Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - George M. Weister

    "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - c. 1917

    A newsboy stops for refreshment at one of twenty water fountains given to the city of Portland by Simon Benson, shortly after they were installed. Learn More
  2. 1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co. - Towne

    1894 Portland Flood, Goodyear Rubber Co.

    This unusual photo shows the interior of the Goodyear Rubber Company retail store, located on First Street, about two blocks from the Willamette River. Learn More
  3. 1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    This shiny new milk truck sits for a portrait in front of the Studebaker dealership in Portland. A sign in the window announces "New 1936 Studebaker Trucks * money savers * space savers *" Learn More
  4. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  5. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  6. Publicity Photo of a Dancer in Portland - Fink Studio

    A Dancer in a Classic Art Deco Pose - c. 1929

    An unknown performer strikes an Art Deco pose for this publicity photo by Fink Studio in Portland, probably in 1929. Learn More
  7. A Music Hall Fiddler - Joseph Buchtel

    A Music Hall Fiddler - circa 1875

    First seen in Britain in the 1830s, by the 1870s the popularity of music halls had spread to most good-sized towns in the Pacific Northwest Learn More
  8. A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - Buchtel

    A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - c. 1874

    We don't know the name of this young girl, but we do know the original small-format CDV photo was taken by Buchtel and Stolte, at 91 First Street in Portland. Learn More
  9. A Young Chinese Man from Portland - Isaac G. Davidson

    A Young Chinese Man from Portland - 1877

    This image was captured in the late 1870s - a time of growth for the Chinese community in Portland. The city's Chinese population increased from about 700 in 1870 to about 2500 in 1880. Learn More
  10. A Young Woman with a Marcel Wave Hairstyle - David Perry Evans

    A Young Woman with a Marcel Wave Hairstyle - circa 1925

    This circa 1925 portrait of a young woman with a Marcel Wave hairstyle was taken by Portland photographer David Perry Evans. Marcel Waves were created with a heated curling iron, invented by French hair designer Francois Marcel in the 1870s. Learn More
  11. Adagio Dancers in Portland - Fink Studio

    Adagio Dancers in Portland - c. 1930

    In the 1920s, acrobatic dance routines became extremely fashionable and the dances were either described as ‘whirlwind’ or ‘adagio’. Adagio dances were slower, and often involved the partners holding a pose for some period of time. Learn More
  12. Agnes Dolph, daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - Buchtel

    Agnes Dolph, Daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - c. 1875

    A well-to-do girl in a wonderful fringed dress, posed next to perhaps a family heirloom? Learn More
  13. Albert G. Walling, Early Publisher - Joseph Buchtel

    Albert G. Walling, Early Oregon Publisher - 1872

    A. G. Walling emigrated with his family to the West Linn area now known as Robinwood in 1849. Learn More
  14. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - c. 1873

    I can use some help identifying the location. Dennie, the photographer, imprinted his photos with his Portland address, but he also worked in Tacoma and sometimes in Olympia. Learn More
  15. Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator

    Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator - c. 1861

    Born in Louisiana in 1820, Stark sailed to Oregon in 1845, where he soon purchased Asa Lovejoy's share of the land that eventually became downtown Portland, for $390. Learn More
  16. Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - Buchtel

    Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - c. 1871

    This early portrait of Morris was taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel about two years after Morris arrived in Oregon to assume the position of Episcopal Bishop of Oregon. Learn More
  17. Bishop Scott Academy - 1890
  18. Blackface Performer in Portland - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Blackface Performer in Portland - circa 1900

    An unnamed vaudeville performer is captured in his blackface persona in the publicity photo from Portland at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  19. Bringing a Stein of Beer - Buchtel

    Bringing a Stein of Beer - c. 1872

    In early photography, cameras were so bulky that occupational photos were usually shot in the studio. Here we see a bar keeper bringing a glass beer stein to a customer. Learn More
  20. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  21. Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler

    Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler - 1915

    Created in 1915 by an unknown photographer, this view shows the Broadway Bridge, looking towards the west, two years after its completion. You can find much the same view today from North Interstate Avenue. Learn More
  22. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  23. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  24. Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - Ralph Eddy

    Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - 1936

    Taken during Portland's first "Fleet Week", this view shows the destroyer Reuben James and other Navy ships in front of the City's downtown business district. Learn More
  25. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  26. City Garage on 10th Street, Portland

    City Garage on 10th Street, Portland - 1915

    The crew poses for a group portrait in this view of an early garage in downtown Portland. Vehicles lining the walls include a mail truck in the back left. Learn More
  27. Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - Pro Art

    Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - c. 1955

    The modern-day Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse, formed in 1939, is still active today - helping with parking at events and assisting in search and rescue efforts. Learn More
  28. Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Shown here shortly before she died from tuberculosis in 1886, Clara Belle Duniway Stearns was the oldest child, and only daughter, of Oregon suffragette and author Abigail Scott Duniway.

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  29. Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - Indahl

    Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - c. 1905

    Closset and Devers Coffees was an old Portland firm, named when Arthur Devers joined the existing company of Closset Brothers in the early 1880s. Learn More
  30. Corbett Building, 5th and Morrison, Portland, Looking South

    Corbett Building, 5th and Morrison, Portland, Looking South - 1928

    Featured here is the Corbett Building, built about 1909 and then imploded in 1988 to make way for the current Pioneer Place development. Learn More
  31. Crew & Engine Inside Station 15

    Crew & Engine Inside Station 15 - c. 1914

    The crew poses in front of their 1913 American Lafrance hose and chemical combination engine inside the old Station 15, located at 1920 SW Spring Street in Portland. Learn More
  32. Crew with Municipal Engine Co. Gas Cement Mixer - Mt. Hood Studio

    Crew with Municipal Engine Co. Gas Cement Mixer - c. 1914

    Somewhere in the Portland area, a crew pauses from their concrete work to have their picture taken. Their main equipment is an early version of a gas-powered cement mixer. Learn More
  33. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  34. Daughter of the Wild - Haran

    Daughter of the Wild - 1907

    This evocative study of a young woman was created by James Haran, an award-winning Portland amateur photographer. Learn More
  35. Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - Indahl

    Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - c. 1905

    One of a series of photos taken by Olaf Indahl on West Burnside near the sign store where he worked. The large building across the street is Weinhard's brewery. Learn More
  36. Downtown Portland and the West Hills - Hale

    Downtown Portland and the West Hills - 1898

    By 1898 Portland had become a thriving modern city, and fine homes were making their way up the slopes of the West Hills. Learn More
  37. Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge

    Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1912

    Many buildings can be identified in this highly-detailed view of downtown Portland, taken by an unidentified photographer in about 1912. Learn More
  38. Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - Hendee

    Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - c. 1865

    Dr. Sidney Marsh was appointed President of Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove in 1853, and carried on as that position when the school became Pacific University in 1854. Learn More
  39. Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland

    Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland - c. 1900

    It took strong horses, wagons, and men to distribute the crushed aggregate and sand sold by Star Sand Company, which was the largest company of its type in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  40. Dredge "Clackamas" in Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Clackamas" in Portland Harbor - 1929

    The 3,400 hp diesel electric dredge "Clackamas" shown here was launched in 1925, and at that time was the largest diesel electric dredge in the world. Learn More
  41. Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor - 1913

    The pipeline dredge USS Multnomah was built in 1913 by Portland Iron Works. This photo was taken that same year. Learn More
  42. Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Elmer Ellsworth Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis in 1881, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Learn More
  43. EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom

    EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom - c. 1910

    This crisp view shows a wonderfully tall EMF Opera Coupe at Portland's Studebaker showroom, located at Southeast Alder and Chapman. The showroom itself is impressive, with polished floors, plants, and decorated ceilings. Learn More
  44. Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade

    Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade - 1910

    A horse-drawn fire engine covered with roses and other flowers stands ready for Portland's fourth Rose Festival Parade - a tradition that began in 1907. Learn More
  45. Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland

    Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland - c. 1900

    The Enterprise was the first boat in Oregon to take sand from under the water. She was built for Christian Missinger in about 1890, soon after he founded Star Sand Company. Learn More
  46. Evening on Broadway, Portland - Eddy

    Evening on Broadway, Portland - c. 1940

    Bright lights point the way as pedestrians gather on Broadway on a circa 1940 evening. Learn More
  47. Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland - Eddy

    Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland, 1939

    While it may not have been a great movie, Sonja Henie's film "Everything Happens at Night" provides a great caption for this image of Broadway at night in 1939. Learn More
  48. Father and Daughters - Joseph Buchtel

    Father and Daughters - circa 1868

    We don't know the names of these people, but we can make some good assumptions about them. Learn More
  49. Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4

    Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4 - 1913

    In this posed photo, the crew demonstrates some of the ways they pass the time while staying prepared at Station 4 in Portland. It appears one civilian has joined them, observing the card game. Learn More
  50. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More

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