The Dalles, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

The Dalles, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building

    Two gents in a rowboat make their way down Washington Street at Second in June of 1894, after the Columbia River flooded The Dalles at its highest recorded level. Learn More
  2. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries

    Looking down Washington Street in The Dalles, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood, with the Columbia River in the distance. Learn More
  3. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream

    This overview of The Dalles looks down Second Street, from the east end of downtown, during the 1894 Columbia River flood. Learn More
  4. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River

    Looking towards the swollen Columbia River, from the residential district into the flooded commercial district, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood. Learn More
  5. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream

    When I first saw this photo, titled by the photographer, "Town View Looking Upstream", I took it as an idylic view of a successful town along the waterfront. Learn More
  6. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area

    In this view of The Dalles looking up Third Street at about Court Street, we can see the transition from business district to residential area. Learn More
  7. A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - Benjamin Gifford

    A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - c. 1895

    Built in 1870, this building still stands at 306 2nd Street, though the facade has been extensively modernized for both it and the building to the right. Learn More
  8. An Old-timer of Celilo - Markham

    An Old-timer of Celilo - c. 1925

    The weathered face of this unidentified older man tells us a lot, in this portrait by Oregon postcard photographer Benjamin Markham. Learn More
  9. Early Downtown View of The Dalles

    Early Downtown View of The Dalles - 1870s

    This rare early view of downtown The Dalles is reproduced from an unusual outdoor CDV, a small-format card-mounted photo type popular in the 1860s and 1870s. Learn More
  10. Happy Papoose - Markham

    Happy Papoose - c. 1925

    Yet another papoose image by Benjamin Markham of The Dalles, this view shows a laughing baby in a wonderfully detailed cradle board. Learn More
  11. Henry Thompson, Son of Chief Tommy Thompson - Markham

    Henry Thompson, Son of Chief Tommy Thompson - c. 1925

    Titled simply as "An Oregon Indian" by photographer Benjamin Markham, the subject is identified as Henry Thompson in an exhibit at Oregon's High Desert Museum. Learn More
  12. Indian Encampment, Dalles of the Columbia - Royal Engineers

    Indian Encampment, Dalles of the Columbia - 1860

    The patchwork coverings on the tepees shown in this May 1860 photo make you wonder how much more shelter their inhabitants had in the middle of winter. Learn More
  13. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #1 - c. 1925

    Part of a series of petroglyph photos by Markham, this view consists mostly of game animals, with what appears to be a stylized sun and a bird near the bottom. Learn More
  14. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #2 - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #2 - c. 1925

    This ornate petroglyph was captured by Markham as part of a series of photos he took in the 1920s, three decades before many of these images were submerged by the filling of the Dalles Dam. Learn More
  15. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #3 - c. 1925

    Based in The Dalles, photographer Markham captured many images of local petroglyphs. This image shows a sun, two crescent moons, and a man. Learn More
  16. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #4 - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #4 - c. 1925

    This image of petroglyphs was captured by Benjamin Markham in Petroglyph Canyon on the north side of the Columbia River. Learn More
  17. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #5 - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #5 - c. 1925

    Some petroglyph images are hard to identify; the main figure here is pretty clearly a deer, with what appears to be the sun behind it. Learn More
  18. James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - Towne

    James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - c. 1884

    This photo may have been taken before James Harrison Bird became Circuit Judge for the 7th Oregon District. We know he held that position in 1886, at the age of 29. Learn More
  19. Little Chief - Markham

    Little Chief - c. 1928

    Benjamin Markham was partial to scenic views and portraits of Native Americans taken at his studio in The Dalles. He created a series of papoose photos, of which "Little Chief" is likely the best known. Learn More
  20. Nice Fish, The Dalles - Herrin

    Nice Fish, Larry! - 1890s

    A large female Chinook salmon hangs outside a commercial building somewhere in The Dalles. Learn More
  21. Nursing Students, The Dalles General Hospital - Gifford

    Nursing Students, The Dalles General Hospital - c. 1919

    This image of a class of nursing students and their two instructors demonstrates Gifford's skill at using natural light when working outside his own studio. The sheer curtains soften the light and even the stark walls of the hospital. Learn More
  22. Oregon's Indian Madonna - Gifford

    Oregon's Indian Madonna - c. 1905

    Gifford's affection for soft-focus especially lends itself to "Oregon's Indian Madonna", one of his most famous photos. Learn More
  23. Papoose Weeps in his Calcleeps - Markham

    Papoose Weeps in his Calcleeps - c. 1928

    Early photographers often created pairs of photos of babies - one happy and one sad. This view pairs with Markham's photograph titled "Little Chief". Learn More
  24. Picture Writings Near The Dalles - Union Pacific

    Picture Writings Near The Dalles - 1928

    This photo shows Silas (Si) Allen, an amateur archeologist who here is pointing out some details on a Columbia River area petroglyph. Learn More
  25. Pop-Kio-Wina (Short Arm) - Gifford

    Pop-Kio-Wina (Short Arm) - 1899

    This studio portrait was taken in The Dalles by Benjamin Gifford in 1899. Learn More
  26. Prinz & Nitschke Undertaking and Furniture, The Dalles - Gifford

    Prinz & Nitschke Undertaking and Furniture, The Dalles - c. 1895

    In our modern world of specialization, you don't see too many "undertaking and furniture" companies anymore, but you can imagine how the same skills and equipment were needed to make both back in the day. Learn More
  27. Riding Side-saddle, with no Saddle - Herrin

    Riding Side-saddle, with no Saddle - c. 1892

    This early boudoir card photo provides us a window into domestic life, somewhere near The Dalles, Oregon. Learn More
  28. The Dalles in the 1870s - Crawford

    The Dalles, Town View - 1870s

    The Dalles in the 1870s, looking west from its "back yard". Learn More
  29. Two Friends on Their Bicycles

    Two Friends on Their Bicycles - c. 1910

    Two friends support each other to keep their bikes still enough for the long exposure time required, in this hundred-year-old photo taken near The Dalles. Learn More
  30. W. H. Jones Cigar Store, The Dalles

    W. H. Jones Cigar Store, The Dalles - c. 1895

    Three doors down First Street from the Baldwin Saloon was the W. H. Jones Cigar Store, which boasted an impressive selection of fine cigars, as is apparent from this photo. Learn More
  31. Young Man with Face Paint - Wilder

    Young Man with Face Paint - 1903

    A young man in a mixture of traditional and store-bought attire sits solemnly for a portrait. Learn More

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