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Spillways at Bonneville Dam

Photograph of water rushing out of the spillways of the Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the Washington side of the dam. A person leans over a railing on the lower right, watching the scene. A cloud of mist rises from the water. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "Restricted Photograph: Do not reproduce without written license agreement, Photo-Art Commercial Studios."

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

View of Hood River and White Salmon on the Columbia River

Photograph showing a view of Hood River, Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River and White Salmon, Washington on the north side of the river. Taken from a hillside above Hood River and looking east up the Columbia River Gorge. The Hood River Bridge crosses the Columbia River. Typed writing on the back of the print reads, "Looking down Columbia River Canyon - Hood River & White Salmon, Wash. - SP&S Ry." Stamp on the back for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

Aerial View of Bonneville Dam

Aerial photograph of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking east, up the river. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "Taken by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Please credit." Second stamp reads, "H.W.S. Apr 1, 1948." Third stamp reads, "Beaver Engraving Co." of Portland, Oregon.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. On the left, passengers walk down a ramp to the train. On the right, passengers stand outside beside the train. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A large crowd of passengers exit the train and walk toward a ramp in the distance. The mountains of the Columbia River Gorge are in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945." Stamp on the back for Les T. Ordeman Photography.

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A large crowd of passengers wait outside the train. A government automobile is parked in a dirt lot in the foreground. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A man stands on the back of an observation car at the end of the train. The mountains of the Columbia River Gorge are in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945." Stamp on the back for Les T. Ordeman Photography.

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of a crowd of people walking up a ramp next to an SP&S train at a train station. The train has at least 2 Pullman cars, visible on the right. Typed writing on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945." Stamp on the back for Les T. Ordeman Photography.

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

Train in the Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of a westbound train traveling on the Washington side of the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. The train has a steam locomotive and has just traveled through a tunnel. To the right of the train, view looks east up the river and both sides of the gorge are visible. There is some snow on the ground. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Westbound SP&S train along Columbia River."

Bonneville Dam

View of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the shore of the Columbia River and looking east at water rushing out of the dam's spillways, also known as floodgates. Handwriting on the print reads, "Bonneville Dam - Columbia River Highway. D-107 Cross & Dimmitt." Stamp on the back of the print for Angelus Commercial Studios.

Cross & Dimmitt (Portland, Or.)

Construction of the Bonneville Dam

Photograph of a construction area located between the spillway of the Bonneville Dam and several railroad tracks. The Columbia River flows around the construction site and through the open spillways of the dam. There are 2 stamps on the back of the print. One is for Photo-Art Commercial Studios and the other for West Coast Engraving Co.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Model of the Bonneville Dam

Photograph of a model of the Bonneville Dam. The model was built by U.S. Engineers, and labels mark the main dam, spillway, fish elevators, power house, and more. A railroad in the foreground of the model is labeled "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry." Additional writing on the print indicates the quantities and costs involved in building the dam. Copyright on bottom of print for Photo-Art Commercial Studios in Portland.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Looking West from Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon

Photograph of the view looking west from Crown Point on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. There are several islands in the Columbia River and the Columbia River Highway is visible alongside the river. The top of Rooster Rock is visible on the lower right. The location of the Steigerwald Dairy is outlined in pencil in the distance. Today this area is known as the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Writing on the front of the print reads, "Looking west from Crown Point Columbia River Highway Oregon. #D28. Copyright Cross & Dimmitt." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "The Steigerwald Dairy from Crown Point. Outlined in pencil." Second handwritten note on the back reads, "Washougal." Stamp on the back for Cross & Dimmitt, Scenic Photographers.

Cross & Dimmitt (Portland, Or.)

Aerial View from 5,000 Foot Elevation - Bonneville Power and Navigation Project

Aerial photograph and survey of Bradford Island and the construction of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Written labels on the print indicate the locations of the fish hatchery, ship locks, power house, and more. Writing on the top right of the print reads, "Aerial view from 5,000 ft. elev. Bonneville Power and Navigation Project. Cost 32,200,000. Construction period - Nov. 1933 - Dec. 1937." Other writings on the print indicate this was taken on March 27, 1935 by Brubaker Aerial Surveys. Stamp on the back of the print requests that Brubaker be given credit for the photograph.

Brubaker Aerial Surveys (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.)

SP&S Eastbound Train Along Columbia River at Beacon Rock, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S train traveling eastbound along the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. The train passes in front of Beacon Rock. Taken from the Oregon side of the river, looking north across the river. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File No. 26 - SP&S eastbound train along Columbia River at Beacon Rock."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert passes Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River

Photograph showing the sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Multnomah Falls is in the background on the Oregon side of the Gorge. Handwritten note on the back reads, "S.S. Bailey Gatzert passing Multnomah Falls." Second handwritten note reads, "Return to Traffic Dept., SP&S." Stamp on the back for Beaver Engraving Co.

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.)

Trail at Beacon Rock, Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Photograph of a wooden ladder and a rope along a trail on Beacon Rock on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Above the ladder, several metal spikes have been driven into the rock to aid climbing. The Columbia River is visible on the left. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Beacon Rock." Stamp on the back for Kiser's Studio in Sellwood. Portion of stamp reads, "In reproducing this photograph in any way copyright notice must appear as follows: Copyright by Fred H. Kiser Portland, Oregon."

Kiser, Fred H., 1878-1955

Trail at Beacon Rock, Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Photograph of a trail at the base of Beacon Rock on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The vertical cliffs of Beacon Rock are on the left while the Columbia River is visible through the trees on the right. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Beacon Rock." Copyright notice on the front of the print indicates a copyright by Kiser for SP&S Railway. Stamp on the back reads, "In reproducing this photograph in any way copyright notice must appear as follows: Copyright by Fred H. Kiser Portland, Oregon."

Kiser, Fred H., 1878-1955

Automobiles on the Bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Columbia River Highway

Photograph of several automobiles crossing the bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge. Two people stand on either side of the bridge, looking over the railing. The people in the automobiles look toward the camera. Writing on the bottom of the print indicates a 1915 copyright by the Weister Co.

Weister Company

Oregon Trunk Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Celilo Falls

View of the Oregon Trunk (OT) Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Wishram Washington. The bridge is also known as the Celilo Bridge. The photograph is taken from the bank on the Oregon side of the river and captures almost the full span of the bridge. A portion of Celilo Village is visible in the foreground. The community of Skien is visible in the distance at the base of the bridge on the Washington side. A note on the back of the photograph reads, "File No. 68 - OT/Celilo Bridge across Columbia River, near Wishram, Wash."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

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