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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

Mr. Stopper examines apple tree in his orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing a man inspecting an apple tree in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13584--Weister, Portland. Shows two year old tree in the Stopper orchard, eight miles north of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash., with Mr. Stopper standing by the tree. This is red-shot soil, elevation of about 1700 feet."

Weister Company

Mr. Clark examines apple tree in his orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing a man inspecting an apple tree in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13599--Weister, Portland. Still another view of the Clark orchard with Mr. Clark, the owner, in the foreground. Note the very fine care which this orchard shows. The tree in the foreground is a five year old Spitzenberg."

Weister Company

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

Orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing small fruit trees in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. The trees are scattered across a large field. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13593--Weister, Portland. A number of three year old orchard on home ranch of Wm. Morginson, ten miles north of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash. Owner made the mistake of seeding alfalfa in this orchard the first year and the alfalfa sapped the strength of the trees, killing several of them. The young trees have been re-set and in another year or two this will be one of the most beautiful orchards on top of the plateau."

Weister Company

Sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert passes Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River

Photograph showing the sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Multnomah Falls is in the background on the Oregon side of the Gorge. Handwritten note on the back reads, "S.S. Bailey Gatzert passing Multnomah Falls." Second handwritten note reads, "Return to Traffic Dept., SP&S." Stamp on the back for Beaver Engraving Co.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Panorama of Paulina Lake, East Lake, and Big Obsidian Flow, Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Photograph showing a panoramic view of the Newberry Caldera at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon. Paulina Lake is on the left, East Lake is in the background on the right, and the Big Obsidian Flow is in the right foreground. Handwriting on the back reads, "Panorama of East & Paulina Lakes, Newberry Crater. Photo by R.L. Glisan."

Glisan, R. L. (Rodney Lawrence), 1869-1934

Cows in field in Dallesport, Washington

Photograph of 8 cows scattered in a wide, open field in Granddalles, known today as Dallesport, Washington. Two of the cows in the center appear to be young calves. The cows all turn to look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "3000 acres of this kind of flat land commencing with Granddalles townsite and extending 3 1/2 miles north to foothills." Handwritten note indicates this is Washington state.

Herd of sheep grazing in field

Photograph of a large herd of sheep grazing in a field in front of Mount Hood in Oregon. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "No. 1027 - Sheep grazing on west slope of Mt. Hood in Oregon." Signature on the bottom of the print reads, "Gifford." Stamp on the back for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Gifford, Benjamin A.

Cows in field in Dallesport, Washington

Photograph of cows in an open field in Granddalles, known today as Dallesport, Washington. A creek flows on the left. The cows look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Spring in Granddalles Townsite Block 56." Handwritten note on the back indicates this is Washington state.

First Train to Portland from Astoria Railroad Depot

Photograph showing crowds of people standing on a platform next to a train in Astoria, Oregon. The train station is on the Columbia River and the town of Astoria is visible in the background. Two men in the locomotive look up at the camera. Handwritten label on the front of the print reads, "First train to Portland, A&C RR, May 16, 1898." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Astoria R.R. Depot, First train to Portland, May 16, 1898." Stamp on the back for Woodfield Photo Studio and Gift Shop.

Woodfield, Frank W., 1879-1955

Viewing Celilo Falls, Columbia River

Photograph of a Native American person standing on a rock overlooking Celilo Falls on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Large rapids flow past the rock and there is a cloud of mist above the water. The person wears a hat and their back is turned to the camera as they face the river. Taken looking towards the mountains on the Washington side of the river. Stamp at the bottom of the print indicates a 1907 copyright notice for Benjamin A. Gifford. Stamp on the back reads, "Photo Copyright R.I. Gifford."

Gifford, Benjamin A.

View of Lost Lake and Mount Hood

Photograph showing a view of Lost Lake in the foreground and Mount Hood in the background. Two people fish on a rowboat in Lost Lake. Stamp on the bottom of the print indicates an 1899 copyright by Benj. A. Gifford. Typed writing on the back reads, "Mt. Hood and Lost Lake."

Gifford, Benjamin A.

Baseball game near Bend, Oregon

Photograph of a baseball game in progress near Bend, Oregon. Several players in baseball uniforms stand on a dirt baseball diamond in the middle of an open sagebrush flat. A large crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the playing area. There is a large tent erected behind the crowd. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "vicinity Bend - La Pine."

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