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  1. Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - Eddy

    Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - c. 1915

    One of Ralph Eddy's early glass plate photos, this crisp view taken with his large wooden camera shows a street scene at Eighth and Main Streets in downtown Oregon City. Learn More
  2. Liberty Temple & Elevator, Oregon City

    Liberty Temple & Elevator, Oregon City - c. 1918

    During World War I, Liberty Temples were built in many cities as a place for patriotic rallies and headquarters for the Third Liberty Loan Drive, which helped fund the war. Learn More
  3. Marion County Court House, Salem - Cronise Studio

    Marion County Court House, Salem - circa 1904

    An architectural historian once described Marion County's ornate 1873 Courthouse as a wedding cake. It stood until 1952 when it was torn down and replaced with a more modern, utilitarian building. Learn More
  4. New Coos County Court House - Stauff

    New Coos County Court House - 1898

    Three unidentified men stand on the front steps of the newly completed courthouse in 1898. Learn More
  5. New Sinnott Memorial Building at Crater Lake - Shangle

    New Sinnott Memorial Building at Crater Lake - 1933

    Dedicated in 1931, the Sinnott Memorial Building was two years old when this photo was created by J. Verne Shangle. Learn More
  6. Newly Completed Clackamas County Courthouse - Abell

    Newly Completed Clackamas County Courthouse - 1884

    This photo shows Clackamas County's second courthouse, built in 1884, before landscaping was completed. It also gives us an early view of the surrounding area in Oregon City. Learn More
  7. Oregon State Capitol - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Oregon State Capitol - circa 1908

    This extremely detailed photo of Oregon's capitol is recreated from the original glass negative, created by Sunset Magazine (and Southern Pacific Railroad) photographer Howard C. Tibbits. Learn More
  8. Oregon State Insane Asylum - Crawford

    Oregon State Insane Asylum - c. 1890

    Built in Salem in 1883 as the Oregon State Insane Asylum, much of this building is still in use today as the Oregon State Hospital. Learn More
  9. Pioneer Courthouse, Portland - Ford

    Pioneer Courthouse, Portland - c. 1900

    While best known for his logging photos, John F. Ford occasionally ventured into the big city. In fact, he briefly operated a studio in downtown Portland. Learn More
  10. State Capitol at Night, Salem - Eddy

    State Capitol at Night, Salem - 1940

    This dramatic night-time photo of the new Oregon capitol was taken by postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1940, two years after the building was completed. Learn More
  11. State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - Eddy

    State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - 1932

    One challenge of taking photos of the old State Capitol was being able to see the building through the trees. Ralph Eddy solved this problem by staging his photograph in the winter. Learn More
  12. Vista House, Columbia River Highway - Eddy

    Vista House, Columbia River Highway - 1927

    This great early view of Vista House was one of Ralph Eddy's best-selling early postcards. We've restored it as a larger crop beginning with the original negative. Learn More
  13. West Linn's First City Hall

    West Linn's First City Hall - c. 1936

    This view shows West Linn's first city hall building, at the north end of the Arch Bridge, shortly after its completion in 1936. Learn More

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