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Sunset Storm on the Columbia

Platinum print of storm clouds and fog in the hills viewed from across the Columbia River. Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "Sunset Storm on the Columbia." Signed, "Lily E. White," in the lower right corner of the print.

White, Lily E.

Mitchell Point - Columbia River above Cascades

Platinum print of a sandy beach on the shore of the Columbia River with Mitchell's Point visible in the distance. Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "Mitchell Point - Columbia River above Cascades." Signed, "Lily E. White," in the lower right corner of the print.

White, Lily E.

Upper Cape Horn - Near Celilo - Columbia

Platinum print of Upper Cape Horn with the Columbia River visible in the distance. Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "Upper Cape Horn - Near Celilo - Columbia." Signed, "Lily E. White," in the lower right corner of the print.

White, Lily E.

Cape Horn and Lone Rock - Columbia

Platinum print of Cape Horn on the Columbia River. Lone Rock (today known as Phoca Rock) is visible in the distance. Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "Cape Horn and Lone Rock - Columbia." Signed, "Lily E. White," in the lower right corner of the print.

White, Lily E.

Pillars of Faith

Platinum print of a rimrock in the Columbia River Gorge. Alternatively titled in some publications as, "The Palisades of the Columbia." Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "Pillars of Faith - Above the Dalles - Columbia." The photograph has been attributed in publications to both Sarah Hall Ladd and Lily E. White. Signed, "S.H.L.," in the lower right corner of the print. This print is the same as Plate 1 from Album 201.

White, Lily E.

Portland Women’s Forum members with highway sign

Two members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, stand in front of a highway sign on the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. The sign reads “Scenic Columbia River Highway Connects With U.S. 30.” Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 16 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Latourell Falls, after logging

Latourell Falls viewed from the Columbia River Highway, after logging operations removed trees in the area. A truck is parked in a dirt lot in front of the walls, which can be seen behind a hillside. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 3 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia Garden Club, wild flower project

A member of the Columbia Garden Club in Troutdale, participating in the “Save the Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge” project. The unidentified woman stands on a ladder, holding an flower identification sign for “Sedum Spathulifolium.” The group mounted labels to cliffs in the Multnomah Falls area to increase flower diversity awareness. A story detailing the project was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, October 4, 1953 (negative 3 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

Debris at the Multnomah Falls Lodge after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. A fallen tree can be seen on top of two automobiles, with trash and branches strewn across the ground. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 2 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

Debris at the Multnomah Falls Lodge after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. A large tree can be seen leaning down a cliff side next to the lodge, below an area of damaged roof. Multnomah Falls can be seen at the other side of the lodge building. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

A fallen tree at Multnomah Falls Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge. The tree leans downward from a cliff, with several automobiles parked near the damaged portion of the lodge. A gift and coffee shop can be seen on the first floor of the stone building. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 7 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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

Blast for Railroad Construction in Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of an explosion conducted by Portland & Seattle Railway to clear way for the construction of a railroad on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The explosion sends dirt and debris into the air out of the base of a mountain. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible in the background. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "Firing 30 Ton Blast Cooks, 1906, P. & S. Ry., June 13, 10:35am, 1300 feet away."

Sheridan Point, Prior to Railroad Construction

Photograph of Sheridan Point on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, showing where Portland & Seattle Railway plans to construct a railroad. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible on the right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Sheridans Point, Columbia River, showing where the P&S Ry. is to be built.

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