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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  15. Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland

    Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland - c. 1915

    There are lots of cross-bars on the power poles in this view looking north on Grand Avenue. No wonder they needed the poles to be so tall. Learn More
  16. Horse-drawn Ambulance and Crew - Pacific Photo Co.

    Horse-drawn Ambulance and Crew - 1910

    A beautiful matched team pulls this early Red Cross ambulance, paused for a photo somewhere in Portland in 1910. Learn More
  17. Horse-drawn Water Tanker

    Horse-drawn Water Tanker - c. 1912

    It takes a strong team to pull a water tanker. This pair looks like they're up to the task. Learn More
  18. Interstate Bridge, Nearing Completion - Prentiss

    Interstate Bridge, Nearing Completion - 1917

    This is the new Interstate Bridge, the first auto bridge between Portland and Vancouver, shortly before it was opened on Feb. 14th, 1917 - which was Oregon's 58th anniversary of its statehood. Learn More
  19. Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - Indahl

    Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - c. 1910

    Electric streetcars first took to the streets in Portland in 1889. By the teens, there were 28 streetcar and interurban lines in the Portland area. Learn More
  20. John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland

    John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland - 1915

    As with most old photos of taverns, this view of John's Saloon includes lots of interesting details. I especially like the carved wooden deer that is part of the back bar. Learn More
  21. Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley

    Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley - c. 1915

    The town of Kenton was built near both rail lines and the Columbia River, and its shipping opportunities encouraged industrial companies to locate there. Learn More
  22. Lents Public School

    Lents Public School - 1911

    The first Lents School at 92nd and Harold in Portland - a wooden structure built in 1902 after a previous school at another location had burned. Note the rural character of it surroundings. Learn More
  23. Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck

    Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck - c. 1919

    In a 1919 article, the Oregonian featured a similar truck, which Meier & Frank had purchased from Wentworth & Lewis in Portland. Learn More
  24. Multnomah Hotel, Portland - Columbia Commercial Studio

    Multnomah Hotel, Portland - c. 1918

    When the Multnomah Hotel first opened in 1912, it was the Northwest's largest and most modern hotel. It remained Portland's largest hotel until 1961. Learn More
  25. Oaks Amusement Park, Looking North on the Avenue

    Oaks Amusement Park, Looking North on the Avenue - c. 1915

    "The Avenue" is the name given to the boardwalk at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood when it opened in 1905. This view was captured in about 1915. Learn More
  26. One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - George M. Weister

    One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - c. 1917

    The Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic four-bowl drinking fountains, The first twenty were installed by 1917, financed by a $10,000 gift from Simon Benson. Learn More
  27. Portland Fire Department Pumper c. 1917

    Portland Fire Department Pumper - c. 1917

    A Portland Fire Department pumper from about 1917. An early "hybrid" in that it had an internal combustion engine for propulsion and a steam engine for pumping. Learn More
  28. Portland Rose Festival Ceremony at City Hall - Angelus Studio

    Portland Rose Festival Royalty at City Hall - circa 1912

    King Rex Oregonus and the Queen of the Rose Festival gather with their court to receive the key to the city in this ceremony opening the Festival in about 1912. Learn More
  29. Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge

    Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge - c. 1915

    This detailed view of the west side of the Willamette gives us an excellent idea of how the downtown Portland waterfront felt in the early 20th century. Learn More
  30. Portland, Northwest 3rd and Glisan, Looking West

    Portland, Northwest 3rd & Glisan, Looking West - c. 1915

    There's lots of transportation, and bit of construction, going on in this view looking southwest at the corner of 3rd and Glisan. Learn More
  31. Preparing the Horses for Service

    Preparing the Horses for Service - 1910

    The fire crew moves quickly to prepare the horses to pull Engine 8 from the station at 45 NE Russell in Portland. Note the pulleys used to lower the harnesses from the ceiling. Learn More
  32. REO Speed Wagon, Miller Tires Truck - Columbia Studio

    REO Speed Wagon, Miller Tires Truck - c. 1918

    This delivery truck for the Northwest Auto Company advertises Miller Tires, with their slogan "Geared-to-the-Road". Learn More
  33. Steam Engine 19 in front of Station

    Steam Engine 19 in front of Station - 1913

    This striking photo shows great details for the steam pumper, the horses and the fire station behind them. Learn More
  34. Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge

    Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge - c. 1915

    The Georgiana was a propeller-driven steamboat that operated on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers from 1914 to 1940. She was named after Georgiana Pittock, wife of Henry L. Pittock. Learn More
  35. Sternwheelers Georgie Burton & Annie Comings at Hawthorne Bridge

    Sternwheelers Georgie Burton & Annie Comings at Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1910

    This photo provides a clear view of both the two sternwheelers and the bridge behind them. All were fairly new at this time. Learn More
  36. Two Duck Hunters from Portland - Orlando M. Hofsteater

    Two Duck Hunters from Portland - circa 1910

    I'm assuming those are real ducks, evidence of a successful hunting trip by these two men. Though incongruous in a photo studio, at least the backdrop appears to show a marshy area. Learn More
  37. USS Oregon in Front of Broadway Bridge Under Construction

    USS Oregon in Front of Broadway Bridge Under Construction - 1912

    This hand-tinted view of the USS Oregon during the Rose Festival can be dated by the piers of the unfinished Broadway Bridge in the background. Learn More
  38. Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - George W. Davies

    Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - c. 1915

    This young woman is wearing an elaborate (though not particularly authentic) costume, and appears to be in a wig and in redface. Learn More

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