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  1. A Raging Sea, Newport - Thomas

    A Raging Sea, Newport - c. 1910

    This photo by Newport photographer Albert Thomas demonstrates his skill at capturing movement at a time when most photographs required long exposure times. Learn More
  2. After A Storm - Thomas

    After A Storm - c. 1910

    Another view from Albert Thomas of Newport, where he demonstrates his ability at fast exposure, capturing the splash of the waves and the seagull in flight just above them. Learn More
  3. Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - Crawford

    Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - c. 1890

    Barely visible in the distance in this photo of women picnicking at Alcove Point is the lighthouse at Cape Foulweather, now known as Yaquina Head. Learn More
  4. Bluffs Near Newport - Thomas

    Bluffs Near Newport - c. 1910

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be seen in the distance in this hundred-year-old, but very modern looking, scenic photo taken by Albert Thomas, a professional photographer from Newport. Learn More
  5. Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - Ralph Eddy

    Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - 1932

    This striking image of Bandon Beach was captured by Oregon postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1932. Learn More
  6. Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings

    Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings - circa 1917

    This long, curving trestle was built in 1917 by the California & Oregon Lumber Company, headquartered in Brookings. Learn More
  7. Crescent City Light-House - J. J. Owings

    Crescent City Light-House - circa 1895

    Also known as Battery Point Lighthouse, this lighthouse was one of the first on the west coast, and was initially lit on December 10th, 1856. Learn More
  8. Devil's Punch Bowl, near Otter Rock - Albert L. Thomas

    Devil's Punch Bowl, near Otter Rock - circa 1910

    Devil's Punch Bowl is a large bowl naturally carved in rock that is partially open to the Pacific Ocean. Water enters it and swirls and churns, varying with tides and weather. Learn More
  9. Four Rocks with Trees, Oregon Coast - Weister

    Four Rocks with Trees, Oregon Coast - c. 1910

    This classic image of the Oregon Coast was captured by George Weister more than a century ago. Learn More
  10. Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - 1935

    This view by Eddy is as much about the new highway as it is about the scenic Heceta Head Lighthouse. Learn More
  11. Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - c. 1935

    This view of the lighthouse was created by Ralph Eddy from the cove at the mouth of Cave Creek, just to the south of Heceta Head. Learn More
  12. Jump Off Joe, Near Newport - Tibbitts

    Jump Off Joe, Near Newport - c. 1910

    This highly detailed image of Jump Off Joe is recreated from an original glass negative made by Howard Tibbitts, one of the first (and longest serving) photographers for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  13. Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Thomas

    Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - c. 1910

    The sandstone arch known as Jump Off Joe was a popular tourist destination near Newport, and was often photographed. Learn More
  14. Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island from Cape Flattery - Asahel Curtis

    Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island from Cape Flattery - c. 1910

    Built in 1857, the Cape Flattery Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses on the west coast. Learn More
  15. Mouth of Rocky Creek - Thomas

    Mouth of Rocky Creek - c. 1910

    This photo was created by Albert L. Thomas about ten miles north of his studio in Newport, looking out to sea at the mouth of Rocky Creek. Learn More
  16. Needles at Cannon Beach, Oregon - Prentiss

    Needles at Cannon Beach, Oregon - c. 1920

    This image is recreated from a hand-tinted large glass slide, also called a magic lantern slide. Learn More
  17. North Wall of Treasure Cove, Near Manzanita - Benjamin Gifford

    North Wall of Treasure Cove, Near Manzanita - 1909

    Although his larger prints were widely distributed, Benjamin Gifford did not make many hand-tinted glass slides. Learn More
  18. On the Beach - Thomas

    On the Beach - c. 1910

    The original for this view of an unidentified location near Newport was sold in a display folder titled "Photographs of Oregon", with the name "A. L. Thomas, Newport, Oregon". Learn More
  19. Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - Bartels

    Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - c. 1907

    The Pacific Pier, built out from the Moore Hotel north of the turnaround at Seaside, only lasted from 1904 through 1914. Learn More
  20. Pirate's Cove - Thomas

    Pirate's Cove - c. 1910

    This view contains all the classic elements of an Oregon Coast photo - wind-swept trees, craggy rocks, white-crested surf entering an inlet, and of course dramatic clouds in the sky. Learn More
  21. Play Time at the Oregon Coast

    Play Time at the Oregon Coast - c. 1905

    Having fun at the beach, 1900 style. Great bathing outfits! Learn More
  22. Road Trip to the Beach

    Road Trip to the Beach - 1917

    These folks know how to have fun! A group of sisters from Portland (and their boyfriends) take a car trip to the Oregon beach. Learn More
  23. Rounding Hug Point at Cannon Beach - Bartels

    Rounding Hug Point at Cannon Beach - c. 1907

    A hundred years ago, the only way to travel by carriage on the Oregon Coast was to drive on the beach. South of Cannon Beach was the obstacle of Hug Point, shown here. Learn More
  24. Seagulls in Flight - Thomas

    Seagulls in Flight - c. 1910

    Besides specializing in landscape photos, Albert Thomas experimented with fast exposure times, allowing him one hundred years ago to capture these seagulls in flight. Learn More
  25. South Jetty at Yaquina Bay - Crawford

    South Jetty at Yaquina Bay - 1892

    The south jetty was only partially completed in this 1892 view by photographer James G. Crawford. It would not reach its full 8,600 foot length until 1896. Learn More
  26. Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay - Eddy

    Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay - 1939

    Still a tourist draw today, this image of Spouting Horn was created by photographer Ralph Eddy as a postcard view in 1939. Learn More
  27. Stormy Surf of the Pacific Along Pacific Coast Highway - Eddy

    Stormy Surf of the Pacific Along Pacific Coast Highway - 1930

    This dramatic photo of the Oregon coastline was originally created by Ralph Eddy for one of his postcard views. Using his original negative, we have restored it to support much larger prints. Learn More
  28. Sunshine and Storms at the Oregon Coast - Thomas

    Sunshine and Storms at the Oregon Coast - c. 1910

    In addition to his more often seen black and white photographs, Albert Thomas sold hand-colored versions of his images at his souvenir shop in Newport, Oregon. Learn More
  29. The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - Currier & Ives

    The Steamship Oregon, of the Cunard Line - 1884

    OK. It's not in Oregon, and it's not by an Oregon photographer. But it is a very cool lithograph by Currier and Ives of the state's largest namesake - until the battleship came along in 1893. Learn More
  30. Tillamook Head from Seaside Beach - Ford

    Tillamook Head from Seaside Beach - c. 1900

    Turn-of-the-century tourists take in the ocean view at Seaside, Oregon's first seashore resort. Learn More
  31. Tillamook Rock & Light House - Davidson

    Tillamook Rock & Light House - 1880s

    Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, 19 miles south of the Columbia River bar. Learn More
  32. Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - Crow

    Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - c. 1885

    This crisp view of the Tillamook lighthouse was taken shortly after it opened in 1881 by Samuel B. Crow, an Astoria photographer. Learn More
  33. Twin Caves, North of Newport - Thomas

    Twin Caves, North of Newport - c. 1910

    According to a pencil inscription on the back of the original photo, this view is of Twin Caves, 12 miles north of Newport, Oregon. Learn More
  34. Watching the Surf at the Oregon Coast - Weister

    Watching the Surf at the Oregon Coast - c. 1910

    This highly-detailed photo shows a "typical" day at the beach in about 1910. Learn More
  35. Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Albert L. Thomas

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse - circa 1910

    This nicely composed view of Yaquina Head Lighthouse was created by Newport photographer Albert Thomas in about 1910. Learn More
  36. Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Near Newport - Eddy

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Near Newport - 1930

    Completed in 1873, this 93-foot high lighthouse was built using the design from the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California. It originally included the two-story keeper's dwelling shown in this photo. Learn More

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