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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. 1883 Astoria Fire - Crow

    1883 Astoria Fire

    This boudoir card image by Astoria photographer Samuel B. Crow shows downtown Astoria, looking up river, in the aftermath of the devastating 1883 fire. Learn More
  3. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Chronicle Building

    Two gents in a rowboat make their way down Washington Street at Second in June of 1894, after the Columbia River flooded The Dalles at its highest recorded level. Learn More
  4. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, H. H. Campbell Groceries

    Looking down Washington Street in The Dalles, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood, with the Columbia River in the distance. Learn More
  5. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Downstream

    This overview of The Dalles looks down Second Street, from the east end of downtown, during the 1894 Columbia River flood. Learn More
  6. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking towards the River

    Looking towards the swollen Columbia River, from the residential district into the flooded commercial district, during the record-setting June, 1894 flood. Learn More
  7. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream

    When I first saw this photo, titled by the photographer, "Town View Looking Upstream", I took it as an idylic view of a successful town along the waterfront. Learn More
  8. 1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area - Herrin

    1894 Flood at The Dalles, Residential Area

    In this view of The Dalles looking up Third Street at about Court Street, we can see the transition from business district to residential area. Learn More
  9. A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - Indahl

    A Coach Stops Across from the Old Weinhard Brewery - c. 1905

    A four-wheeled enclosed carriage rests on a muddy Burnside Street. It appears to be a "coupe", with only forward facing seats and glass windows on the front corners. Learn More
  10. A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene

    A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene - 1887

    This view of Sheridan illustrates the rough "frontier town" look of many Oregon towns in the 1880s, before the coming of electricity - or paved streets. Learn More
  11. A Frosty Morning in Paisley, Oregon - Mendenhall

    A Frosty Morning in Paisley, Oregon - 1904

    Photographer W. C. Mendenhall was a federal geologist with a long career in California and Oregon. Learn More
  12. A Walk to Canemah, West Side Mills in Background

    A Walk to Canemah, West Side Mills in Background - 1895

    A large group of Willamette Falls area young people stop for a photo on a Sunday afternoon, on a walk to Canemah. They were probably going to visit the park at the end of the trolley line. Learn More
  13. A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - Benjamin Gifford

    A. M. Williams Dry Goods, The Dalles - c. 1895

    Built in 1870, this building still stands at 306 2nd Street, though the facade has been extensively modernized for both it and the building to the right. Learn More
  14. Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - Eddy

    Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - 1940

    This well-composed view shows the concrete Pacific Highway entering Oregon City. Then a national highway, 99E was removed from the federal system in 1972. Learn More
  15. Astoria, Looking East - John F. Ford

    Astoria, Looking East - 1901

    From the wooden planks in the streets to the barges in the harbor, this view by photographer John F. Ford shows lots of detail. Learn More
  16. Astoria, Looking East - Crow

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1887

    We are looking east down Commercial Street, in this detailed photo of Astoria created by Samuel Crow in about 1887. Learn More
  17. Astoria, Looking East - Bratt

    Astoria, Looking East - c. 1894

    Photographer James Bratt worked in Astoria from 1893 to 1895, allowing us to date this photo accurately. Standing on the hill he captured a detailed view of Astoria's downtown. Learn More
  18. Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - Meiser

    Astoria, Looking East Towards Downtown - c. 1900

    Looking down Commercial Street towards the east, this view can be studied almost endlessly due to its great amount of detail, and thus it lends itself to larger prints which do it justice. Learn More
  19. Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Two major fires have occurred in Astoria, in 1883 and 1922. This photo shows the aftermath of the earlier 1883 fire. Learn More
  20. At the Hitching Post in Fossil

    At the Hitching Post in Fossil - 1913

    Looking north on 2nd Street between Washington and Main, we can see that horse-drawn vehicles still dominated the streets in Fossil in 1913. Learn More
  21. Bolton and the Falls, Looking South

    Bolton and the Falls, Looking South - c. 1960

    This 1960s aerial photo, taken as part of the early planning for Interstate 205, shows the community of Bolton, with West Linn High School to the right and Willamette Falls in the distance. Learn More
  22. Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - Leghorn

    Bringing the Team and Wagon to Arlington - c. 1900

    The boys have brought the six-horse team and wagon to town, in this case, Arlington. Learn More
  23. Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - Eddy

    Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - c. 1915

    One of Ralph Eddy's early glass plate photos, this crisp view taken with his large wooden camera shows a street scene at Eighth and Main Streets in downtown Oregon City. Learn More
  24. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  25. Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - Ralph Eddy

    Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - 1936

    Taken during Portland's first "Fleet Week", this view shows the destroyer Reuben James and other Navy ships in front of the City's downtown business district. Learn More
  26. Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City

    Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City - c. 1918

    While this postcard view was postmarked 1923, we believe the photo was taken in the teens. Learn More
  27. Business Section, Joseph, Oregon - Pacific Photo Co.

    Business Section, Joseph, Oregon - c. 1910

    When this photo was taken in about 1910, Joseph was thriving, partly because of the railroad which had arrived in 1908. Learn More
  28. C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego

    C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego - c. 1910

    After a day battling traffic traveling through First Addition in Lake Oswego, come back and look at this photo of how it appeared a hundred years ago. Learn More
  29. Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - Hazeltine

    Canyon City Brass Band in its Bandwagon - c. 1895

    While we still refer to "jumping on the bandwagon", we rarely get to see a real bandwagon these days. The phrase originated when politicians learned that riding on the bandwagon was a great place to be seen at public events. Learn More
  30. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Jackson

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c 1885

    We're looking over a movable fishwheel, sometimes called a fish scow, towards the Cascade Locks under construction and the town of Cascade Locks behind them. Learn More
  31. Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City

    Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City - c. 1895

    Built in 1889 by brothers T. L. and Elmer E. Charman, the Charman Bros. Block was for years the grand building of Main Street in Oregon City. Learn More
  32. Clay Moore Saloon, in Blanco Hotel, Marshfield

    Clay Moore Saloon, in Blanco Hotel, Marshfield - c. 1900

    Patrons gather outside the Clay Moore Saloon, in the Norman Building, at Front and Commercial in Marshfield (now known as Coos Bay). Moore operated several Marshfield saloons - this one is in the old Blanco Hotel. Learn More
  33. Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City - Prier

    Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City

    Though not as high in 1861, the flood of 1890 caused extensive damage to buildings on both sides of the Willamette River. Learn More
  34. Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - Indahl

    Closset & Devers Coffee & Spices Delivery Wagon - c. 1905

    Closset and Devers Coffees was an old Portland firm, named when Arthur Devers joined the existing company of Closset Brothers in the early 1880s. Learn More
  35. Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - Frank Patterson

    Cottage Grove, Looking West Down Main Street - circa 1928

    We are looking west towards the river from near the intersection of what is now Highway 99, also known as the Goshen-Divide Highway. Learn More
  36. Cow & Calves on 13th Street in Willamette

    Cow & Calves on 13th Street in Willamette - c. 1898

    Looking north on 13th Street in Willamette, now part of West Linn, towards what's now known as Willamette Falls Drive. The cow belonged to H. T. Shipley; the house is the Leisman/Elligsen House. Learn More
  37. Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - Indahl

    Delivery Cart on Burnside Street in Portland - c. 1905

    One of a series of photos taken by Olaf Indahl on West Burnside near the sign store where he worked. The large building across the street is Weinhard's brewery. Learn More
  38. Downtown Eugene from Skinner Butte - Eddy

    Downtown Eugene from Skinner Butte - 1937

    Looking south across the railroad tracks and depot down Willamette Street. Photographer Eddy's vantage point was to the west of the McMurphey Johnson House. Learn More
  39. Downtown Portland and the West Hills - Hale

    Downtown Portland and the West Hills - 1898

    By 1898 Portland had become a thriving modern city, and fine homes were making their way up the slopes of the West Hills. Learn More
  40. Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge

    Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1912

    Many buildings can be identified in this highly-detailed view of downtown Portland, taken by an unidentified photographer in about 1912. Learn More
  41. Earliest Known Photo of Sandy, Oregon - Adolph Aschoff

    Earliest Known Photo of Sandy, Oregon - c. 1879

    We're looking east towards Mt. Hood on what is now Pioneer Boulevard in Sandy, Oregon. The Barlow road trails off to the right in the background. Learn More
  42. Early Downtown View of The Dalles

    Early Downtown View of The Dalles - 1870s

    This rare early view of downtown The Dalles is reproduced from an unusual outdoor CDV, a small-format card-mounted photo type popular in the 1860s and 1870s. Learn More
  43. Early West Linn from Oregon City Bluffs - Stevens

    Early West Linn from Oregon City Bluffs - c. 1895

    Two couples pose for a portrait at the top of the bluff in Oregon City, with the suspension bridge and Willamette River in the background. Learn More
  44. Elevator and Lamp Post, Oregon City - Eddy

    Elevator and Lamp Post, Oregon City - c. 1950

    Created as part of a series of Oregon City vignettes by Ralph Eddy, using his new 35mm camera as he neared the end of his professional career. Learn More
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland - Eddy

    Everything Happens at Night - Broadway in Portland, 1939

    While it may not have been a great movie, Sonja Henie's film "Everything Happens at Night" provides a great caption for this image of Broadway at night in 1939. Learn More
  48. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More
  49. First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - Byrnes

    First Street in Portland, During the Holidays - 1889

    The December 21st, 1889 issue of The West Shore included this holiday-themed engraving of life in downtown Portland as its centerfold. Learn More
  50. First Street, 1876 Portland Flood - Buchtel

    First Street, 1876 Portland Flood

    In this photo of an early Portland flood, pioneer photographer Joseph Buchtel is standing at the corner of First and Pine, facing northeast. Learn More

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