Unknown Oregon Locations - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Unknown Oregon Locations - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Girl and her Dolls

    A Girl and her Dolls - c. 1905

    In this charming portrait recreated from the original glass negative, a young girl proudly poses with her two Victorian dolls. Learn More
  2. A Logging Camp Cook Shack - Ford

    A Logging Camp Cook Shack - c. 1898

    The pies are on the table in this unusual indoor photo of an early cook shack, created entirely from natural light. Learn More
  3. An Oregon Barnyard - Meiser

    An Oregon Barnyard - c. 1900

    Probably taken in Oregon while Meiser was working in the Portland area, this photo give a great overview of the life of a general farming family at the the turn of the last century. Learn More
  4. Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - Hazeltine

    Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - c. 1900

    This large steam-powered gold dredge is under construction on an unidentified river somewhere in eastern Oregon, probably near Baker City, where photographer Martin Hazeltine operated his studio. Learn More
  5. At Rest in the Woods - George M. Weister

    At Rest in the Woods - circa 1915

    A hiker relaxing against a tree helps give a sense of scale to this hundred-year-old image of a stand of old growth Douglas Fir, somewhere in Oregon. Learn More
  6. Big Trees in Oregon - Partridge

    Big Trees in Oregon - c. 1885

    Oregon is and was known for its trees, and every photographer, even today, must have a few tree photos in their portfolio. Here is William Partridge's 1880s version. Learn More
  7. Logging - Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey

    Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey - c. 1890

    This is an early small steam donkey, similar to one on display at the Coos County Museum in North Bend. Learn More
  8. Chinook Lodge - Agate

    Chinook Lodge - circa 1842

    This view is reproduced from an engraving published in the 1845 "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition", led by Charles Wilkes. Learn More
  9. Diversified Farm Scene in the Willamette Valley - Weister

    Diversified Farm Scene in the Willamette Valley - c. 1905

    As this photo demonstrates, the focus of Willamette Valley agriculture has long been small specialty farms, which today includes fruit, vegetables, and nursery stock. Learn More
  10. Logging - Double-drum Steam Donkey Crew - Ford

    Double-drum Steam Donkey Crew - c. 1898

    Taken at a different location than most of our John Ford logging photographs, this view gives us a good look at the men and equipment involved in steam-powered logging over a century ago. Learn More
  11. Logging - Douglas Fir, Twelve Feet in Diameter - Ford

    Douglas Fir, Twelve Feet in Diameter - c. 1898

    Every Oregon photographer a hundred years ago needed to offer photos of people standing in front of giant trees. Learn More
  12. Fishing in Eden - Weister

    Fishing in Eden - circa 1915

    Recreated from the original glass negative, this view shows one of many beautiful fishing holes in the state of Oregon. Learn More
  13. Happy Campers - Stevens

    Happy Campers - c. 1900

    This group of campers inspires the rest of us to load up our canvas tents and wooden stools and take to the woods. They certainly are enjoying themselves. Learn More
  14. Harvesting Blueberries, Willamette Valley

    Harvesting Blueberries, Willamette Valley - c. 1900

    A group of farm workers of varying ages pause in their blueberry picking efforts long enough to have their portrait made, in this view from somewhere in the Willamette Valley. Learn More
  15. In Their Sunday Best - Ford

    In Their Sunday Best - c. 1898

    Five siblings line up on a rustic porch - likely in a logging camp - to pose for a family portrait. Their hats alone make the photo notable. Learn More
  16. James Withycombe, Oregon's Fifteenth Governor - Bain News Service

    James Withycombe, Oregon's Fifteenth Governor - 1914

    Born in England in 1854, James Withycombe immigrated to Oregon with his parents in 1871, settling on a farm near Hillsboro. Learn More
  17. Log Chute with Ox Teams

    Log Chute with Ox Teams - 1890s

    The original title for this magic lantern glass slide was simply "Log Shute, Oregon, U.S.A." Learn More
  18. Logging Camp, Deep in the Woods - Ford

    Logging Camp, Deep in the Woods - c. 1898

    This idyllic lumber camp scene is somewhat unusual, as camps were more often located surrounded by stumps than next to standing trees. Learn More
  19. Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey

    Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey - c. 1900

    This turn-of-the-last-century view shows a logging crew using both ox teams and a steam donkey to move their logs. It appears the oxen brought the logs down the slope, and then the steam donkey pulled them along a more level skid road to this staging area. Learn More
  20. Logjam on the Upper Willamette

    Logjam on the Upper Willamette - c. 1900

    Two steamboats arrive to help clear out a logjam under a bridge somewhere on the upper Willamette River. Learn More
  21. Modoc Chief Captain Jack's Wife Lizzie and Daughter Rosie

    Mother and Daughter, Likely Nez Perce or Wasco - circa 1885

    This studio portrait by an unidentified photographer shows a mother and daughter in fine ceremonial garb, probably taken somewhere in north-central Oregon. Learn More
  22. Old Homesteader on Oregon Coast - Staats

    Old Homesteader on Oregon Coast - 1937

    This image of an old homesteader, his rifle and his dog was captured by Wilbur Staats, who was working for the Farm Security Administration as a photographer. Learn More
  23. Road Trip to the Woods

    Road Trip to the Woods - 1917

    A group of sisters from Portland and their friends stop in the Oregon woods on one of their road trips. Learn More
  24. Three Eagles, a Nez Perce - Curtis

    Three Eagles, a Nez Perce - c. 1910

    This dramatic photo of Three Eagles, an associate of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, was copyrighted by Edward Curtis in 1910. Learn More
  25. Threshing Crew with Steam Tractor

    Threshing Crew with Steam Tractor - c. 1900

    A threshing crew with a steam tractor heads out for a long day's work, somewhere in Oregon. Learn More
  26. We'll Show 'Em how to Fell Big Trees - Keystone

    We'll Show 'Em How to Fell Big Trees - 1903

    "We'll Show 'Em how to Fell Big Trees", from a Keystone novelty glass slide. Learn More

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