1900s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1900s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent - Sigsbee

    1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent

    A large contingent of rescuers was sent from Portland to assist in the aftermath of the Heppner flash flood, Oregon's most severe natural disaster, resulting in the death of close to 250 people. Learn More
  2. 32 Horses Pulling a Holt Bros. Side-hill Harvester - Raymond

    32 Horses Pulling a Holt Bros. Side-hill Harvester - c. 1900

    Another of Benjamin Holt's innovations was the side-hill harvester shown here. Because of the need for two drive wheels, larger teams were needed to pull this more advanced model. Learn More
  3. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  4. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  5. A Family Visits Their Mine

    A Family Visits Their Mine - c. 1905

    Visiting Dad at his workplace is not a new idea, as shown by this hundred-year-old photo of a wife and children visiting these two men at their mine. Learn More
  6. A Frosty Morning in Paisley, Oregon - Mendenhall

    A Frosty Morning in Paisley, Oregon - 1904

    Photographer W. C. Mendenhall was a federal geologist with a long career in California and Oregon. Learn More
  7. A Girl and her Dolls

    A Girl and her Dolls - c. 1905

    In this charming portrait recreated from the original glass negative, a young girl proudly poses with her two Victorian dolls. Learn More
  8. A Seed Store in Washington State

    A Seed Store in Washington State - c. 1900

    They're ready for business at the seed store, as long as you have cash, though I'm not too sure about that fellow in the middle. Learn More
  9. A Shipbuilding Crew in Seattle - Wilhelm Hester

    A Shipbuilding Crew in Seattle - circa 1900

    From 1893 through 1906 photographer Wilhelm Hester documented ships and shipping in Washington State, as well as Alaska scenes he captured when he joined the gold rush of 1898. Learn More
  10. A Young Logger in a Log Chute - Ford

    A Young Logger in a Log Chute - c. 1905

    While not signed by Ford, the original for this photo was acquired with other similarly formatted photos that were signed by him. Learn More
  11. Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - Vail

    Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - 1905

    A self-portrait of photographer Willis Vail and his sister Evangeline, docked at Wizard Island. You can see the string he's using to trip the shutter. Learn More
  12. An Early School Bus, Sunset Schools, West Linn

    An Early School Bus, Sunset School, West Linn - 1904

    Horse-drawn carriages provided the first public school transportation. This photo has been described as the first public transportation of pupils in Oregon. Learn More
  13. An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - Indahl

    An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This photo by photographer Olaf Indahl was taken in the Welches area, near where Indahl's family also had a cabin. Learn More
  14. An Oregon Barnyard - Meiser

    An Oregon Barnyard - c. 1900

    Probably taken in Oregon while Meiser was working in the Portland area, this photo give a great overview of the life of a general farming family at the the turn of the last century. Learn More
  15. Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This view of Annie Creek Canyon is reproduced from an original glass negative by Howard Tibbitts, who was based in San Francisco where he worked for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  16. Applegate Peak, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Applegate Peak, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    Applegate Peak is located on the south rim of Crater Lake, just to the east of the slightly shorter Garfield Peak. It forms the western limb of Sun Notch Learn More
  17. Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - Bartels

    Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - c. 1907

    Arch Cape was already a tourist destination in 1907. This view shows one of its finer hotels, with the owners ready to serve you. Learn More
  18. Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - Hazeltine

    Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - c. 1900

    This large steam-powered gold dredge is under construction on an unidentified river somewhere in eastern Oregon, probably near Baker City, where photographer Martin Hazeltine operated his studio. Learn More
  19. Astoria, Looking East - John F. Ford

    Astoria, Looking East - 1901

    From the wooden planks in the streets to the barges in the harbor, this view by photographer John F. Ford shows lots of detail. Learn More
  20. Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - Meiser

    Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - c. 1900

    Looking down Commercial Street towards the east, this view can be studied almost endlessly due to its great amount of detail, and thus it lends itself to larger prints which do it justice. Learn More
  21. At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood

    At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood - c. 1900

    This early photo features one of many places on Mount Hood that can make a climber feel really small. Learn More
  22. At Least We Have Beer!

    At Least We Have Beer! - circa 1900

    As the man on the right shows off his catch, the rest of the men raise their glasses to toast the occasion, somewhere in the woods near Pendleton. Learn More
  23. At the Summit of Mount Hood

    At the Summit of Mount Hood - c. 1900

    A lone climber ponders the way he has just come, in this early photo of the summit of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  24. Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - Gifford

    Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - 1904

    The Cascade Locks were completed in 1896, eight years before this photo was taken by Benjamin A. Gifford. Learn More
  25. Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - Indahl

    Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - c. 1900

    This rare early view shows the original wooden covered bridge that crossed the Clackamas River at Carver, reported to have been the longest covered bridge in Oregon at the time of its completion. Learn More
  26. Baseball Game at Marshfield (Coos Bay) - Stauff

    Baseball Game at Marshfield (Coos Bay) - 1901

    This early sports action photo shows a base runner apparently safe at first base (at least he's smiling). Learn More
  27. Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - Ford

    Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - c. 1905

    Simon Benson was a technical innovator, and one of the first to use logging railroads rather than ox teams to haul his cut logs to the river. Learn More
  28. Logging - Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton

    Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton - c. 1900

    Bill Grisdale, in the white shirt standing beside the tender, was the nephew of Sol Simpson, who founded Simpson Logging Company in 1890. Learn More
  29. Blackface Performer in Portland - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Blackface Performer in Portland - circa 1900

    An unnamed vaudeville performer is captured in his blackface persona in the publicity photo from Portland at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  30. Boating at Castle Rock - Weister

    Boating at Castle Rock - c. 1901

    Two properly attired women manage their rowboats in the foreground of this idyllic scene at Castle Rock, now known as Beacon Rock, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  31. Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek

    Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek - 1905

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, local fishermen at the mouth of Sucker Creek (now Oswego Creek) would catch one ton of salmon per night at the beginning of salmon season. Learn More
  32. Bonanza Gold Mines and Hoisting Plant - Cowden

    Bonanza Gold Mines and Hoisting Plant - c. 1903

    The Bonanza Gold Mine was the largest and probably the most valuable free gold mine in the Pacific Northwest. It was located on the ridge north of Geiser Creek, about five miles east of Greenhorn in Baker County. Learn More
  33. Boones Ferry - Patton Postcards

    Boones Ferry, near Wilsonville - c. 1908

    A tranquil view of the old Boones Ferry, near Wilsonville. Learn More
  34. Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill

    Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill - 1900s

    This lumber car was part of a branch electric railway line from Willamette Falls along the river to Moehnke's Mill, two miles upstream. The boy on the car is Howard Moehnke. Learn More
  35. Bridal Veil Falls, with Water Pipe Intake - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Bridal Veil Falls, with Water Pipe Intake - 1907

    This very sharp portrait of Bridal Veil Falls is recreated from an original glass negative made by Sunset Magazine photographer Howard Tibbitts. Learn More
  36. Logging - Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - Ford

    Bringing the Logs Back to Camp - c. 1900

    Smaller logs are brought back to a logging camp by a team of six mules, pulling them along a skid-road of logs placed across the path. It appears that this logging camp also was home to a small sawmill, as stacked lumber can be seen behind the team. Learn More
  37. Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - Leghorn

    Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - c. 1900

    The boys have brought the six-horse team and wagon to town, in this case, Arlington. Learn More
  38. Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette

    Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette - c. 1909

    This view shows a railroad bridge under construction across the Powder River where it flows into the Snake. Robinette was located behind the photographer on the west bank of the Snake River. Learn More
  39. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  40. Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons

    Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons - c. 1900

    The six-man crew pauses to have their photo taken in the midst of constructing another in a row of haystacks, somewhere in eastern Washington. Learn More
  41. Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville

    Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville - c. 1907

    A construction crew poses in front of the almost-completed railroad bridge at Wilsonville, built for the Oregon Electric Railway. Learn More
  42. Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood

    Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    Cloud Cap Inn was opened on the north side of Mt. Hood in 1889, a project of William S. Ladd and C.E.S. Wood. These cabins were built at the front of the main Inn. Learn More
  43. Logging - Camp No. 2, Yeon and Pelton Company - Nelson

    Camp No. 2, Yeon and Pelton Company - c. 1902

    This group portrait of the logging crew at Camp 2 includes some other important people - the camp cook and several assistants. Learn More
  44. Cans of Salmon, Warren Packing Co., Cathlamet - Ford

    Cans of Salmon, Warren Packing Co., Cathlamet - c. 1900

    Several hundred thousand cans of salmon stand ready for shipment in the Warren cannery in Cathlamet, Washington. Learn More
  45. Cape Horn on the Columbia River - Meiser

    Cape Horn on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    This very detailed view of Cape Horn is reproduced from an original glass negative created by Oregon photographer Jesse A. Meiser in about 1900. Learn More
  46. Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette

    Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette - c. 1908

    Established by 1895 by Ellery Capen and his family, their shoe factory was to be the first of many industrial employers in the new community of Willamette. Learn More
  47. Capt. Applegate & Joaquin Miller at Klamath Agency, Steel Excursion - Kiser

    Capt. Applegate & Joaquin Miller at Klamath Agency, Steel Excursion - 1903

    Capt. O. C. Applegate was not a member of the Steel Excursion; he was leading his own party of thirty to the rim at the same time, and the two groups interacted. Learn More
  48. Case Combine Harvester and Crew - Raymond

    Case Combine Harvester and Crew - c. 1903

    The Case company was pretty sure people would recognize their product when they built this combine around 1900, with large lettering in at least three locations. Learn More
  49. Castle Rock - Meiser

    Castle Rock - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Castle Rock (now called Beacon Rock) was taken looking upstream from the north bank of the Columbia River by Vancouver photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  50. Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - George M. Weister

    Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - c. 1909

    This overview of Beavertail Ridge is recreated from a glass negative made by George Weister during the Deschutes River Railroad War. You can see tracks being constructed on both sides of the river. Learn More

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