Roads & Highways

40 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

Set Descending Direction
  1. 1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    The joys of a wintertime ride to Mount Hood, as well as the details of a classic 1913 Packard, are well conveyed by this well-made photo by an unknown photographer. Learn More
  2. Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - Eddy

    Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - 1940

    This well-composed view shows the concrete Pacific Highway entering Oregon City. Then a national highway, 99E was removed from the federal system in 1972. Learn More
  3. Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - Clark Kinsey

    Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1923

    Most people know Mitchell's Point as the location for the tunnel with windows, built for the historic Columbia Gorge Highway in 1915. Learn More
  4. Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge

    Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge - c. 1916

    An unknown photographer captured this scene of cars and motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Columbia River Highway, shortly after the highway was opened in 1916. Learn More
  5. Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - Eddy

    Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - 1932

    Looking upstream in the Columbia Gorge, with the photographer standing near Vista House at Crown Point. The decorative wall and lamps are still there today. Learn More
  6. Columbia River Drive and River, East of Hood River - Kinsey

    Columbia River Drive and River, East of Hood River - 1923

    This image was captured by photographer Darius Kinsey, best known for his logging photos from Washington state. Learn More
  7. Columbia River Highway at Multnomah Falls - Eddy

    Columbia River Highway at Multnomah Falls - 1923

    This is one of Ralph Eddy's earliest photos of the Columbia Gorge - a location where he would soon establish his postcard stand and build a career. Learn More
  8. Columbia River Highway Under Tooth Rock - Eddy

    Columbia River Highway Under Tooth Rock - 1927

    We're looking upstream at Tooth Rock Viaduct, devised as a way to allow the new scenic highway to pass around the rock without destroying it by blasting. Learn More
  9. Columbia River Highway, Ten Miles West of The Dalles - Kinsey

    Columbia River Highway, Ten Miles West of The Dalles - 1925

    Photographer Darius Kinsey is best known for his logging photos in Washington state, but he also visited Oregon and created a series of scenic views along the Columbia River. Learn More
  10. Columbia River Valley and Highway from Rowena Heights - Eddy

    Columbia River Valley and Highway from Rowena Heights - 1927

    At first glance, this looks like Crown Point on the left, but it's actually Rowena Heights - about halfway between Hood River and The Dalles on the Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  11. Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad

    Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad - 1915

    Many historic photos exist of the Columbia River Highway. This one is unusual, showing the temporary railroad used to move heavy materials along the highway grade during construction. Learn More
  12. Crown Point and Vista House - Cross & Dimmitt

    Crown Point and Vista House - c. 1921

    Cross and Dimmitt made several hand-tinted versions of this photo. This is the water color version. Learn More
  13. Crown Point Before Vista House - Kiser

    Crown Point Before Vista House - c. 1916

    This unusual view shows Crown Point before Vista House was built, but apparently after the Columbia River Highway was completed. That would date it to a short span of time in 1916. Learn More
  14. Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This image is recreated from a hand-colored print made by the Fred Kiser Company, as part of a series publicizing the new scenic highway. Learn More
  15. Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    "Eagle's Nest" is the name given by Samuel Lancaster to this small viewing area when he designed it as part of the Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  16. East of Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    East of Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    Many of Kiser's Columbia River Highway photos contrast the geometric lines of bridges and railings with the organic forms of the Columbia River Valley. Learn More
  17. Forest Road near Diamond Lake - Patterson

    Forest Road near Diamond Lake - c. 1928

    Old growth trees line the road somewhere near Diamond Lake in Douglas County, southern Oregon. There's but a single lane, and no broad right-of-ways like we see today. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1921

    This hand-tinted image is reproduced from a medium sized print sold by Cross & Dimmitt at Vista House during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn More
  22. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - c. 1921

    Mitchell's Point Tunnel was designed by Oregon highway engineer John Arthur Elliott, and was completed in 1915. Its five windows allowed travelers to view the Columbia River while passing through the tunnel. Learn More
  23. Latourelle Bridge, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Latourelle Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    Looking across the newly completed bridge, we can still see a ladder below and planks piled in the distance. Learn More
  24. Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - Kiser

    Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - c. 1916

    An unusual view of Mitchell's point, looking at it from a distance rather than the classic photos taken from inside the "windowed" tunnel. Learn More
  25. Multnomah Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Multnomah Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1915

    This photo was taken shortly after the car bridge below Multnomah Falls was completed in 1914. The roadway itself was yet to be paved. Learn More
  26. New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - Weister

    New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - 1916

    Portland citizen John Yeon is driving the first car (an air-cooled Franklin) with his passenger Mrs. French Vanderbilt. Some of her relatives and friends join the party. Learn More
  27. Rogue River, on the Pacific Highway - Patterson

    Rogue River, on the Pacific Highway - c. 1928

    A 1920s car approaches us along a gentle curve on the Pacific Highway. Pine trees along its edge indicate that the road was built some time before - at least long enough for the trees to reach this size. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This highly detailed view of the bridge was printed in a large size by Benjamin Gifford shortly after the bridge was completed in 1914. The roadway is still gravel, so I'm dating it to 1916. Learn More
  30. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - Kiser

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - c. 1916

    In 1915, photographer Fred Kiser sold his Portland studio to his partner Clarence L. Winter so he could concentrate on creating a series of promotional photos for the new Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  31. Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge spans Young Creek near the west end of the historic highway. Its solid wall above the arch was later imitated by some of Conde McCullough's bridges. Learn More
  32. Sunset Highway through Snoqualmie Pass - Weber

    Sunset Highway through Snoqualmie Pass - 1919

    This view was created four years after the dedication of the Sunset Highway in Washington - the state's first passable route through the Cascade Mountains at Snoqualmie Pass. Learn More
  33. Switchbacks Between Grants Pass & Crescent City - Patterson

    Switchbacks Between Grants Pass & Crescent City - c. 1925

    In a great example of the road builders' art from eighty years ago, we see how the engineers have negotiated their way down a steep slope in the Siskiyous. Learn More
  34. The Road Home, Jacksonville - Patton Postcards

    The Road Home, Jacksonville - c. 1910

    At first glance, this view looks simply like a picturesque country road. A closer look reveals iron gates to the Jacksonville Cemetery in the distance. Learn More
  35. Timberline Road, Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Timberline Road, Mt. Hood - 1938

    Traveling through deep snow up the road to Timberline Lodge, in the year it opened to the public - 1938. Learn More
  36. Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    The Tooth Rock Viaduct was devised as a way to traverse a cliff, instead of blasting through the unstable rock. This view shows it shortly after it was completed, with the Columbia River to the right. Learn More
  37. Tourists Near Bridal Veil, Columbia Gorge Highway

    Tourists Near Bridal Veil, Columbia Gorge Highway - 1917

    A group of tourists have crowded into an early excursion vehicle for a trip up the new Columbia River Highway in 1917. Learn More
  38. Upper Highway Between Mosier and The Dalles - Cross and Dimmitt

    Upper Highway Between Mosier and The Dalles - c. 1921

    The original for this view comes from a hand-tinted portfolio by Cross & Dimmitt titled "The Columbia River Highway, America's Greatest Scenic Drive". Learn More
  39. Vista House at Crown Point - Cross and Dimmitt

    Vista House at Crown Point - c. 1920

    Cross and Dimmitt created several types of colorized photos. This view is what I call a faux oil painting - it was printed on canvas textured paper and sold already framed. Learn More
  40. Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    From a group of hand-colored larger prints from George Weister we recently acquired, this view shows the newly completed Vista House, with the Columbia River Gorge behind it. Learn More

40 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

Set Descending Direction