efforts. Learn More
  19. Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Shown here shortly before she died from tuberculosis in 1886, Clara Belle Duniway Stearns was the oldest child, and only daughter, of Oregon suffragette and author Abigail Scott Duniway.

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  20. Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - Indahl

    Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - c. 1905

    Closset and Devers Coffees was an old Portland firm, named when Arthur Devers joined the existing company of Closset Brothers in the early 1880s. Learn More
  21. Crew & Engine Inside Station 15

    Crew & Engine Inside Station 15 - c. 1914

    The crew poses in front of their 1913 American Lafrance hose and chemical combination engine inside the old Station 15, located at 1920 SW Spring Street in Portland. Learn More
  22. Crew with Municipal Engine Co. Gas Cement Mixer - Mt. Hood Studio

    Crew with Municipal Engine Co. Gas Cement Mixer - c. 1914

    Somewhere in the Portland area, a crew pauses from their concrete work to have their picture taken. Their main equipment is an early version of a gas-powered cement mixer. Learn More
  23. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  24. Daughter of the Wild - Haran

    Daughter of the Wild - 1907

    This evocative study of a young woman was created by James Haran, an award-winning Portland amateur photographer. Learn More
  25. Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - Indahl

    Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - c. 1905

    One of a series of photos taken by Olaf Indahl on West Burnside near the sign store where he worked. The large building across the street is Weinhard's brewery. Learn More
  26. Downtown Portland and the West Hills - Hale

    Downtown Portland and the West Hills - 1898

    By 1898 Portland had become a thriving modern city, and fine homes were making their way up the slopes of the West Hills. Learn More
  27. Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - Hendee

    Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - c. 1865

    Dr. Sidney Marsh was appointed President of Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove in 1853, and carried on as that position when the school became Pacific University in 1854. Learn More
  28. Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor - 1913

    The pipeline dredge USS Multnomah was built in 1913 by Portland Iron Works. This photo was taken that same year. Learn More
  29. 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
  30. EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom

    EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom - c. 1910

    This crisp view shows a wonderfully tall EMF Opera Coupe at Portland's Studebaker showroom, located at Southeast Alder and Chapman. The showroom itself is impressive, with polished floors, plants, and decorated ceilings. Learn More
  31. Evening on Broadway, Portland - Eddy

    Evening on Broadway, Portland - c. 1935

    Bright lights point the way as pedestrians gather on Broadway on a mid-1930s evening. Learn More
  32. Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland - Eddy

    Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland, 1939

    While it may not have been a great movie, Sonja Henie's film "Everything Happens at Night" provides a great caption for this image of Broadway at night in 1939. Learn More
  33. Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4

    Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4 - 1913

    In this posed photo, the crew demonstrates some of the ways they pass the time while staying prepared at Station 4 in Portland. It appears one civilian has joined them, observing the card game. Learn More
  34. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  35. First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - Bertram C. Towne

    First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - 1888

    This is the first Steel Bridge, after the lower deck was functional but before the upper deck was completed. Learn More
  36. First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - Byrnes

    First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - 1889

    The December 21st, 1889 issue of The West Shore included this holiday-themed engraving of life in downtown Portland as its centerfold. Learn More
  37. First Street, 1876 Portland Flood - Buchtel

    First Street, 1876 Portland Flood

    In this photo of an early Portland flood, pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel is standing at the corner of First and Pine, facing northeast. Learn More
  38. Five Young Ladies Rehearsing Their Parts - Gifford

    Five Young Ladies Rehearsing Their Parts - c. 1892

    In this early Benjamin Gifford photo, we see five girls in matching dresses apparently rehearsing for a stage performance. Learn More
  39. Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view of the Forestry Building was taken shortly after its completion, on March 8, 1905. Behind it can be seen the Oriental Palace. Learn More
  40. Front Street Portland in 1852 - Buchtel

    Front Street in Portland in 1852

    This circa 1900 photo is copied from an original daguerreotype attributed to Joseph Buchtel. It shows Front Street from Ash Street to Salmon Street, with the docks in the distance. Learn More
  41. Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    This three-engine Fokker, provided by the Army Air Corps, was one of two official airplanes for the four week Tour, during which 33 airplanes and their passengers traveled over 6,000 miles. Learn More
  42. George H. Himes, Printer & Historian - Dalton

    George H. Himes, Printer and Historian - 1865

    This 1865 portrait was taken by Frank Dalton, shortly after Himes came to Portland from Olympia. Learn More
  43. George Law Curry, Oregon's Last Territorial Governor - Buchtel

    George Law Curry, Oregon's Last Territorial Governor - 1860s

    George Law Curry, a publisher and jewelry maker, served as Oregon Territory's governor on three different occasions. Learn More
  44. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - Towne

    Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - c. 1881

    Good Samaritan Hospital opened its doors in October, 1875, in this building on the same location at NW 23rd and Marshall in northwest Portland where the hospital continues today. Learn More
  45. Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view shows the U. S. Government Building on its island in Guild's Lake, with the "Bridge of Nations" leading out to it in the middle right. Learn More
  46. Government Building from West, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building from the West, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    This view benefits from its unusual vantage point - probably not one that was ever used by the Exposition's promoters. Learn More
  47. Government Building with Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    The Government Building hosted exhibits from many branches of the U. S. government at the Lewis and Clark Expositon - including the military. Here two types of tents fill the east lawn near the waters of Guild's Lake. Learn More
  48. Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland

    Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland - c. 1915

    There are lots of cross-bars on the power poles in this view looking north on Grand Avenue. No wonder they needed the poles to be so tall. Learn More
  49. Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - Indahl

    Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - c. 1909

    This scenic view shows the west end of Guild's Lake in about 1909, before it was drained to create the industrial area we know today. Across a small neck of land to the right is the Willamette River. Learn More
  50. Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland

    Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland - c. 1900

    From the family of Olaf Indahl, this may be another of his series of views of horse-drawn delivery wagons in Portland, though it is not identified as to photographer. Learn More

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