Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    This shiny new milk truck sits for a portrait in front of the Studebaker dealership in Portland. A sign in the window announces "New 1936 Studebaker Trucks * money savers * space savers *" Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator

    Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator - c. 1861

    Born in Louisiana in 1820, Stark sailed to Oregon in 1845, where he soon purchased Asa Lovejoy's share of the land that eventually became downtown Portland, for $390. Learn More
  4. Bishop Scott Academy - 1890

    Bishop Scott Academy - 1890

    Bishop Scott Academy was founded in Portland in 1870 as Bishop Scott Grammar and Divinity School by Episcopal Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris, and named after his predecessor, Bishop Thomas Fielding Scott. Learn More
  5. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  6. Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler

    Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler - 1915

    Created in 1915 by an unknown photographer, this view shows the Broadway Bridge, looking towards the west, two years after its completion. You can find much the same view today from North Interstate Avenue. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  9. City Garage on 10th Street, Portland

    City Garage on 10th Street, Portland - 1915

    The crew poses for a group portrait in this view of an early garage in downtown Portland. Vehicles lining the walls include a mail truck in the back left. Learn More
  10. Corbett Building, 5th and Morrison, Portland, Looking South

    Corbett Building, 5th and Morrison, Portland, Looking South - 1928

    Featured here is the Corbett Building, built about 1909 and then imploded in 1988 to make way for the current Pioneer Place development. Learn More
  11. Crew & Engine Inside Station 15

    Crew & Engine Inside Station 15 - c. 1914

    The crew poses in front of their 1913 American Lafrance hose and chemical combination engine inside the old Station 15, located at 1920 SW Spring Street in Portland. Learn More
  12. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  13. Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge

    Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1912

    Many buildings can be identified in this highly-detailed view of downtown Portland, taken by an unidentified photographer in about 1912. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. Dredge "Clackamas" in Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Clackamas" in Portland Harbor - 1929

    The 3,400 hp diesel electric dredge "Clackamas" shown here was launched in 1925, and at that time was the largest diesel electric dredge in the world. Learn More
  16. Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor - 1913

    The pipeline dredge USS Multnomah was built in 1913 by Portland Iron Works. This photo was taken that same year. Learn More
  17. EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom

    EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom - c. 1910

    This crisp view shows a wonderfully tall EMF Opera Coupe at Portland's Studebaker showroom, located at Southeast Alder and Chapman. The showroom itself is impressive, with polished floors, plants, and decorated ceilings. Learn More
  18. Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade

    Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade - 1910

    A horse-drawn fire engine covered with roses and other flowers stands ready for Portland's fourth Rose Festival Parade - a tradition that began in 1907. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4

    Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4 - 1913

    In this posed photo, the crew demonstrates some of the ways they pass the time while staying prepared at Station 4 in Portland. It appears one civilian has joined them, observing the card game. Learn More
  21. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More
  22. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  23. Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    Fueling the Fokker in Portland, 1928 National Air Tour

    This three-engine Fokker, provided by the Army Air Corps, was one of two official airplanes for the four week Tour, during which 33 airplanes and their passengers traveled over 6,000 miles. Learn More
  24. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon
  25. Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland

    Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland - c. 1915

    There are lots of cross-bars on the power poles in this view looking north on Grand Avenue. No wonder they needed the poles to be so tall. Learn More
  26. 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
  27. Horse-drawn Water Tanker

    Horse-drawn Water Tanker - c. 1912

    It takes a strong team to pull a water tanker. This pair looks like they're up to the task. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland

    John's Saloon, SW Corbett & Hamilton, Portland - 1915

    As with most old photos of taverns, this view of John's Saloon includes lots of interesting details. I especially like the carved wooden deer that is part of the back bar. Learn More
  30. Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley

    Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley - c. 1915

    The town of Kenton was built near both rail lines and the Columbia River, and its shipping opportunities encouraged industrial companies to locate there. Learn More
  31. Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon

    Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon - 1941

    A large crowd has turned out at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland on May 19, 1941, to celebrate the launch of the first of many Liberty Ships built here. Learn More
  32. Lents Public School

    Lents Public School - 1911

    The first Lents School at 92nd and Harold in Portland - a wooden structure built in 1902 after a previous school at another location had burned. Note the rural character of it surroundings. Learn More
  33. Looking North on 11th and 12th, Portland, with Mt. St. Helens

    Looking North on 11th and 12th, Portland, with Mt. St. Helens - 1893

    We assume the date given on the original boudoir sized print is more accurate than the mountain's name, which is incorrectly listed as Mt. Hood! Learn More
  34. Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa

    Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa - c. 1898

    Young Lottie Ostby shares a meal with her grandparents, somewhere in the Portland area. In addition to tea, there appear to be several kinds of fruit and baked goods. Learn More
  35. Marcus "Mutt" Kelly and his Indian Motorcycle

    Marcus "Mutt" Kelly and his Indian Motorcycle - c. 1928

    Marcus "Mutt" Kelly was part of the Portland Motorcycle Club in 1928, before moving to Wisconsin where he was a competitive motorcycle racer. Learn More
  36. Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck

    Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck - c. 1919

    In a 1919 article, the Oregonian featured a similar truck, which Meier & Frank had purchased from Wentworth & Lewis in Portland. Learn More
  37. 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
  38. Oaks Amusement Park, Looking North on the Avenue

    Oaks Amusement Park, Looking North on the Avenue - c. 1915

    "The Avenue" is the name given to the boardwalk at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood when it opened in 1905. This view was captured in about 1915. Learn More
  39. Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot

    Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot - c. 1920

    The Oswego Local 319 waits at Union Station in Portland. Running from 1914 through 1929, the distinctive round-windowed Red Electrics provided public transportation for the Portland area that has yet to be rivaled. Learn More
  40. Portland Fire Department Pumper c. 1917

    Portland Fire Department Pumper - c. 1917

    A Portland Fire Department pumper from about 1917. An early "hybrid" in that it had an internal combustion engine for propulsion and a steam engine for pumping. Learn More
  41. 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
  42. Portland Waterfront, Looking Northwest

    Portland Waterfront, Looking Northwest - c. 1895

    While we can't quite read the names of the ships in this photo, we can certainly see the names of many of the buildings on the west shore of the Willamette River. Learn More
  43. Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge

    Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge - c. 1915

    This detailed view of the west side of the Willamette gives us an excellent idea of how the downtown Portland waterfront felt in the early 20th century. Learn More
  44. Portland Wire & Iron Works

    Portland Wire & Iron Works - c. 1898

    Four of the men are identified in this group portrait of employees of the Portland Wire & Iron Works, located at 84 North Second Street in Portland, at the corner of Everett. Learn More
  45. Portland, Northwest 3rd and Glisan, Looking West

    Portland, Northwest 3rd & Glisan, Looking West - c. 1915

    There's lots of transportation, and bit of construction, going on in this view looking southwest at the corner of 3rd and Glisan. Learn More
  46. Preparing the Horses for Service

    Preparing the Horses for Service - 1910

    The fire crew moves quickly to prepare the horses to pull Engine 8 from the station at 45 NE Russell in Portland. Note the pulleys used to lower the harnesses from the ceiling. Learn More
  47. Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland

    Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland - 1929

    An unknown performer shows a lot of leg in this publicity photo for the show "Pretty Babies", performed in Portland in the summer of 1929. Learn More
  48. Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland

    Rose City Cabinet Works, Portland - c. 1924

    Drive belts run from a central electric motor to power the tools used to make cabinets in this northeast Portland shop at 1454 Sandy Blvd. Learn More
  49. 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
  50. 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

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