1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek


1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek - Myra Sperry

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The 1890 flood in Salem was the largest flood the city had experienced since 1861. In this view, we are looking northeast from High Street towards the State Capitol and other buildings in the city center.

In detail view 1, we see the Capitol, but don't see its dome. That's because the dome was not added till three years later, in 1893. The original for this image is a boudoir card by Myra Sperry, a Salem photographer who advertised herself as "Sperry the Artist".

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1329
Photographer Myra E. Sperry
Location Salem, Marion County
Subject Floods, Town Views
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.7 x 7.2 inches
Photographer's Number No