1920s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

1920s - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Publicity Photo of a Dancer in Portland - Fink Studio

    A Dancer in a Classic Art Deco Pose - c. 1929

    An unknown performer strikes an Art Deco pose for this publicity photo by Fink Studio in Portland, probably in 1929. Learn More
  2. A Gathering at Schnoeer Park

    A Gathering at Schnoerr Park - circa 1920

    A well-dressed group poses for a portrait at Schnoerr Park, located across the Tualatin River from the town of Willamette. Learn More
  3. A Klamath Chief at Crater Lake - Curtis

    A Klamath Chief at Crater Lake - c. 1923

    This view by Edward Curtis shows a Klamath chief in a ceremonial headdress looking out across Crater Lake, probably the most important site in the Klamath territory. Learn More
  4. Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - Meiser

    Allis-Chalmers Powered Russell "Junior" Road Grader - c. 1920

    In this nicely-composed photo, Jesse Meiser brings us into the world of early road maintenance. You can almost smell the freshly turned dirt. Learn More
  5. Along the McKenzie River - Martin

    Along the McKenzie River - 1921

    Good photos bring you into the scene. This view of the McKenzie River by Eugene photographer Edmund Martin definitely qualifies by that criteria. Learn More
  6. Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs

    Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs - 1921

    This idylic scene shows a young woman and her dogs, "out on a coyote chase", near her home in Olalla in Douglas County. Learn More
  7. Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range

    Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range - 1921

    A young woman removes her hat for a portrait of herself and her horse Pats, standing in a shallow stream somewhere near Olalla in the Oregon Coast Range. Learn More
  8. An Old-timer of Celilo - Markham

    An Old-timer of Celilo - c. 1925

    The weathered face of this unidentified older man tells us a lot, in this portrait by Oregon postcard photographer Benjamin Markham. Learn More
  9. Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    Pinnacles formed by erosion around ancient volcanic vents can be seen on the right slope of Annie Creek Canyon, located near Mazama Village at Crater Lake. Learn More
  10. Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    The Oregon City Bridge is the only Oregon bridge to be encased in gunite, which protects its steel frame from corrosive sulfur dioxide fumes from the paper mills to the south of the bridge. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - Frank Patterson

    Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - circa 1928

    The Azalea Hotel was built in 1912, and was first known as the Canyon Pass Hotel. The building still exists, and now houses the Azalea General Store and the Cow Creek Cafe. Learn More
  13. Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    This close-up view shows us many of the details of the barge with a steam donkey powered crane used to build the Oregon City Arch Bridge. Learn More
  14. Bathing at Blue Mountain Springs - Andrews

    Bathing at Blue Mountain Springs - c. 1920

    No longer open to the public, Blue Mountain Springs, located about 10 miles southeast of Prairie City, were a popular tourist destination for many years in Grant County. Learn More
  15. Boat Landing at Crater Lake - Thomas M. Swem

    Boat Landing at Crater Lake - circa 1921

    Our hand-tinted original print is taken from "Crater Lake National Park, Oregon", published by Swem's Studio, Medford, Oregon. Learn More
  16. Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - Eddy

    Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - 1923

    Cars of this era needed to be versatile, as this farmer demonstrates for us in spades. Learn More
  17. Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - Eddy

    Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - 1921

    It's said that this temporary footbridge was built in one day, which may be a slight exaggeration, but it clearly went up quickly. Learn More
  18. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Cross and Dimmitt

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c. 1921

    Completed in 1896, Cascade Locks allowed river traffic to bypass the Columbia River Cascades until they were submerged in 1938, replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam. Learn More
  19. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  20. Clackamas River Near Estacada - Eddy

    Clackamas River Near Estacada - 1922

    One of Ralph Eddy's earliest landscape photos, this view looks up the Clackamas River at an unknown location - probably not too far from Eddy's home in Oregon City. Learn More
  21. Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Carter Lake - Fred Kiser

    Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Carter Lake - circa 1920

    The trail to the summit of Garfield Peak continues to be one of the most popular at Crater Lake, due both to its proximity to Crater Lake Lodge and the spectacular views it offers. Learn More
  22. Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - c. 1925

    Guided trips to Nisqually Glacier were a big draw for visitors staying at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - Frank Patterson

    Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - circa 1928

    We are looking west towards the river from near the intersection of what is now Highway 99, also known as the Goshen-Divide Highway. Learn More
  28. Crater Lake - Cross and Dimmitt

    Crater Lake - c. 1925

    This hand-tinted view of Crater Lake was created by scenic photographers Cross and Dimmitt of Portland in the mid 1920s. Learn More
  29. Crater Lake as Seen from the Studio on Victor Rock - Kiser

    Crater Lake as Seen from the Studio on Victor Rock - c. 1925

    Photographer Fred Kiser didn't have to go far to create this photograph; it's taken from the front porch of his studio on the rim of Crater Lake. Learn More
  30. Crater Lake from Upper Rim - Oregon Skyline Photo Co.

    Crater Lake from Upper Rim - 1928

    We don't know much about the Oregon Skyline Photo Company, but they left us some impressive photographs. Learn More
  31. Crater Lake Lodge, After Expansion - Eddy

    Crater Lake Lodge, After Expansion - 1926

    Originally opened in 1915, Crater Lake Lodge was significantly expanded from 1922 through 1924, doubling the number of guest rooms and adding private bathrooms to the lodge's new wing. Learn More
  32. Crater Lake Lodge, Before Expansion

    Crater Lake Lodge, Before Expansion - 1921

    This unusually early photo of Crater Lake Lodge was taken in 1921. We can date it from the dealer plates on the car. Learn More
  33. 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
  34. Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - Kinsey

    Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1920

    Photographer Clark Kinsey is best know for his logging photos, but he also had a great touch for scenic views of the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  35. Dedication Crowd, Oregon City Bridge Opening - Eddy

    Dedication Crowd, Oregon City Bridge Opening - 1922

    On December 28, 1922, the new Arch Bridge across the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn was dedicated. Photographer Ralph Eddy captures the view from below. Learn More
  36. Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves

    Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves - c. 1920

    Elijah Jones Davidson is best known for discovering the Oregon Caves in 1874. Born in Illinois, he came to Oregon as an infant in a wagon train in 1850. Learn More
  37. Elk Horn Ranger Station in Elwha Valley - Asahel Curtis

    Elk Horn Ranger Station in Elwha Valley - c. 1925

    A group of happy campers have especially rosy cheeks due to the enthusiastic hand-tinting of this magic lantern slide. Learn More
  38. Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood

    Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood - 1923

    At the time this photo was taken, Eden Park Glacier, on the northwest base of Mt. Hood, had recently been discovered (and named) and made accessible by the construction of a trail from the Hood River Valley. Learn More
  39. Falls on the Willamette, Oregon - Young

    Falls on the Willamette, Oregon - c. 1925

    This hand-tinted glass magic lantern slide gives a great view of Willamette Falls from below, on a beautiful summer day. Learn More
  40. Truck at Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood

    First Truck of the Season Arrives at Government Camp - 1919

    This one-ton Chevrolet truck with a full load made it to Government Camp on April 1, 1919, enabled by an 11-man crew, who spent 10 days digging through snow to travel the last nine miles. Learn More
  41. 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
  42. Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    This three-engine Fokker, provided by the Army Air Corps, was one of two official airplanes for the four week Tour, during which 33 airplanes and their passengers traveled over 6,000 miles. Learn More
  43. Gaffing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - Prentiss

    Gaffing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - 1921

    Sometimes called "Spearing for Salmon", this popular view shows the use of the gaff hook - a sharp hook at the end of a long pole, used to stab the fish and then lift it to shore. Learn More
  44. Girl Reclining in Gypsy Outfit - Stadden

    Girl Reclining in Gypsy Outfit - 1920s

    It's unclear whether these are this girl's regular clothes, or whether she is in costume. In any event, she and the photographer chose an unusual pose for her portrait. Learn More
  45. Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - Frank Patterson

    Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - c. 1925

    We have a number of photos taken by Frank Patterson, but only a few are recreated from their original glass negatives. While cellulose negatives were widely used in 1925, some traditionalist professional photographers preferred the qualities only available by using glass. Learn More
  46. Gondola on Oswego Lake

    Gondola on Oswego Lake - c. 1920

    A note on the original photo speculates this may be a group of students from St. Helens Hall, Portland Episcopal School for Girls. Whoever they are, they are clearly enjoying themselves. Learn More
  47. Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood

    Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood - c. 1925

    Built in 1910 as an expansion to the original 1899 Mountain View House seen to its right, the Government Camp Hotel was for years the main source of lodging for visitors to Mount Hood. Learn More
  48. Grand Arch, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Grand Arch, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    A loan boater guides his craft across Crater Lake in this photo taken from the Grand Arch on the west shore. Learn More
  49. Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - Lindsley

    Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - 1923

    Almost all these guests are arriving in "automobile stages", the name usually given to these early tourist-carrying vehicles. They came from Seattle, Tacoma and Yakima, and from the nearby railroad station in Ashford. Learn More
  50. Happy Papoose - Markham

    Happy Papoose - c. 1925

    Yet another papoose image by Benjamin Markham of The Dalles, this view shows a laughing baby in a wonderfully detailed cradle board. Learn More

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