Jesse A. Meiser - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Jesse A. Meiser - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Donkey Nuzzles its Mother - Meiser

    A Donkey Nuzzles its Mother - c. 1910

    Who can resist a mother-and-child photo when both are soft and furry? This farm scene from a century ago shows that some things do not change. Learn More
  2. Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - Meiser

    Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - c. 1920

    In this nicely-composed photo, Jesse Meiser brings us into the world of early road maintenance. You can almost smell the freshly turned dirt. 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. 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
  5. Cape Horn on the Columbia River - Meiser

    Cape Horn on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    This very detailed view of Cape Horn is reproduced from an original glass negative created by Oregon photographer Jesse A. Meiser in about 1900. Learn More
  6. Castle Rock - Meiser

    Castle Rock - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Castle Rock (now called Beacon Rock) was taken looking upstream from the north bank of the Columbia River by Vancouver photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  7. Fort Canby & "Big Betsy" Cannon - Meiser

    Fort Canby & "Big Betsy" Cannon - c. 1900

    "Big Betsy" was the nickname given to Fort Canby's 15-inch Rodman cannon, the largest of the fort's muzzle loading cannons. Learn More
  8. Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - Meiser

    Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - c. 1920

    This highly-detailed view shows a Moline No. 11 reaper being towed by a Wallis tractor, likely near Eureka, California, where photographer Meiser had moved from the Portland area about 1905. Learn More
  9. Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#2) - Meiser

    Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#2) - c. 1920

    This companion view to the reaper photo seen in Related Photos at the bottom of the item page focuses on the Wallis tractor, used here to tow the Moline reaper. Learn More
  10. Hog Heaven - Meiser

    Hog Heaven - c. 1910

    If you've ever dreamed of owning an extremely detailed, century-old view of hogs hanging out on the ranch, here's your chance. (grin) Learn More
  11. Horse-drawn Two-row Corn Planter - Meiser

    Horse-drawn Two-row Corn Planter - c. 1910

    A farmer shows off his team and planter, likely near Eureka, California, where photographer Jesse Meiser had moved in about 1905. Learn More
  12. Jesse A. Meiser in his Studio - Meiser

    Jesse A. Meiser in his Studio - c. 1900

    Meiser has lighted this view to show off his photography studio as much as himself and his camera. Learn More
  13. Latourelle Falls - Meiser

    Latourelle Falls - c. 1900

    Photographer Jesse Meiser steps back a little further from the falls than most, and in the process creates a botanical frame for the cascading water. Learn More
  14. Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - Meiser

    Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - c. 1900

    The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seaman of the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Columbia. It is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. Learn More
  15. Mt. Hood from a Distant Lake, with Swans - Meiser

    Mt. Hood from a Distant Lake, with Swans - 1902

    Reproduced from a 1902 glass negative by Jesse A. Meiser, this photo features a pair of swans on an unknown lake, with Mt. Hood in the background. Learn More
  16. Mt. St. Helens from Spirit Lake - Meiser

    Mt. St. Helens from Spirit Lake - c. 1900

    This hundred-year-old view of Mt. St. Helens showcases photographer Meiser's ability to compose a special photograph of an often visited site. It also demonstrates his quality equipment and careful technique. Learn More
  17. Multnomah Falls with no Footbridge - Meiser

    Multnomah Falls with no Footbridge - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Multnomah Falls is restored and printed from an original glass negative created by photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  18. One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - Meiser

    One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - 1908

    Four college-age men show off their substantial catch, while camping in the woods near Big Lagoon, north of Arcata, California. Learn More
  19. Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - Meiser

    Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - c. 1900

    Most early views of Rooster Rock are from the river side. This glass negative by Jesse Meiser captures the view from the bluffs. Learn More
  20. Ruth Meiser, wife of Jesse, in their Studio - Meiser

    Ruth Meiser, wife of Jesse, in their Studio - c. 1900

    While Ruth Meiser is not credited on any of the Meiser photos I've seen, it was not uncommon for wives to work alongside their husbands in turn-of-the-last-century photography studios. Learn More
  21. Seining for Salmon at the Mouth of the Columbia - Meiser

    Seining for Salmon at the Mouth of the Columbia - c. 1900

    Seine fishing is a traditional way of taking salmon from the Columbia. When early settlers arrived here they found the Chinook people using seines made from wild grasses or fiber from tree roots. Learn More
  22. Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - Meiser

    Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - c. 1900

    An unidentified steamship passes Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia, on its way downstream. Learn More
  23. Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - Meiser

    Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of an industrial section of the Portland harbor illustrates the importance of sailing ships, even in 1900. It's also a stunning photo. Learn More
  24. The Needles, in the Columbia Gorge - Meiser

    The Needles, in the Columbia Gorge - c. 1900

    The Needles, three miles upstream from Rooster Rock, are known today as the "Pillars of Hercules". They became a must-have view for early photographers beginning in the 1880s. Learn More
  25. Willamette Falls - Meiser

    Willamette Falls - c. 1900

    This is Jesse Meiser's version of a Willamette Falls photo - one of the "must haves" for every professional photographer in Oregon at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  26. Willamette Falls, Vertical Crop - Meiser

    Willamette Falls, Vertical Crop - c. 1900

    This is vertical crop of Jesse Meiser's version of a Willamette Falls photo - one of the "must haves" for every professional photographer in Oregon at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  27. Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - Meiser

    Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - c. 1900

    This especially detailed view of Willamette Falls features Station A, the first electrical power plant at the falls and the source of the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the U.S. Learn More

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