George M. Weister - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - George M. Weister

    "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - c. 1917

    A newsboy stops for refreshment at one of twenty water fountains given to the city of Portland by Simon Benson, shortly after they were installed. Learn More
  2. Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - Weister

    Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    Clouds can be seen below the climbers in this scene captured by photographer Weister with his bulky glass plate camera. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. Below Willamette Falls - Weister

    Below Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    This view showing the power and beauty of Willamette Falls is from an original glass negative by George M. Weister. Learn More
  5. Boating at Castle Rock - Weister

    Boating at Castle Rock - c. 1901

    Two properly attired women manage their rowboats in the foreground of this idyllic scene at Castle Rock, now known as Beacon Rock, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  6. Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - Weister

    Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - c. 1912

    Three climbers survey a deep crevasse in this view of climbing Mount Hood a hundred years ago. Learn More
  7. Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - Weister

    Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - circa 1910

    Construction has just begun for the south railroad trestle across the Deschutes at Milepost 44, north of Sherars Falls. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge - Weister

    Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge - c. 1915

    One of the "hidden gems" of the Columbia Gorge, Elowah Falls can be reached by an easy 3/4 mile hike. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - George M. Weister

    Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - circa 1918

    Our original print for this image is identified as "Trestle, Lake Oswego, Ore." in period handwriting in pencil on the back. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. Logging - High Climber Alex Hallgren Scales a Spar Tree - Weister

    High Climber Axel Hallgren Scales a Spar Tree - 1921

    This image of high climber Hallgren was taken near Knappa, Oregon at the camp of the Big Creek Logging Company. Learn More
  14. Longmire Springs & the First Hotel at Mt. Rainier - Weister

    Longmire Springs & the First Hotel at Mt. Rainier - c. 1895

    In 1883 James Longmire built a trail from Succotash Valley 13 miles to the hot springs in the area that now bears his name. John Muir described staying here on his way to Mount Rainier in 1888. Learn More
  15. Looking Down the Snake River from Twin Falls - George M. Weister

    Looking Down the Snake River from Twin Falls - c. 1915

    This highly detailed view of Snake River Canyon is recreated from an original glass positive by George Weister, one of the best-known landscape photographers of his time. Learn More
  16. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway- Weister

    Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Here we get to see both the automobile bridge and the pedestrian bridge at Multnomah Falls, restored and reprinted from a hand-colored print by George M. Weister. Learn More
  17. Multnomah Falls with No Bridge - Weister

    Multnomah Falls with No Bridge - c. 1913

    This image of Multnomah Falls is from a glass negative by George Weister, created shortly before the concrete bridge was built in 1914. Learn More
  18. New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - George M. Weister

    New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - 1916

    Portland lumberman John Yeon (second from right) hosts the party of Mrs. French Vanderbilt, visiting from New York. Learn More
  19. New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - Weister

    New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - 1916

    Portland citizen John Yeon is driving the first car (an air-cooled Franklin) with his passenger Mrs. French Vanderbilt. Some of her relatives and friends join the party. Learn More
  20. One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - George M. Weister

    One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - c. 1917

    The Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic four-bowl drinking fountains, The first twenty were installed by 1917, financed by a $10,000 gift from Simon Benson. Learn More
  21. Plowing and Harrowing, Gilliam County - Weister

    Plowing and Harrowing, Gilliam County - circa 1910

    This photo is recreated from a hand-tinted glass slide, sometimes called a magic lantern slide, made by the Weister Company in about 1910. Learn More
  22. Rehearsing for the Summit, on Mount Hood - Weister

    Rehearsing for the Summit, on Mount Hood - c. 1915

    This good-humored photo was created by a photographer who was himself a mountaineer; George Weister was a founding member of the Mazamas. Learn More
  23. Rowena Plateau, Near Mosier, Before the Highway - George M. Weister

    Rowena Plateau, Near Mosier, Before the Highway - c. 1910

    A few years after this photo was taken, the old Columbia River Highway was built, and the point on the right of the plateau became the location of the Rowena Crest Viewpoint. Learn More
  24. Salmon Cannery at Rooster Rock - Weister

    Salmon Cannery at Rooster Rock - c. 1910

    The Rooster Rock Cannery once existed on the west side of Rooster Rock in the small bay between Tunnel Point and Rooster Rock. Learn More
  25. Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge spans Young Creek near the west end of the historic highway. Its solid wall above the arch was later imitated by some of Conde McCullough's bridges. Learn More
  26. Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    The Tooth Rock Viaduct was devised as a way to traverse a cliff, instead of blasting through the unstable rock. This view shows it shortly after it was completed, with the Columbia River to the right. Learn More
  27. Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - George M. Weister

    Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - c. 1916

    Eagle Creek empties into the Columbia just above the current Bonneville Dam, so the look of its mouth would change dramatically twenty years after this photo was taken. Learn More
  28. Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - George Weister
  29. Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    From a group of hand-colored larger prints from George Weister we recently acquired, this view shows the newly completed Vista House, with the Columbia River Gorge behind it. Learn More
  30. Vista House, Nearing Completion - Weister

    Vista House, Nearing Completion - 1918

    This detailed view of the almost finished Vista House and the Columbia Gorge is from an original glass negative taken by George Weister, who was known for his scenic photography. Learn More
  31. Watching the Surf at the Oregon Coast - Weister

    Watching the Surf at the Oregon Coast - c. 1910

    This highly-detailed photo shows a "typical" day at the beach in about 1910. Learn More

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