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Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916 Washington (State) With digital objects
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"The Upper Cascades. Columbia River." (Mammoth 437)

View of the Upper Block House, also known as Fort Lugenbeel, on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Other buildings and a railroad bridge are also visible. OHS Collection includes 2 duplicates of this mammoth plate on different mounts. One duplicate bears Watkins' signature on the back and has the alternate title, "Upper Blockhouse, Cascades."

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"The Upper Cascades. Columbia River." (Mammoth 435)

A steam locomotive operated by the Oregon Steam and Navigation Company on railroad tracks in the Washington Territory of the Columbia River Gorge. Upper Block House, also known as Fort Lugenbeel, is on the left while a steamboat on the Columbia River is visible in the distance on the right.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"Cape Horn. Columbia River." (Mammoth 421)

View of Cape Horn on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the east at John Stevenson’s property. Log cabin and fence in the foreground. OHS Collection includes 1 duplicate of this mammoth plate on a different mount, with the alternate title, "Cape Horn On Columbia River."

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"D.115. From Rooster Rock to Oneonta Falls. Cape Horn, from Bridal Veil."

View of Cape Horn across the river on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, taken from Bridal Veil, Oregon during the winter storm of 1884-1885. This plate is part of an album of Watkin’s New Series photographs originally owned by Charles H. Prescott, manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"Castle Rock."

View of Castle Rock, also known as Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Photo taken from the Oregon side of the gorge. There are 2 structures, possibly houses, on the shore of the Columbia River.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"O.4. Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon."

View of Castle Rock, also known as Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Photo taken from the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. There are 2 structures, possibly houses, on the shore of the Columbia River. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"O.3. Cape Horn. View Looking Down the River."

View of Cape Horn on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, looking down the Columbia River. There is a fence and large tree stump in the foreground. Loose duplicate plate in 5/1. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"O.1. Mt. Hood from near Vancouver."

View of a distant Mount Hood, rising over the Columbia River. In the foreground, long fences encircle a property and a log cabin. Taken from the south side of Government Island. Loose, cropped duplicate plate in 5/1. Condition note: Exposure has faded and Mount Hood is barely visible. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery

Photo album, "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery," containing photos by Carleton E. Watkins. Album page bears signature of Charles H. Prescott, dated 1884. Prescott was the original owner of this album, and manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. A small biographical note appears alongside his signature. There is also an inscription from John Neilson Barry (b.1870), an Episcopal clergyman and historian from Portland, Or., to Julius L. Meier, governor of Oregon from 1931-1935. Inscription reads, "To the beloved Governor of Oregon Julius L. Meier whose noble and self sacrificing efforts in promoting the welfare of the people of Oregon have made him a public benefactor. J. Neilson Barry." Plates O.1. and O.45. are arranged out of numerical order. Plates O.28 and O.29 are not included.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

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