Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - Bertram C. Towne

    First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - 1888

    This is the first Steel Bridge, after the lower deck was functional but before the upper deck was completed. Learn More
  4. First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - Byrnes

    First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - 1889

    The December 21st, 1889 issue of The West Shore included this holiday-themed engraving of life in downtown Portland as its centerfold. Learn More
  5. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - Towne

    Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland - c. 1881

    Good Samaritan Hospital opened its doors in October, 1875, in this building on the same location at NW 23rd and Marshall in northwest Portland where the hospital continues today. Learn More
  6. James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - Towne

    James H. Bird, Circuit Court Judge - c. 1884

    This photo may have been taken before James Harrison Bird became Circuit Judge for the 7th Oregon District. We know he held that position in 1886, at the age of 29. Learn More
  7. Leonard (T. L.) Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Leonard (T. L.) Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Thomas Leonard Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in 1881, with a Bachelor of Science degree. Learn More
  8. Lord's Prayer, Executed with a Steel Pen - Frank G. Abell

    Lord's Prayer, Executed with a Steel Pen - Photo circa 1880

    This is a photo of a hand-scripted version of The Lord's Prayer. At the time, taking and printing photos was a common way to reproduce artworks of various kinds, including scenic paintings. Learn More
  9. Overview of Central Portland and East Portland - Davidson

    Overview of Central Portland and East Portland - c. 1887

    This early overview of Portland shows both sides of the Willamette, shortly before electric power lines began to line city streets. About a third of the way up are the Park Blocks, with their newly planted trees. Learn More
  10. Portland and Mt. Hood - Watkins

    Portland and Mt. Hood - circa 1885

    The ornate stone building in the center of this image is Portland High School, located on the southwest corner of 14th and Morrison Streets. Learn More
  11. Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - Partridge

    Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - c. 1887

    Portland Harbor, looking upstream from the east side. Learn More
  12. Sarah Jane Clear Dickerson - Abell

    Sarah Jane Clear Dickerson, Oregon City - c. 1882

    Sarah Jane Clear was born in Missouri in 1862, and came to Oregon with her parents John and Louisa Clear in about 1865, when they settled in Washington County. Learn More
  13. The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - Davidson

    The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - c. 1888

    The Morrison Bridge was Portland's first bridge across the Willamette, completed in 1887, about a year before this photo was created. At its opening, it was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi. Learn More
  14. Unloading at Portland Harbor - Haynes

    Unloading at Portland Harbor - 1880s

    This unusual (for the 1880s) closeup shows a pretty immaculate sailing ship docked in Portland's harbor. There is more fresh paint here than on many ships of that time. Learn More
  15. Victorian Woman with Cropped Hair - Davidson

    Young Victorian Woman with Cropped Hair - 1887

    Portrait of Blanche Webster Yeomans, taken in January 1887, shortly after her marriage. Learn More

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