Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. View of Columbia River from Blockhouse at Upper Cascades - Davidson

    View of Columbia River from Blockhouse at Upper Cascades - c. 1885

    A companion photo to Davidson's "Blockhouse at Upper Cascades", this view looks down the Columbia from the blockhouse located on a small hill. Learn More
  2. Upper Cape Horn, O. R. & N. - Davidson

    Upper Cape Horn, O. R. & N. - c. 1880

    Sun and shadows add to the drama of this view of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's tracks, as they pass one of many named rock formations in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  3. Rooster Rock, View from the River - Davidson

    Rooster Rock, View from the Columbia River - 1880s

    This view of Rooster Rock from the Columbia River side shows choppy water in the foreground and towering bluffs in the background. Learn More
  4. Rooster Rock, from O. R. & N. - Isaac G. Davidson

    Rooster Rock, from O. R. & N. Railroad - 1880s

    When the railroad was completed from Portland to the Dalles in 1882, it gave photographers easier access to scenes like this. Learn More
  5. Oneonta Gorge at High Water - Davidson

    Oneonta Gorge at Low Water - 1880s

    A half-mile walk up the creek (read "in the creek") from Oneonta Bridge you'll find this spectacular gorge. Learn More
  6. Multnomah Falls with Original Timber Bridge - Isaac G. Davidson

    Multnomah Falls with Original Timber Bridge - circa 1884

    By my count, we now have eleven images of Multnomah Falls with a timber bridge on the Old Oregon website, as well as three images with no bridge and six with the current concrete bridge, built in 1914. Learn More
  7. Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - Davidson

    Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - c. 1883

    The first timber bridge at Multnomah Falls stands unoccupied in this view published by I. G. Davidson shortly after the bridge's completion, in about 1883. Learn More
  8. Multnomah Falls Before the Timber Bridge - Isaac G. Davidson

    Multnomah Falls Before the Timber Bridge - c. 1880

    Most photos of Multnomah Falls without a bridge were taken after the old timber bridge was removed but before construction of the current concrete bridge. Learn More
  9. Latourelle Falls, near Rooster Rock - Davidson

    Latourelle Falls, near Rooster Rock - 1880s

    Latourelle Falls was often photographed, but each artist had his own approach. This view is all about sunlight. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Castle Rock, Near View - Davidson

    Castle Rock, Columbia River, Near View - c. 1878

    Now known as Beacon Rock, this striking feature is located near Skamamia on the northern side of the Columbia. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - Davidson

    Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - 1870s

    This near view of Cape Horn shows several small waterfalls amid the pinnacles. Learn More
  16. 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

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