Crater Lake - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos from Oregon's National Park

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  1. Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - Vail

    Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - 1905

    A self-portrait of photographer Willis Vail and his sister Evangeline, docked at Wizard Island. You can see the string he's using to trip the shutter. Learn More
  2. Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This view of Annie Creek Canyon is reproduced from an original glass negative by Howard Tibbitts, who was based in San Francisco where he worked for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  3. Applegate Peak, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Applegate Peak, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    Applegate Peak is located on the south rim of Crater Lake, just to the east of the slightly shorter Garfield Peak. It forms the western limb of Sun Notch Learn More
  4. Crater Lake from Castle Crest - Kiser

    Crater Lake from Castle Crest - 1903

    This early view of Crater Lake was created by brothers Fred and Oscar Kiser, as part of a series documenting the Will G. Steel Excursion in 1903. Learn More
  5. Crater Lake from the Rim - Tibbitts

    Crater Lake from the Rim - c. 1908

    With a shaded foreground and a soft focus, photographer Howard Tibbitts captures a compelling portrait of Crater Lake from a century ago. Learn More
  6. Dinner at Eagle Point, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - Kiser

    Dinner at Eagle Point, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - 1903

    This photo showing much of the 1903 Steel Excursion was taken by Fred and Oscar Kiser, who were the official photographers of that trip. Learn More
  7. Dutton Cliff from Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Dutton Cliff from Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This hand-tinted photo was taken from about half-way up Garfield Peak, where a trail was built between 1905 and 1910. Learn More
  8. First Photo Showing Entire Crater Lake, from Mt. Scott - Kiser

    First Photo Showing Entire Crater Lake, from Mt. Scott - 1903

    Fred and his brother Oscar Kiser were very proud of this photo, as it was the first time the entire lake was captured on on photograph. Learn More
  9. Joaquin Miller Writing a Poem, Steel Excursion - Kiser

    Joaquin Miller Writing a Poem, Steel Excursion - 1903

    Joaquin Miller, "The Poet of the Sierras", was about 65 when he joined the Will G. Steel Excursion to Crater Lake. He was hired by Sunset Magazine to report on his trip. Learn More
  10. Launching the Boat, Steel Party at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Launching the Boat, Steel Party at Crater Lake - 1903

    This was not the first boat on Crater Lake, but it was an important one, lowered to the lake by the Will G. Steel excursion in 1903. Learn More
  11. Lava Dike in Devil's Backbone, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Lava Dike in Devil's Backbone, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This tinted photo of Devil's Backbone with Llao Rock in the background was created by Fred Kiser, likely early in his career. Learn More
  12. Llao Rock and Devil's Backbone from North of Wizard Island - Vail

    Llao Rock and Devil's Backbone from North of Wizard Island - 1905

    This striking view was taken just above water level by railroad worker Willis Vail, who must have reached his vantage point by boat. Learn More
  13. Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This photo was taken from Rim Village, near where Crater Lake Lodge was built. Learn More
  14. Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Llao Rock and Mt. Thielsen, Crater Lake - c. 1907

    This early sepia-tone photo by scenic photographer Fred Kiser features Llao Rock, the vertical cliff in the center, and Mt. Thielsen, the pointed mountain in the distance. Learn More
  15. Lowering a Boat through Cleetwood Canyon to Crater Lake - Kiser

    Lowering a Boat through Cleetwood Canyon to Crater Lake - 1903

    Cleetwood Canyon, located behind the current lodge, was named by William Steel because this is the location where the Cleetwood, the first boat to reach the lake, was slid down in 1886. Learn More
  16. Launching the Boat - The Start, Steel Excursion, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Lowering the Boat "The Start" down to Crater Lake - 1903

    Part of the Will G. Steel Excursion helps to lower the boat down to the lake. The boat was likely named for the fact that Crater Lake National Park was created the year before. Learn More
  17. Lunch on Road to Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Lunch on Road to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    A group of tourists, probably traveling by stagecoach, stop at the side of the road to Crater Lake to enjoy a lunch break. Learn More
  18. Nearing Summit of Castle Crest, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - Kiser

    Nearing Summit of Castle Crest, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - 1903

    Some of the twenty-seven members of the Steel Excursion make their way to the top of Castle Crest, near where Crater Lake Lodge now stands. Learn More
  19. On Rim of Crater Lake, Will G. Steel Excursion - Kiser

    On Rim of Crater Lake, Will G. Steel Excursion - 1903

    Some of the principals of the Steel excursion are artfully posed on the rim of Crater Lake by the excursion's photographer, Fred Kiser. Learn More
  20. Panorama of Crater Lake from Discovery Point - Tibbitts

    Panorama of Crater Lake from Discovery Point - c. 1908

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    This incredibly detailed image is pieced together from five glass negatives created by Howard Tibbitts, an early photographer for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  21. Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - Kiser

    Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - 1903

    In 1903, a promotional excursion to Crater Lake was organized by Will G. Steel, who advocated for the newly designated national park there for years. Learn More
  22. Sen. Fulton's Party Leaving Medford, Steel Excursion - Kiser

    Sen. Fulton's Party Leaving Medford, Steel Excursion - 1903

    A companion photo to another in this series that shows the larger part of the excursion on Medford's Main Street. Fulton's carriage is facing east at about Front Street. Learn More
  23. South Shore View, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    South Shore View, Crater Lake - circa 1907

    The original for this image is a large black and white print made by photographer Fred Kiser. Learn More
  24. Special Stage Leaving Pokegama Road to Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Special Stage Leaving Pokegama Road to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This open stage coach may be called "special" because it was not regularly scheduled. It appears to be used for short distances, with no covering and little room for luggage. Learn More
  25. Stage Arriving at Spencer's Road to Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Stage Arriving at Spencer's Road to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This view of early 1900s tourists on the way to Crater Lake was captured by Howard Tibbitts, photographer for Southern Pacific Railroad and their magazine - Sunset. Learn More
  26. Stage at Spencer's Road to Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Stage at Spencer's Road to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    One of a series of stage coach photos taken by Sunset Magazine photographer Howard Tibbitts in southern Oregon. Learn More
  27. Summer at Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Summer at Crater Lake - circa 1907

    This nicely-composed image comes from a larger black and white print made by photographer Fred Kiser. As you can see, even in summer Crater Lake can have snow. Learn More
  28. Sunset from Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Sunset from Wizard Island, Crater Lake - circa 1907

    Wizard Island, the cone-shaped island in Crater Lake, was large enough to attract early visitors, including photographer Fred Kiser. Learn More
  29. The Stage to Crater Lake - Tibbits

    The Stage to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    Taking the stage coach was a popular way for tourists to visit Crater Lake National Park during the first few years after its creation in 1902. Learn More
  30. Three Klamath Men at Discovery Point, Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Three Klamath Men at Discovery Point, Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This image is from a glass negative created by early Sunset Magazine photographer Howard Tibbits, who visited Crater Lake in about 1908. Learn More

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