Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  2. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  3. Blackface Performer in Portland - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Blackface Performer in Portland - circa 1900

    An unnamed vaudeville performer is captured in his blackface persona in the publicity photo from Portland at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  4. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  5. City Hall, Portland, Oregon - John F. Ford
  6. Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - Indahl

    Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - c. 1905

    Closset and Devers Coffees was an old Portland firm, named when Arthur Devers joined the existing company of Closset Brothers in the early 1880s. Learn More
  7. Daughter of the Wild - Haran

    Daughter of the Wild - 1907

    This evocative study of a young woman was created by James Haran, an award-winning Portland amateur photographer. Learn More
  8. Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - Indahl

    Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - c. 1905

    One of a series of photos taken by Olaf Indahl on West Burnside near the sign store where he worked. The large building across the street is Weinhard's brewery. Learn More
  9. Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland

    Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland - c. 1900

    It took strong horses, wagons, and men to distribute the crushed aggregate and sand sold by Star Sand Company, which was the largest company of its type in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  10. Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland

    Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland - c. 1900

    The Enterprise was the first boat in Oregon to take sand from under the water. She was built for Christian Missinger in about 1890, soon after he founded Star Sand Company. Learn More
  11. Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Forestry Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view of the Forestry Building was taken shortly after its completion, on March 8, 1905. Behind it can be seen the Oriental Palace. Learn More
  12. Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view shows the U. S. Government Building on its island in Guild's Lake, with the "Bridge of Nations" leading out to it in the middle right. Learn More
  13. Government Building from West, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building from the West, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    This view benefits from its unusual vantage point - probably not one that was ever used by the Exposition's promoters. Learn More
  14. Government Building with Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    The Government Building hosted exhibits from many branches of the U. S. government at the Lewis and Clark Expositon - including the military. Here two types of tents fill the east lawn near the waters of Guild's Lake. Learn More
  15. Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - Indahl

    Guild's Lake, Looking Northwest - c. 1909

    This scenic view shows the west end of Guild's Lake in about 1909, before it was drained to create the industrial area we know today. Across a small neck of land to the right is the Willamette River. Learn More
  16. Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland

    Gunderson Groceries Delivery Wagon, Portland - c. 1900

    From the family of Olaf Indahl, this may be another of his series of views of horse-drawn delivery wagons in Portland, though it is not identified as to photographer. Learn More
  17. Houseboats at Portland's First Stockyards - Indahl

    Houseboats at Portland's First Stockyards - c. 1905

    Looking from the Willamette River across the houseboats to Portland's first Union Stock Yards, located in the northwest industrial area at 17th and Vaughn. Learn More
  18. J. K. Gill Co. and 3rd Avenue, Portland

    J. K. Gill Co. and 3rd Avenue, Portland - c. 1904

    Looking north on Third Avenue, we see J. K. Gill on the left at 133 Third Street (as it was called then). This was the original Portland location for what grew into a chain of bookstores for Joseph Kaye Gill. Learn More
  19. Looking Across Guild's Lake to the Northwest Hills - Indahl

    Looking Across Guild's Lake to the Northwest Hills - c. 1905

    Guild's Lake, Kittredge Lake, and Doane Lake along the edge of the Willamette River all varied seasonally in depth when the rains came to Portland. Learn More
  20. Looking East Across the Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Looking East Across the Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This overview of the Exposition is the work of talented amateur photographer Olaf Indahl, who often captured slightly different views of the fair than those published by the promoters. Learn More
  21. Looking North on Sixth Street, Portland - John F. Ford
  22. Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - Indahl

    Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - c. 1905

    Taken upstream from its companion photo (see Related Photos below), this view shows two unidentified Navy ships resting in the waters of the Willamette in Portland. Learn More
  23. NCR Exhibit at Lewis and Clark Exposition

    NCR Exhibit at Lewis and Clark Exposition - c. 1905

    One of the few buildings from the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition that survive, the NCR building provided the first opportunity for many fair goers to experience motion pictures. Learn More
  24. Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - 1908

    This is the Emanuele Accame, a steel vessel built in 1891 by the Continental Lead & Iron Company in Perusola, Italy. Learn More
  25. Olaf Indahl, Self-portrait at his Desk - Indahl

    Olaf Indahl, Self-portrait at his Desk - c. 1905

    An eclectic collection of artwork provides inspiration for photographer Olaf Indahl, at his desk in early twentieth-century Portland. Learn More
  26. Overlooking Guild's Lake from the Northwest Hills - Indahl

    Overlooking Guild's Lake from the Northwest Hills - c. 1900

    Guild's Lake in northwest Portland, now drained, became famous a few years after this photo when it was chosen for the site of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition. Learn More
  27. Pioneer Courthouse, Portland - Ford

    Pioneer Courthouse, Portland - c. 1900

    While best known for his logging photos, John F. Ford occasionally ventured into the big city. In fact, he briefly operated a studio in downtown Portland. Learn More
  28. Portland - Vancouver Ferry on the Columbia River - Jackson

    Portland - Vancouver Ferry on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    Part of a series of Columbia River photos created by Jackson on a visit to Oregon about 1900, this view provides a picturesque look at the trip from Vancouver to Portland at that time. Learn More
  29. Portland and Mount Hood - Detroit Photographic Co.

    Portland and Mount Hood - 1901

    This turn-of-the-last-century view of Portland was distributed as a 7 by 9 inch photochrom color view by the Detroit Photographic Company. Learn More
  30. Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car

    Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car - 1902

    All of Portland's streetcars were originally horse-drawn, beginning with Ben Holliday's first car along Front Street in 1872. His popular vehicles were stored at his barn at Southeast Grand and Morrison, where fresh horses were rotated in to keep the cars moving. Learn More
  31. Sidewheeler Olympian in Portland Harbor - Indahl

    Sidewheeler "Olympian" in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    The luxury steamship "Olympian" and her near-sistership "Alaskan" were known as "Henry Villard's White Elephants". Based on designs successful in Chesapeake Bay, they were never profitable in the Northwest. Learn More
  32. Small Steamboats Docked in Portland Harbor

    Small Steamboats Docked in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    A group of small sternwheelers hugs the shore along the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland. Learn More
  33. Steam Tug and Tall Ships in Portland Harbor

    Steam Tug and Tall Ships in Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    The combination of steam tug and sailing vessels in this softly-photographed scene is not coincidence; steam tugboats often assisted the larger sailing ships to and from the docks in the Portland harbor. Learn More
  34. Steamboat "Republic" on Willamette River in Portland - Indahl

    Steamboat "Republic" on Willamette River in Portland - c. 1905

    We know little about the Republic, a small steamboat that plied the waters of the Willamette River in the Portland area a hundred years ago. Learn More
  35. Sternwheelers Tahoma and Bailey Gatzert in Portland Harbor - John F. Ford
  36. Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - Meiser

    Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of an industrial section of the Portland harbor illustrates the importance of sailing ships, even in 1900. It's also a stunning photo. Learn More
  37. The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - Indahl

    The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - c. 1905

    The Tarpenbek was a three-masted steel ship built in 1892 by Pickersgill and Sons of Sunderland, England, and originally named the "Naworth Castle". It was sold in 1899 to the German company Knohr and Buchard, and renamed the "Tarpenbek" at that time. Learn More
  38. The Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Wagon Stops on 12th Street - Indahl

    The Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Wagon Stops on 12th Street - c. 1905

    Lipman, Wolfe & Company was founded in Sacramento in 1850 by Arthur Wolfe and his uncle Solomon Lipman. In 1880 Wolfe moved his mercantile business to Portland. Learn More
  39. The Shaver Fleet of Steamboats, Portland Harbor

    The Shaver Fleet of Steamboats, Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    Five sternwheelers from the Shaver fleet sit side by side for a group portrait - the Wauna, No Wonder, M. F. Henderson, Sarah Dixon, and the Shaver. Learn More
  40. Three-masted Ship in Portland Harbor - Indahl

    Three-masted Ship in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    An unidentified three-masted ship rests in the Portland harbor, near a series of warehouse buildings in front of a low rise. Learn More
  41. Two Boys & their Dog in a Horse-drawn Cart - Indahl

    Two Boys & their Dog in a Horse-drawn Cart - c. 1905

    Another in a series of horse-drawn vehicles from Olaf Indahl. This one is less work-related, and shows two boys and their dog in a two-wheeled sprung cart. Learn More
  42. U. S. Cruiser Charleston at the 1907 Rose Festival

    U. S. Cruiser Charleston at the 1907 Rose Festival

    Three men stop along the tracks to admire the U.S.S. Charleston - the first Navy ship to visit the Portland Rose Festival. Learn More
  43. USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - Indahl

    USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - c. 1905

    The USS Marblehead rests in the Willamette River, in front of the original Steel Bridge, which had a rotating center span. The Marblehead received her battle stars during the Spanish-American War, during which she helped capture Guantanamo Bay. Learn More
  44. West Burnside Street near 12th in Portland - Indahl

    West Burnside Street near 12th in Portland - c. 1900

    Looking east on Burnside Street - the next cross street is 12th Street. The large building on the left is the Henry Weinhard Brewery. Learn More

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