Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland? - 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Street, 1876 Portland Flood - Buchtel

    First Street, 1876 Portland Flood

    In this photo of an early Portland flood, pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel is standing at the corner of First and Pine, facing northeast. Learn More
  10. James John, Founder of St. Johns - Buchtel

    James John, Founder of St. Johns - c. 1875

    James John, an early settler who arrived in Oregon in 1842, platted "St. Johns on the Willamette" in 1852. Learn More
  11. Joseph Lane, Oregon's First Territorial Governor - Buchtel

    Joseph Lane, Oregon's First Territorial Governor - 1879

    General Joseph Lane, Oregon's first territorial governor, in later years. Learn More
  12. Julius C. Moreland - Joseph Buchtel

    Julius C. Moreland - circa 1879

    Julius C. Moreland was the Portland City Attorney in 1879, about the time when this portrait was created by Joseph Buchtel. In case you're wondering, yes, the "C" stands for Caesar. Learn More
  13. Mary Marsh, Daughter of Sidney &  Eliza - Buchtel

    Mary Marsh, Daughter of Sidney & Eliza - c. 1876

    Mary Marsh was about eleven years old when this photo of her was taken by Joseph Buchtel. Her father would die young three years later. Learn More
  14. Portland Harbor - Buchtel

    Portland Harbor - c. 1876

    This stereoview of Portland's harbor was originally printed between 1875 and 1878. Learn More
  15. Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - Davidson

    Sam Song Bo, Ministry Student, McMinnville College - 1877

    Sam Song Bo, who was Chinese, was sponsored by the Baptist Home Mission in Portland to attend McMinnville College to study for the ministry. Learn More
  16. Senator Joseph N. Dolph - Buchtel

    Senator Joseph N. Dolph - c. 1876

    The "Buchtel & Stolte" imprint on the original cabinet card dates this image to between 1875 through 1878, a few years before Dolph was first elected to the U. S. Senate in 1882. Learn More
  17. Short-haired Girl with Doll - Buchtel

    Short-haired Girl with her Doll - c. 1879

    A young girl with short-cropped hair holds her doll with long braids. Learn More
  18. Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew

    Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew - circa 1875

    This rare photo from the era of volunteer fire fighting in Portland shows a time before horses were used to pull the equipment. The Willamette Fire Company on Southwest Morrison Street was Portland's first fire station, opened in 1853. Learn More

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