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Dirt Road Under Cliff

Photograph of a dirt road at the base of a cliff in the high desert in Central Oregon likely taken in the Crooked River Canyon. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Near Culver, Ore?" Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Waterfall

Photograph of a wide waterfall on a river, likely in Central Oregon. Embossment on the lower right indicates a 1909 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Campers in Crooked River Canyon

Photograph of tents set up at the base of a Crooked River Canyon next to the Crooked River. Taken from the top of the canyon, looking down at the tents. Handwriting on back of print reads, "The Cove. Campers in Crooked River Canyon. About 7 Mi. N. of Metolius." Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Down Deschutes Canyon

Photograph of the Deschutes River flowing through the Deschutes Canyon. Taken from the top of the canyon. Mount Hood is visible in the distance. Stamp on front of print for Kiser Photo Co. Handwriting on back reads, "O.T. Ry. Down Deschutes Canyon from point above Pelton. O.T. Track to right. Mt. Hood."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Looking Across the Columbia River from Skamania, Washington

Photograph taken from the shore of the Washington side of the Columbia River near Skamania, looking across the river at Oregon. Horsetail Falls is visible to the left. The waters of the river are calm and there is a boat near shore in the foreground. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "A placid vista of the majestic Columbia with Horse Tail Falls in the middle distance." Typed label on the back of the print reads, "Looking across Columbia River from Butler, showing Horse Tail Falls -- Via S.P.&S. Plate No. 4152." Embossment on the front of the print indicates a 1909 copyright by the Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Columbia River from Beacon Rock, Washington

Photograph showing a view of the Columbia River through the trees at Beacon Rock on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The vertical cliffs of Beacon Rock are on the left while the river is visible on the right. Typed writing on the back reads, "Columbia River from Beacon Rock - SP&S Ry." Embossment on the front of the print for Kiser. Stamp on the back of the print for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

View of Rooster Rock in Columbia River Gorge

Photograph showing a view looking east up the Columbia River Gorge. Rooster Rock is in the foreground and the Rooster Rock Cannery is visible through the trees on the lower right. Taken from a nearby hillside. Stamp on the back for Kiser's Studio. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Lower Columbia River near Westport, Ore. SP&S Ry." [This note is incorrect. This image portrays the Columbia River Gorge, not Westport, Oregon.]

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Fishwheel on the Columbia River, Oregon

Photograph of a fishwheel on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Two sets of railroad tracks pass the fishwheel. Taken from the Oregon side of the gorge, looking across the Columbia River at a large mountain in Washington in the background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Oregon side, North Columbia River Fish Wheel (Trap)" Stamps on the front and back of the print indicate a 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Oregon Trunk Railway Tracks in the Deschutes River Canyon, Oregon

Photograph showing the railroad tracks of the Oregon Trunk Railway running alongside the Deschutes River in the Deschutes River Canyon in Wasco County. Taken from a ridge partway up the canyon. Handwriting on the back reads, "Oregon Trunk Railway, Deschutes River Canyon, 1910." Stamp on the front indicates a 1910 copyright by Kiser Photo Co.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

SP&S train passing Beacon Rock in Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S locomotive pulling a train past Beacon Rock on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the side of the railroad track, the locomotive travels toward the camera. The Columbia River is on the right. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Beacon Rock, Washington, Cascade Range, Columbia River, S.P.&S. Ry." Second handwritten note reads, "Mrs. Crozier." Stamps on the front and back of the print indicate a 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Apple orchard in Maryhill, Washington

Photograph of 2 rows of apple trees in bloom in an orchard in Maryhill, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Kiser 5453. Old Apple Orchard, Maryhill, Wash. SP&SRy." Stamp on the back of the print reads, "From Passenger Department, The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Orchard and farmhouse

Photograph of an orchard and farmhouse. Rows of trees stand in an orchard on the left and in the right foreground. At the center of the photograph, behind a field of crops, is a farmhouse. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "From R.H. Crozier."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

View of apple and peach orchard in Scappoose, Oregon

Photograph showing a view of the apple and peach orchards at the Glen Cove Orchard near Scappoose, Oregon. In the foreground, a wooden bridge crosses a creek. A barn and farmhouse are visible in the distant background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "A portion of the fifty acre Glen Cove apple and peach orchard near Scappoose. K3." Stamps on the front and back of the print indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Horses pulling combine harvester near Culver, Oregon

Photograph showing a group of horses pulling a combine harvester through a grain field near Culver, Oregon. At least 15 horses pull the machine. Two farm workers work on the machine. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Combined Harvester, Rodman Ranch, Near Culver." Stamps on the front and the back of the print indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Looking up at hay stacks, Prineville, Oregon

Photograph showing a person standing in a field, looking up at large stacks of hay in Prineville, Oregon. Five stacks of hay are pictured, all several feet taller than the person. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Crook Co. Oregon, Hay." Second handwritten note is crossed out. It reads, "Alfalfa and wild hay, H.S. Cannon(?) Ranch, Prineville." Stamps on the front and the back of the print indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Stacks of wheat in field

Photograph showing dozens of wheat stacks in a large agricultural field in Central Oregon. A farm is visible in the distance. The mountains of the Cascade Range are in the background. Stamp on the front of the print for Kiser Photo Co.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Warrenton, Oregon

Photograph showing the wreck of the ship Peter Iredale on a beach in Warrenton, Oregon. Today, this is located in Fort Stevens State Park. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Wreck, Peter Iredale, Clatsop Beach, Kiser #4609, SP&S." Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Ry.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

S.S. Great Northern on Columbia River near Flavel, Oregon

Photograph of the S.S. Great Northern on the Columbia River near Flavel, Oregon. This ship was built by the Great Northern Pacific Steam Ship Company for the SP&S Railway. It served to transport passengers and freight between terminals in Astoria, Oregon and San Francisco, California. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "S.S. Great Northern, Gt. Nor. Pac. S.S. Co. Docking at Flavel, Mar. 15, 1915. First arrival at mouth of Columbia River. Fred A. Kiser Photo." Second handwritten note on the back reads, "Return to SP&S Ry. AJ(?) Crosbie, SPA, Portland, Ore."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

OAC Cadet Band on deck of ship

Photograph of members of the Oregon Agricultural College's cadet band on the deck of a ship. They are dressed in uniform and a few hold their instruments. Today, the Oregon Agricultural College is known as Oregon State University. Note at the bottom of the print reads, "Kiser." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Flavel, Or."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Looking North from Mouth of Elk Creek - Cannon Beach, Oregon

View of the coastline looking north from Elk Creek, known today as Ecola Creek, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A windswept tree stands in the foreground near a beach where the creek meets the ocean. Typed label on the back of print reads, "Looking north from mouth of Elk Creek - Cannon Beach, Oregon." Embossment on the front of the print reads, "Copyright 1909 for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry. by Kiser Photo Co."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

View of Mount Hood

Photograph of a landscape dotted with farms and trees and a view of Mount Hood in the distance. Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1912 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Lake near Bend, Oregon

Photograph of a grassy area and a gazebo near a lake. There are several trees around the lake. A mountain is visible in the distance. Handwriting on the back of print reads, "Near Bend." Stamp on front indicates 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. while stamp on back indicates 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

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