Vacations & Holidays - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Gathering at Schnoeer Park

    A Gathering at Schnoerr Park - circa 1920

    A well-dressed group poses for a portrait at Schnoerr Park, located across the Tualatin River from the town of Willamette. Learn More
  2. Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - Bartels

    Arch Cape Hotel, Oregon Coast - c. 1907

    Arch Cape was already a tourist destination in 1907. This view shows one of its finer hotels, with the owners ready to serve you. Learn More
  3. Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - Patterson

    Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - 1910s

    Two women and two men arrive at the summit of Mt. Hood on a beautiful day. Learn More
  4. At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood

    At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood - c. 1900

    This early photo features one of many places on Mount Hood that can make a climber feel really small. Learn More
  5. Bathing at Blue Mountain Springs - Andrews

    Bathing at Blue Mountain Springs - c. 1920

    No longer open to the public, Blue Mountain Springs, located about 10 miles southeast of Prairie City, were a popular tourist destination for many years in Grant County. Learn More
  6. C & E Railway Trestle and Baker Covered Bridge at Carver

    C & E Railway Trestle and Baker's Covered Bridge at Carver - c. 1930

    This photo was taken at the time the old covered bridge was being replaced by a new steel bridge, and the railroad trestle to the left was under construction. Learn More
  7. Camping at Gearhart Park - Gardiner

    Camping at Gearhart Park - c. 1894

    We're looking at a well-developed campsite at Gearhart Park, known as the first planned resort community in Oregon, begun in 1890. Learn More
  8. Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - Curtis

    Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - c. 1915

    A camping group awaits their meal in Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds, a meadow near the foot of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  9. Camping at Wilhoit Springs

    Camping at Wilhoit Springs - c. 1890

    Vacation time - 1890 style. A large group entertains themselves while camping at Wilhoit Springs south of Molalla. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - c. 1925

    Guided trips to Nisqually Glacier were a big draw for visitors staying at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn. Learn More
  13. Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    Climbing Paradise Glacier, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    A group of men and women work their way up Paradise Glacier on the southeast flank of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  14. Clowning Around at Schnoerr's Park

    Clowning Around at Schnoerr's Park - circa 1920

    Schnoerr's Park was a private gathering place located across the Tualatin River from the town of Willamette, operating from about 1900 to the 1930s. Learn More
  15. Crater Lake Lodge, After Expansion - Eddy

    Crater Lake Lodge, After Expansion - 1926

    Originally opened in 1915, Crater Lake Lodge was significantly expanded from 1922 through 1924, doubling the number of guest rooms and adding private bathrooms to the lodge's new wing. Learn More
  16. Crater Lake Lodge, Before Expansion

    Crater Lake Lodge, Before Expansion - 1921

    This unusually early photo of Crater Lake Lodge was taken in 1921. We can date it from the dealer plates on the car. Learn More
  17. Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - Reck

    Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - 1916

    The second of two photos showing a climbing party crossing a crevasse, the guide here is answering a question from Norma Reck, daughter of the photographer. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. Elk Horn Ranger Station in Elwha Valley - Asahel Curtis

    Elk Horn Ranger Station in Elwha Valley - c. 1925

    A group of happy campers have especially rosy cheeks due to the enthusiastic hand-tinting of this magic lantern slide. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. Gondola on Oswego Lake

    Gondola on Oswego Lake - c. 1920

    A note on the original photo speculates this may be a group of students from St. Helens Hall, Portland Episcopal School for Girls. Whoever they are, they are clearly enjoying themselves. Learn More
  22. Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - Indahl

    Government Building at Lewis & Clark Exposition - 1905

    This view shows the U. S. Government Building on its island in Guild's Lake, with the "Bridge of Nations" leading out to it in the middle right. Learn More
  23. Government Building from West, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building from the West, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    This view benefits from its unusual vantage point - probably not one that was ever used by the Exposition's promoters. Learn More
  24. Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood

    Government Camp Hotel, Mt. Hood - c. 1925

    Built in 1910 as an expansion to the original 1899 Mountain View House seen to its right, the Government Camp Hotel was for years the main source of lodging for visitors to Mount Hood. Learn More
  25. Government Camp, South Side Mt. Hood

    Government Camp, South Side Mt. Hood - c. 1935

    Looking east down old Highway 26 in Government Camp, we see the Battle Axe Inn in the left foreground, Battle Axe Recreation Hall behind it, and Hill's Place across the road on the right. Learn More
  26. 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
  27. Happy Camp, at Netarts Bay

    Happy Camp, at Netarts Bay - c. 1895

    This unusually early view of camping at the coast shows Happy Camp, a destination for tourists and vacationers since well before 1900. Learn More
  28. Happy Campers - Stevens

    Happy Campers - c. 1900

    This group of campers inspires the rest of us to load up our canvas tents and wooden stools and take to the woods. They certainly are enjoying themselves. Learn More
  29. Hill's Place, Government Camp, Mount Hood

    Hill's Place, Government Camp, Mount Hood - c. 1935

    Looking west down old Highway 26 in Government Camp, we see Hill's Place on the left, and the Battle Axe Recreation Hall on the right. Behind the recreation hall, across the highway from Hill's Place, is the Battle Axe Inn. Learn More
  30. Horse Camping in Eastern Washington - Palmer

    Horse Camping in Eastern Washington - c. 1910

    This idylic photo is taken along an unnamed river in eastern Washington. If you can identify the location, please let us know. Learn More
  31. Hunting on Mount Hood - Indahl

    Hunting on Mount Hood - c. 1905

    In this companion photo to the riverside hunting photo in Related Photos below, two of the same men are making their way up a mountain path somewhere near Welches on the south side of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  32. Hunting on the Salmon River at Mt. Hood - Indahl

    Hunting on the Salmon River at Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This hundred-year-old photo shows three relatives of Olaf Indahl, a photographer featured on this site, from a print we are attributing to Indahl himself. Learn More
  33. In Front of the Old Growth Log at Schnoerr Park

    In Front of the Old Growth Log at Schnoerr Park c 1910

    A distinctly German looking group poses on a large log at Schnoerr's Park, located across the Tualatin from the town of Willamette. Learn More
  34. Lake Quinault from Forest Service Campground - Asahel Curtis

    Lake Quinault from Forest Service Campground - c. 1925

    The original for this image is a hand-tinted magic lantern slide created by Asahel Curtis, probably in the mid 1920s. Learn More
  35. Longmire Springs & the First Hotel at Mt. Rainier - Weister

    Longmire Springs & the First Hotel at Mt. Rainier - c. 1895

    In 1883 James Longmire built a trail from Succotash Valley 13 miles to the hot springs in the area that now bears his name. John Muir described staying here on his way to Mount Rainier in 1888. Learn More
  36. Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - White

    Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - 1905

    One of the rewards of a long climb - the view from the rocky summit of Mount Hood. Learn More
  37. Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - Patterson

    Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - 1910s

    A young woman pauses at Lower Serac, while climbing Mount Hood. Learn More
  38. Lunch at Mazama Camp - Patterson

    Lunch at Mazama Camp - 1913

    There are lots of fascinating details in this photo of the climbing club the Mazamas as they break for lunch, during a climb at Mt. Adams. Learn More
  39. Lunch on Road to Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Lunch on Road to Crater Lake - c. 1908

    A group of tourists, probably traveling by stagecoach, stop at the side of the road to Crater Lake to enjoy a lunch break. Learn More
  40. Men's Race at Newport Beach - Stevenson

    Men's Race at Newport Beach - 1914

    In 1914 the Oregon State Pharmacy Association reached its twenty-fifth anniversary. To celebrate, they held a state-wide gathering in Newport. Learn More
  41. Mirror View on the Applegate River - Gurnea

    Mirror View on the Applegate River - c. 1895

    This idyllic view shows three boys, likely brothers, pausing in their exploration of the banks of the Applegate River south of Grants Pass. Learn More
  42. Mount Baker Lodge - Bert W. Huntoon

    Mount Baker Lodge - c 1928

    One of the great lodges of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Baker Lodge lasted for only about four years. Learn More
  43. Mount Hood's First Chairlift

    Mount Hood's First Chairlift - circa 1939

    Timberline Lodge's first chairlift, the Magic Mile, opened in late 1939 - almost two years after the lodge itself. (The original rope tow stayed in service for several years.) Learn More
  44. Mountains of Ice - Eliot Glacier at Mt. Hood - White

    Mountains of Ice -- Eliot Glacier on Mt. Hood - 1905

    A lone climber experiences what it's like to feel small, standing near the ice blocks of Eliot Glacier. Learn More
  45. Mt. Hood Ski Patrol at Cooper Spur Warming Shelter

    Mt. Hood Ski Patrol at Cooper Spur Warming Shelter - c. 1938

    These are likely founding members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, as the organization was formally incorporated in March of 1938. Learn More
  46. 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
  47. New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - George M. Weister

    New York Tourists at Multnomah Falls - 1916

    Portland lumberman John Yeon (second from right) hosts the party of Mrs. French Vanderbilt, visiting from New York. Learn More
  48. 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
  49. North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment - Pacific Photo Co.

    North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment - c. 1910

    The idea of lighthouses as tourist destinations is clearly nothing new, as shown by this couple visiting in their carriage a hundred years ago. Learn More
  50. On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    Mountain wildflowers are in bloom for this photo of men and women on horseback, making their way along a hillside with Mt Rainier in the background. Learn More

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