Marion County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Marion County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street - Myra E. Sperry

    1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street

    State Street is located near a lot of water even in normal times, with the Willamette River at its west end, the mouth of Pringle Creek to its south, and Mill Creek paralleling it a bit further east. Learn More
  2. 1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek - Myra Sperry

    1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek

    The 1890 flood in Salem was the largest flood the city had experienced since 1861. In this view, we are looking northeast from High Street towards the State Capitol and other buildings in the city center. Learn More
  3. Boy from Salem in Military Garb - Buchtel

    Boy from Salem in Military Garb - c. 1862

    Early tintypes can rarely be attributed to specific photographers. We know this view was by Joseph Buchtel, as the original has an advertisement for his Salem "branch gallery" glued to its back. Learn More
  4. Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - Crawford

    Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - c. 1890

    This dormitory was one of the first buildings completed at Chemawa Indian School when it moved from Forest Grove to the Salem area in 1885. Learn More
  5. First Center Street Bridge in Salem - Myra E. Sperry

    First Center Street Bridge in Salem - circa 1888

    This was the first wagon bridge across the Willamette in Oregon. Opened in December, 1886, it unfortunately collapsed in February, 1890 during severe flooding. Learn More
  6. First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - Myra E. Sperry

    First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - circa 1888

    A boy stands on the long ramp leading up to the original Center Street Bridge in Salem, opened in December, 1886, four months before the Morrison Street Bridge in Portland. Learn More
  7. Fischer's Flouring Mill, Silverton, Oregon - June D. Drake

    Fischer's Flouring Mill, Silverton, Oregon - 1904

    Fischer's Flouring Mill was central to the history and growth of Silverton. Most of the building shown here in 1904 were purchased by Henry Fischer from the Oregon Milling Company in 1898. Learn More
  8. Glen Oaks Orphanage, Salem - Mulit

    Glen Oaks Orphanage, Salem - c. 1890

    This image by Henry Mulit of Salem shows a group of children standing outside of the imposing Glen Oaks Orphanage. Built in 1887 as the second home of the orphanage, the building then became the second home of the Salem Hospital in 1900. Learn More
  9. Hop Workers near Mount Angel

    Hop Workers near Mount Angel - 1909

    With historic group photos, if you look closely, you can almost hear the individuals telling their stories. Here we see hop workers, an occupation that both then and now was plain hard work. Learn More
  10. John Minto, Sheep Farmer & Legislator - Trover

    John Minto, Sheep Farmer & Legislator - c. 1913

    This portrait of early Oregon settler John Minto was taken by the Trover - Weigel Studio of Salem towards the end of his long life, when he was about 90 years old. Learn More
  11. Man & Woman in Costume with Parasol - Lewis

    Man & Woman in Costume with Parasol - 1900s

    Two apparent stage performers strike a pose in Salem. From their shoes and her dress, it's likely they're dancers. Learn More
  12. Marion County Court House, Salem - Cronise Studio

    Marion County Court House, Salem - circa 1904

    An architectural historian once described Marion County's ornate 1873 Courthouse as a wedding cake. It stood until 1952 when it was torn down and replaced with a more modern, utilitarian building. Learn More
  13. North Silver Creek Falls - Eddy

    North Silver Creek Falls - 1934

    Taken a year after Silver Falls State Park was dedicated, this view of the 136-foot high North Falls was created as a postcard view by photographer Ralph Eddy in 1934. Learn More
  14. Oregon Milling Co., Mill B, Silverton - June D. Drake
  15. Oregon State Capitol - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Oregon State Capitol - circa 1908

    This extremely detailed photo of Oregon's capitol is recreated from the original glass negative, created by Sunset Magazine (and Southern Pacific Railroad) photographer Howard C. Tibbits. Learn More
  16. Oregon State Insane Asylum - Crawford

    Oregon State Insane Asylum - c. 1890

    Built in Salem in 1883 as the Oregon State Insane Asylum, much of this building is still in use today as the Oregon State Hospital. Learn More
  17. Rev. Clark Brown - Johnson

    Rev. Clark Brown - c. 1883 Photo of c. 1810 Drawing

    This is a circa 1883 cabinet photo of a circa 1810 drawing of Reverend Clark Brown, husband of Tabitha Brown. Learn More
  18. South Mill Creek Covered Bridge, Salem, During 1890 Flood

    South Mill Creek Covered Bridge, Salem, During 1890 Flood

    The South Mill Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1862 on Commercial Street, just south of Trade Street. It was damaged in the 1890 flood, shown here, and had to be dismantled. Learn More
  19. South Silver Creek Falls - Eddy

    South Silver Creek Falls - 1929

    This photo was taken of 177 foot high South Falls, the most visited waterfall in Silver Falls State Park, several years before the park was created. Learn More
  20. State Capitol at Night, Salem - Eddy

    State Capitol at Night, Salem - 1940

    This dramatic night-time photo of the new Oregon capitol was taken by postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1940, two years after the building was completed. Learn More
  21. State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - Eddy

    State Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon - 1932

    One challenge of taking photos of the old State Capitol was being able to see the building through the trees. Ralph Eddy solved this problem by staging his photograph in the winter. Learn More
  22. Street Scene in Stayton - Patton Postcards

    Street Scene in Stayton - c. 1910

    This detailed view looks down Main Street in Stayton. It was created by Patton Postcards, known for their high quality "real photo" postcards of Oregon. Learn More
  23. Traveling from Portland to New York by Bicycle - Patton Postcards

    Traveling from Portland to New York by Bicycle - c. 1912

    Two young men pose with their bikes in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, as they set off on a cross-county trip to New York City. Learn More
  24. Wheatfields and Apple Orchard, near Salem - NY Ed. Dept.

    Wheatfields and Apple Orchard, near Salem - 1929

    This idylic view of Willamette Valley farming in the 1920s was taken in 1929 about eight miles south of Salem. Learn More

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