Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. Interstate Bridge, Nearing Completion - Prentiss

    Interstate Bridge, Nearing Completion - 1917

    This is the new Interstate Bridge, the first auto bridge between Portland and Vancouver, shortly before it was opened on Feb. 14th, 1917 - which was Oregon's 58th anniversary of its statehood. Learn More
  3. Looking Over Portland's Bridges Towards Mt. St. Helens - Hale

    Looking Over Portland's Bridges Towards Mt. St. Helens - c. 1898

    This early view shows three of Portland's bridges across the Willamette, all of which have been replaced since the photo was created in 1898. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - Eddy

    Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - 1931

    An Ocean Liner passes through the opened bridge in September, 1931, about five years after the new Burnside Bridge was completed, replacing an 1894 swing-span version. Learn More
  6. Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - Eddy

    Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - 1933

    Two icons meet in one photograph by Ralph Eddy. The new is the St. Johns Bridge, dedicated two years earlier. The old is "Old Ironsides", the U.S.S. Constitution, dedicated in 1797. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Ross Island Bridge, Portland and Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Ross Island Bridge, Portland and Mt. Hood - c. 1940

    Taken just before World War II, this crisp view by Ralph Eddy reveals many details of the 1926 bridge and the neighborhood near it on the west bank of the Willamette. 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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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