Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls c 1942

    An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls - circa 1942

    This World War II era photo shows that while fishing platform footings and men's clothing had changed, the basic technology and fishing techniques at Celilo had stayed pretty much the same. Learn More
  2. Bridal Veil Falls - Savage

    Bridal Veil Falls - 1880s

    Bridal Veil Falls, the only falls below the historic Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Learn More
  3. Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - Velarde

    Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - 1910

    The Dalles-Celilo canal, over eight miles long, begins about three miles upriver from The Dalles. Its construction lasted from 1905 through 1915. Learn More
  4. Celilo Falls on the Columbia - Gifford

    Celilo Falls on the Columbia - 1900

    This view of three men looking over Celilo Falls is one of Benjamin Gifford's better-known photos, and rightly so. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. Celilo Falls, Washington side - Herrin

    Celilo Falls, Washington Side - 1890s

    This view of Celilo Falls from the Washington side was captured by D. C. Herrin of the Dalles in the 1890s. Learn More
  7. Elowah Falls in Autumn, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Elowah Falls in Autumn, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    Elowah Falls are on McCord Creek, and were originally called McCord Falls, which is the name given on our hand-tinted original print. Learn More
  8. Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge - Weister

    Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge - c. 1915

    One of the "hidden gems" of the Columbia Gorge, Elowah Falls can be reached by an easy 3/4 mile hike. Learn More
  9. Fairy Falls, Columbia Gorge - Herrin

    Fairy Falls, Columbia Gorge - 1890s

    This photo comes from an unlabeled D. C. Herrin boudoir card; thus we're guessing a bit when we identify them as Fairy Falls. We're confident they're in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  10. Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls

    Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls - 1942

    This dramatic photo shows the size of some of the dip-nets used to catch salmon at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Learn More
  11. Fishing, Old and New, at Celilo Falls - Patterson

    Fishing, Old and New, at Celilo Falls - 1910s

    This fishing photo shows two methods of taking salmon at the falls. Learn More
  12. Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1917

    Horsetail Falls, located about two and a half miles east of Multnomah Falls, is one of several waterfalls that are easily viewable from the historic highway. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. Latourelle Falls - Herrin

    Latourelle Falls - 1890s

    This straightforward view of Latourelle Falls demonstrates that simplicity can indeed be striking. Learn More
  15. Latourelle Falls - Meiser

    Latourelle Falls - c. 1900

    Photographer Jesse Meiser steps back a little further from the falls than most, and in the process creates a botanical frame for the cascading water. Learn More
  16. Latourelle Falls from the Left - Towne

    Latourelle Falls from the Left - 1890s

    B. C. Towne chose an unusual angle in this 1890s view of Latourelle Falls. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. Latourelle Falls, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Latourelle Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1917

    This photograph was probably taken by Fred Kiser, but our original hand-tinted print is from the Winter Photo Company, who purchased Kiser's images in 1916. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. Mist Falls, Columbia Highway 1,200 Feet Below - Kiser

    Mist Falls, Columbia Highway 1,200 Feet Below - c. 1916

    This image is recreated from a hand-tinted original still in its folder, labeled "Artograph, Hand colored in oil, Kiser Studio, Portland, Oregon." Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - Eddy

    Multnomah Falls and Lodge, Columbia River Highway - 1937

    Multnomah Falls is the most popular destination for car tourists in Oregon, and has owned that distinction pretty much since cars were invented. Learn More
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Multnomah Falls with No Bridge - Weister

    Multnomah Falls with No Bridge - c. 1913

    This image of Multnomah Falls is from a glass negative by George Weister, created shortly before the concrete bridge was built in 1914. Learn More
  28. Multnomah Falls with no Footbridge - Meiser

    Multnomah Falls with no Footbridge - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Multnomah Falls is restored and printed from an original glass negative created by photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Mulltnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Gifford

    Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1895

    Multnomah Falls, showing its original bowstring-truss timber bridge. Learn More
  36. Multnomah Falls, Without a Footbridge - Ford

    Multnomah Falls, Without a Footbridge - c. 1905

    This photo was taken between the time of the timber footbridge, in place from about 1883 to 1899, and the building of the current concrete bridge in 1914. Learn More
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Oneonta Falls - Towne

    Oneonta Falls - 1890s

    Sometimes called "Upper Oneonta Falls", these 65-foot-high falls create quite a roar for the visitor. Learn More
  41. Overlooking Celilo Falls, with New Bridge - Patterson

    Overlooking Celilo Falls, with New Bridge - c. 1912

    This view of Celilo Falls looking upstream shows the recently completed Columbia River Railroad Bridge in the background. Finished in 1912, it replaced an earlier ferry service. Learn More
  42. 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
  43. Tumwater (Celilo) Falls - Crawford

    Tumwater (Celilo) Falls, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Tumwater Falls, the traditional name of the main part of Celilo Falls, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  44. Two Cultures at Celilo Falls - Culver Pictures

    Two Cultures at Celilo Falls - c. 1895

    Several Native American men and their dog quietly observe their traditional fishing site and the large fish wheel above it, as a worker looks back at them from its deck. Learn More
  45. Upper Entrance to the Dalles - Celilo Canal - Velarde

    Upper Entrance to the Dalles - Celilo Canal - 1910

    This is the upper entrance of the eight-mile-long Dalles-Celilo Canal, about halfway through its construction process. Learn More
  46. Upper Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Gorge - George M. Weister

    Upper Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Gorge - circa 1915

    From the parking lot and trailhead at Wahkeena on the Columbia River Historic Highway you can see the lower falls, which are a series of small cascades that pass under Highway 30. Learn More
  47. 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
  48. 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

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