Oregon Coast - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1883 Astoria Fire - Crow

    1883 Astoria Fire

    This boudoir card image by Astoria photographer Samuel B. Crow shows downtown Astoria, looking up river, in the aftermath of the devastating 1883 fire. Learn More
  2. A Glimpse of Depoe Bay - Albert L Thomas

    A Glimpse of Depoe Bay - circa 1910

    This inviting image is from an unusually large print (for him) by Albert L. Thomas of Newport. Learn More
  3. A Raging Sea, Newport - Thomas

    A Raging Sea, Newport - c. 1910

    This photo by Newport photographer Albert Thomas demonstrates his skill at capturing movement at a time when most photographs required long exposure times. Learn More
  4. After A Storm - Thomas

    After A Storm - c. 1910

    Another view from Albert Thomas of Newport, where he demonstrates his ability at fast exposure, capturing the splash of the waves and the seagull in flight just above them. Learn More
  5. Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - Crawford

    Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - c. 1890

    Barely visible in the distance in this photo of women picnicking at Alcove Point is the lighthouse at Cape Foulweather, now known as Yaquina Head. Learn More
  6. Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - Bartels

    Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - c. 1907

    Arch Cape was already a tourist destination in 1907. This view shows one of its finer hotels, with the owners ready to serve you. Learn More
  7. Astoria, Looking East - John F. Ford

    Astoria, Looking East - 1901

    From the wooden planks in the streets to the barges in the harbor, this view by photographer John F. Ford shows lots of detail. Learn More
  8. Astoria, Looking East - Crow

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1887

    We are looking east down Commercial Street, in this detailed photo of Astoria created by Samuel Crow in about 1887. Learn More
  9. Astoria, Looking East - Bratt

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1894

    Photographer James Bratt worked in Astoria from 1893 to 1895, allowing us to date this photo accurately. Standing on the hill he captured a detailed view of Astoria's downtown. Learn More
  10. Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - Meiser

    Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - c. 1900

    Looking down Commercial Street towards the east, this view can be studied almost endlessly due to its great amount of detail, and thus it lends itself to larger prints which do it justice. Learn More
  11. Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Two major fires have occurred in Astoria, in 1883 and 1922. This photo shows the aftermath of the earlier 1883 fire. Learn More
  12. Baseball Game at Marshfield (Coos Bay) - Stauff

    Baseball Game at Marshfield (Coos Bay) - 1901

    This early sports action photo shows a base runner apparently safe at first base (at least he's smiling). Learn More
  13. Bluffs Near Newport - Thomas

    Bluffs Near Newport - c. 1910

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be seen in the distance in this hundred-year-old, but very modern looking, scenic photo taken by Albert Thomas, a professional photographer from Newport. Learn More
  14. Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - Ralph Eddy

    Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - 1932

    This striking image of Bandon Beach was captured by Oregon postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1932. Learn More
  15. Camping at Gearhart Park - Gardiner

    Camping at Gearhart Park - c. 1894

    We're looking at a well-developed campsite at Gearhart Park, known as the first planned resort community in Oregon, begun in 1890. Learn More
  16. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - c. 1890

    Yaquina Head is a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific at the north end of Newport in Lincoln County. It is currently managed by the BLM as the Yaquina Head Natural Area. Learn More
  17. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - c. 1890

    A group of tourists, or perhaps the lighthouse keepers' families, pose at the base of the Yaquina Head lighthouse north of Newport. Learn More
  18. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - c. 1890

    Completed in 1873, at 93 feet, Yaquina Head is Oregon's tallest lighthouse. Its original Fresnel lense is still in use. Learn More
  19. Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - c. 1890

    One of a series of Crawford's views of this lighthouse, this one is taken looking over the complex towards the ocean, and shows the fenced in areas for crops and livestock. Learn More
  20. Clay Moore Saloon, in Blanco Hotel, Marshfield

    Clay Moore Saloon, in Blanco Hotel, Marshfield - c. 1900

    Patrons gather outside the Clay Moore Saloon, in the Norman Building, at Front and Commercial in Marshfield (now known as Coos Bay). Moore operated several Marshfield saloons - this one is in the old Blanco Hotel. Learn More
  21. Devil's Punch Bowl, near Otter Rock - Albert L. Thomas

    Devil's Punch Bowl, near Otter Rock - circa 1910

    Devil's Punch Bowl is a large bowl naturally carved in rock that is partially open to the Pacific Ocean. Water enters it and swirls and churns, varying with tides and weather. Learn More
  22. Father and Daughter, Astoria - Crow

    Father and Daughter, Astoria - 1880s

    Father and Daughter portrait by Samuel B. Crow of Astoria. The father looks concerned. Learn More
  23. First Street, Marshfield

    First Street, Marshfield - c. 1910

    First Street in Marshfield, now Coos Bay, was a busy place in 1910. For some reason, everyone in this photo appears to be headed the other way. Learn More
  24. Four Rocks with Trees, Oregon Coast - Weister

    Four Rocks with Trees, Oregon Coast - c. 1910

    This classic image of the Oregon Coast was captured by George Weister more than a century ago. Learn More
  25. Four-masted Bark Galena, Stranded near Seaside - Bartels

    Four-masted Bark Galena, Stranded near Seaside - 1907

    While the wreck of the Peter Iredale is still well-known, most people are not aware of the grounding of the Galena, which happened near the same spot only three weeks later. Learn More
  26. Front Street in Marshfield, with Fire Crew - Stauff

    Front Street in Marshfield, with Fire Crew - c. 1895

    Though reproduced from a stereoview, this town view of Marshfield (now Coos Bay) has lots of detail. Learn More
  27. Girl Reclining in Gypsy Outfit - Stadden

    Girl Reclining in Gypsy Outfit - 1920s

    It's unclear whether these are this girl's regular clothes, or whether she is in costume. In any event, she and the photographer chose an unusual pose for her portrait. Learn More
  28. Happy Camp, at Netarts Bay

    Happy Camp, at Netarts Bay - c. 1895

    This unusually early view of camping at the coast shows Happy Camp, a destination for tourists and vacationers since well before 1900. Learn More
  29. Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - 1935

    This view by Eddy is as much about the new highway as it is about the scenic Heceta Head Lighthouse. Learn More
  30. Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - c. 1935

    This view of the lighthouse was created by Ralph Eddy from the cove at the mouth of Cave Creek, just to the south of Heceta Head. Learn More
  31. Hotel Bill, Cannon Beach - Bartels

    Hotel Bill, Cannon Beach - c. 1907

    Yes, the Hotel Bill was named after someone named Bill, but it was his last name - not his first name. Learn More
  32. Jennie Michel, "The Last of her Tribe"

    Jennie Michel, "The Last of her Tribe" - 1905

    Jennie Michel, a well-known (and often photographed) Clatsop basket weaver, was sometimes referred to as "The Last of her Tribe", though others of the Clatsop lineage outlived her. Learn More
  33. Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - Indahl

    Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - c. 1900

    Jennie Michel, also known as Lady Michel or Princess Tsin-is-tum, was born in about 1815. Her father and uncle knew Lewis and Clark. Learn More
  34. Jump Off Joe, Near Newport - Tibbitts

    Jump Off Joe, Near Newport - c. 1910

    This highly detailed image of Jump Off Joe is recreated from an original glass negative made by Howard Tibbitts, one of the first (and longest serving) photographers for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  35. Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Thomas

    Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - c. 1910

    The sandstone arch known as Jump Off Joe was a popular tourist destination near Newport, and was often photographed. Learn More
  36. Light Battery, Fort Stevens - Davidson

    Light Battery, Fort Stevens - 1880s

    The Light Battery training at Fort Stevens, near Astoria on the Oregon coast. Learn More
  37. Looking North on Second Street, Marshfield

    Looking North on Second Street, Marshfield - c. 1909

    Looking north on Second Street in Marshfield (now Coos Bay) at the intersection of Commercial Street. Few of these buildings survive today. Learn More
  38. Main Street, Newport - Woodard, Clarke

    Main Street, Newport - c. 1895

    Looking towards the ocean in early Newport, we see the town was clearly oriented towards the water, with Main Street meandering in front of buildings with docks and piers. Learn More
  39. Main Street, Newport, Yaquina Bay - Crawford

    Main Street, Newport, Yaquina Bay - c. 1890

    This view was captured about a decade after Newport was incorporated in 1882, at about the time Lincoln County was created in 1893. Before that, Newport was in Benton County. Learn More
  40. Meeting the Ship at Newport - Bradshaw

    Meeting the Ship at Newport - c. 1909

    This appears to be a special occasion, as a small band and a crowd have turned out to welcome the arrival (or departure) of a small steamboat at the docks in Newport. Learn More
  41. Men's Race at Newport Beach - Stevenson

    Men's Race at Newport Beach - 1914

    In 1914 the Oregon State Pharmacy Association reached its twenty-fifth anniversary. To celebrate, they held a state-wide gathering in Newport. Learn More
  42. Mouth of Rocky Creek - Thomas

    Mouth of Rocky Creek - c. 1910

    This photo was created by Albert L. Thomas about ten miles north of his studio in Newport, looking out to sea at the mouth of Rocky Creek. Learn More
  43. Needles at Cannon Beach, Oregon - Prentiss

    Needles at Cannon Beach, Oregon - c. 1920

    This image is recreated from a hand-tinted large glass slide, also called a magic lantern slide. Learn More
  44. New Coos County Court House - Stauff

    New Coos County Court House - 1898

    Three unidentified men stand on the front steps of the newly completed courthouse in 1898. Learn More
  45. North Jetty, Newport - Crawford

    North Jetty, Newport - c. 1898

    This photo was taken shortly after the north jetty for Yaquina Bay was completed in 1896, after 8 years of construction. Learn More
  46. North Wall of Treasure Cove, Near Manzanita - Benjamin Gifford

    North Wall of Treasure Cove, Near Manzanita - 1909

    Although his larger prints were widely distributed, Benjamin Gifford did not make many hand-tinted glass slides. Learn More
  47. Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - Eddy

    Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - 1944

    Photographer Ralph Eddy captures wonderful reflections in the water of the bay in one of his later postcard negatives. As with most of our Eddy prints, we are using a larger crop than he originally used in his postcards. Learn More
  48. On the Beach - Thomas

    On the Beach - c. 1910

    The original for this view of an unidentified location near Newport was sold in a display folder titled "Photographs of Oregon", with the name "A. L. Thomas, Newport, Oregon". Learn More
  49. Opening of Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge across Rogue River - Prentiss

    Opening of Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge across Rogue River - 1932

    This detailed view by Arthur M. Prentiss shows the crowd "waiting for the opening signal from President Hoover", according to a note on the back of the original print. Learn More
  50. Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - Bartels

    Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - c. 1907

    The Pacific Pier, built out from the Moore Hotel north of the turnaround at Seaside, only lasted from 1904 through 1914. Learn More

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