New Arrivals - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street - Myra E. Sperry
  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. A Young Woman with a Marcel Wave Hairstyle - David Perry Evans

    A Young Woman with a Marcel Wave Hairstyle - circa 1925

    This circa 1925 portrait of a young woman with a Marcel Wave hairstyle was taken by Portland photographer David Perry Evans. Marcel Waves were created with a heated curling iron, invented by French hair designer Francois Marcel in the 1870s. Learn More
  4. After Supper at Mack's Camp, Elma, Washington - H. G. Nelson
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bishop Scott Academy - 1890
  8. Blacksmith Shop at 4th and Main, Oregon City

    Blacksmith Shop at 4th and Main, Oregon City - circa 1905

    Brothers Owen G. Thomas (at the forge) and Everet Thomas (at the right) are identified on our original photo by arrows. The previous owner locates the shop at 4th and Main, and indeed, a Sanborn insurance map from 1900 shows a blacksmith shop on 4th, on the same block as the Charman Brothers Block / Electric Hotel. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Clam Digging on Manette Peninsula, Puget Sound

    Clam Digging on Manette Peninsula, Puget Sound - circa 1900

    While this scene takes place on Manette Peninsula, groups of clam diggers could be found in this era on many beaches in Oregon and Washington. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - David C. Herrin

    Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - circa 1890

    We know from his diploma on the wall that this is Dr. J. S. Walter, who came to Oregon in the late 1880s, practicing in Ashland and then in Eugene. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Expedition at South Sister - Fred Kiser

    Expedition at South Sister - Circa 1918

    Photographer Fred Kiser clearly put a lot of planning into this photo of a pack train crossing in front of Green Lake, below the west face of South Sister. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. Fischer's Flouring Mill, Silverton, Oregon - June D. Drake
  19. 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
  20. Harness Racing in Coos County - Ernest A. Stauff

    Harness Racing in Coos County - Circa 1900

    A crowd gathers for a harness race somewhere in Coos County, in about 1900. Like most American harness races, the horses are pacers, not trotters. Learn More
  21. Hospital at Fort Klamath - David C. Herrin

    Hospital at Fort Klamath - 1888

    This rare photo shows the Hospital at Fort Klamath two years before the fort was closed in 1890. From a boudoir card photo by David C. Herrin, who at that time had his studio in Medford. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. Island Ranch, Twelve Mule Team - A. D. Browning

    Island Ranch, Twelve Mule Team - circa 1910

    This highly detailed image of a twelve mule team is restored from an original glass negative by A. D. Browning, today known mostly for his postcards. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Julius C. Moreland - Joseph Buchtel

    Julius C. Moreland - circa 1879

    Julius C. Moreland was the Portland City Attorney in 1879, about the time when this portrait was created by Joseph Buchtel. In case you're wondering, yes, the "C" stands for Caesar. Learn More
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game - Ernest A. Stauff

    Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game - circa 1901

    There are lots of photos of baseball in cities from this era, but we are fortunate to have available five images of the small town version taken by Ernest Stauff in southwestern Oregon. Learn More
  33. Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game from Center Field - Ernest A. Stauff

    Marshfield at Coquille Baseball Game from Center Field - c. 1901

    A good-sized crowd has turned out at Coquille's stadium for their baseball rivalry game against nearby Marshfield (now Coos Bay). Learn More
  34. Mt. Hood from Larch Mountain, Horizontal - Clarence L. Winter
  35. 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
  36. Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) Football Team - Richard Loewenfeld

    Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) Football Team - 1916

    The 1916 Oregon Agricultural College Aggies played in the Pacific Coast Conference and finished third. Sounds pretty good, till you realize there were only three teams in the conference. Learn More
  37. Steel Bridge - First Non-Railroad Bridge over the Willamette in Albany - Conn & Underwood

    Steel Bridge - First Non-Railroad Bridge over the Willamette in Albany, c. 1893

    This is the Steel Bridge in Albany, built in 1893 by King Bridge Co. and Franklin J. Miller, and demolished after the Ellsworth Street Bridge opened in 1926. It held up pretty well for such a feathery design. Learn More
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. The Staggs Coffman Winn Co. Thresher Crew Near Weston - O. G. Allen

    The Staggs Coffman Winn Co. Thresher Crew Near Weston - c. 1912

    This unusually detailed panoramic image shows a large threshing crew neat Weston, which is northeast of Pendleton. Learn More
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Ready for a Climb of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton

    Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Ready for a Climb of Mt. Hood - 1896

    Eight members of the Portland YMCA Triangle Club get ready to head to Mt. Hood for a group climb. Two others who accompanied them are manning the camera. Learn More

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