Photos of Artwork - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Mount Hood - Photo of a Painting - Berntstein's Art Store

    Mount Hood - Photo of a Painting - c. 1898

    In the late 1800s, one popular way to offer affordable copies of paintings was to photograph them and distribute boudoir cards of them. This one was distributed by Bernstein's Art Store in Portland. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Mt. Hood from Portland, Oregon - Davidson

    Mt. Hood from Portland, Oregon - c. 1855

    This is a photograph by Davidson, made about 1888, of a painting by an unknown artist dating from about 1855. Davidson created a number of scenic boudoir cards that were photos of paintings from earlier decades. Learn More

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