Cars and Trucks - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Cars and Trucks - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    The joys of a wintertime ride to Mount Hood, as well as the details of a classic 1913 Packard, are well conveyed by this well-made photo by an unknown photographer. Learn More
  2. 1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    This shiny new milk truck sits for a portrait in front of the Studebaker dealership in Portland. A sign in the window announces "New 1936 Studebaker Trucks * money savers * space savers *" Learn More
  3. 3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey

    3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey - c. 1917

    While steam donkeys for logging were equipped with skids to allow them to be moved about in the woods, sometimes it was necessary to move them longer distances to new camps. Learn More
  4. A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - Cress

    A Detroit Electric at Mount Rainier - 1919

    The Detroit Electric was manufactured from 1907 to 1936, though most of its sales were in the teens. Advertised with an 80 mile range, its record (with special batteries and driving very slowly) was 241 miles! Learn More
  5. Along the McKenzie River - Martin

    Along the McKenzie River - 1921

    Good photos bring you into the scene. This view of the McKenzie River by Eugene photographer Edmund Martin definitely qualifies by that criteria. Learn More
  6. Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - Frank Patterson

    Azalea Hotel, on the Pacific Highway - circa 1928

    The Azalea Hotel was built in 1912, and was first known as the Canyon Pass Hotel. The building still exists, and now houses the Azalea General Store and the Cow Creek Cafe. Learn More
  7. Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - Eddy

    Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - 1923

    Cars of this era needed to be versatile, as this farmer demonstrates for us in spades. Learn More
  8. Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge

    Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge - c. 1916

    Car camping was popular by 1916, and setups often involved pitching a tent over the car itself, as can be seen by two sets of campers in the foreground. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway - Pacific Photo Co.

    Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway - c. 1916

    The Chanticleer Inn, at the west end of the Columbia River Highway, was built in 1912 and predated the highway. Like many early wooden inns, it burned down, in 1930. Learn More
  11. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  12. City Garage on 10th Street, Portland

    City Garage on 10th Street, Portland - 1915

    The crew poses for a group portrait in this view of an early garage in downtown Portland. Vehicles lining the walls include a mail truck in the back left. Learn More
  13. Crew with Early GMC 3 1/2 Ton Logging Truck - Webster and Stevens

    Crew with Early GMC 3 1/2 Ton Logging Truck - 1917

    This 1917 photo shows a crew and their early GMC logging truck - one of the first GMC models to feature worm-drive (with a drive shaft) instead of chain drive. Learn More
  14. Dance Hall at Schnoerr Park

    Dance Hall at Schnoerr Park, near West Linn - c. 1910

    People are enjoying themselves at Schnoerr Park, across the Tualatin River from the Willamette neighborhood of West Linn. Learn More
  15. E. M. Miller Hotel Coach at Hotel Seattle

    E. M. Miller Hotel Coach at Hotel Seattle - circa 1905

    Built in 1890 (after the devastating 1889 fire), the Seattle Hotel was located at the edge of Pioneer Place at Jackson and Railroad (now Alaskan Way). Learn More
  16. Early Reddaway's Truck Line Truck

    Early Reddaway's Truck Line Truck - c. 1919

    This photo of an early Reddaway truck was taken shortly after the company was founded in 1919, by the Reddaway family of Oregon City. Learn More
  17. EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom

    EMF Opera Coupe in Portland Studebaker Showroom - c. 1910

    This crisp view shows a wonderfully tall EMF Opera Coupe at Portland's Studebaker showroom, located at Southeast Alder and Chapman. The showroom itself is impressive, with polished floors, plants, and decorated ceilings. Learn More
  18. Evening on Broadway, Portland - Eddy

    Evening on Broadway, Portland - c. 1940

    Bright lights point the way as pedestrians gather on Broadway on a circa 1940 evening. Learn More
  19. Evening on Willamette Street, Eugene - Eddy

    Evening on Willamette Street, Eugene - 1940

    This striking view was taken between 11th and 10th on Willamette Street, looking north toward Skinner Butte. Learn More
  20. Truck at Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood

    First Truck of the Season Arrives at Government Camp - 1919

    This one-ton Chevrolet truck with a full load made it to Government Camp on April 1, 1919, enabled by an 11-man crew, who spent 10 days digging through snow to travel the last nine miles. Learn More
  21. Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot

    Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot - c. 1915

    An early REO bus waits at Oswego Depot to take arriving train passengers to the Glenmorrie neighborhood, just north of Marylhurst. Learn More
  22. Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - Frank Patterson

    Golden Rule Grocery, Auto Camp and Garage, Cottage Grove - c. 1925

    We have a number of photos taken by Frank Patterson, but only a few are recreated from their original glass negatives. While cellulose negatives were widely used in 1925, some traditionalist professional photographers preferred the qualities only available by using glass. Learn More
  23. Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - Lindsley

    Guests Arriving at Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier - 1923

    Almost all these guests are arriving in "automobile stages", the name usually given to these early tourist-carrying vehicles. They came from Seattle, Tacoma and Yakima, and from the nearby railroad station in Ashford. Learn More
  24. Horseshoe Curve in Siskiyou Mountains - Patterson

    Horseshoe Curve in Siskiyou Mountains - c. 1925

    The horseshoe of the road in this photo is a wonderful shape, almost filling the frame of the image and pushing against its borders. Learn More
  25. Kissel Kar at Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park - Christopher Helin

    Kissel Kar at Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park - 1918

    This camouflaged "Military Highway Scout Kar" was built by Kissel Motor Car Company of Wisconsin; the camouflage was painted to honor the company's work supplying vehicles to several countries in WWI. Learn More
  26. Loading Shingle Bolts on an Early Logging Truck - Helin

    Loading Shingle Bolts on an Early Logging Truck - c. 1918

    A 1918 license plate dates this photo of three men transferring shingle bolts from a skid to an early truck, somewhere in Washington state. Learn More
  27. McMinnville Fire Department

    McMinnville Fire Department - c. 1920

    The inscription on the back of the original photo reads "Fire Boys, McMinnville, Ore.", in an affectionate nod to the men who road this truck. Learn More
  28. Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck

    Meier & Frank One-Ton GMC Delivery Truck - c. 1919

    In a 1919 article, the Oregonian featured a similar truck, which Meier & Frank had purchased from Wentworth & Lewis in Portland. Learn More
  29. Mount Hood from Government Camp - Ralph Gifford

    Mount Hood from Government Camp - c. 1920

    The original for this view is signed "R G", with the "G" being the distinctive Gifford style; thus I'm attributing it to Ralph Gifford. Learn More
  30. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway - Eddy

    Multnomah Falls and Lodge, Columbia River Highway - 1937

    Multnomah Falls is the most popular destination for car tourists in Oregon, and has owned that distinction pretty much since cars were invented. Learn More
  31. 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
  32. Old and New in Klamath County - M. S. Stewart Company

    Old and New in Klamath County - c. 1908

    Three local Native American men join the driver of this early, and quite substantial, automobile in a contrast of the traditional and the modern. Learn More
  33. One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - Meiser

    One Day's Catch at Big Lagoon - 1908

    Four college-age men show off their substantial catch, while camping in the woods near Big Lagoon, north of Arcata, California. Learn More
  34. Oregon City Elevator with Greyhound Bus - Eddy

    Oregon City Elevator with Greyhound Bus - c. 1938

    A Greyhound "Super Coach" - a streamlined model introduced in 1936, waits in front of the bus depot, conveniently located inside the Oregon City Piggly Wiggly Stop and Shop. Learn More
  35. Phillip Wildshoe & Family in their Chalmers Automobile - Palmer

    Phillip Wildshoe & Family in their Chalmers Automobile - 1916

    The Wildshoe family, members of the Coeur D'Alene tribe, go for a ride somewhere near Spokane, Washington. Learn More
  36. Portland Fire Department Pumper c. 1917

    Portland Fire Department Pumper - c. 1917

    A Portland Fire Department pumper from about 1917. An early "hybrid" in that it had an internal combustion engine for propulsion and a steam engine for pumping. Learn More
  37. REO Speed Wagon, Miller Tires Truck - Columbia Studio

    REO Speed Wagon, Miller Tires Truck - c. 1918

    This delivery truck for the Northwest Auto Company advertises Miller Tires, with their slogan "Geared-to-the-Road". Learn More
  38. Rogue River, on the Pacific Highway - Patterson

    Rogue River, on the Pacific Highway - c. 1928

    A 1920s car approaches us along a gentle curve on the Pacific Highway. Pine trees along its edge indicate that the road was built some time before - at least long enough for the trees to reach this size. Learn More
  39. Rolling a Large Log onto a GMC Logging Truck - Webster and Stevens

    Rolling a Large Log onto a GMC Logging Truck - 1919

    Another photo in this series shows the crew loading smaller logs using a hoist, but apparently this log is too heavy for that process. Learn More
  40. Stages Above Longmire, Rainier National Park

    Stages Above Longmire, Rainier National Park - 1927

    Five Rainier National Park Stages make their way towards Paradise Inn, traveling the new highway above Longmire. Learn More
  41. Sunset Highway through Snoqualmie Pass - Weber

    Sunset Highway through Snoqualmie Pass - 1919

    This view was created four years after the dedication of the Sunset Highway in Washington - the state's first passable route through the Cascade Mountains at Snoqualmie Pass. Learn More
  42. Tacoma Montamarathon Auto Race, Starting Line - Weber

    Tacoma Montamarathon Auto Race, Starting Line - 1916

    Drivers and crews prepare for the start of the Tacoma Montamarathon, a 300 mile race held at the Tacoma Speedway. Learn More
  43. Tacoma Montamarathon Auto Race, Under Way - Weber

    Tacoma Montamarathon Auto Race, Under Way - 1916

    Indy-style cars pass the grandstands in the Tacoma Montamarathon, a 300 mile race held at Tacoma Speedway. Learn More
  44. The Record Breaker - 1920s Chevrolet Boasts 43 MPG

    The Record Breaker - 1920s Chevrolet Boasts 43 MPG - c. 1924

    Clearly, claims of good gas mileage are nothing new. The featured car appears to be a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Model B four-door sedan. Learn More
  45. Tourists Near Bridal Veil, Columbia Gorge Highway

    Tourists Near Bridal Veil, Columbia Gorge Highway - 1917

    A group of tourists have crowded into an early excursion vehicle for a trip up the new Columbia River Highway in 1917. Learn More
  46. Traveler's Register, Wenatchee National Forest - U S Forest Service

    Traveler's Register, Wenatchee National Forest - c. 1917

    Wenatchee National Forest was established in 1908. By 1916, the area included 63 ranger stations and administrative sites. Learn More
  47. Unloading New Fords for Risley's Showroom, Oregon City

    Unloading New Fords for Risley's Showroom, Oregon City - 1915

    A group of new Fords are being unloaded for Jake Risley's showroom in the Busch Building at 11th and Main. Learn More

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