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A record catch from Central Oregon lakes

Photographic postcard showing 5 men standing on a dirt road, displaying a line holding dozens of fish. A dog sits on the right. Behind them, a group of people stand on a wooden walkway attached to a building. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard reads, "A record catch from Central Oregon lakes."

A Seaside Cottage Among the Spruce Trees - Seaside, Oregon

Photograph of a 2-story house. A woman sits on the steps of the front porch while a second person sits in a hammock on the porch. There are trees on either side of the house and a fence in front of the house. Typed label on the back of the print reads, "A Seaside Cottage Among the Spruce Trees, Seaside, Ore." Stamp on the back reads, "From Passenger Department, The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington

A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington. The S. P. & S. Railway grain elevators are visible in the distance. "Luckenbach" is painted on the side of the ship and smoke is coming out of its central stack. The handwritten description from the back of the photograph reads, "Port terminals, Vancouver, Wa. and SP+S Railway Company grain elevators with bulk storage capacity of 2,852,000 bushels. Leased to Archer Daniels Midland Company."

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 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

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."

Agricultural workers in celery field

Photograph showing 5 agricultural workers hunched over in a field as they harvest and pack celery. The worker on the right packs celery into a box labeled, "Troutdale Celery." A vehicle to the left of the workers holds a stack of empty crates on a flatbed. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Alfalfa Meeting

Photograph of a man talking to a group of people. He is likely giving a presentation to farmers about growing alfalfa. As he talks, he points to a chart behind him titled, "Alfalfa in United States," which shows the amount of acreage dedicated to growing alfalfa in various states. There are several children in the front row.

Alice Collins Christening the 1101 Train, Goldendale, Washington

Photographic postcard showing a young woman holding a glass bottle up to the side of the 1101 train. She wears a flapper style hat and dress and smiles for the camera. Typed writing on the back of the print reads, "Alice Collins christening the 1101, July 29, 1929." Stamp on the back reads, "Goldendale, Wash." Second stamp on the back for H.J. Turner, who was affiliated with the Oregon Railroad Association.

American Flags on the Imperial Hotel Building in Downtown Portland, Oregon

Photograph of the Imperial Hotel building in downtown Portland decorated with American flags and bunting. The Owl Drug Company is located on the ground floor. American flags hang over the street where there are several pedestrians. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "White building on L. Imperial Hotel. SW Broadway and Washington, NE corner."

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

American Railroad Ditcher

Photographic postcard showing 3 men on an American railroad ditcher belonging to SP&S Railway. The ditcher is on a flat railway car as it moves dirt from the train onto the side of the railroad track. Likely taken in Oregon or Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard reads, "McRyan(?) Collection."

Among the Pines, Crater Lake National Park

Photographic postcard of a man driving an automobile on a dirt road. He drives toward the camera. There are large trees on both sides of the road. Writing on the bottom of the postcard reads, "Crater Lake Nat'l Park. 833. Among the Pines." Typed writing on the back reads, "A glimpse of our standing timber. We have 20,000 feet of this class of timber in Klamath County." Postcard made by Miller Photo Co., Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Miller, C. R. (Charles Richard), 1875-1958

An Airplane Above the Beach in Seaside, Oregon

Photograph of a group of people on the beach in Seaside, Oregon. Their backs are to the camera, and they look up at an airplane flying in the sky. Three children on donkeys face the camera to the right of the photograph. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Apple and peach orchard in Kennewick, Washington

Photograph of rows of fruit trees at an orchard in Kennewick, Washington. This photograph is the first of a series of photographs documenting the growth of trees in the orchard. Handwritten label on the bottom of the print reads, "Kennewick, Nov 6th, 1909, K-10. Photo by Gravenslund, Kennewick, Wn." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "#1 - Peters orchard on the Kennewick Highlands taken in Nov 1909 when trees were about 7 months old. This is an apple orchard with peach fillers on 7 acres, and apples and pear fillers on 3 acres. Photo #2 is this same orchard taken in Sept. 1910. Photo #3 is same orchard as #1 & 2, taken in May 1909 just after the trees were flauted (sic), these pictures extending over a period of only 16 months of time show the rapidity of which an orchard can be grown by irrigation under favorable conditions as they prevail on the Kennewick Highlands."

Gravenslund, John H., 1861-1944

Apple orchard in Maryhill, Washington

Photograph of 2 rows of apple trees in bloom in an orchard in Maryhill, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Kiser 5453. Old Apple Orchard, Maryhill, Wash. SP&SRy." Stamp on the back of the print reads, "From Passenger Department, The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Apple orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing young apple trees in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. Likely the Clark orchard. There is a hillside in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13600--Weister, Portland. General view of the little end of Clara (sic) orchard in Western Klickitat County, North of Lyke (sic), showing three year old Spitzenberg trees." Handwritten note on back reads, "Return to SP&S Ry, 629 Ry Exch Bl."

Weister Company

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.

Automatic Block Signal, Oregon Electric Railway

Photograph of Automatic Block Signals on the Oregon Electric Railway. The photograph is taken looking down the railroad tracks. There is a wooden platform and fence on the left side of the tracks and electrical power lines run above the tracks on the right side of the photograph. A typed caption on the bottom of the photograph reads, "14479 - Automatic Block Signals A. C. - Model 2A, Oregon Electric Railway, General Railway Signal Co."

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

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