Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - c. 1921

    This view of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, on the old Columbia River Highway, is recreated from a hand-colored print by Cross & Dimmitt. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. Multnomah Falls - Cross and Dimmitt

    Multnomah Falls - c. 1920

    In addition to their popular postcards, Cross & Dimmitt sold a smaller number of large hand-tinted framed photographs, including the hand-tinted original for this image. Learn More
  10. Multnomah Falls - Cross & Dimmitt

    Multnomah Falls - c. 1921

    Two bridges can be seen in this hand-colored photo of Multnomah Falls by Cross & Dimmitt - the pedestrian bridge above and the automobile bridge below. Learn More
  11. Oneonta Gorge, as Seen from the Highway - Cross & Dimmitt

    Oneonta Gorge, as Seen from the Highway - c. 1921

    Cross and Dimmitt specialized in views of the Columbia Gorge, and many of their photos were hand-colored. Saturated colors add to the charm of this scene at Oneonta Gorge. Learn More
  12. Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - circa 1921

    This photo of Oneonta Tunnel was taken and hand-tinted by Cross and Dimmitt, who sold both sepia-tone and hand-colored photographic prints at Vista House. Learn More
  13. Rooster Rock and Vista House - Cross & Dimmitt

    Rooster Rock and Vista House - c. 1921

    Looking up the Columbia River in this hand-tinted photo, we can see Rooster Rock and its nearby cannery, Vista House, and the Gorge receding in the distance. Learn More
  14. The Canal of the Dalles - Prentiss

    The Canal of the Dalles - c. 1925

    This close-up view of the Canal of the Dalles demonstrates the ruggedness of the rock formations that channel the waters of the Columbia at this point. Learn More
  15. The Columbia River near Lyle - Kiser

    The Columbia River near Lyle - c. 1920

    This Fred Kiser photo looks upstream along the Columbia River, with the town of Lyle in the distance. The Chamberlain Lake Railroad Tunnel is on the left. Learn More
  16. The Gorge of the Columbia - Cross & Dimmitt

    The Gorge of the Columbia - c. 1921

    Colors from hand tinted photographs like this scene by Cross and Dimmitt often followed the palettes of contemporary landscape painters, who enjoyed adding interest to their skies and clouds. Learn More
  17. Vista House, Columbia River Highway - Eddy

    Vista House, Columbia River Highway - 1927

    This great early view of Vista House was one of Ralph Eddy's best-selling early postcards. We've restored it as a larger crop beginning with the original negative. Learn More
  18. Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1920

    This image is reproduced from a larger hand-tinted framed photo created by Cross & Dimmitt shortly after the completion of the Columbia Gorge Highway. Learn More
  19. Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - Darius Kinsey

    Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - 1923

    This image was captured by photographer Darius Kinsey, best known for his logging photos from Washington state. Learn More

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