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  1. 1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co. - Towne

    1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co.

    This unusual photo shows the interior of the Goodyear Rubber Company retail store, located on First Street, about two blocks from the Willamette River. Learn More
  2. 20th Century Grocery, Oregon City

    20th Century Grocery, Oregon City - 1919

    This photo of the 20th Century Grocery store at 611 Main Street in Oregon City was taken in August, 1919, shortly after the end of World War I. Learn More
  3. A Seed Store in Washington State

    A Seed Store in Washington State - c. 1900

    They're ready for business at the seed store, as long as you have cash, though I'm not too sure about that fellow in the middle. Learn More
  4. Air Conditioned Cafe, Vale - Lee

    Air Conditioned Cafe, Vale - 1941

    According to his notes, this photo was created by Russell Lee on the Fourth of July in 1941. Learn More
  5. Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mill - 1918

    A 1918 view of the card room at Oregon City Woolen Mills, where wool fibers were separated and put in a thread-like form before spinning. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. City Garage on 10th Street, Portland

    City Garage on 10th Street, Portland - 1915

    The crew poses for a group portrait in this view of an early garage in downtown Portland. Vehicles lining the walls include a mail truck in the back left. Learn More
  8. Crew & Engine Inside Station 15

    Crew & Engine Inside Station 15 - c. 1914

    The crew poses in front of their 1913 American Lafrance hose and chemical combination engine inside the old Station 15, located at 1920 SW Spring Street in Portland. Learn More
  9. Cutting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Cutting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    While specializing in blankets, Oregon City Woolen Mills also made socks,coats and other clothing. Learn More
  10. Dye House, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Dye House, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    Dye houses were more than just "rooms" in a woolen mill; they were often built as separate buildings due to the fire hazard from the fully dried wool prepared for dying. Learn More
  11. EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom

    EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom - c. 1910

    This crisp view shows a wonderfully tall EMF Opera Coupe at Portland's Studebaker showroom, located at Southeast Alder and Chapman. The showroom itself is impressive, with polished floors, plants, and decorated ceilings. Learn More
  12. Interior of Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - White

    Interior of Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - 1905

    Built in 1889 on Mount Hood's northeast shoulder, Cloud Cap Inn was reached by railroad from Hood River, and then a several hour stagecoach ride. It was designed by the same firm that designed the Forestry Building for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905. Learn More
  13. Interior of Station B Power Plant, Willamette Falls

    Interior of Station B Power Plant, Willamette Falls - 1896

    This detailed view of Station B was created shortly after its completion in 1895. Learn More
  14. John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland

    John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland - 1915

    As with most old photos of taverns, this view of John's Saloon includes lots of interesting details. I especially like the carved wooden deer that is part of the back bar. Learn More
  15. Spinning Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Spinning Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    Wool that has been repeatedly carded is called roving. Loosely wound on spools it becomes the input for spinning. Learn More
  16. Stock Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Stock Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    At one time Oregon City Woolen Mills supplied products to over five hundred of their own branded stores. Learn More
  17. W. H. Jones Cigar Store, The Dalles

    W. H. Jones Cigar Store, The Dalles - c. 1895

    Three doors down First Street from the Baldwin Saloon was the W. H. Jones Cigar Store, which boasted an impressive selection of fine cigars, as is apparent from this photo. Learn More
  18. Weave Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Weave Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    The rooms get cleaner as we move through the woolen mill processes. Here we see rows of automated looms, weaving blankets and other wool cloth. Learn More
  19. Wool Dryers, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Wool Dryers, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    Part of a series of photos detailing the production steps at the Oregon City Woolen Mills, this view shows us the room used for drying the wool after it had been washed. Learn More
  20. Wool Sorting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Wool Sorting Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills - 1918

    Skylights and windows provide ample natural light for these skilled workers sorting wool for the blankets made at the Oregon City Woolen Mill. Learn More

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