Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hooverville Squatter in Portland - Rothstein

    Hooverville Squatter in Portland - 1936

    "Hooverville" was a name given to shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were informally named after President Herbert Hoover, who was widely blamed for the Depression.. Learn More
  7. Looking North on Sixth Street at Jefferson - Eddy

    Looking North on Sixth Street at Jefferson - 1936

    The Public Service Building, with its "HEAT" sign on top, dominates this view, as it dominated downtown Portland for many years, being its tallest building. Learn More
  8. Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - Eddy

    Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - 1936

    Navy ships pause near the Portland Public Market in August, 1936. Opened in late 1933, it was at the time the world's largest public and farmer's market. Learn More
  9. Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - Eddy

    Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - 1931

    An Ocean Liner passes through the opened bridge in September, 1931, about five years after the new Burnside Bridge was completed, replacing an 1894 swing-span version. Learn More
  10. Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - Eddy

    Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - 1933

    Two icons meet in one photograph by Ralph Eddy. The new is the St. Johns Bridge, dedicated two years earlier. The old is "Old Ironsides", the U.S.S. Constitution, dedicated in 1797. Learn More
  11. Old Ironsides Visits Portland - Eddy

    Old Ironsides Visits Portland - 1933

    A Portland crowd gathers for a unique opportunity - the chance to step on board "Old Ironsides", the (now) over two centuries old U.S.S. Constitution, on her only visit to the Pacific Northwest in 1933. Learn More
  12. Planes at Swan Island Airport, Portland - Eddy

    Planes at Swan Island Airport, Portland - 1930

    Swan Island was the site of Portland's first airport, dedicated a few years before this photo by Charles Lindberg in 1927, and operating until 1940. Learn More
  13. Portland and Mount Hood - Eddy

    Portland and Mount Hood - 1935

    Reproduced from the original postcard negative, this view looks over Portland from the west hills. Note Civic Stadium (now Providence Park) in the foreground. Learn More
  14. Portland and Mt. St. Helens - Eddy

    Portland and Mt. St. Helens - 1937

    This striking photo of downtown Portland, looking north on Broadway, features a snowy Mt. St. Helens in the distance. Learn More
  15. Portland Veterans' Hospital Aerial View - Brubaker

    Portland Veterans' Hospital Aerial View - c. 1930

    This overview shows the Portland VA Hospital campus shortly after the first fifteen buildings were completed and dedicated in 1929. The land was donated in 1926 by the Oregon Medical School. Learn More
  16. Portland Veterans' Hospital Exterior - Eddy

    Portland Veterans' Hospital Exterior - c. 1930

    Driving up Veterans Hospital Road to the newly completed Portland Veterans' Hospital on top of Marquam Hill. This photo was taken shortly after the completion of the first fifteen buildings in 1929; you can see that landscaping has not yet been finished. Learn More
  17. Squatters' Shacks near Ross Island Bridge - Rothstein

    Squatters' Shacks near Ross Island Bridge - 1936

    This view of Depression-era homes near the Ross Island Bridge was created by Arthur Rothstein, just out of college and working as one of a dozen photographers for the Farm Security Administration. Learn More
  18. U S S Portland Under the St Johns Bridge - Angelus Studio

    U S S Portland Under the St Johns Bridge - 1933

    The U S S Portland, which would become one of the most-decorated ships in the U S Fleet in World War II, passes under the St. Johns bridge as she arrives in Portland. Learn More
  19. U. S. Warship Under St. Johns Bridge - Eddy

    U. S. Warship Under St. Johns Bridge - 1933

    An unnamed U. S. warship passes under the St. Johns bridge on its way back down the Willamette River. We're looking northeast, towards St. Johns. Learn More
  20. University of Oregon Medical School Campus

    University of Oregon Medical School Campus - c. 1930

    This early aerial photo shows the U of O Medical School on Marquam Hill, along with great views of the Willamette River and the city of Portland in the background. Learn More

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