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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Father and Daughters - Joseph Buchtel

    Father and Daughters - circa 1868

    We don't know the names of these people, but we can make some good assumptions about them. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. Front Street Portland in 1852 - Buchtel

    Front Street in Portland in 1852

    This circa 1900 photo was copied from an original daguerreotype attributed to Joseph Buchtel. It shows Front Street from Ash Street to Salmon Street, with the docks in the distance. Learn More
  10. George Law Curry, Oregon's Last Territorial Governor - Buchtel

    George Law Curry, Oregon's Last Territorial Governor - 1860s

    George Law Curry, a publisher and jewelry maker, served as Oregon Territory's governor on three different occasions. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. M. K. Lauden, Co-founder of Portland Business College - Buchtel

    M. K. Lauden, Co-founder of Portland Business College - 1868

    Lauden, along with H. M DeFrance, started National Business College in Portland in 1866, which was renamed as Portland Business College in the 1880s. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Portland Harbor - Buchtel

    Portland Harbor - c. 1876

    This stereoview of Portland's harbor was originally printed between 1875 and 1878. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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