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  1. A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - Cress

    A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - 1919

    The Detroit Electric was manufactured from 1907 to 1936, though most of its sales were in the teens. Advertised with an 80 mile range, its record (with special batteries and driving very slowly) was 241 miles! Learn More
  2. A Storm on the Summit

    A Storm on the Summit - c. 1910

    Beautiful clouds arch over the summit of Mt. Hood in an early photo of climbers approaching the summit. One climber towards the right appears to be sitting down, just taking it all in. Learn More
  3. Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - Weister

    Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    Clouds can be seen below the climbers in this scene captured by photographer Weister with his bulky glass plate camera. Learn More
  4. Along the Shore at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Along the Shore at Crater Lake - c. 1910

    This hand-tinted view by Kiser looks along the south shore of the lake, towards Mount Scott in the distance. Learn More
  5. Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - Patterson

    Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - 1910s

    Two women and two men arrive at the summit of Mt. Hood on a beautiful day. Learn More
  6. At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood

    At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood - c. 1900

    This early photo features one of many places on Mount Hood that can make a climber feel really small. Learn More
  7. At the Summit of Mount Hood

    At the Summit of Mount Hood - c. 1900

    A lone climber ponders the way he has just come, in this early photo of the summit of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  8. Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood

    Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    Cloud Cap Inn was opened on the north side of Mt. Hood in 1889, a project of William S. Ladd and C.E.S. Wood. These cabins were built at the front of the main Inn. Learn More
  9. Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - Curtis

    Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - c. 1915

    A camping group awaits their meal in Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds, a meadow near the foot of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  10. Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - c. 1925

    Guided trips to Nisqually Glacier were a big draw for visitors staying at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn. Learn More
  11. Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    A group of men and women work their way up Paradise Glacier on the southeast flank of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  12. Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1895

    Opened in 1889, Cloud Cap Inn was built on the north side of Mt. Hood at the 6,000 foot level - about the same level as today's Timberline Lodge. Learn More
  13. Cloudcap Inn and Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1935

    Mount Hood is definitely the focus of this image by Ralph Eddy, though some details of Cloud Cap Inn can be clearly seen in the lower left. Learn More
  14. Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - Keystone Views

    Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    A group of visitors demonstrate appropriate mountain attire while visiting Cloud Cap Inn on the northeast flank of Mount Hood. Learn More
  15. Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - Partridge

    Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - c. 1885

    This early view about 2000 below the summit of Mt. Hood was taken by William H. Partridge, an Oregon photographer responsible for many boudoir cards - 4 1/2 by 8 inch card-mounted photos that were very popular in the 1880s. Learn More
  16. Columbia River near White Salmon - Kiser

    Columbia River near White Salmon c. 1916

    Pine trees dominate the foreground in this scenic photo by Fred Kiser. His ability to quickly create artistic compositions is demonstrated by the thousands of scenic views he captured during his career. Learn More
  17. Crater Lake from Castle Crest - Kiser

    Crater Lake from Castle Crest - 1903

    This early view of Crater Lake was created by brothers Fred and Oscar Kiser, as part of a series documenting the Will G. Steel Excursion in 1903. Learn More
  18. Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - Weister

    Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - c. 1912

    Three climbers survey a deep crevasse in this view of climbing Mount Hood a hundred years ago. Learn More
  19. Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - Reck

    Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - 1916

    The second of two photos showing a climbing party crossing a crevasse, the guide here is answering a question from Norma Reck, daughter of the photographer. Learn More
  20. Diamond Lake and Mount Thielsen - Fred Kiser

    Diamond Lake and Mount Thielsen - c 1918

    Diamond Lake is located north of Crater Lake in Douglas County, and is about halfway between Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey. Learn More
  21. Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood

    Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - c. 1895

    This circa 1895 photo shows a much larger Eliot Glacier than we see today, especially at the lower end. Learn More
  22. Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood
  23. FDR Rides Past Mount Hood on Way to Timberline Lodge Dedication

    FDR Rides Past Mount Hood on Way to Timberline Lodge Dedication - 1937

    The caption of this news photo reads, "Bundled up against the chill autumn air, President Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and Gov. Charles Martin of Oregon drives past the fir clad slopes of Mt. Hood, towering behind them." Learn More
  24. Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - National Photo Co.

    Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - c. 1915

    This evocative photo of a trail above a river may well be the work of photographer Asahel Curtis, as the National Photo Company had other images of Rainier by him in their collection. Learn More
  25. Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood

    Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood - c. 1925

    Built in 1910 as an expansion to the original 1899 Mountain View House seen to its right, the Government Camp Hotel was for years the main source of lodging for visitors to Mount Hood. Learn More
  26. Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - Lindsley

    Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - 1923

    Almost all these guests are arriving in "automobile stages", the name usually given to these early tourist-carrying vehicles. They came from Seattle, Tacoma and Yakima, and from the nearby railroad station in Ashford. Learn More
  27. Hill's Place, Government Camp, Mount Hood

    Hill's Place, Government Camp, Mount Hood - c. 1935

    Looking west down old Highway 26 in Government Camp, we see Hill's Place on the left, and the Battle Axe Recreation Hall on the right. Behind the recreation hall, across the highway from Hill's Place, is the Battle Axe Inn. Learn More
  28. Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - Cross & Dimmitt

    Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - c. 1921

    The full title of the original hand-colored print for this image was "Hood River Valley. Home of the Famous Hood River Apple, and Mount Hood". Learn More
  29. Horseshoe Curve in Siskiyou Mountains - Patterson

    Horseshoe Curve in Siskiyou Mountains - c. 1925

    The horseshoe of the road in this photo is a wonderful shape, almost filling the frame of the image and pushing against its borders. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Lane Peak from Above Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - Lindsley

    Lane Peak from Above Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - 1928

    This well-composed view frames Lane Peak, in the Tatoosh Range, from the old Cloudy Crest campground above the Paradise Inn in Rainier National Park. Learn More
  32. Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This photo was taken from Rim Village, near where Crater Lake Lodge was built. Learn More
  33. Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This early sepia-tone photo by scenic photographer Fred Kiser features Llao Rock, the vertical cliff in the center, and Mt. Thielsen, the pointed mountain in the distance. Learn More
  34. 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
  35. Looking Across Steel Bay from Rim Drive, Crater Lake - Eddy

    Looking Across Steel Bay from Rim Drive, Crater Lake - c. 1930

    In 1930, photographer Ralph Eddy would have used the one-lane unpaved Rim Road to reach this vantage point at Crater Lake. Learn More
  36. Looking East along the Summit of Mt. Hood - Patterson

    Looking East along the Summit of Mt. Hood - 1910s

    This is the breath-taking view that awaited Mt. Hood climbers in the 1910s, and still awaits them today. Learn More
  37. Looking North across Pasture towards Mt. Hood - Partridge

    Looking North across Pasture towards Mt. Hood - c. 1885

    This early photo of Mt. Hood from the south was taken by William H. Partridge during his short career in Oregon in the 1880s, before he headed back to the east coast. Learn More
  38. Looking North from Skell Head, Crater Lake - Eddy

    Looking North from Skell Head, Crater Lake - c. 1930

    This photo of Crater Lake was taken from Skell Head, at 8,000 feet elevation. Learn More
  39. Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - White

    Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - 1905

    One of the rewards of a long climb - the view from the rocky summit of Mount Hood. Learn More
  40. Looking over Oregon City toward Mt. Hood - Cheney

    Looking over Oregon City towards Mt. Hood - c. 1896

    This long view of Oregon City is unusual in that is shows the farms and buildings on the upper bluff, as well as downtown near the river. Learn More
  41. Looking Over Portland's Bridges Towards Mt. St. Helens - Hale

    Looking Over Portland's Bridges Towards Mt. St. Helens - c. 1898

    This early view shows three of Portland's bridges across the Willamette, all of which have been replaced since the photo was created in 1898. Learn More
  42. Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - Eddy

    Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - c. 1940

    From behind Timberline Lodge, completed a couple years before this photo, we can see clearly to Mt. Jefferson, about fifty miles to the south. Learn More
  43. Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - Patterson

    Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - 1910s

    A young woman pauses at Lower Serac, while climbing Mount Hood. Learn More
  44. Lunch at Mazama Camp - Patterson

    Lunch at Mazama Camp - 1913

    There are lots of fascinating details in this photo of the climbing club the Mazamas as they break for lunch, during a climb at Mt. Adams. Learn More
  45. Mount Hood - Detroit Photographic Company

    Mount Hood - 1898

    This 1898 photochrom view of Mt. Hood demonstrates an early way to mass produce color photographs. Learn More
  46. Mount Hood - Photo of a Painting - Berntstein's Art Store

    Mount Hood - Photo of a Painting - c. 1898

    In the late 1800s, one popular way to offer affordable copies of paintings was to photograph them and distribute boudoir cards of them. This one was distributed by Bernstein's Art Store in Portland. Learn More
  47. Mount Hood from Government Camp - Ralph Gifford

    Mount Hood from Government Camp - c. 1920

    The original for this view is signed "R G", with the "G" being the distinctive Gifford style; thus I'm attributing it to Ralph Gifford. Learn More
  48. Mount Hood from Larch Mountain - Clarence L. Winter

    Mount Hood from Larch Mountain - circa 1917

    The original for this image is a photo by Clarence Winter that was hand-tinted by Fred Luetters, one of the few tinting specialists whose name appeared on their work. Learn More
  49. Mount Hood from Lost Lake - Clarence Winter

    Mount Hood from Lost Lake - c. 1918

    This print is recreated from a large (23 inch wide) hand-tinted photograph, signed in the image by Winter Photo Co. Learn More
  50. Mount Hood from the East - Buchtel

    Mount Hood from the East - c. 1873

    There are thousands of photos of Mt. Hood. This is one of the earlier ones, taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel in about 1873. Learn More

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