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. 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. Bonanza, Oregon, Circa 1890 - David C. Herrin
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Factories at Willamette Falls, Engraving - West Shore Magazine
  12. Hamlin Block, SW Corner of Main & Central, Medford  - David C. Herrin
  13. Hospital at Fort Klamath - David C. Herrin
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Lakeview, Oregon, Circa 1888 - David C. Herrin
  18. 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
  19. Looking East Down 7th Street, Medford - David C. Herrin
  20. 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
  21. Looking West Across the Klamath River to Keno, Oregon - David C. Herrin
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. The South Bound Train Arrives at Ashland - David C. Herrin
  32. 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
  33. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Reaches Summit of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Willamette Tower Skidder at Crown Willamette, Cathlamet - Harold M. Brown

    Willamette Tower Skidder at Crown Willamette, Cathlamet - 1927

    One of the largest logging machines ever built, this Willamette Tower Skidder was over 100 feet high and weighed about 475,000 pounds. Learn More
  39. 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
  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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