Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. Steamer Ocean Wave in Portland Harbor - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Sidewheeler Steamer Ocean Wave in Portland Harbor - c. 1895

    The sidewheeler Ocean Wave was designed by Joseph Kamm in built in Portland. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Steam Engine 19 in front of Station

    Steam Engine 19 in front of Station - 1913

    This striking photo shows great details for the steam pumper, the horses and the fire station behind them. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge

    Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge - c. 1915

    The Georgiana was a propeller-driven steamboat that operated on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers from 1914 to 1940. She was named after Georgiana Pittock, wife of Henry L. Pittock. Learn More
  10. Sternwheelers Georgie Burton & Annie Comings at Hawthorne Bridge

    Sternwheelers Georgie Burton & Annie Comings at Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1910

    This photo provides a clear view of both the two sternwheelers and the bridge behind them. All were fairly new at this time. Learn More
  11. Sternwheelers Tahoma and Bailey Gatzert in Portland Harbor - John F. Ford
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The Bath

    The Bath - 1898

    A brother and sister receive their weekly bath on the back porch in this classic Portland scene. Learn More
  15. The Charman Brothers, Oregon City - Buchtel

    The Charman Brothers, Oregon City - c. 1864

    Lennie (later known as T. L.) and Elmer Charman, ages about 4 and 3, who grew up to partner in a number of well-known Oregon City business ventures. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The Haircut

    The Haircut - 1898

    A mother gives her son a trim near the shed in the backyard as his sister looks on, in this classic Portland scene. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. The Waiter - Davies

    The Waiter - c. 1898

    The long and thin proportions of this photo accentuate the slender build of the very proper waiter in late 19th century Portland. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Ready for a Climb of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton

    Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Ready for a Climb of Mt. Hood - 1896

    Eight members of the Portland YMCA Triangle Club get ready to head to Mt. Hood for a group climb. Two others who accompanied them are manning the camera. Learn More
  26. 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
  27. Two Duck Hunters from Portland - Orlando M. Hofsteater

    Two Duck Hunters from Portland - circa 1910

    I'm assuming those are real ducks, evidence of a successful hunting trip by these two men. Though incongruous in a photo studio, at least the backdrop appears to show a marshy area. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. USS Charleston, The 1st US Protected Cruiser, in Portland - Towne

    USS Charleston, The 1st US Protected Cruiser, in Portland - 1892

    This is the second USS Charleston. It was an important ship - the first US protected cruiser to be built. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. USS Oregon in Front of Broadway Bridge Under Construction

    USS Oregon in Front of Broadway Bridge Under Construction - 1912

    This hand-tinted view of the USS Oregon during the Rose Festival can be dated by the piers of the unfinished Broadway Bridge in the background. Learn More
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - George W. Davies

    Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - c. 1915

    This young woman is wearing an elaborate (though not particularly authentic) costume, and appears to be in a wig and in redface. Learn More
  42. Zan Brothers Broom Factory, Portland

    Zan Brothers Broom Factory, Portland - c. 1895

    This 1890s Portland broom factory was located at 213 North 12th Street, in the old numbering system, according to an 1893 directory listing. Learn More

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