Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    This three-engine Fokker, provided by the Army Air Corps, was one of two official airplanes for the four week Tour, during which 33 airplanes and their passengers traveled over 6,000 miles. Learn More
  7. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon
  8. Jazz Age Flapper "Twins", Portland - George W. Davies

    Jazz Age Flapper "Twins", Portland - c. 1928

    This publicity photo was taken by George Davies in Portland. Show business photographs were a specialty of his. Learn More
  9. Marcus "Mutt" Kelly and his Indian Motorcycle

    Marcus "Mutt" Kelly and his Indian Motorcycle - c. 1928

    Marcus "Mutt" Kelly was part of the Portland Motorcycle Club in 1928, before moving to Wisconsin where he was a competitive motorcycle racer. Learn More
  10. Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot

    Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot - c. 1920

    The Oswego Local 319 waits at Union Station in Portland. Running from 1914 through 1929, the distinctive round-windowed Red Electrics provided public transportation for the Portland area that has yet to be rivaled. Learn More
  11. Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - Eddy

    Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - 1929

    In this view looking north toward downtown, it's clear this section of the Willamette was very much a working river. The 1910 Hawthorne Bridge dominates the scene. Learn More
  12. Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland

    Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland - 1929

    An unknown performer shows a lot of leg in this publicity photo for the show "Pretty Babies", performed in Portland in the summer of 1929. Learn More
  13. Putting at Waverley Country Club - Prentiss

    Putting at Waverley Country Club - c. 1925

    Waverley Country Club was chartered in 1896, making it the second private golf club established west of the Mississippi. It moved to its current location along the Willamette River in 1898. Learn More
  14. Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland

    Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland - c. 1924

    Drive belts run from a central electric motor to power the tools used to make cabinets in this northeast Portland shop at 1454 Sandy Blvd. Learn More
  15. Station 8 Crew Pose Outside Their Station - Norris

    Station 8 Crew Pose Outside Their Station - 1925

    This colorized photo shows the Chief's car, Engine 8 and Truck 5 in front of the fire station at 45 NE Russell in Portland. Learn More
  16. Swan Island Before the Airport

    Swan Island Before the Airport - c. 1920

    This early aerial photo shows Swan Island when it was still an island, and before construction began on Portland's first airport, located here. Learn More
  17. The Record Breaker - 1920s Chevrolet Boasts 43 MPG

    The Record Breaker - 1920s Chevrolet Boasts 43 MPG - c. 1924

    Clearly, claims of good gas mileage are nothing new. The featured car appears to be a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Model B four-door sedan. Learn More
  18. The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - Davies

    The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - circa 1928

    The "sheik" of the 1920s was in many ways the male equivalent of the flapper - a hip young man who liked jazz and danced the foxtrot, and rebelled against the ethics of his parents' generation. Learn More
  19. Unloading a Car Load of Hood River Apples in Portland

    Unloading a Car Load of Hood River Apples in Portland - c.1925

    This colorful image is recreated from a hand-tinted magic lantern slide from an unknown photographer. Learn More
  20. Vaudeville Dancer, Portland Publix Theatre - Davies

    Vaudeville Dancer, Portland Publix Theatre - c. 1928

    This publicity photo of a vaudeville dancer was taken by Portland photographer George Davies, near the end of the "roaring twenties". Learn More

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