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Aerial View of the Long-Bell Lumber Company - Longview, Washington

Aerial photograph of the Long-Bell Lumber Company in Longview, Washington. Typed label on the back of the print reads, "Airplane view of the greatest lumber manufacturing plants in the world, the operations of the Long-Bell Lumber Company at Longview, Washington. The two units shown here are operating on double shifts, turning out 1,800,000 feet of lumber daily. Buildings of these units cover 78 acres with roofing. Between the two units is the power plant which has a capacity of 18,000 kilowatts. Its two stacks are each 300 feet high. On the Columbia river can be seen a portion of the 200 foot lumber export dock which was partially under construction when the picture was taken." Writing on the bottom of the print reads, "L.B.A.8."

Contractor's Special to McNary Dam

Photograph of a group of people wearing hard hats outside a building at McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Behind them is an SP&S Empire Builder train. The train is at the base of a bluff. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Contractors special to McNary Dam. Thursday, June 3, 1954."

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.)

Men working on river

Photograph showing men working along an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River). Three men can be seen along the top of a wooden wall, while two others stand on a wooden board at water level. The top of a diving helmet can be seen in the water. In the background is a cliff, and a transmission tower can be seen in the distance. Written on the side of the negative is "49-154." (image note: see related images PGE 49-161, PGE 49-170, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Waterfalls on Columbia River?

Photograph showing flowing waterfalls on an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River?). Behind the waterfalls, possible dam infrastructure can be seen. In the background, more rocky cliffs can be seen, as well as a road and electrical lines. Written on the side of the negative is "49-170." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-154, PGE 49-161, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Men working on dam, Columbia River?

Photograph showing a short wooden dam structure on an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River). Several men can be seen on top of the structure, on top of which water is being diverted from a pipe. Rock cliffs, wooded hills, and buildings can be seen in this distance. Written on the negative is "49-178." (Image note: see likely related images PGE 49-154, PGE 49-161, PGE 49-170, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Waterfalls on Columbia River?

Photograph showing flowing waterfalls on an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River?). In the background, more rocky cliffs can be seen, as well as a road and electrical lines. Written on the side of the negative is "49-161." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-154, PGE 49-170, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Dam structure on Columbia River?

Photograph showing a short wooden dam structure on an unidentified river (possibly the Columbia River?). Below the structure is an area of natural rock formations and logs, and wooded hills can be seen above the shore in the distance. Written on the negative is "49-172." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-154, PGE 49-161, 49-170, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184, PGE 49-185).

Diver in river during dam construction, Columbia River?

Photograph showing a man in a diving helmet, partially submerged next to another man who is standing on a wooden board. The diving helmet is metal and has several openings. Written on the negative is "49-205. "(Image note: see likely related images PGE 49-154, PGE 49-161, PGE 49-170, PGE 49-172, PGE 49-174, PGE 49-175, PGE 49-178, PGE 49-184).

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

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.)

Two men on boat

Photograph of two unidentified men on a boat flying a pennant, probably a Portland Yacht Club pennant. The number “7 II G” is visible on the side of the boat. Image note: Negative damage at bottom of image.

Astoria, Oregon

A view of downtown Astoria, Oregon and the Columbia River. There are signs for Montgomery Ward, the Bank of Astoria, and other businesses. Washington state is visible on the other side of the Columbia. Handwritten note on the back of the print indicates this was taken in 1935. Stamp on the back of the print for Beaver Engraving Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Astoria, Oregon

A view of downtown Astoria, Oregon and the Columbia River. Several ships are in the river, and Washington state is visible across the river. Handwritten note on the back of the print indicates this was taken in 1935.

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.)

Aerial view of Hood River, Oregon, and Columbia River Gorge

Aerial photograph, looking east, showing the town of Hood River, Oregon, at center right; the Columbia River; and the hills of the Columbia River Gorge. A cropped version of this photograph was one of 10 that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal Sunday magazine on June 5, 1932. The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Looping the Loop by Air,” that recounted an airplane trip following the route of the Mount Hood Loop Highway and described the views from the air. The photographs had the following caption: “Glimpses of familiar scenery snapped by Roy Norr, Journal staff photographer, in ‘doing’ the Mont [sic] Hood Loop the air way.” This photograph had the following additional information: “Looking east up the Columbia Gorge airway.” See image Nos. 371N5679, 371N5698, 371N5703, 371N5704, 371N5717, and 371N5721, which were published on the same page as this photograph. Also see image Nos. 371N5699, 371N5700, 371N5701, and 371N5702, which were taken during the same trip. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Norr, Roy

Vancouvery Ferry at Hayden Island

Photograph showing a ferry at Hayden Island, with a dirt road leading to a loading dock for automobiles and horse-drawn carts. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. The Columbia River can be seen behind the ferry, as well as a metal bridge spanning the water (likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 9.6).

Vancouvery Ferry at Hayden Island

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a ferry at Hayden Island on the Columbia River, which appears to be behind a wooden dock. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. Wooden pillars can be seen in the water in front of the ferry, and a bridge is in the distant background ((likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 5.1).

View of Lower Columbia River near Westport, Oregon

Photograph showing a view of the Columbia River near Westport, Oregon in Clatsop County. Taken from a nearby hillside, looking east, the river stretches into the distance. There are islands and peninsulas in the river. A long pier and an industrial building are visible in the distance on the bank of the river. Stamp on the back for Kiser's Studio.

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.)

View of Mount Hood Across the Columbia River

Photograph of a view of Mount Hood across of the Columbia River. Taken from the area around White Salmon and Underwood on the Washington side of the river, looking south toward Hood River, Oregon and the mountain in the background. There are trees on a steep embankment in the foreground. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Mt. Hood & Columbia River from White Salmon - Underwood, Wash. SP&S Ry."

SP&S railway yards at Cliffs, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S railway yard located alongside the Columbia River in Cliffs, Washington. Cliffs was located in Klickitat County, Washington. Scattered railroad cars and a locomotive stand idle on the railroad tracks in the train yard. Mountains are visible across the river in Oregon. Writing at the bottom of the print is cut off, but legible part reads, "Yards at Cliffs." Handwriting on the back reads, "Cliffs, Wa."

Sunset on Astoria Bay, Columbia River Estuary

Photograph of several boats on a wide portion of the Columbia River Estuary near Astoria, Oregon. The sun reflects on the water. A large boat with lowered masts floats on the water in the center. Writing on the bottom of the print reads, "Copyright 1914, F.H. Kiser." Handwriting on the back reads, "Sunset on Astoria Bay. Columbia River Estuary. Copyright Kiser."

Kiser, Fred H., 1878-1955

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