PORTRAITS - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - George M. Weister

    "Benson Cocktails", Street Drinking Fountains in Portland - c. 1917

    A newsboy stops for refreshment at one of twenty water fountains given to the city of Portland by Simon Benson, shortly after they were installed. Learn More
  2. Publicity Photo of a Dancer in Portland - Fink Studio

    A Dancer in a Classic Art Deco Pose - c. 1929

    An unknown performer strikes an Art Deco pose for this publicity photo by Fink Studio in Portland, probably in 1929. Learn More
  3. A Drink of Water - Lange

    A Drink of Water - 1939

    Mrs. Soper draws some water for her youngest child, in this depression era photo taken in the Willow Creek area of Malheur County. Learn More
  4. A Girl and her Dolls

    A Girl and her Dolls - c. 1905

    In this charming portrait recreated from the original glass negative, a young girl proudly poses with her two Victorian dolls. Learn More
  5. A Gymnast from Monmouth - Harnish

    A Gymnast from Monmouth - c. 1895

    A student gymnast from Oregon State Normal School in Monmouth (now Western Oregon University) poses for a studio portrait taken by Scio photographer Clinton Harnish. Learn More
  6. A Music Hall Fiddler - Joseph Buchtel

    A Music Hall Fiddler - circa 1875

    First seen in Britain in the 1830s, by the 1870s the popularity of music halls had spread to most good-sized towns in the Pacific Northwest Learn More
  7. A Proud Father with his Daughter - Cummings

    A Proud Father with his Daughter - c. 1890

    Taken by photographer E. G. Cummings of Lewiston, Idaho, this cabinet card view shows a Native American father, likely Nez Perce, proudly holding his daughter. Learn More
  8. Very Small Boy with Prosthetic Hand - Bowman

    A Very Small Boy, with a Prosthetic Hand - 1890s

    This early Bowman portrait features a very small Native American boy with a prosthetic hand, standing on a wicker chair. Learn More
  9. A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - Buchtel

    A Very Small Girl in a Plaid Dress - c. 1874

    We don't know the name of this young girl, but we do know the original small-format CDV photo was taken by Buchtel and Stolte, at 91 First Street in Portland. Learn More
  10. A Young Chinese Man from Portland - Isaac G. Davidson

    A Young Chinese Man from Portland - 1877

    This image was captured in the late 1870s - a time of growth for the Chinese community in Portland. The city's Chinese population increased from about 700 in 1870 to about 2500 in 1880. Learn More
  11. Adagio Dancers in Portland - Fink Studio

    Adagio Dancers in Portland - c. 1930

    In the 1920s, acrobatic dance routines became extremely fashionable and the dances were either described as ‘whirlwind’ or ‘adagio’. Adagio dances were slower, and often involved the partners holding a pose for some period of time. Learn More
  12. Agnes Dolph, daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - Buchtel

    Agnes Dolph, Daughter of Sen. Joseph Dolph - c. 1875

    A well-to-do girl in a wonderful fringed dress, posed next to perhaps a family heirloom? Learn More
  13. Albert G. Walling, Early Publisher - Joseph Buchtel

    Albert G. Walling, Early Oregon Publisher - 1872

    A. G. Walling emigrated with his family to the West Linn area now known as Robinwood in 1849. Learn More
  14. An Old-timer of Celilo - Markham

    An Old-timer of Celilo - c. 1925

    The weathered face of this unidentified older man tells us a lot, in this portrait by Oregon postcard photographer Benjamin Markham. Learn More
  15. An Optometrist with his Lenses - Rainier Studios

    An Optometrist with his Lenses - c. 1895

    A young optometrist from Rainier, Oregon demonstrates his trial frames and a folding case holding over a hundred sample lenses. Learn More
  16. At the Mouth of the Tualatin

    At the Mouth of the Tualatin - c. 1930

    In a location that looks much the same today, a young woman poses on a rock where the Tualatin flows into the Willamette. The original for this view is a hand-colored print from a black and white photograph. Learn More
  17. Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator

    Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator - c. 1861

    Born in Louisiana in 1820, Stark sailed to Oregon in 1845, where he soon purchased Asa Lovejoy's share of the land that eventually became downtown Portland, for $390. Learn More
  18. Bertha Townley, with her Doll Carriage - Hazeltine

    Bertha Townley, with her Doll Carriage - c. 1889

    Bertha Townley, of Weiser, Idaho, here proudly shows off her doll and carriage in a formal portrait created in Hazeltine's Baker City, Oregon studio. Learn More
  19. Bicycle Riding, 1890s Style - Clarence L. Winter

    Bicycle Riding, 1890s Style - circa 1895

    Two rather sophisticated young men pose with their bicycles in this photo by Eugene photographer Clarence L. Winter. It's likely they were students or teachers at the University of Oregon. Learn More
  20. Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - Buchtel

    Bishop Benjamin Wistar Morris - c. 1871

    This early portrait of Morris was taken by pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel about two years after Morris arrived in Oregon to assume the position of Episcopal Bishop of Oregon. Learn More
  21. Blackface Performer in Portland - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Blackface Performer in Portland - circa 1900

    An unnamed vaudeville performer is captured in his blackface persona in the publicity photo from Portland at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  22. Boy from Salem in Military Garb - Buchtel

    Boy from Salem in Military Garb - c. 1862

    Early tintypes can rarely be attributed to specific photographers. We know this view was by Joseph Buchtel, as the original has an advertisement for his Salem "branch gallery" glued to its back. Learn More
  23. Bringing a Stein of Beer - Buchtel

    Bringing a Stein of Beer - c. 1872

    In early photography, cameras were so bulky that occupational photos were usually shot in the studio. Here we see a bar keeper bringing a glass beer stein to a customer. Learn More
  24. Capt. Applegate & Joaquin Miller at Klamath Agency, Steel Excursion - Kiser

    Capt. Applegate & Joaquin Miller at Klamath Agency, Steel Excursion - 1903

    Capt. O. C. Applegate was not a member of the Steel Excursion; he was leading his own party of thirty to the rim at the same time, and the two groups interacted. Learn More
  25. Captain Charles Wilkes - Silsbee, Case and Co.

    Captain Charles Wilkes - 1863

    Born in 1798, Captain Charles Wilkes is best known for leading the United States Exploring Expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1838 through 1842, and spent significant time in the Pacific Northwest in 1841. Learn More
  26. Chief Charlot, Flathead Reservation - Forsyth

    Chief Charlot, Flathead Reservation - 1908

    Known for his scenic Montana stereoviews, photographer Forsyth created this portrait shortly before Charlot's death in 1910. Charlot led the struggle for his people to remain in the Bitter Root Valley. Learn More
  27. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - Gill

    Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - 1900

    This portrait of Chief Joseph was taken when he visited Washington, DC, in April of 1900. Learn More
  28. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - Curtis

    Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - c. 1903

    This portrait of Chief Joseph was copyrighted in 1903 by Edward S. Curtis. It was likely taken when Chief Joseph visited Curtis in November of 1903 at his studio in Seattle. Learn More
  29. Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon

    Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon - 1945

    In 1945, Chief Tommy Thompson was ninety years old; his last wife, Flora, was forty-seven. Learn More
  30. Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98

    Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98 - 1954

    Tommy Thompson served as Chief at Celilo from about 1906 until his death in 1959, two years after the loss of Celilo Falls. Learn More
  31. Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Clara Stearns, Only Daughter of Abigail Scott Duniway - c. 1885

    Shown here shortly before she died from tuberculosis in 1886, Clara Belle Duniway Stearns was the oldest child, and only daughter, of Oregon suffragette and author Abigail Scott Duniway.

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  32. Colonel George Wright - Brady

    Colonel George Wright - c. 1860

    Colonel George Wright graduated from West Point in 1827, and spent almost forty years as a military officer, much of it in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  33. Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt

    Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt - c. 1895

    A couple poses outside their log house in ceremonial garb, including a breastplate worn by the man. Learn More
  34. Colville Mother and Child - Royal Engineers

    Colville Mother and Child - c. 1860

    This very early photo of a Colville mother and her infant child was taken by the Corps of Royal Engineers, likely near Spokane. Learn More
  35. Daughter of the Wild - Haran

    Daughter of the Wild - 1907

    This evocative study of a young woman was created by James Haran, an award-winning Portland amateur photographer. Learn More
  36. Deputy Sheriff, Stationed at Large Hop Ranch - Lange

    Deputy Sheriff, Stationed at Large Hop Ranch - 1939

    This deputy sheriff is stationed at the paymaster's window for a Josephine County hop ranch that employed over 500 workers for the three-week harvest season each year. Learn More
  37. Dr. John McLoughlin

    Dr. John McLoughlin - c. 1854

    Dr. John McLoughlin, often called "The Father of Oregon", needs little introduction to history buffs. The Canadian-born Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, he resigned in 1846 and moved to Oregon City where he became an American citizen. Learn More
  38. Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - Hendee

    Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - c. 1865

    Dr. Sidney Marsh was appointed President of Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove in 1853, and carried on as that position when the school became Pacific University in 1854. Learn More
  39. Edna Kash-kash, Cayuse tribe - Moorhouse

    Edna Kash-kash, Cayuse tribe - 1890s

    One of a large number of portraits taken by Major Lee Moorhouse at the Umatilla Reservation, this photo of Edna Kash-kash shows her in front of her reed-mat tepee. Learn More
  40. Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves

    Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves - c. 1920

    Elijah Jones Davidson is best known for discovering the Oregon Caves in 1874. Born in Illinois, he came to Oregon as an infant in a wagon train in 1850. Learn More
  41. Eliza H. Marsh, Wife of Sidney Marsh

    Eliza H. Marsh, Wife of Sidney Marsh - c. 1870

    Eliza Haskell, born in Ohio in 1841, married Sidney Marsh in 1860, when he was already the president of Pacific University. She was 15 years younger than her husband. Learn More
  42. Elkanah Walker, Early Oregon Missionary - Bowers

    Elkanah Walker, Early Oregon Missionary - 1871

    Elkanah Walker crossed the plains with his new bride, Mary, in 1838, at a time when the Oregon Trail had not yet been given its name. Mary was known as the "third woman to cross the Rockies". Learn More
  43. Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman

    Elmer E. Charman, Future Oregon City Businessman - c. 1869

    Elmer E. Charman, taken at about the time of his father's death in the late 1860s. Learn More
  44. Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - Abell

    Elmer E. Charman, Possible Graduation Photo - c. 1881

    This is likely a graduation photo for Elmer Ellsworth Charman, taken when he graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis in 1881, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Learn More
  45. Father and Daughter, Astoria - Crow

    Father and Daughter, Astoria - 1880s

    Father and Daughter portrait by Samuel B. Crow of Astoria. The father looks concerned. Learn More
  46. Father and Daughters - Joseph Buchtel

    Father and Daughters - circa 1868

    We don't know the names of these people, but we can make some good assumptions about them. Learn More
  47. First Communion, circa 1915 - Hart

    First Communion - c. 1915

    There are a lot of professional photos of girls' first communions. This one, taken by Preston Hart in Oregon City, is especially appealing in its simplicity, as well as its lighting. Learn More
  48. Fish Hawk, War Chief of the Cayuses - Moorhouse

    Fish Hawk, War Chief of the Cayuses - 1903

    Major Lee Moorhouse created a number of portraits of Chief Fish Hawk, including this striking closeup. Our reproduction is made from a large print - the original glass plate is in the University of Oregon collection. Learn More
  49. Flathead Man, Profile- Curtis

    Flathead Man, Profile - c. 1910

    One of at least two photos published by Curtis of this unidentified older man in The North American Indian, a monumental multi-volume work. Learn More
  50. Frederic Homer Balch, author of "Bridge of the Gods"

    Frederic Homer Balch, Author of "The Bridge of the Gods" - c. 1890

    Frederic Balch died at the age of 30, shortly after the publication of his famous novel, "The Bridge of the Gods", in 1890. Learn More

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