Horses, Mules & Oxen - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Horses, Mules & Oxen - 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. A Glimpse of Depoe Bay - Albert L Thomas
  3. A Homesteader and his Oxen - Adolph Aschoff
  4. Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs

    Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs - 1921

    This idylic scene shows a young woman and her dogs, "out on a coyote chase", near her home in Olalla in Douglas County. Learn More
  5. Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range

    Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range - 1921

    A young woman removes her hat for a portrait of herself and her horse Pats, standing in a shallow stream somewhere near Olalla in the Oregon Coast Range. Learn More
  6. An Early School Bus, Sunset Schools, West Linn

    An Early School Bus, Sunset School, West Linn - 1904

    Horse-drawn carriages provided the first public school transportation. This photo has been described as the first public transportation of pupils in Oregon. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. At the Hitching Post in Fossil

    At the Hitching Post in Fossil - 1913

    Looking north on 2nd Street between Washington and Main, we can see that horse-drawn vehicles still dominated the streets in Fossil in 1913. Learn More
  9. Barlow Road Tollgate No. 5 - Adolph Aschoff
  10. Bringing Home the Threshing Machine - Harold Brown

    Bringing Home the Threshing Machine - circa 1915

    It's very likely that a steam-powered tractor was used to power this threshing machine, but when it came time to return it to the barn an eight-horse team did the job. Learn More
  11. Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie

    Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie - 1911

    Hay wagons are prominent in this photo of haying at the Laurie Caldwell Ranch in Paulina Prairie, near La Pine. The woman in white near the center is most likely Mrs. Caldwell. Learn More
  12. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  13. Logging - Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - Ford

    Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - c. 1900

    Smaller logs are brought back to a logging camp by a team of six mules, pulling them along a skid-road of logs placed across the path. It appears that this logging camp also was home to a small sawmill, as stacked lumber can be seen behind the team. Learn More
  14. Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - Leghorn

    Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - c. 1900

    The boys have brought the six-horse team and wagon to town, in this case, Arlington. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons

    Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons - c. 1900

    The six-man crew pauses to have their photo taken in the midst of constructing another in a row of haystacks, somewhere in eastern Washington. Learn More
  17. Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - Hazeltine

    Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - c. 1895

    While we still refer to "jumping on the bandwagon", we rarely get to see a real bandwagon these days. The phrase originated when politicians learned that riding on the bandwagon was a great place to be seen at public events. Learn More
  18. Chief Charlot, Salish

    Chief Charlot, Salish - 1907

    Charlot was head chief of the Bitterroot Salish, sometimes known as the Flatheads, from the time of his father's death in 1870 until his own death in 1910. Learn More
  19. Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - Pro Art

    Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - c. 1955

    The modern-day Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse, formed in 1939, is still active today - helping with parking at events and assisting in search and rescue efforts. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Disc Harrow Crew on a Wheat Farm East of Moro - Raymond

    Disc Harrow Crew on a Wheat Farm East of Moro - c. 1900

    Four teams pose together on the farm of Louie Peetz, who owned 800 acres and rented 1200 acres of government land, all of which he had in cultivation. Learn More
  23. Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade

    Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade - 1910

    A horse-drawn fire engine covered with roses and other flowers stands ready for Portland's fourth Rose Festival Parade - a tradition that began in 1907. Learn More
  24. Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - Browning

    Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - c. 1914

    In 1914 the Oregon Eastern Railroad was extending its line from Riverside over the hills to the town of Crane, east of Burns in the Harney Valley. Learn More
  25. Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland

    Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland - c. 1900

    From the family of Olaf Indahl, this may be another of his series of views of horse-drawn delivery wagons in Portland, though it is not identified as to photographer. Learn More
  26. Harness Racing in Hillsboro

    Harness Racing in Hillsboro - c. 1918

    This early action photo shows a trainer driving his sulky somewhere near Hillsboro, Oregon. The photographer has moved his slow-exposure camera to capture a sharp image of the sulky, resulting in abstract blurring of the background. Learn More
  27. Harvesting Wheat Near Canby

    Harvesting Wheat Near Canby - c. 1905

    Carl W. Damm, the photographer, was born in 1882 and grew up on a Clackamas County farm. He worked as a farmer and was also a mill worker. Learn More
  28. Harvesting Wheat with a McCormick Header and Barges

    Harvesting Wheat with a McCormick Header and Barges - c. 1905

    In this system of harvesting wheat, the header was pushed, not pulled, by a team of six to eight horses. It cut off the heads of the stalks, hence its name, and using a conveyor, loaded them into distinctive wagons called barges. Learn More
  29. Hauling Logs on a Horse-drawn Wooden Railway - Worthington

    Hauling Logs on a Horse-drawn Wooden Railway - c. 1900

    Horses had been used to pull railroad cars for at least a century when this photo was taken - in mines, for portage railroads, in cities for trolleys, and in the woods to haul logs. Learn More
  30. Logging - Hauling Logs out with Mules - Ford

    Hauling Logs out with Mules - c. 1900

    Oxen and steam donkeys were the primary ways to bring logs out of the woods during this era, but mule teams and horses were sometimes used, especially for smaller logs. Learn More
  31. Hauling Wool in Harney County - A. D. Browning

    Hauling Wool in Harney County - circa 1910

    In the early twentieth century, Harney County was one of several eastern Oregon counties helping to make the state a major producer of wool and sheep. Learn More
  32. Holt Combine Harvester Pulled by Mules - Raymond

    Holt Combine Harvester Pulled by Mules - c. 1903

    Benjamin Holt was known as a mechanical genius, responsible for the "Link-Belt Combined Harvester" shown here, which used flexible chain belts rather than gears to transfer power from the wheels to the working mechanism, lessening breakage and down time. Learn More
  33. Holt Side-hill Combined Harvester near Pendleton

    Holt Side-hill Combined Harvester near Pendleton - c. 1900

    Purchased with a photo identified as by photographer O. G. Allen, this image may be his work also. Learn More
  34. Horse Camping in Eastern Washington - Palmer

    Horse Camping in Eastern Washington - c. 1910

    This idylic photo is taken along an unnamed river in eastern Washington. If you can identify the location, please let us know. Learn More
  35. Horse Logging near Bridal Veil - Towne

    Horse Logging near Bridal Veil - 1890s

    The photographer's title "Logging Near Bridal Veil" probably refers to the Columbia Gorge logging town of Bridal Veil, rather than the waterfall. Learn More
  36. Horse Powered Threshing near Cottage Grove - Shanfelt

    Horse Powered Threshing near Cottage Grove - c. 1903

    While some large farms had steam power, in the early 1900s many farmers were still using horses to power their threshing machines. Learn More
  37. Horse-drawn Ambulance and Crew - Pacific Photo Co.

    Horse-drawn Ambulance and Crew - 1910

    A beautiful matched team pulls this early Red Cross ambulance, paused for a photo somewhere in Portland in 1910. Learn More
  38. 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
  39. Horse-drawn Water Tanker

    Horse-drawn Water Tanker - c. 1912

    It takes a strong team to pull a water tanker. This pair looks like they're up to the task. Learn More
  40. Linus the Circus Horse, Bred in Oregon - Olive

    Linus the Circus Horse, Bred in Oregon - 1891

    Linus was famous for his long mane and tail. Bred in Marion, Oregon in 1884, he was purchased by the Eaton brothers in Maine, who successfully promoted him in circuses and other shows. Learn More
  41. Log Chute with Ox Teams

    Log Chute with Ox Teams - 1890s

    The original title for this magic lantern glass slide was simply "Log Shute, Oregon, U.S.A." Learn More
  42. 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
  43. Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia

    Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia - c. 1890

    An unknown photographer found this spot where he could pose two timber fallers next to a skid road used for oxen to haul logs to a landing. Learn More
  44. Making Their own Fun in Willamette

    Making Their own Fun in Willamette - 1949

    In this 1949 snapshot, Duane Davis (holding the reins) and Jay Dunwoodie guide Clarabelle the burro down Eighth Avenue in the Willamette neighborhood of West Linn. Learn More
  45. Moving the Willamette Meteorite to the River - Leavens

    Moving the Willamette Meteorite to the River - 1905

    The locals have come out to supervise the moving of the meteorite, using large logs, smaller logs as rollers, and a vertical log in a hole used to winch the heavy load. Learn More
  46. Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - Corp of Royal Engineers

    Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - c. 1860

    A mule is outfitted to carry casks for the British Northwest Boundary Commission at their Colville "huts" on the Columbia River. Learn More
  47. On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    Mountain wildflowers are in bloom for this photo of men and women on horseback, making their way along a hillside with Mt Rainier in the background. Learn More
  48. Oregon City Main Street, 22 Inches of Snow - Eddy

    Oregon City Main Street, 22 Inches of Snow - 1919

    This photo was taken during what's been described as the "grand-daddy of winter storms" in Oregon, in December of 1919. Learn More
  49. Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - Kiser

    Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - 1903

    In 1903, a promotional excursion to Crater Lake was organized by Will G. Steel, who advocated for the newly designated national park there for years. Learn More
  50. Party Leaving Stewarts, Will G. Steel Excursion - Fred Kiser

    Party Leaving Stewarts, Will G. Steel Excursion - 1903

    The Will G. Steel Excursion was organized by Steel to help promote the recently established Crater Lake National Park. Starting from Medford, the party spent their second night on the Rogue River at the mountain retreat of Joseph H. Stewart, a prominent Medford orchard owner. Learn More

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