Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

37 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

Set Descending Direction
  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. Boating at Castle Rock - Weister

    Boating at Castle Rock - c. 1901

    Two properly attired women manage their rowboats in the foreground of this idyllic scene at Castle Rock, now known as Beacon Rock, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  3. Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - Davidson

    Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - 1880s

    The Bridal Veil Bluffs and the Pillars of Hercules are adjoining basalt formations in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  4. Cape Horn - Haynes

    Cape Horn - 1880s

    A rowboat makes its way along the edge of Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Learn More
  5. Cape Horn on the Columbia River - Meiser

    Cape Horn on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    This very detailed view of Cape Horn is reproduced from an original glass negative created by Oregon photographer Jesse A. Meiser in about 1900. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Castle Rock - Meiser

    Castle Rock - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Castle Rock (now called Beacon Rock) was taken looking upstream from the north bank of the Columbia River by Vancouver photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - Eddy

    Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - 1932

    Looking upstream in the Columbia Gorge, with the photographer standing near Vista House at Crown Point. The decorative wall and lamps are still there today. Learn More
  11. Engine 132 Passing Through The Needles

    Engine 132 Passing Through The Needles - c. 1900

    A steam engine on the line of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company (O R & N) passes between the two spires of The Needles on its way up the Columbia River. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - 1907

    This detailed photo of Hercules Pillars, also called The Needles, was created as a glass negative by Howard C. Tibbitts, photographer for Union Pacific and their Sunset magazine. Learn More
  14. Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - Vail

    Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - 1905

    This rare, and detailed, early view of a village on the Washington side of The Dalles is printed from an original glass negative created by amateur photographer Willis Vail. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Lily White's Houseboat Moored at Castle Rock - White

    Lily White's Houseboat Moored at Castle Rock - c. 1903

    The Oregon Historical Society owns a print of this view of Lily White's houseboat, the Raysark, near Castle Rock. Our version starts instead from the original glass plate, in a private collection, and is a slightly larger crop. Learn More
  17. Looking up the Columbia River from Inspiration Point - Kiser

    Looking up the Columbia River from Inspiration Point - c. 1916

    This vantage point takes in both Rooster Rock, on the left, and Crown Point, on the right. Vista House has yet to be constructed. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - Kiser

    Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - c. 1916

    An unusual view of Mitchell's point, looking at it from a distance rather than the classic photos taken from inside the "windowed" tunnel. Learn More
  20. Oneonta Bluff - Benjamin Gifford

    Oneonta Bluff - c. 1895

    Looking east towards Oneonta Bluff, before the Columbia River Highway tunnel was bored through it to the right of the railroad tracks. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. Overhanging Rock near Oneonta, Columbia River Gorge - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Overhanging Rock near Oneonta, Columbia River Gorge - 1907

    The overhanging rock next to the railroad was once thought to resemble a profile of George Washington. We can't see it this close up, as we are only looking at the lower part of his nose. Learn More
  23. Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River - Hale

    Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River - 1899

    Photographer Herbert Hale offers us a different view of the Pillars of Hercules, also called the Needles, in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  24. Rooster Rock - Towne

    Rooster Rock - 1890s

    Rooster Rock's quiet bay and slender profile mark the western end of the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  25. 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
  26. Rooster Rock and Vista House, Columbia Gorge - Winter

    Rooster Rock and Vista House, Columbia Gorge - c. 1917

    This wonderfully hand-tinted photograph was probably done by master colorist Frederick Luetters, who worked with both Fred Kiser and Clarence Winter. Learn More
  27. Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - Meiser

    Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - c. 1900

    Most early views of Rooster Rock are from the river side. This glass negative by Jesse Meiser captures the view from the bluffs. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - Hazeltine

    Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - 1880s

    Though based in Baker City, Hazeltine took many photos of the Columbia Gorge, including this view of Rooster Rock, as part of his series "On the Line of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company". Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - Meiser

    Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - c. 1900

    An unidentified steamship passes Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia, on its way downstream. Learn More
  32. Sunset, Pillars of Hercules - Kiser

    Sunset, Pillars of Hercules - c 1916

    This scenic view shows the Pillars, also called "The Needles", shortly after the railroad tracks were moved from between them in 1913. Learn More
  33. 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
  34. The Needles, in the Columbia Gorge - Meiser

    The Needles, in the Columbia Gorge - c. 1900

    The Needles, three miles upstream from Rooster Rock, are known today as the "Pillars of Hercules". They became a must-have view for early photographers beginning in the 1880s. Learn More
  35. The Needles, on the Columbia River - Partridge

    The Needles, on the Columbia River - c. 1885

    This photo of the Needles, on the railroad line up the south side of the Columbia Gorge, was taken by William H. Partridge not long before he moved back to the East Coast. Learn More
  36. Upper Cape Horn, at Celilo - Crawford

    Upper Cape Horn, at Celilo - c. 1886

    By placing two small figures on the tracks, photographer Crawford adds some human interest and a sense of scale to this photo of railroad tracks rounding Upper Cape Horn, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Celilo Falls. Learn More
  37. 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

37 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

Set Descending Direction