Engravings - Fine Art Prints of Historical Engravings

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  1. American Progress - George  Crofutt

    American Progress - 1873

    This chromolithograph print was published in 1873, after an allegorical 1872 painting of the same name by John Gast. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Emigrants to the West - de la Montagne Cary

    Emigrants to the West - 1881

    While the Oregon Trail provided challenge and hardship, the travelers still enjoyed their meals, especially when game was available. Learn More
  4. Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City - The West Shore

    Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City - 1887

    This exaggerated engraving of Willamette Falls was published in The West Shore magazine in Portland in August of 1887. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. Fishing at Willamette Falls - Drayton

    Fishing at Willamette Falls - c. 1842

    This engraving is taken from the five-volume set (plus an atlas) "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition", by Charles Wilkes, published in 1845. Learn More
  7. Missouri Senator Lewis F. Linn - Jackman

    Missouri Senator Lewis F. Linn - 1857

    Linn County, West Linn, and Linnton, Oregon are all named after Senator Linn, who advocated for many years for the Donation Land Claim Act. Learn More
  8. Mountain Meadows - Redmond

    Mountain Meadows - 1877

    This lithograph of a wagon train traveling through the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail was published by the Pacific Art Company of San Francisco in 1877. Learn More
  9. Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - The West Shore

    Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - 1889

    This 1889 engraving shows the construction of the Cascade Locks and Canal, which took 20 years to complete, finally opening in 1896. Learn More
  10. Pilgrims of the Plains - Albert Bobbett

    Pilgrims of the Plains - 1871

    Notable for its complete lack of women or children, this 1871 depiction of the Oregon Trail displays some of the diversions of the trip - cooking, smoking, and fiddling. Learn More
  11. Pilgrims on the Plains - Theodore Davis

    Pilgrims on the Plains - 1869

    Published in Harper's Weekly in June of 1869, this fanciful view of wagon train life features a group of horses running through the circle of covered wagons. Learn More
  12. The Rocky Mountains, Emigrants Crossing the Plains - Currier & Ives

    The Rocky Mountains, Emigrants Crossing the Plains - 1866

    This idealized vision of the Oregon Trail was created by Frances (Fanny) Palmer for Currier & Ives in 1866. Learn More
  13. The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - Currier & Ives

    The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - 1884

    OK. It's not in Oregon, and it's not by an Oregon photographer. But it is a very cool lithograph by Currier and Ives of the state's largest namesake - until the battleship came along in 1893. Learn More
  14. Two Views of Astoria - The West Shore

    Two Views of Astoria - 1889

    This 1889 engraving shows the town of Astoria looking seaward and looking inland, with good views of the docks and harbor. Learn More

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