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  1. "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - George M. Weister

    "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - c. 1917

    A newsboy stops for refreshment at one of twenty water fountains given to the city of Portland by Simon Benson, shortly after they were installed. Learn More
  2. Very Small Boy with Prosthetic Hand - Bowman

    A Very Small Boy, with a Prosthetic Hand - 1890s

    This early Bowman portrait features a very small Native American boy with a prosthetic hand, standing on a wicker chair. Learn More
  3. Boy from Salem in Military Garb - Buchtel

    Boy from Salem in Military Garb - c. 1862

    Early tintypes can rarely be attributed to specific photographers. We know this view was by Joseph Buchtel, as the original has an advertisement for his Salem "branch gallery" glued to its back. Learn More
  4. Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman

    Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman - c. 1869

    Elmer E. Charman, taken at about the time of his father's death in the late 1860s. Learn More
  5. George Thorpe and Parents

    George Thorpe and Parents - 1860s

    I don't know much more than the name of the boy in the photo, but the image haunted me until I added it to this site. Learn More
  6. Lighthearted Kids in Merrill FSA Camp - Lange

    Lighthearted Kids in Merrill FSA Camp - 1939

    While many of Dorothea Lange's Depression photos reveal the hardships and strain of life at that time, this view demonstrates that kids can still smile in any environment. Learn More
  7. Long-haired Boy with New Overalls - Harnish

    Long-haired Boy with New Overalls - c. 1905

    A young boy, probably from Albany, the home of photographer Clinton Harnish, shows off his crisp new overalls in this turn-of-the-last-century portrait. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - George M. Weister

    One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - c. 1917

    The Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic four-bowl drinking fountains, The first twenty were installed by 1917, financed by a $10,000 gift from Simon Benson. Learn More
  10. The Bath

    The Bath - 1898

    A brother and sister receive their weekly bath on the back porch in this classic Portland scene. Learn More
  11. The Charman Brothers, Oregon City - Buchtel

    The Charman Brothers, Oregon City - c. 1864

    Lennie (later known as T. L.) and Elmer Charman, ages about 4 and 3, who grew up to partner in a number of well-known Oregon City business ventures. Learn More
  12. The Haircut

    The Haircut - 1898

    A mother gives her son a trim near the shed in the backyard as his sister looks on, in this classic Portland scene. Learn More
  13. The Next Generation - Rothstein

    The Next Generation - 1936

    The title originally given to this portrait by photographer Arthur Rothstein was "Rehabilitation Client, McMinnville, Oregon." I found that to be a bit mundane. Learn More
  14. The Old Homestead

    The Old Homestead - c. 1910

    This family portrait, which includes the cat and dog, shows a typical slice of life for homesteaders in the coast range of southwest Oregon. This particular scene is from Kent Creek, near Winston, in Douglas County. Learn More

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