Cross & Dimmitt - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Cross and Dimmitt

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c. 1921

    Completed in 1896, Cascade Locks allowed river traffic to bypass the Columbia River Cascades until they were submerged in 1938, replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam. Learn More
  2. Crater Lake - Cross and Dimmitt

    Crater Lake - c. 1925

    This hand-tinted view of Crater Lake was created by scenic photographers Cross and Dimmitt of Portland in the mid 1920s. Learn More
  3. Crown Point and Vista House - Cross & Dimmitt

    Crown Point and Vista House - c. 1921

    Cross and Dimmitt made several hand-tinted versions of this photo. This is the water color version. Learn More
  4. Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - Cross & Dimmitt

    Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - c. 1921

    The full title of the original hand-colored print for this image was "Hood River Valley. Home of the Famous Hood River Apple, and Mount Hood". Learn More
  5. Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1921

    This hand-tinted image is reproduced from a medium sized print sold by Cross & Dimmitt at Vista House during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn More
  6. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - c. 1921

    This view of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, on the old Columbia River Highway, is recreated from a hand-colored print by Cross & Dimmitt. Learn More
  7. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - c. 1921

    Mitchell's Point Tunnel was designed by Oregon highway engineer John Arthur Elliott, and was completed in 1915. Its five windows allowed travelers to view the Columbia River while passing through the tunnel. Learn More
  8. Mt. Hood from Lost Lake - Cross and Dimmitt

    Mt. Hood from Lost Lake - c. 1921

    This hand-tinted print and some others on this site were initially sold as part of an album titled "The Columbia River Highway, American's Greatest Scenic Drive". Learn More
  9. Multnomah Falls - Cross and Dimmitt

    Multnomah Falls - c. 1920

    In addition to their popular postcards, Cross & Dimmitt sold a smaller number of large hand-tinted framed photographs, including the hand-tinted original for this image. Learn More
  10. Multnomah Falls - Cross & Dimmitt

    Multnomah Falls - c. 1921

    Two bridges can be seen in this hand-colored photo of Multnomah Falls by Cross & Dimmitt - the pedestrian bridge above and the automobile bridge below. Learn More
  11. New Multnomah Falls Bridge with Harley-Davidson - Cross & Dimmitt

    New Multnomah Falls Bridge with Harley-Davidson - c. 1917

    This photo was taken shortly after the new concrete Multnomah Falls bridge opened in 1914, and not that long after the Harley-Davidson V-twin motorcycle was introduced in 1909. Learn More
  12. Oneonta Gorge, as Seen from the Highway - Cross & Dimmitt

    Oneonta Gorge, as Seen from the Highway - c. 1921

    Cross and Dimmitt specialized in views of the Columbia Gorge, and many of their photos were hand-colored. Saturated colors add to the charm of this scene at Oneonta Gorge. Learn More
  13. Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt
  14. Panorama of Crater Lake - Cross & Dimmitt

    Panorama of Crater Lake - c. 1930

    Crater Lake calls out for panoramic views. This hand-tinted version was created by photographers Cross and Dimmitt, based in Portland (and at Crown Point, in the Columbia Gorge). Learn More
  15. Rooster Rock and Vista House - Cross & Dimmitt

    Rooster Rock and Vista House - c. 1921

    Looking up the Columbia River in this hand-tinted photo, we can see Rooster Rock and its nearby cannery, Vista House, and the Gorge receding in the distance. Learn More
  16. Rowena Loops, Near The Dalles - Cross & Dimmitt

    Rowena Loops, Near The Dalles - circa 1921

    Part of the historic Columbia River Highway, the Rowena Loops climb towards Rowena Crest utilizing a a series of sharp curves and switch-backs. Learn More
  17. The Gorge of the Columbia - Cross & Dimmitt

    The Gorge of the Columbia - c. 1921

    Colors from hand tinted photographs like this scene by Cross and Dimmitt often followed the palettes of contemporary landscape painters, who enjoyed adding interest to their skies and clouds. Learn More
  18. Upper Highway Between Mosier and The Dalles - Cross and Dimmitt

    Upper Highway Between Mosier and The Dalles - c. 1921

    The original for this view comes from a hand-tinted portfolio by Cross & Dimmitt titled "The Columbia River Highway, America's Greatest Scenic Drive". Learn More
  19. Vista House at Crown Point - Cross and Dimmitt

    Vista House at Crown Point - c. 1920

    Cross and Dimmitt created several types of colorized photos. This view is what I call a faux oil painting - it was printed on canvas textured paper and sold already framed. Learn More
  20. Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt

    Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway - c. 1920

    This image is reproduced from a larger hand-tinted framed photo created by Cross & Dimmitt shortly after the completion of the Columbia Gorge Highway. Learn More
  21. Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Cross and Dimmitt

    Wizard Island, Crater Lake - c. 1921

    While Cross & Dimmitt concentrated their efforts on the Columbia Gorge, they also traveled to other parts of Oregon to create their hand-tinted views. Learn More

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