Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge

    Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge - c. 1916

    An unknown photographer captured this scene of cars and motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Columbia River Highway, shortly after the highway was opened in 1916. Learn More
  2. Celilo Falls, Circa 1915

    Celilo Falls, Circa 1915

    This image, recreated from a detailed larger print, shows another edition of the evolving fishing structures at Celilo Falls. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This image is recreated from a hand-colored print made by the Fred Kiser Company, as part of a series publicizing the new scenic highway. Learn More
  6. Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    "Eagle's Nest" is the name given by Samuel Lancaster to this small viewing area when he designed it as part of the Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway- Weister

    Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Here we get to see both the automobile bridge and the pedestrian bridge at Multnomah Falls, restored and reprinted from a hand-colored print by George M. Weister. Learn More
  9. Multnomah Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Multnomah Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1915

    This photo was taken shortly after the car bridge below Multnomah Falls was completed in 1914. The roadway itself was yet to be paved. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Multnomah Falls with the Original Timber Bridge - Abell

    Multnomah Falls with the Original Timber Bridge - c. 1885

    This 1880s view of Multnomah Falls shows the timber bow-string foot bridge before it was reinforced in 1891. Learn More
  15. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Haynes

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge (Vignette Version) - c. 1883

    In this view of Multnomah Falls, Haynes uses a vignette style, lightening the perimeter of the photo to accentuate the falls. Learn More
  16. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Carleton Watkins

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1883

    One of the first photos Carleton Watkins took during his return to Oregon in 1883 was this view of the then new timber bridge at Multnomah Falls. He numbered it "D3". Learn More
  17. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Haynes

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1883

    This image of the log bridge at Multnomah Falls was created about 1883, shortly after it was built. It's the same photo as our item AA0103, but without the vignette shading around the edges. Learn More
  18. Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Crawford

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1886

    This view by Crawford was created shortly after the timber bridge was constructed - prompted by the arrival of the railroad to the Falls in 1883. Learn More
  19. Mulltnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Gifford

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1895

    Multnomah Falls, showing its original bowstring-truss timber bridge. Learn More
  20. New Bridges at Multnomah Falls - Benjamin A. Gifford

    New Bridges at Multnomah Falls - circa 1916

    This is an especially nice version of a classic view of Multnomah Falls, taken shortly after both the automobile bridge and pedestrian bridge were completed. Learn More
  21. New Multnomah Falls Bridge with Harley-Davidson - Cross & Dimmitt

    New Multnomah Falls Bridge with Harley-Davidson - c. 1917

    This photo was taken shortly after the new concrete Multnomah Falls bridge opened in 1914, and not that long after the Harley-Davidson V-twin motorcycle was introduced in 1909. Learn More
  22. New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - George M. Weister

    New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - 1916

    Portland lumberman John Yeon (second from right) hosts the party of Mrs. French Vanderbilt, visiting from New York. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This highly detailed view of the bridge was printed in a large size by Benjamin Gifford shortly after the bridge was completed in 1914. The roadway is still gravel, so I'm dating it to 1916. Learn More
  25. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - Kiser

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - c. 1916

    In 1915, photographer Fred Kiser sold his Portland studio to his partner Clarence L. Winter so he could concentrate on creating a series of promotional photos for the new Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  26. Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge spans Young Creek near the west end of the historic highway. Its solid wall above the arch was later imitated by some of Conde McCullough's bridges. Learn More
  27. Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    The Tooth Rock Viaduct was devised as a way to traverse a cliff, instead of blasting through the unstable rock. This view shows it shortly after it was completed, with the Columbia River to the right. Learn More
  28. Tourists on Timber Bridge, Multnomah Falls - McAlpin

    Tourists on Timber Bridge, Multnomah Falls - c. 1890

    A group of twenty-six tourists demonstrate their faith in the strength of the reinforced timber bridge in this view published by McAlpin & Lamb in about 1890. Learn More
  29. Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - George M. Weister

    Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - c. 1916

    Eagle Creek empties into the Columbia just above the current Bonneville Dam, so the look of its mouth would change dramatically twenty years after this photo was taken. Learn More
  30. Villard Gold Spike Expedition - Haynes

    Villard Gold Spike Excursion at Multnomah Falls - 1883

    The Villard "Gold Spike" Expedition gathers at Multnomah Falls, 1883. Learn More

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