First Train to Portland from Astoria Railroad Depot

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First Train to Portland from Astoria Railroad Depot


  • 1898-05-16 (Creation)


black-and-white prints (photographs); 10.3 x 8.4 inches

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Photograph showing crowds of people standing on a platform next to a train in Astoria, Oregon. The train station is on the Columbia River and the town of Astoria is visible in the background. Two men in the locomotive look up at the camera. Handwritten label on the front of the print reads, "First train to Portland, A&C RR, May 16, 1898." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Astoria R.R. Depot, First train to Portland, May 16, 1898." Stamp on the back for Woodfield Photo Studio and Gift Shop.

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No Copyright - United States

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Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway photographs; Org. Lot 78; Box 4, Folder 3; 017

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