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

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  1. Along the Shore at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Along the Shore at Crater Lake - c. 1910

    This hand-tinted view by Kiser looks along the south shore of the lake, towards Mount Scott in the distance. Learn More
  2. Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    Pinnacles formed by erosion around ancient volcanic vents can be seen on the right slope of Annie Creek Canyon, located near Mazama Village at Crater Lake. 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. Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Crater Lake - circa 1920

    The trail to the summit of Garfield Peak continues to be one of the most popular at Crater Lake, due both to its proximity to Crater Lake Lodge and the spectacular views it offers. Learn More
  5. Crater Lake as Seen from the Studio on Victor Rock - Kiser

    Crater Lake as Seen from the Studio on Victor Rock - c. 1925

    Photographer Fred Kiser didn't have to go far to create this photograph; it's taken from the front porch of his studio on the rim of Crater Lake. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Crater Lake from the South Rim - Kiser

    Crater Lake from the South Rim - c. 1910

    This colorful view of Crater Lake is recreated from a hand-tinted photograph produced by Fred Kiser in about 1910. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Grand Arch, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Grand Arch, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    A loan boater guides his craft across Crater Lake in this photo taken from the Grand Arch on the west shore. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Near View, Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Near View, Wizard Island, Crater Lake - c. 1927

    This close-up view of Wizard Island is identified on its back as being by Fred H. Kiser, Authorized Photographer for Crater Lake National Park. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Panorama of Crater Lake - Kiser

    Panorama of Crater Lake - c. 1915

    Clarence Winter produced some of the most striking hand-tinted images of Oregon, often working with master colorist Frederick P. Leutters. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. Phantom Ship and Mount Scott at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Phantom Ship and Mount Scott at Crater Lake - c. 1910

    While the original print for this view is not signed, it is numbered on the back in pencil, with the handwriting and number series matching signed Kiser prints. Learn More
  25. Phantom Ship Island, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Phantom Ship Island, in Crater Lake - 1919

    This photo was used by the American landscape artist Henry Howard Bagg (1852-1928) as the foundation for his painting #1510, featured in a calendar from the Murphy Calendar Company of Red Oak, Iowa. Learn More
  26. Phantom Ship, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Phantom Ship, Crater Lake - c. 1919

    We're dating this hand-tinted photo to 1919, as the black and white version shown below in Related Items was published that year. However, the colorized version shown here was published about 1925. Learn More
  27. Pinnacles at Sand Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Pinnacles at Sand Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    The Pinnacles are spires of eroded rock, located at the confluence of Sand Creek and Wheeler Creek. Some are as much as 200 feet high. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. Sentinel Rock from the rim of Crater Lake - Kiser

    Sentinel Rock from the rim of Crater Lake - c. 1915

    This view along the rim of Crater Lake features Sentinel Rock, the bare rock formation beyond the trees that reaches to the upper left corner of the photo. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Summer at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Summer at Crater Lake - c. 1925

    Summer is relative at Crater Lake, where average snowfall is 533 inches per year. You can see a bit of snow still on the ground in this image. Learn More
  32. 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
  33. Sunset from Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Sunset from Wizard Island, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    While the original print for this hand-tinted view includes the title of "Sunset", it's hard to tell the difference between it and other prints by this particular colorist for Kiser, as all have colorful skies. Learn More
  34. 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
  35. The Palisades at Crater Lake - Kiser

    The Palisades at Crater Lake - c. 1925

    The colors in this hand-tinted Kiser print are especially vibrant, due to the fact that the original tinted photo was part of a group stored carefully in their original envelope. Learn More
  36. The Witch's Pool in Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    The Witch's Pool at Wizard Island, Crater Lake - c. 1916

    This uncommon view was captured on Wizard Island in Crater Lake - an island most people only get to see at a distance from the rim of old Mount Mazama. Learn More
  37. Vidae Cliff, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Vidae Cliff, Crater Lake - circa 1920

    Named during the Dutton Survey of Crater Lake in 1886, Vidae Cliff was named in honor of Miss Vidae Marshall, a young woman visiting Crater Lake from Portland.. Learn More
  38. View of Crater Lake from the Lodge - Kiser

    View of Crater Lake from the Lodge - c. 1922

    This image is from a hand-tinted albertype of a Fred Kiser photo included in the 1922 booklet, "Crater Lake National Park, Hand-colored". Learn More
  39. Winter at Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Winter at Crater Lake - circa 1925

    The original for this image is a hand-tinted print, one of many sold by Kiser from his studio at Crater Lake. Learn More
  40. Wizard Island and Crater Lake After a Snowfall - Fred Kiser

    Wizard Island and Crater Lake After a Snowfall - c 1915

    The sky and snow soften this classic view of Crater Lake, but photographer Fred Kiser's photo is crisp and shows a lot of detail. Learn More
  41. Wizard Island and Llao Rock, Crater Lake

    Wizard Island and Llao Rock - circa 1922

    This nicely composed image of Wizard Island comes from a hand-tinted albertype made from a Fred Kiser photograph. Learn More
  42. Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Wizard Island, Crater Lake - circa 1920

    "Great minds think alike". This wonderfully hand-tinted image shows virtually the same scene as a hand-colored print made by Frank Patterson at about the same time in the early 1920s. Learn More

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