Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland? - c. 1873

    I can use some help identifying the location. Dennie, the photographer, imprinted his photos with his Portland address, but he also worked in Tacoma and sometimes in Olympia. Learn More
  2. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  3. Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - Ralph Eddy

    Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - 1936

    Taken during Portland's first "Fleet Week", this view shows the destroyer Reuben James and other Navy ships in front of the City's downtown business district. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - Eddy

    Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - 1936

    Navy ships pause near the Portland Public Market in August, 1936. Opened in late 1933, it was at the time the world's largest public and farmer's market. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - Eddy

    Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - 1929

    In this view looking north toward downtown, it's clear this section of the Willamette was very much a working river. The 1910 Hawthorne Bridge dominates the scene. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Sternwheelers Tahoma and Bailey Gatzert in Portland Harbor - John F. Ford
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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