Olaf Indahl - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  2. An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - Indahl

    An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This photo by photographer Olaf Indahl was taken in the Welches area, near where Indahl's family also had a cabin. Learn More
  3. Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - Indahl

    Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - c. 1900

    This rare early view shows the original wooden covered bridge that crossed the Clackamas River at Carver, reported to have been the longest covered bridge in Oregon at the time of its completion. Learn More
  4. Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - Indahl

    Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - c. 1905

    Closset and Devers Coffees was an old Portland firm, named when Arthur Devers joined the existing company of Closset Brothers in the early 1880s. Learn More
  5. Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - Indahl

    Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - c. 1905

    One of a series of photos taken by Olaf Indahl on West Burnside near the sign store where he worked. The large building across the street is Weinhard's brewery. Learn More
  6. Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view of the Forestry Building was taken shortly after its completion, on March 8, 1905. Behind it can be seen the Oriental Palace. Learn More
  7. Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view shows the U. S. Government Building on its island in Guild's Lake, with the "Bridge of Nations" leading out to it in the middle right. Learn More
  8. Government Building from West, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building from the West, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    This view benefits from its unusual vantage point - probably not one that was ever used by the Exposition's promoters. Learn More
  9. Government Building with Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    The Government Building hosted exhibits from many branches of the U. S. government at the Lewis and Clark Expositon - including the military. Here two types of tents fill the east lawn near the waters of Guild's Lake. Learn More
  10. Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - Indahl

    Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - c. 1909

    This scenic view shows the west end of Guild's Lake in about 1909, before it was drained to create the industrial area we know today. Across a small neck of land to the right is the Willamette River. Learn More
  11. Houseboats at Portland's First Stockyards - Indahl

    Houseboats at Portland's First Stockyards - c. 1905

    Looking from the Willamette River across the houseboats to Portland's first Union Stock Yards, located in the northwest industrial area at 17th and Vaughn. Learn More
  12. Hunting on Mount Hood - Indahl

    Hunting on Mount Hood - c. 1905

    In this companion photo to the riverside hunting photo in Related Photos below, two of the same men are making their way up a mountain path somewhere near Welches on the south side of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  13. Hunting on the Salmon River at Mt. Hood - Indahl

    Hunting on the Salmon River at Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This hundred-year-old photo shows three relatives of Olaf Indahl, a photographer featured on this site, from a print we are attributing to Indahl himself. Learn More
  14. Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - Indahl

    Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - c. 1910

    Electric streetcars first took to the streets in Portland in 1889. By the teens, there were 28 streetcar and interurban lines in the Portland area. Learn More
  15. Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - Indahl

    Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - c. 1900

    Jennie Michel, also known as Lady Michel or Princess Tsin-is-tum, was born in about 1815. Her father and uncle knew Lewis and Clark. Learn More
  16. Looking Across Guild's Lake to the Northwest Hills - Indahl

    Looking Across Guild's Lake to the Northwest Hills - c. 1905

    Guild's Lake, Kittredge Lake, and Doane Lake along the edge of the Willamette River all varied seasonally in depth when the rains came to Portland. Learn More
  17. Looking East Across the Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Looking East Across the Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This overview of the Exposition is the work of talented amateur photographer Olaf Indahl, who often captured slightly different views of the fair than those published by the promoters. Learn More
  18. Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - Indahl

    Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - c. 1905

    Taken upstream from its companion photo (see Related Photos below), this view shows two unidentified Navy ships resting in the waters of the Willamette in Portland. Learn More
  19. Olaf Indahl, Self-portrait at his Desk - Indahl

    Olaf Indahl, Self-portrait at his Desk - c. 1905

    An eclectic collection of artwork provides inspiration for photographer Olaf Indahl, at his desk in early twentieth-century Portland. Learn More
  20. Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - Indahl

    Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - c. 1905

    This rural-looking scene is likely somewhere in east Multnomah County, along the line of the O. W. P. & Ry. Company, a name that lasted for only four years in the early 1900s. Learn More
  21. Overlooking Guild's Lake from the Northwest Hills - Indahl

    Overlooking Guild's Lake from the Northwest Hills - c. 1900

    Guild's Lake in northwest Portland, now drained, became famous a few years after this photo when it was chosen for the site of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition. Learn More
  22. Sidewheeler Olympian in Portland Harbor - Indahl

    Sidewheeler "Olympian" in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    The luxury steamship "Olympian" and her near-sistership "Alaskan" were known as "Henry Villard's White Elephants". Based on designs successful in Chesapeake Bay, they were never profitable in the Northwest. Learn More
  23. Steamboat "Republic" on Willamette River in Portland - Indahl

    Steamboat "Republic" on Willamette River in Portland - c. 1905

    We know little about the Republic, a small steamboat that plied the waters of the Willamette River in the Portland area a hundred years ago. Learn More
  24. The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - Indahl

    The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - c. 1905

    The Tarpenbek was a three-masted steel ship built in 1892 by Pickersgill and Sons of Sunderland, England, and originally named the "Naworth Castle". It was sold in 1899 to the German company Knohr and Buchard, and renamed the "Tarpenbek" at that time. Learn More
  25. The Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Wagon Stops on 12th Street - Indahl

    The Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Wagon Stops on 12th Street - c. 1905

    Lipman, Wolfe & Company was founded in Sacramento in 1850 by Arthur Wolfe and his uncle Solomon Lipman. In 1880 Wolfe moved his mercantile business to Portland. Learn More
  26. Three-masted Ship in Portland Harbor - Indahl

    Three-masted Ship in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    An unidentified three-masted ship rests in the Portland harbor, near a series of warehouse buildings in front of a low rise. Learn More
  27. Train Approaching Along the Columbia River - Indahl

    Train Approaching Along the Columbia River - c. 1905

    It appears the photographer will need to move his camera pretty soon, as the steam engine approaches him somewhere along the Columbia River. Learn More
  28. Two Boys & their Dog in a Horse-drawn Cart - Indahl

    Two Boys & their Dog in a Horse-drawn Cart - c. 1905

    Another in a series of horse-drawn vehicles from Olaf Indahl. This one is less work-related, and shows two boys and their dog in a two-wheeled sprung cart. Learn More
  29. Two Women on the Salmon River - Indahl

    Two Women on the Salmon River - c. 1900

    Two women dressed in white visit a scenic stretch of the Salmon River near Welches in this turn-of-the-last-century view that we're attributing to Olaf Indahl, a skilled amateur photographer. Learn More
  30. USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - Indahl

    USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - c. 1905

    The USS Marblehead rests in the Willamette River, in front of the original Steel Bridge, which had a rotating center span. The Marblehead received her battle stars during the Spanish-American War, during which she helped capture Guantanamo Bay. Learn More
  31. West Burnside Street near 12th in Portland - Indahl

    West Burnside Street near 12th in Portland - c. 1900

    Looking east on Burnside Street - the next cross street is 12th Street. The large building on the left is the Henry Weinhard Brewery. Learn More

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