Mills & Manufacturing - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Cans of Salmon, Warren Packing Co., Cathlamet - Ford

    Cans of Salmon, Warren Packing Co., Cathlamet - c. 1900

    Several hundred thousand cans of salmon stand ready for shipment in the Warren cannery in Cathlamet, Washington. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First Iron Furnace in Oswego

    First Iron Furnace in Oswego - c. 1866

    This is probably the earliest photo of the first Oswego iron furnace, taken in 1866 - a year before Carleton Watkins came from California to create his series of views. Learn More
  8. Hoisting Logs from Pond to Mill at Palmer - White

    Hoisting Logs from Pond to Mill at Palmer - 1905

    At the Palmer Mill uphill from Bridal Veil, logs from the pond were hoisted by a power conveyor to the second floor to be rough-cut into timbers as their first step towards becoming finished lumber. Learn More
  9. Loading Paper on a Barge, Crown-Willamette Paper Company

    Loading Paper on a Barge, Crown-Willamette Paper Company - c. 1920

    An unusual vantage point for a photo of Crown-Willamette Paper Company gives us a good view of a crew loading paper on a barge, using hand-trucks. Learn More
  10. Moehnke's Mill and Willamette - Eddy

    Moehnke's Mill and Willamette - c. 1914

    Moehnke's sawmill was located on the Willamette River above the Falls, and produced much of the lumber used to build the town of Willamette around 1900. Learn More
  11. Moehnke's Sawmill near Willamette

    Moehnke's Sawmill near Willamette - c. 1900

    This small sawmill was operated by the Moehnke family from 1892 through 1918. It was located on the Willamette River near the current site of the Blue Heron lagoon. Learn More
  12. New Construction at Paper Mills, Willamette Falls - Kelley

    New Construction at Paper Mills, Willamette Falls - 1906

    This rather chaotic view shows piles of lumber, wood pulp, cordwood and rocks as construction is completed for the new building in the left foreground. Learn More
  13. Palmer to Bridal Veil Lumber Flume - White

    Palmer to Bridal Veil Lumber Flume - 1904

    If you have both water and gravity, a flume is an ideal way to move logs or lumber from the top to the bottom of a hill. Learn More
  14. PGE Station B & Mills at Willamette Falls

    PGE Station B & Mills at Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    Front and center is Station B, the third-oldest operating hydro plant in the U.S. Behind it and across the river are paper mills and other industry. Learn More
  15. Pond Monkey Guides Logs from Pond to Chute - Lange

    Pond Monkey Guides Logs from Pond to Chute - 1939

    The "pond monkey" position in a sawmill has been described as the next-to-the-last step in a logging career; the last being night watchman. Learn More
  16. Pond Monkeys - Ford

    Pond Monkeys - c. 1898

    Pond Monkeys were men who hopped from log to log in a mill pond, guiding the floating logs into the intake for the sawmill. This Ford photos shows a large group - likely more than would normally work together. Learn More
  17. Portland Wire & Iron Works

    Portland Wire & Iron Works - c. 1898

    Four of the men are identified in this group portrait of employees of the Portland Wire & Iron Works, located at 84 North Second Street in Portland, at the corner of Everett. Learn More
  18. Power Plant, Mills & Sunset Neighborhood

    Power Plant, Mills & Sunset Neighborhood - c. 1900

    This early 1900s view by an unknown photographer shows us both the power plant and mills, and the community of Sunset up on the hill behind them. Learn More
  19. Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland

    Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland - c. 1924

    Drive belts run from a central electric motor to power the tools used to make cabinets in this northeast Portland shop at 1454 Sandy Blvd. Learn More
  20. Sawmill Gang and Mill at Round Lake

    Sawmill Gang and Mill at Round Lake - c. 1905

    The muddy yard hints at the Pacific Northwest location of this small mill near Round Lake, north of Camas, Washington in Clark County. The term "gang" comes from the handwritten title on the original photo. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. Standard Mills in Milwaukie

    Standard Mills in Milwaukie - c. 1895

    Built in 1860, Standard Mills was one of the largest and most important flour mills in early Oregon. Learn More
  23. Sternwheeler N. R. Lang in Willamette Falls Locks

    Sternwheeler N. R. Lang in Willamette Falls Locks - c. 1910

    We're looking downstream at the Willamette Locks, and have a good view of both the two sternwheelers and many of the buildings on the river side of locks. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. T. W. Sullivan Power Plant, Willamette Falls

    T. W. Sullivan Power Plant, Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    Opened in 1895, "Station B", also known as the T. W. Sullivan Power Plant, was the second power plant at Willamette Falls, and today is the third oldest power plant in the United States. Learn More
  26. Tacoma Mill, Hanson and Company

    Tacoma Mill, Hanson and Company - c. 1900

    In 1868, Charles Hanson, a Danish sea captain and California mill owner, opened this Tacoma Mill and wharf. He was the first in Tacoma to ship internationally - initially to Peru and Australia. Learn More
  27. The First Boeing Airplane Company Factory

    The First Boeing Airplane Company Factory - 1917

    The Boeing Airplane Company was founded in the old E. W. Heath Shipyard, which name is still visible on the right side of the building. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin

    Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin - c. 1900

    Gathering wood for the paper mills at Willamette Falls was one of the main purposes of the Willamette Falls Railway, though it also provided passenger service for local families. Learn More
  30. Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - Meiser

    Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - c. 1900

    This especially detailed view of Willamette Falls features Station A, the first electrical power plant at the falls and the source of the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the U.S. Learn More
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Workers at Newberg Pressed Brick Company - Hobson

    Workers at Newberg Pressed Brick Company - c. 1904

    Twenty workers from the Newberg Pressed Brick Company pose proudly in this circa 1904 view by Samuel Hobson. Learn More
  34. Workers in Boiler Room, Marshfield (Coos Bay)

    Workers in Boiler Room, Marshfield (Coos Bay) - c. 1910

    There are not a lot of windows in this view of a Marshfield boiler room, so the photographer has opened the doors to bring in some light. There's also a light source behind us, illuminating the faces of the workers. Learn More
  35. Zan Brothers Broom Factory, Portland

    Zan Brothers Broom Factory, Portland - c. 1895

    This 1890s Portland broom factory was located at 213 North 12th Street, in the old numbering system, according to an 1893 directory listing. Learn More

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