Columbia County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Columbia County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Young Logger in a Log Chute - Ford

    A Young Logger in a Log Chute - c. 1905

    While not signed by Ford, the original for this photo was acquired with other similarly formatted photos that were signed by him. Learn More
  2. An Optometrist with his Lenses - Rainier Studios

    An Optometrist with his Lenses - c. 1895

    A young optometrist from Rainier, Oregon demonstrates his trial frames and a folding case holding over a hundred sample lenses. Learn More
  3. Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - Ford

    Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - c. 1905

    Simon Benson was a technical innovator, and one of the first to use logging railroads rather than ox teams to haul his cut logs to the river. Learn More
  4. Logging - Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - Ford

    Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - c. 1900

    Smaller logs are brought back to a logging camp by a team of six mules, pulling them along a skid-road of logs placed across the path. It appears that this logging camp also was home to a small sawmill, as stacked lumber can be seen behind the team. Learn More
  5. Logging - Camp No. 2, Yeon and Pelton Company - Nelson

    Camp No. 2, Yeon and Pelton Company - c. 1902

    This group portrait of the logging crew at Camp 2 includes some other important people - the camp cook and several assistants. Learn More
  6. Logging - Eight on a Log - Ford

    Eight on a Log - c. 1900

    How many ways can you pose a group of loggers? John F. Ford is known for his gift of creating poses that are artistically and visually interesting. Learn More
  7. Logging - Finishing a Log Raft on the Columbia River - Ford

    Finishing a Log Raft on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    This well-composed view of a cigar-shaped log raft was taken by John Ford on the lower Columbia, the area where he created most of his photos. Learn More
  8. Logging - Hauling Logs out with Mules - Ford

    Hauling Logs out with Mules - c. 1900

    Oxen and steam donkeys were the primary ways to bring logs out of the woods during this era, but mule teams and horses were sometimes used, especially for smaller logs. Learn More
  9. High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - Clark Kinsey

    High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    By the 1920s, high-lead logging had replaced ground-lead logging for many operations in the Pacific Northwest. Both utilized steam donkeys to power cables pulling logs to the yarding area. Learn More
  10. Log Raft, Lower Columbia River - Ford

    Log Raft, Lower Columbia River - c. 1900

    This portrait of an ocean-going log raft places its building in context, with some support buildings on the shore to the left, and a couple of tugs awaiting it in the right background. Learn More
  11. Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - Ford

    Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - c. 1900

    In this wonderfully detailed John F. Ford photo, a group of concerned workers discuss their next move after a large log has broken loose and severely damaged the firewood tender for the Benson Logging & Lumber Company train. Learn More
  12. Snag Boat & Diver on the Columbia at Quinn

    Snag Boat & Diver on the Columbia at Quinn - 1893

    The snag boat crew, including their diver, poses for a photo at Hodgkins & Balls Salmon Fishery in Quinn, a long-lost town north of Clatskanie. Learn More
  13. The Crew Takes a Break, Deer Island Logging Co. - Clark Kinsey

    The Crew Takes a Break, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    Crew members from the Deer Island Logging Company, on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia, pose on a recently-felled medium-sized fir tree, in this photo by Clark Kinsey. Learn More
  14. unnel for Newly Completed Astoria and Columbia Railroad - Ford

    Tunnel for Newly Completed Astoria and Columbia Railroad - c. 1900

    When Northern Pacific completed its transcontinental railroad in 1883, Astorians assumed they would finally be connected by rail to inland cities. Learn More
  15. Willamette Steam Donkey, Deer Island Logging Company - Clark Kinsey

    Willamette Steam Donkey, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    The Willamette was a popular brand of steam donkey for Northwest logging operations. From 1901 to 1930, over 3,000 of these workhorses were built in their Portland factory. Learn More

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