New Arrivals - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. "Nature Coasting" at the Edge of Paradise Glacier - Rainier Nation Park Co.

    "Nature Coasting" at the Edge of Paradise Glacier - c. 1925

    According to the description on the back of our original print, "Nature Coasting" was one of the principal summer-snow amusements in Rainier National Park. Learn More
  2. 14th Cavalry on the March at Wallowa Lake - circa 1907
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. A Man and His Bicycle - Mrs. Flora H. Browning

    A Man and His Bicycle - circa 1895

    This highly detailed view suggests a close relationship between this man, his books, and his bicycle. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. After Supper at Mack's Camp, Elma, Washington - H. G. Nelson

    After Supper at Mack's Camp, Elma, Washington, c. 1905

    A group of loggers poses on the tracks in their camp at Elma, in Grays Harbor County on the west end of Washington State. The size of the kitchen crew indicates they were well fed! Learn More
  8. An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls c 1942

    An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls - circa 1942

    This World War II era photo shows that while fishing platform footings and men's clothing had changed, the basic technology and fishing techniques at Celilo had stayed pretty much the same. Learn More
  9. Ben Jones Memorial Bridge (Rocky Creek Bridge) - Albert L. Thomas

    Ben Jones Memorial Bridge (Rocky Creek Bridge) - Circa 1928

    Originally called the Rocky Creek Bridge when completed in 1927, this bridge was soon re-named for Ben Jones, who was called the "Father of the Coast Highway" for his legislative support of the highway project. Learn More
  10. Bishop Scott Academy - 1890

    Bishop Scott Academy - 1890

    Bishop Scott Academy was founded in Portland in 1870 as Bishop Scott Grammar and Divinity School by Episcopal Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris, and named after his predecessor, Bishop Thomas Fielding Scott. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. City Hall, Portland, Oregon - John F. Ford
  13. 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
  14. Construction Crew, South Side of Willamette Falls

    Construction Crew, South Side of Willamette Falls - c. 1890

    This early view of construction on the south side of the falls shows a variety of activities going on. Learn More
  15. Deep in the Woods - Ralph Eddy

    Deep in the Woods - circa 1915

    This scene is from an unknown location, but is likely near Oregon City, the home of photographer Ralph Eddy. It is restored from his glass negative, taken early in his career. Learn More
  16. Devil's Punchbowl from Land Entrance - Albert L. Thomas

    Devil's Punchbowl from Land Entrance - circa 1910

    Devil's Punchbowl is a large bowl naturally carved in rock, with openings both above on land and also to the ocean on the side. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon
  22. 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
  23. Horse Drawn Mining Wagon near La Grande - John C Clark

    Horse Drawn Mining Wagon near La Grande c 1890

    We are identifying the location and date of this scene at a small hard-rock mine by its photographer, J. C. Clark, who worked in La Grande from 1889 to 1891. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. Lobby of Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier - circa 1925

    Lobby of Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier - circa 1925

    This is the 50 by 100 foot great hall at Paradise Inn, which opened in 1917. With large stone fireplaces at each end, it is certainly an impressive space. Learn More
  26. Looking Up Cow Creek Canyon - Howard C. Tibbitts
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Miners at Their Camp near La Grande - John C. Clark

    Miners at Their Camp near La Grande - circa 1890

    A crew of about thirty men pauses for a portrait (and a smoke) at their small hard rock mine somewhere near La Grande, in Union County. Learn More
  30. Mt. Hood from Larch Mountain, Horizontal - Clarence L. Winter

    Mt. Hood from Larch Mountain, Horizontal - c. 1917

    This horizontal version of Mt. Hood from Larch Mountain is not just a different crop; it is a different photo by Clarence Winter, hand-tinted by Fred Luetters. Learn More
  31. Opposing Forces, near Newport, Oregon - Albert L. Thomas

    Opposing Forces, near Newport, Oregon - circa 1910

    Opposing Forces is the title given to this scene by Newport photographer Albert L. Thomas, and it certainly conveys the activity we see here. Learn More
  32. Oregon & California Railroad in Cow Creek Canyon - Howard C. Tibbitts
  33. Oregon City from the West Side - S. P. Davis

    Oregon City from the West Side - 1904

    This highly detailed panorama of Oregon City comes from an original 6 by 24 inch print, created by local photographer S. P. Davis. Learn More
  34. Oregon Milling Co., Mill B, Silverton - June D. Drake
  35. Portland Rose Festival Ceremony at City Hall - Angelus Studio

    Portland Rose Festival Royalty at City Hall - circa 1912

    King Rex Oregonus and the Queen of the Rose Festival gather with their court to receive the key to the city in this ceremony opening the Festival in about 1912. Learn More
  36. President Theodore Roosevelt, North of Portland - John F. Ford
  37. Richard C. Finley Flour Mill, Established 1848 - Ralph Eddy
  38. Saying Goodbye - The Funeral of Chief Tommy Thompson - Allan de Lay

    Saying Goodbye - The Funeral of Chief Tommy Thompson - 1959

    This solemn photo was taken for the Oregonian by photographer Allan Delay in April of 1959 at the site of the funeral for Chief Tommy Thompson. Learn More
  39. Scene at Rockaway, Oregon
  40. Small Trestle on a Logging Skid Road - John F. Ford
  41. Splashing Surf on Nye Beach Natatorium - Albert L Thomas

    Splashing Surf on Nye Beach Natatorium - circa 1915

    Natatoriums were indoor heated sea-water swimming pools, built in a number of locations along the Oregon Coast in the early 1900s. Learn More
  42. 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
  43. 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

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