New Arrivals - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Young Woman with a Marcel Wave Hairstyle - David Perry Evans
  2. Arlington, Oregon, on the Columbia River - Dorothea Lange

    Arlington, Oregon, on the Columbia River - 1939

    Arlington is an early Oregon town located on the Columbia River at the mouth of Alkali Canyon, about fifty miles east of The Dalles. In the early 1870s, settlers built corrals here to hold sheep and cattle waiting to be transported downriver. Learn More
  3. Astoria, Looking East - Samuel B. Crow

    Astoria, Looking East - Circa 1885

    If this view of Astoria looks familiar, it's because this was a popular vantage point for early photographers to capture an overview of this historic coastal city. Learn More
  4. Baseball Game at Marshfield, Libby Railroad in Background - Ernest A. Stauff

    Baseball Game at Marshfield, Libby Railroad in Background - 1901

    Unlike the field in the 1985 movie "Brewster's Millions", at the Marshfield stadium the railroad did not cross the outfield. But it was pretty close. Learn More
  5. Blacksmith Shop at 4th and Main, Oregon City
  6. Bonanza, Oregon, Circa 1890 - David C. Herrin

    Bonanza, Oregon, Circa 1890

    The whole town has come out for a photo opportunity in Bonanza, located about 25 miles east of Klamath Falls. Founded in 1876 by J. P. Roberts, it was growing slowly at the time this image was captured. Learn More
  7. Clam Digging on Manette Peninsula, Puget Sound
  8. Clatskanie, Winter of 1909

    Clatskanie, Winter of 1909

    At the time this snowy portrait of Clatskanie was taken, the town was going through a growth spurt, more than doubling in size since 1900 (to about 700 inhabitants). Learn More
  9. Coquille at Marshfield Baseball Game July 7, 1901 - Ernest A. Stauff

    Coquille at Marshfield Baseball Game July 7, 1901

    It's impressive how many people turned out for this 1901 baseball game between rivals Coquille and Marshfield (now Coos Bay) on the southern Oregon coast. 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. Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - David C. Herrin
  12. Dredge "Clackamas" in Portland Harbor
  13. Factories at Willamette Falls, Engraving - West Shore Magazine

    Factories at Willamette Falls, Engraving - c. 1890

    This engraving is from The West Shore, an illustrated magazine published in Portland from 1875 through 1891. Many of its articles were profiles of towns throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  14. Hamlin Block, SW Corner of Main & Central, Medford  - David C. Herrin

    Hamlin Block, SW Corner of Main & Central, Medford - 1888

    Medford began in 1883 when the Oregon & California Railroad arrived, and four property owners deeded parts of their land for a depot and surrounding town. A number of buildings were erected in 1884, including the Palmer-Medynski building on the left (which still stands today). Learn More
  15. Harness Racing in Coos County - Ernest A. Stauff
  16. Hospital at Fort Klamath - David C. Herrin
  17. Hotel Chewaucan, Paisley, Oregon

    Hotel Chewaucan, Paisley, Oregon - circa 1915

    Built in 1910, the Hotel Chewaucan was called by locals "the finest hotel within 45 miles". They were right - it was the only hotel within 45 miles. Learn More
  18. John Zurcher, Co-founder of Enterprise, Oregon

    John Zurcher, Co-founder of Enterprise, Oregon - c.1895

    John Zurcher was born in Switzerland in 1837 and came to the United States with his parents in 1852. A Civil War veteran, he lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Montana before coming to what is now Wallowa County with his family in 1882. Learn More
  19. Judge Columbia Lancaster, from an 1855 Painting - Orlando M. Hofsteater

    Judge Columbia Lancaster, from an 1855 Painting - circa 1900

    Arriving in Oregon Country with his family in 1847 at the age of 44, Columbia Lancaster served as Supreme Judge of the Provisional Government of Oregon from 1847 to 1849, when that government was replaced because Oregon had officially become a territory. Learn More
  20. Julius C. Moreland - Joseph Buchtel
  21. Lakeview, Oregon, Circa 1888 - David C. Herrin

    Lakeview, Oregon, 1888

    This wonderful (and rare) early view of Lakeview was captured by Medford photographer David C. Herrin. It's wonderful because of Herrin's composition and photography skills, and rare partly because almost the whole town burned in 1900. Learn More
  22. Looking Down the Deschutes River - Fred Kiser

    Looking Down the Deschutes River - Circa 1920

    This image is reproduced from an early print by Oregon landscape photographer Fred Kiser. Learn More
  23. Looking East Down 7th Street, Medford - David C. Herrin

    Looking East Down Main Street, Medford - 1888

    We're looking down 7th Street (now called Main Street) across the decorative railing for the railroad depot, built in 1884, in the middle of the street. (It made sense at the time.) The depot was used until it was replaced in 1900. Learn More
  24. Looking South Over Agate Beach - George M. Weister

    Looking South Over Agate Beach - circa 1918

    This highly detailed view of the Oregon Coast is recreated from the original glass negative by George M. Weister. Learn More
  25. Looking West Across the Klamath River to Keno, Oregon - David C. Herrin

    Looking West Across the Klamath River to Keno, Oregon - 1888

    This early photo shows the new town of Keno, located about 15 miles downstream from Klamath Falls, along the Klamath River. The town's post office was established one year earlier, in 1887. Learn More
  26. Lord's Prayer, Executed with a Steel Pen - Frank G. Abell

    Lord's Prayer, Executed with a Steel Pen - Photo circa 1880

    This is a photo of a hand-scripted version of The Lord's Prayer. At the time, taking and printing photos was a common way to reproduce artworks of various kinds, including scenic paintings. Learn More
  27. Lower Deschutes River, Below Sixteen Canyon - George M. Weister

    Lower Deschutes River, Below Sixteen Canyon - circa 1915

    We're looking upstream along the Deschutes River, at about mile 20 (20 miles above the Columbia River). Learn More
  28. Major General Edward R. S. Canby - Theodore Lilienthal

    Major General Edward R. S. Canby - circa 1863

    Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (November 9, 1817 – April 11, 1873) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the Civil War. Learn More
  29. Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game - Ernest A. Stauff
  30. Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game from Center Field - Ernest A. Stauff
  31. Mount Hood, Photo of a Painting - Benjamin A. Gifford

    Mount Hood, Photo of a Painting - 1897

    A number of photographers from around 1900 produced black and white (actually sepia) photos of scenic paintings - many of which included Mt. Hood. Learn More
  32. Multnomah Falls with Original Timber Bridge - Isaac G. Davidson

    Multnomah Falls with Original Timber Bridge - circa 1884

    By my count, we now have eleven images of Multnomah Falls with a timber bridge on the Old Oregon website, as well as three images with no bridge and six with the current concrete bridge, built in 1914. Learn More
  33. 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
  34. Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - circa 1921

    This photo of Oneonta Tunnel was taken and hand-tinted by Cross and Dimmitt, who sold both sepia-tone and hand-colored photographic prints at Vista House. Learn More
  35. Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) Football Team - Richard Loewenfeld
  36. Steel Bridge - First Non-Railroad Bridge over the Willamette in Albany - Conn & Underwood
  37. Sternwheeler Lewiston Under the Lewiston - Clarkston Bridge

    Sternwheeler Lewiston Under the Lewiston - Clarkston Bridge - c. 1930

    The steamer Lewiston was built in 1923, and based in its namesake, Lewiston, Idaho. Owned by Union Pacific, it was sold in 1940 and its name changed. Learn More
  38. The South Bound Train Arrives at Ashland - David C. Herrin

    The South Bound Train Arrives at Ashland - 1888

    The Oregon and California Railroad reached Ashland from the north in 1884, and the line was completed to California in 1887. Not surprisingly, this resulted in a huge boost for the growth of Ashland. Learn More
  39. The Witch's Pool in Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Fred Kiser

    The Witch's Pool at Wizard Island, Crater Lake - c. 1916

    This uncommon view was captured on Wizard Island in Crater Lake - an island most people only get to see at a distance from the rim of old Mount Mazama. Learn More
  40. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Reaches Summit of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton

    Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Reaches Summit of Mt. Hood - 1896

    Eight members of the Portland YMCA Triangle Club celebrate on the summit of Mt. Hood in 1896, two years after the Mazamas climbing club was formed. (Two other members were behind the camera taking the photo.) Learn More
  41. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Ready for a Climb of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton
  42. Upper Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Gorge - George M. Weister

    Upper Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Gorge - circa 1915

    From the parking lot and trailhead at Wahkeena on the Columbia River Historic Highway you can see the lower falls, which are a series of small cascades that pass under Highway 30. Learn More
  43. Visiting the Willamette River at Eugene City

    Visiting the Willamette River at Eugene City - c. 1889

    The original print of this image was labeled on the back "Eugene City, Or". Eugene City's name was changed to just Eugene in 1889. Learn More

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