New Arrivals - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Walk to Canemah, West Side Mills in Background

    A Walk to Canemah, West Side Mills in Background - 1895

    A large group of Willamette Falls area young people stop for a photo on a Sunday afternoon, on a walk to Canemah. They were probably going to visit the park at the end of the trolley line. Learn More
  2. A Young Chinese Man from Portland - Isaac G. Davidson

    A Young Chinese Man from Portland - 1877

    This image was captured in the late 1870s - a time of growth for the Chinese community in Portland. The city's Chinese population increased from about 700 in 1870 to about 2500 in 1880. Learn More
  3. Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - Frank Patterson

    Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - circa 1928

    The Azalea Hotel was built in 1912, and was first known as the Canyon Pass Hotel. The building still exists, and now houses the Azalea General Store and the Cow Creek Cafe. Learn More
  4. Beginning the Uppercut - Isaac G. Davidson

    Beginning the Uppercut - circa 1885

    This logging photo is a bit older than most, and is recreated from a boudoir card image printed and sold by Isaac G. Davidson - who at the time had arguably the largest photo business in Oregon. Learn More
  5. Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - Ralph Eddy

    Breakers Row and Strand at Bandon Beach - 1932

    This striking image of Bandon Beach was captured by Oregon postcard photographer Ralph Eddy in 1932. Learn More
  6. Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - George M. Weister

    Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - c. 1909

    This overview of Beavertail Ridge is recreated from a glass negative made by George Weister during the Deschutes River Railroad War. You can see tracks being constructed on both sides of the river. Learn More
  7. Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Carter Lake - Fred Kiser

    Cliffs of Garfield Peak, Carter Lake - circa 1920

    The trail to the summit of Garfield Peak continues to be one of the most popular at Crater Lake, due both to its proximity to Crater Lake Lodge and the spectacular views it offers. Learn More
  8. Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - Frank Patterson

    Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - circa 1928

    We are looking west towards the river from near the intersection of what is now Highway 99, also known as the Goshen-Divide Highway. Learn More
  9. Crew with Early GMC 3 1/2 Ton Logging Truck - Webster and Stevens

    Crew with Early GMC 3 1/2 Ton Logging Truck - 1917

    This 1917 photo shows a crew and their early GMC logging truck - one of the first GMC models to feature worm-drive (with a drive shaft) instead of chain drive. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Entrance to Ole's Lava Cave, Mt. St. Helens - Willis W. Vail

    Entrance to Ole's Lava Cave, Mt. St. Helens - 1905

    Ole's Cave is the second longest lava cave in the Mt. St. Helens area, second only to the better known Ape Cave. It was discovered in 1894 by Ole Peterson, who farmed in the area. Learn More
  13. Evergreen Highway Looking West at Rock Shed Around Cape Horn - Ralph Eddy

    Evergreen Highway, Looking West at Rock Shed Around Cape Horn - c. 1930

    In 1927, thirty-seven tons of dynamite were used to clear the way for the Evergreen Highway to extend around the river side of Cape Horn in Washington. Unfortunately, the blast loosened much more rock than anticipated, and hundreds of feet of railroad as well as buildings and a farm were covered in the ensuing landslide. Learn More
  14. Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood

    Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood - 1923

    At the time this photo was taken, Eden Park Glacier, on the northwest base of Mt. Hood, had recently been discovered (and named) and made accessible by the construction of a trail from the Hood River Valley. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Fishing Below Willamette Falls (Tinted)

    Fishing Below Willamette Falls (Tinted) - circa 1895

    This idyllic view of fishing below the Falls is recreated from a hand-tinted print of a black and white (actually sepia tone) photo. Learn More
  17. Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River - Kunselman & Gerking

    Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River - circa 1912

    The original for this view is a larger print made by Kunselman and Gerking of Klamath Falls, looking across the Gold Ray Dam, which had been built in 1904. Learn More
  18. Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - Frank Patterson

    Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - c. 1925

    We have a number of photos taken by Frank Patterson, but only a few are recreated from their original glass negatives. While cellulose negatives were widely used in 1925, some traditionalist professional photographers preferred the qualities only available by using glass. Learn More
  19. Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - Boyd G. Sigsbee

    Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - 1903

    This view of the aftermath of the Heppner Flood was taken from Chase Street by local photographer Bert Sigsbee. It shows much of the area where many trees were flattened, and all the buildings completely carried away. Learn More
  20. Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - 1907

    This detailed photo of Hercules Pillars, also called The Needles, was created as a glass negative by Howard C. Tibbitts, photographer for Union Pacific and their Sunset magazine. Learn More
  21. Lithia Springs Hotel, in Ashland - Frank Patterson

    Lithia Springs Hotel, in Ashland - c. 1926

    When the luxurious nine-story Lithia Springs Hotel opened on July 1, 1925, it was the tallest building between Portland and San Francisco. Learn More
  22. Looking East Across Ashland Plaza Towards Hotel Ashland - Frank Patterson

    Looking East Across Ashland Plaza Towards Hotel Ashland - c. 1935

    We are looking east across the historic plaza in Ashland, and have a good look at the back of "Pioneer Mike", the statue that was recently restored, and the drinking fountains that bring water to the public from the mineral waters of Lithia Springs. Learn More
  23. Lyle, Washington, from Point over Tunnel - Willis W. Vail

    Lyle, Washington, from Point over Tunnel - 1906

    Part of James J. Hill's Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway, completed in 1908 from Spokane to Portland, this view shows the two-track trestle entering the town of Lyle from the east. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. Mount Hood from Lost Lake - Fred Kiser

    Mount Hood from Lost Lake - circa 1910

    This classic view has been captured by many photographers; the original for this image is a hand-tinted print by Fred Kiser. Learn More
  26. 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
  27. Overhanging Rock near Oneonta, Columbia River Gorge - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Overhanging Rock near Oneonta, Columbia River Gorge - 1907

    The overhanging rock next to the railroad was once thought to resemble a profile of George Washington. We can't see it this close up, as we are only looking at the lower part of his nose. Learn More
  28. Overlooking Kettle Falls

    Overlooking Kettle Falls - circa 1895

    Like Celilo Falls, Kettle Falls were for thousands of years an important salmon fishing and trading site for Native Americans on the Columbia River. Also like Celilo, these falls were inundated due to dam building in the 20th Century. Learn More
  29. Rolling a Large Log onto a GMC Logging Truck - Webster and Stevens

    Rolling a Large Log onto a GMC Logging Truck - 1919

    Another photo in this series shows the crew loading smaller logs using a hoist, but apparently this log is too heavy for that process. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Sternwheeler N. R. Lang in Willamette Falls Locks

    Sternwheeler N. R. Lang in Willamette Falls Locks - c. 1910

    We're looking downstream at the Willamette Locks, and have a good view of both the two sternwheelers and many of the buildings on the river side of locks. Learn More
  32. Sutherlin, Oregon, Looking East on Central Ave. - Frank Patterson

    Sutherlin, Oregon, Looking East on Central Ave. - 1927

    The old Sutherlin Hotel on the right dominates this view down Central Avenue in Sutherlin, Oregon. Learn More
  33. Two Duck Hunters from Portland - Orlando M. Hofsteater

    Two Duck Hunters from Portland - circa 1910

    I'm assuming those are real ducks, evidence of a successful hunting trip by these two men. Though incongruous in a photo studio, at least the backdrop appears to show a marshy area. Learn More
  34. Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - Willis W. Vail

    Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - 1906

    This is Camp Number 1 for Twohy Brothers Railroad Contractors, who were building this section of the Portland and Seattle Railway, which had been incorporated in 1905. Learn More
  35. Vidae Cliff, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Vidae Cliff, Crater Lake - circa 1920

    Named during the Dutton Survey of Crater Lake in 1886, Vidae Cliff was named in honor of Miss Vidae Marshall, a young woman visiting Crater Lake from Portland.. Learn More
  36. Willamette Falls - Benjamin A. Gifford

    Willamette Falls - 1892

    We are looking from what is now West Linn across Willamette Falls towards the Oregon City side of the river. Learn More
  37. Willamette Tower Skidder at Crown Willamette, Cathlamet - Harold M. Brown
  38. William Hickley Gross, Third Archbishop of Oregon City - Napolean Sarony

    William Hickley Gross, Third Archbishop of Oregon City - c. 1885

    William Hickely Gross served as the Third Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oregon City from 1885 through 1898. He had previously been the Bishop of Savannah for twelve years. Learn More
  39. Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    Wizard Island, Crater Lake - circa 1920

    "Great minds think alike". This wonderfully hand-tinted image shows virtually the same scene as a hand-colored print made by Frank Patterson at about the same time in the early 1920s. Learn More
  40. Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - George W. Davies

    Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - c. 1915

    This young woman is wearing an elaborate (though not particularly authentic) costume, and appears to be in a wig and in redface. Learn More

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