Photograph of the Crooked River at Smith Rock showing the Smith Rock Group, Asterisk Pass, and the east side of the Christian Brothers rock formations. Mount Jefferson is visible in the distance in the opening between the rock formations. The copyright notice on the front of the print for Gifford. Handwriting on the back reads, "Smith Rocks, Crooked River." Benjamin A. Gifford and his son Ralph I. Gifford both published photographs under the Gifford name.
Photograph of the Deschutes River flowing through the Deschutes Canyon. Taken from the top of the canyon. Mount Hood is visible in the distance. Stamp on front of print for Kiser Photo Co. Handwriting on back reads, "O.T. Ry. Down Deschutes Canyon from point above Pelton. O.T. Track to right. Mt. Hood."
Photograph of a steep rock cliff overlooking a canyon in a desert landscape in central Oregon. The Crooked River, flows through the canyon. Mount Jefferson is visible in the distance. Stamp on back of print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.
Photograph of a grassy area and a gazebo near a lake. There are several trees around the lake. A mountain is visible in the distance. Handwriting on the back of print reads, "Near Bend." Stamp on front indicates 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. while stamp on back indicates 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.
Photograph of a river flowing through a desert landscape in Central Oregon. Taken from a hillside. There are rock formation in the left foreground. Clouds partially obscure a snow-capped mountain in the distance. Embossment on lower right reads, "Gifford, Portland, Oregon."
Photograph of a mountain in the desert, likely in North Junction in Wasco County, Oregon. There are several cliffs and rock formations on the slope of the mountain. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Cliffs, N. Junction." Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.
Photograph of mountains and cliffs in the desert, likely in North Junction in Wasco County, Oregon. There are sagebrush and a rock formation in the foreground. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Summit of cliffs near N. Junction."
Photographic postcard showing 2 men standing in front of a fire lookout station on Paulina Peak in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon. Writing on the postcard reads, "Govt. station on Paulina Peak, LaPine, Ore." Handwriting on the back of the postcard reads, "Excellent trail leads to this point from Paulina Lake. Commands views of Cascades from Wash. to Calif. Highest point on South Wall of Newberry Crater. 8475 feet above sea level - Fire lookout sta. of U.S. Forest Service. Fire lookout at right, yours truly at left." [The summit of Paulina Peak has an elevation of 7,984 feet.]
Photograph of the Three Sisters mountains in the Cascade Range, taken from a road between Redmond and Sisters, Oregon. High desert landscape in the foreground. Handwriting on the back reads, "The Three Sisters, as seen from the Redmond, The Sisters Road." Stamps on the front and the back indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.
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.
Photograph showing a view of Mount Hood across the Columbia River. Taken from the Washington side of the river and looking south toward Oregon. The sun shines down on Mount Hood. There is an island in the river in the foreground. Stamp on the front of the print indicates a copyright by Kiser Photo Co., for a date between 1900-1909. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Columbia River and Mt. Hood, Oregon."
Photograph of trees in a densely wooded area. Behind the trees is a body of water in front of a ridge. Behind the ridge, in the distance, is a view of Mount Hood. Embossment for Kiser on the lower left of the print.
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."
Photograph of a view of Mount Hood. Orchards dot the landscape in the foreground, likely near Parkdale, Oregon. Typed writing on the back reads, "Mt. Hood in Oregon from the head of the Hood River Valley."
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."
Photograph showing a view of Mount Hood from Laurel Hill in the Cascade Range, Oregon. Taken from a road on Laurel Hill. The road descends the hill in the foreground. Writing on the front of the print reads, "Mt. Hood from Laurel Hill." Stamps on the bottom of the print read "Prentiss 23784" and "Copyright Angelus 89586 (?)."
Photograph showing the Eliot Glacier on Mount Hood in Oregon. Deep crevasses run the length of the glacier. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Elliott (sic) Glacier on Loop Hy." Stamp on the back reads, "The Mt. Hood Loop Highway. Copyright Gifford Scenic Studio."
Photograph of an illustration of the Mt. Hood Skiway Tram. The aerial tram travels between a terminal in Government Camp, in the foreground, and Timberline Lodge, visible in the background on Mount Hood. Several skiers on the ground look up at the tram. The tram was operated by the Mt. Hood Aerial Transportation Company from 1951-1956. The illustration is signed by W. Weber. Stamps on the back for Columbia Studios Commercial Photographs, and Beaver Engraving Co.
Photograph of the Mt. Hood Skiway Tram as it approaches the terminal in Government Camp. Mount Hood is in the background, covered in snow. A large sign on the side of the terminal building reads, "Skiway to Timberline." Several automobiles are parked in a parking lot next to the terminal building. The tram was operated by the Mt. Hood Aerial Transportation Company from 1951-1956.
Photograph of Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. The lodge is in the foreground and the mountain is just behind it. The ground around the lodge and the mountain are covered in snow. Stamp on the back for Angelus Commercial Studio.
Photograph of five people in a snowy clearing with a view of Mount Hood behind them. Two people talk in the right foreground while 2 others carry their skis and walk through the snow away from the camera. A 5th person appears to be cross country skiing in the background. Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.
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.
Photograph of a man holding onto a branch of a tree in an orchard. Long rows of trees stretch out behind him. Mount Hood is in the background. Likely taken near Parkdale, Oregon in the Hood River Valley.