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Diesel Electric Locomotive #5700

Photograph showing the Great Northern Railway's engine #5700. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "The Great Northern Railway's no. 5700, a diesel-electric locomotive developing 2,700-horsepower, and in passenger and freight service between the Twin Cities and Duluth. The unit weighs 220 tons, is 96.5 feet long and had a maximum speed of 85 miles and hour. Return to: Charles W. Moore, Great Northern Ry., Executive Department, St. Paul, Minn. Bull-2--41"

Old Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon

A photograph of a drawing depicting old Fort Astoria in 1845. An American flag flies over the fort. The back identified the artist as Henry J. Barre, but the correct name is likely Henry J. Warre. Handwritten note on back of print reads, "Old Fort Astoria 1845 by Captain Henry J. Barre, British Army." Photograph of drawing taken by Arthur M. Prentiss.

Warre, H. (Henry), 1819-1898

Portland Zoo Railway Station at the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition

Photograph of the Portland Zoo Railway station at the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition grounds in North Portland. Today, this is the site of the Portland Expo Center. A sign on top the building reads "Oregon Railroads" and there are smaller signs for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry., Northern Pacific Railway, Union Pacific Railroad and other rail lines. A small portion of the Zooliner train is visible on the left. The Oregon state flag flies above the building.

Mazamas on Mount Adams, Washington

Photograph showing a line of approximately 50 mountaineers hiking up a snow field on a mountain, likely Mount Adams in Washington. Clouds are visible in the background below the group. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Mazamas." Stamp on the back of the print for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

Mazamas on Mount Adams, Washington

Photograph showing a line of approximately 35 mountaineers hiking on a trail. The area behind them is flat and contains several wooden structures. Those in front of the line look to the left. Taken from an area above the mountaineers, looking down at them. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Mazamas, Mt. Adams."

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.)

Street Scene - Eugene, Oregon

Photograph of a street scene in Eugene, Oregon. There are pedestrians, people on bicycles, and one person on horseback. Streetcar rails go up the middle of the street. Businesses line both sides of the street and signs are visible for Burgess Optical Co., Western Union Telegraph, and more. Banners hanging above the street advertise Kit Carson's Buffalo Ranch Wild West show. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Willamette St, Eugene. Willamette Avenue, Eugene. Either 1907 or 1912."

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.)

Steamboat on Columbia River

Photograph of a steamboat on a river, likely the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. Handwritten note on the bottom of the print reads, "Copyright 1915, Kiser." Stamp on the back indicates this was a Kiser photograph taken for SP&S Ry.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

OAC Cadet Band on deck of ship

Photograph of members of the Oregon Agricultural College's cadet band posing 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.)

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.)

S.S. Great Northern on the Columbia River

Photograph of the S.S. Great Northern sailing on the Columbia River near Astoria, 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. Signature on the bottom right reads, "Gifford." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SS Great Northern of the Great Northern Pacific SS Co. in the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore. (1915)."

Gifford, Benjamin A.

S.S. Great Northern and S.S. Northern Pacific

Photograph of a painting depicting 2 ships sailing side by side. The ships are the S.S. Great Northern and the S.S. Northern Pacific. Both ships were built by the Great Northern Pacific Steam Ship Company for the SP&S Railway. They served to transport passengers and freight between terminals in Astoria, Oregon and San Francisco, California. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Twin palaces of the Pacific. Great Northern and Northern Pacific, owned by GNPSS Co. Sister."

U.S.S. Edward Luckenbach at Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing the steamship U.S.S. Edward Luckenbach docked on the Columbia River at a port in Vancouver, Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Port Terminals, Vancouver, Wn. and SP&S Railway Company grain elevators with bulk storage capacity of 2,852,000 bushels, leased to Archer Daniels Midland Company."

S.S. Admiral Benson on rocks at the mouth of the Columbia River

Photograph showing the S.S. Admiral Benson on rocks on the Peacock Spit at the mouth of the Columbia River. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "S.S. Iowa of Admiral Line on rocks at mouth of Columbia River, Oregon." Embossment on front of print reads, "Woodfield Photo, Astoria, Ore." Note: The caption on the back of the photograph misidentifies the ship as the S.S. Iowa.

Woodfield, Frank W., 1879-1955

Cradle of logs on river

Photograph showing a large cradle of logs wedged between 2 boats on a river. The boat on the left belongs to the Shaver Transportation Company. Two people stand on top of the logs as 3 others stand on the edge of the boat. Stamp on the back for L.W. Jones, Commercial Photographer, Portland, Oregon.

Jones, Lynds W., 1878-

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