1880s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1880s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1883 Astoria Fire - Crow

    1883 Astoria Fire

    This boudoir card image by Astoria photographer Samuel B. Crow shows downtown Astoria, looking up river, in the aftermath of the devastating 1883 fire. Learn More
  2. A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene

    A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene - 1887

    This view of Sheridan illustrates the rough "frontier town" look of many Oregon towns in the 1880s, before the coming of electricity - or paved streets. Learn More
  3. A Homesteader and his Oxen - Adolph Aschoff

    A Homesteader and his Oxen - circa 1885

    Oxen were a popular choice as draft animals for both emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail and for early settlers in Oregon. Learn More
  4. Astoria, Looking East - Crow

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1887

    We are looking east down Commercial Street, in this detailed photo of Astoria created by Samuel Crow in about 1887. Learn More
  5. Astoria, Looking East - Samuel B. Crow
  6. Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Two major fires have occurred in Astoria, in 1883 and 1922. This photo shows the aftermath of the earlier 1883 fire. Learn More
  7. Barlow Road Tollgate No. 5 - Adolph Aschoff

    Barlow Road Tollgate No. 5 - circa 1885

    Five tollgates were established, sequentially, along Barlow Road from 1846 to 1918. This is the last one, operating from 1883 to 1918. Learn More
  8. Beginning the Uppercut - Isaac G. Davidson

    Beginning the Uppercut - circa 1885

    This logging photo is a bit older than most, and is recreated from a boudoir card image printed and sold by Isaac G. Davidson - who at the time had arguably the largest photo business in Oregon. Learn More
  9. Bertha Townley, with her Doll Carriage - Hazeltine

    Bertha Townley, with her Doll Carriage - c. 1889

    Bertha Townley, of Weiser, Idaho, here proudly shows off her doll and carriage in a formal portrait created in Hazeltine's Baker City, Oregon studio. Learn More
  10. Big Rock Cut, Above Cabinet, Northern Pacific Railroad - Davidson

    Big Rock Cut, Above Cabinet, Northern Pacific Railroad - c. 1882

    This view of railroad construction was captured by Davidson as Northern Pacific's transcontinental line neared completion. (It was opened in 1883.) Learn More
  11. Big Trees in Oregon - Partridge

    Big Trees in Oregon - c. 1885

    Oregon is and was known for its trees, and every photographer, even today, must have a few tree photos in their portfolio. Here is William Partridge's 1880s version. Learn More
  12. Blockhouse at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - Davidson

    Blockhouse at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Built in 1856, this blockhouse was only used for a few years but lasted for decades afterwards. The Cascades were a strategic military site during unrest between early settlers and the Native American inhabitants. Learn More
  13. Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - Davidson

    Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - 1880s

    The Bridal Veil Bluffs and the Pillars of Hercules are adjoining basalt formations in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  14. Bridal Veil Falls - Savage

    Bridal Veil Falls - 1880s

    Bridal Veil Falls, the only falls below the historic Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Learn More
  15. Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - Herrin

    Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - c. 1885

    The photographer's title apparently refers to the person in the cabin, rather than the train, which seems to be getting through heading up-river. Learn More
  16. Cape Horn - Haynes

    Cape Horn - 1880s

    A rowboat makes its way along the edge of Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Learn More
  17. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Jackson

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c 1885

    We're looking over a movable fishwheel, sometimes called a fish scow, towards the Cascade Locks under construction and the town of Cascade Locks behind them. Learn More
  18. Castle Rock from Oregon Side - Davidson

    Castle Rock from the Oregon Side - 1880s

    An unusual view of Castle Rock (now Beacon Rock) from across the Columbia River. Learn More
  19. Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Shown here shortly before she died from tuberculosis in 1886, Clara Belle Duniway Stearns was the oldest child, and only daughter, of Oregon suffragette and author Abigail Scott Duniway.

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  20. Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    This closeup view shows how the solidly built blockhouse still persisted thirty years after it was abandoned. Learn More
  21. Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - Partridge

    Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - c. 1885

    This early view about 2000 below the summit of Mt. Hood was taken by William H. Partridge, an Oregon photographer responsible for many boudoir cards - 4 1/2 by 8 inch card-mounted photos that were very popular in the 1880s. Learn More
  22. Crater Lake, First Photo at Water Level - Logan

    Crater Lake, First Photo at Water Level - c.1884

    Cameras were large and trails down to the water at Crater Lake were scarce when Ashland photographer Charles Logan created this view in about 1884. Learn More
  23. Dip Netting for Lamprey at the Dalles - Bertram C. Towne

    Dip Netting for Lamprey at the Dalles - c. 1887

    The lamprey is an ancient fish, which like the salmon returns from several years in the ocean to spawn in fresh-water rivers. Learn More
  24. Echo Bay and Falls, Columbia River - Haynes

    Echo Bay and Falls, Columbia River - 1880s

    This nicely-composed photo was created by Frank J. Haynes, who though based in Dakota Territory, traveled several times to Oregon to create a series of stereoviews. Learn More
  25. Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Elmer Ellsworth Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis in 1881, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Learn More
  26. Emigrants to the West - de la Montagne Cary

    Emigrants to the West - 1881

    While the Oregon Trail provided challenge and hardship, the travelers still enjoyed their meals, especially when game was available. Learn More
  27. Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City - The West Shore

    Falls of the Willamette River at Oregon City - 1887

    This exaggerated engraving of Willamette Falls was published in The West Shore magazine in Portland in August of 1887. Learn More
  28. Father and Daughter, Astoria - Crow

    Father and Daughter, Astoria - 1880s

    Father and Daughter portrait by Samuel B. Crow of Astoria. The father looks concerned. Learn More
  29. First Baker City Depot - Hazeltine

    First Baker City Depot - c. 1885

    A crowd has gathered - perhaps for the arrival of a dignitary - in this early photo of the first Baker City Depot, built in about 1884, the year the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's trains reached Baker City from the west. Learn More
  30. First Carload of Express Melons in Grants Pass

    First Carload of Express Melons in Grants Pass - 1886

    Local farmers have brought wagon loads of melons to the depot for shipment to hungry customers in the cities to the north. Despite its name, the Oregon & California Railroad shown here would not actually reach California until the following year. Learn More
  31. First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - Myra E. Sperry

    First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - circa 1888

    A boy stands on the long ramp leading up to the original Center Street Bridge in Salem, opened in December, 1886, four months before the Morrison Street Bridge in Portland. Learn More
  32. First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - Bertram C. Towne

    First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - 1888

    This is the first Steel Bridge, after the lower deck was functional but before the upper deck was completed. Learn More
  33. First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - Byrnes

    First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - 1889

    The December 21st, 1889 issue of The West Shore included this holiday-themed engraving of life in downtown Portland as its centerfold. Learn More
  34. Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - McAlpin

    Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Fish wheels, water-powered mechanisms that "mined" salmon, were active on the Columbia River from 1879 through 1934. Learn More
  35. Fish Wheel, Near Bradford's Island, Columbia River - Isaac G. Davidson

    Fish Wheel, Near Bradford's Island, Columbia River - c. 1880

    This photo shows an early fish wheel on the Columbia River, near Bradford's Island, which is now submerged behind Bonneville Dam. Learn More
  36. Floating Ice, Takou Inlet - Partridge

    Floating Ice, Takou Inlet - 1887

    This Partridge boudoir view shows Takou inlet, near Juneu, a tourist destination as early as the 1890s. Learn More
  37. Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - Davidson

    Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - c. 1885

    This view of Fort Canby in southern Washington gets close enough to show an intriguing detail -- cannonballs used as yard ornaments. Learn More
  38. Fort Canby, Washington Territory - Davidson

    Fort Canby, Washington Territory - 1880s

    Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment, on the Washington Territory side of the mouth of the Columbia River. Learn More
  39. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - Towne

    Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - c. 1881

    Good Samaritan Hospital opened its doors in October, 1875, in this building on the same location at NW 23rd and Marshall in northwest Portland where the hospital continues today. Learn More
  40. Goose, Arikara Scout, with Custer at Little Bighorn - David F. Barry

    Goose, Arikara Scout, with Custer at Little Bighorn - circa 1885

    Goose was one of about fifty Native American scouts, most from the Arikara tribe, who served with the Seventh Cavalry at the time of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Learn More
  41. Grandpa & Grandma Munra at Bonneville Eating House - Haynes

    Grandpa & Grandma Munra at Bonneville Eating House - 1888

    Katherine and Selkirk Munra were known as Grandma and Grandpa Munra when they ran the Bonneville Eating House, along the tracks of the O R & N near the current site of the Bonneville Dam. Learn More
  42. Hallett's Hades, Midway Gibraltar Rock - Davidson

    Hallett's Hades, Midway Gibraltar Rock - c. 1880

    Hallett's Hades was a point about 12 miles west of The Dalles, where the railroad tracks passed close to the edge of a cliff, part of which had been blown off in their construction. Learn More
  43. Harbor of Sitka - Partridge

    Harbor of Sitka - 1886

    The Harbor of Sitka, Alaska, in 1886, showing the steamship dock and Sitka Sound. Learn More
  44. Hop Fields Near Tacoma - Hadley

    Hop Fields Near Tacoma - c. 1885

    This view, recreated from an 1880s boudoir card, shows a large hop farm located somewhere near Tacoma. Learn More
  45. James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - Towne

    James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - c. 1884

    This photo may have been taken before James Harrison Bird became Circuit Judge for the 7th Oregon District. We know he held that position in 1886, at the age of 29. Learn More
  46. Judge John Briscoe, Early Pacific County Settler - Houghton

    Judge John Briscoe, Early Pacific County Settler - c. 1889

    After spending their first winter in the Northwest in Oregon City in 1852, John Briscoe and his family moved to Pacific County in southwestern Washington Territory. Learn More
  47. Ladies Hall at Pacific University - Davidson

    Ladies Hall at Pacific University - c. 1885

    Ladies Hall is the ornate building on the right - the first dormitory at Pacific University - completed in 1882. Learn More
  48. Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    One of several lakes located near the Old Blockhouse at the Upper Cascades, on the north bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  49. Large Hop Dryers Near Tacoma - Hadley

    Large Hop Dryers Near Tacoma - c. 1885

    This large-scale hop drying operation was photographed by Urban Hadley in the 1880s. By this time U.S. hop productions was shifting from New York to the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  50. Latourelle Falls in the Winter - Davidson

    Latourelle Falls in the Winter - c. 1885

    Early photographers in Oregon were as fascinated as today's camera buffs by frozen waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More

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