Canyons, Gorges & Valleys - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Canyons, Gorges & Valleys - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Annie Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    Pinnacles formed by erosion around ancient volcanic vents can be seen on the right slope of Annie Creek Canyon, located near Mazama Village at Crater Lake. Learn More
  2. Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Annie Creek Canyon, Near Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This view of Annie Creek Canyon is reproduced from an original glass negative by Howard Tibbitts, who was based in San Francisco where he worked for Sunset Magazine. Learn More
  3. Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - Clark Kinsey

    Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1923

    Most people know Mitchell's Point as the location for the tunnel with windows, built for the historic Columbia Gorge Highway in 1915. Learn More
  4. Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge

    Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge - c. 1916

    An unknown photographer captured this scene of cars and motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Columbia River Highway, shortly after the highway was opened in 1916. Learn More
  5. Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - George M. Weister

    Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - c. 1909

    This overview of Beavertail Ridge is recreated from a glass negative made by George Weister during the Deschutes River Railroad War. You can see tracks being constructed on both sides of the river. Learn More
  6. Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - Eddy

    Columbia Gorge from Crown Point - 1932

    Looking upstream in the Columbia Gorge, with the photographer standing near Vista House at Crown Point. The decorative wall and lamps are still there today. Learn More
  7. Columbia River Highway Under Tooth Rock - Eddy

    Columbia River Highway Under Tooth Rock - 1927

    We're looking upstream at Tooth Rock Viaduct, devised as a way to allow the new scenic highway to pass around the rock without destroying it by blasting. Learn More
  8. Columbia River Highway, Ten Miles West of The Dalles - Kinsey

    Columbia River Highway, Ten Miles West of The Dalles - 1925

    Photographer Darius Kinsey is best known for his logging photos in Washington state, but he also visited Oregon and created a series of scenic views along the Columbia River. Learn More
  9. Columbia River Valley and Highway from Rowena Heights - Eddy

    Columbia River Valley and Highway from Rowena Heights - 1927

    At first glance, this looks like Crown Point on the left, but it's actually Rowena Heights - about halfway between Hood River and The Dalles on the Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  10. Crooked River Bridge, The Dalles-California Highway - Eddy

    Crooked River Bridge, The Dalles-California Highway - 1930

    The Crooked River High Bridge was completed in 1926, four years before this photo was created. Like many other arched bridges in Oregon, it was designed by Conde McCullough. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Crown Point Before Vista House - Kiser

    Crown Point Before Vista House - c. 1916

    This unusual view shows Crown Point before Vista House was built, but apparently after the Columbia River Highway was completed. That would date it to a short span of time in 1916. Learn More
  13. Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - Kinsey

    Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1920

    Photographer Clark Kinsey is best know for his logging photos, but he also had a great touch for scenic views of the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  14. Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - Weister

    Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - circa 1910

    Construction has just begun for the south railroad trestle across the Deschutes at Milepost 44, north of Sherars Falls. Learn More
  15. Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest Closeup, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This image is recreated from a hand-colored print made by the Fred Kiser Company, as part of a series publicizing the new scenic highway. Learn More
  16. Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - Kiser

    Eagle's Nest, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    "Eagle's Nest" is the name given by Samuel Lancaster to this small viewing area when he designed it as part of the Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  17. Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - National Photo Co.

    Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - c. 1915

    This evocative photo of a trail above a river may well be the work of photographer Asahel Curtis, as the National Photo Company had other images of Rainier by him in their collection. Learn More
  18. Looking Down the Deschutes River - Fred Kiser
  19. Looking Down the Snake River from Twin Falls - George M. Weister

    Looking Down the Snake River from Twin Falls - c. 1915

    This highly detailed view of Snake River Canyon is recreated from an original glass positive by George Weister, one of the best-known landscape photographers of his time. Learn More
  20. Looking Over the Newly Completed Bonneville Dam - Eddy

    Looking Over the Newly Completed Bonneville Dam - 1939

    Bonneville Dam and its associated locks brought huge changes to the Columbia River, as well as the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  21. Looking up the Columbia River from Inspiration Point - Kiser

    Looking up the Columbia River from Inspiration Point - c. 1916

    This vantage point takes in both Rooster Rock, on the left, and Crown Point, on the right. Vista House has yet to be constructed. Learn More
  22. Lower Deschutes River, Below Sixteen Canyon - George M. Weister
  23. Mist Falls, Columbia Highway 1,200 Feet Below - Kiser

    Mist Falls, Columbia Highway 1,200 Feet Below - c. 1916

    This image is recreated from a hand-tinted original still in its folder, labeled "Artograph, Hand colored in oil, Kiser Studio, Portland, Oregon." Learn More
  24. New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - Weister

    New York Tourists on the Columbia River Highway - 1916

    Portland citizen John Yeon is driving the first car (an air-cooled Franklin) with his passenger Mrs. French Vanderbilt. Some of her relatives and friends join the party. Learn More
  25. Oneonta Gorge - Crawford

    Oneonta Gorge - c. 1885

    Oneonta Gorge, in the Columbia River Gorge, as captured by J. G. Crawford in the 1880s. Learn More
  26. Oneonta Gorge at High Water - Davidson

    Oneonta Gorge at Low Water - 1880s

    A half-mile walk up the creek (read "in the creek") from Oneonta Bridge you'll find this spectacular gorge. Learn More
  27. 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
  28. Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Highway - Cross and Dimmitt
  29. Pinnacles at Sand Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Pinnacles at Sand Creek Canyon, Crater Lake - c. 1925

    The Pinnacles are spires of eroded rock, located at the confluence of Sand Creek and Wheeler Creek. Some are as much as 200 feet high. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - Meiser

    Rooster Rock from the Bluffs - c. 1900

    Most early views of Rooster Rock are from the river side. This glass negative by Jesse Meiser captures the view from the bluffs. Learn More
  32. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    This highly detailed view of the bridge was printed in a large size by Benjamin Gifford shortly after the bridge was completed in 1914. The roadway is still gravel, so I'm dating it to 1916. Learn More
  33. Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - Kiser

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Looking Towards the River - c. 1916

    In 1915, photographer Fred Kiser sold his Portland studio to his partner Clarence L. Winter so he could concentrate on creating a series of promotional photos for the new Columbia River Highway. Learn More
  34. Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    Shepperd's Dell Bridge spans Young Creek near the west end of the historic highway. Its solid wall above the arch was later imitated by some of Conde McCullough's bridges. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Tooth Rock, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    The Tooth Rock Viaduct was devised as a way to traverse a cliff, instead of blasting through the unstable rock. This view shows it shortly after it was completed, with the Columbia River to the right. Learn More
  37. 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
  38. Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - George Weister

    Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    This striking photo of Vista House and the Columbia Gorge in the distance was taken shortly after Vista House was completed, in 1918. Learn More
  39. Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - Weister

    Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1918

    From a group of hand-colored larger prints from George Weister we recently acquired, this view shows the newly completed Vista House, with the Columbia River Gorge behind it. Learn More
  40. Vista House, Nearing Completion - Weister

    Vista House, Nearing Completion - 1918

    This detailed view of the almost finished Vista House and the Columbia Gorge is from an original glass negative taken by George Weister, who was known for his scenic photography. Learn More
  41. White River Canyon, Mt. Hood - Ralph Eddy

    White River Canyon, Mt. Hood - c. 1935

    This summertime photo of White River Canyon is reproduced from an original negative by Ralph Eddy, an Oregon City photographer known today for his postcards. Learn More
  42. Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - Darius Kinsey

    Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - 1923

    This image was captured by photographer Darius Kinsey, best known for his logging photos from Washington state. Learn More

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