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Crooked River Canyon and the Cove Ranch

Photograph of the Crooked River Canyon in Central Oregon. Taken from the top of the canyon, looking down at the Crooked River flowing through the base of the canyon. A homestead is visible near the river. Handwriting on back of print reads, "Looking down Crooked River Canyon. Showing the Cove Ranch." Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Campers in Crooked River Canyon

Photograph of tents set up at the base of a Crooked River Canyon next to the Crooked River. Taken from the top of the canyon, looking down at the tents. Handwriting on back of print reads, "The Cove. Campers in Crooked River Canyon. About 7 Mi. N. of Metolius." Stamp on the back of the print indicates a 1911 copyright notice by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Smith Rocks and the Crooked River

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.

Gifford, Ralph I., 1894-1947

Crooked River Valley near Prineville, Oregon

Photograph of the Crooked River flowing through a flat agricultural valley. Taken from a nearby hill, looking down at the river as it flows past farmland. Writing on the back of the print reads, "File No. 2013. Crooked River Valley, 1.5 miles west Prineville, Ore. looking N.W. OT Ry." Stamp on back of print for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

Smith Rock and Crooked River

Photograph of the Crooked River flowing past Smith Rock. The river winds around rock formations. Writing on the back of the print reads, "No. 2048. Crooked River in Central Oregon. O.T. Ry." Copyright notice on the front of the print for Gifford. Stamp on back of print for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Gifford, Ralph I., 1894-1947

Down Deschutes Canyon

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."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Waterfalls near Deschutes River

A railroad track runs alongside a river, likely the Deschutes River. To the left, several waterfalls run down the side of a canyon. Handwriting on back reads, "Oak Springs, Deschutes River." Stamp for Kiser Photo Co. on front of print.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Track on Deschutes River

A small track made of wood follows the bank of the Deschutes River. The river rounds a bend. Handwriting on back of print reads, "Swallow Ditch and Deschutes River." Stamp for Kiser Photo Co. on front of print. Stamp on back of print reads, "From Passenger Department, The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon

Photograph of a grassy area and a gazebo on the Deschutes River, probably the property of Alexander M. Drake. There are several trees and 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.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Street Scene - Eugene, Oregon

Photograph of a street scene in Eugene, Oregon. There are pedestrians, people on bicycles, and one person on horseback. Streetcar rails go up the middle of the street. Businesses line both sides of the street and signs are visible for Burgess Optical Co., Western Union Telegraph, and more. Banners hanging above the street advertise Kit Carson's Buffalo Ranch Wild West show. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Willamette St, Eugene. Willamette Avenue, Eugene. Either 1907 or 1912."

Children at Train Station - Hillsboro, Oregon

Photographic postcard of a large group of children waiting beside the railroad tracks at a train station. One child stands in the foreground and looks at the camera. A sign on the side of a building reads, "Spokane, Portland & Seattle 3073." Handwriting on back of postcard reads, "Hillsboro school children @ Hills. Taking train, OE Ry, to Forest Grove for county fair, 1913."

Rose Festival - Portland, Oregon

Photographic postcard showing girls in white dresses marching in the Rose Festival parade in Portland, Oregon. Each holds onto a streamer attached to a pole in the middle of the group. Writing on the bottom of the print reads, "Rose Festival, Portland, Ore. Electric Studio."

Electric Studio (Portland, Or.)

Rose Festival Court - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of the Rose Festival Court at the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. The Rose Festival queen sits outdoors on a throne while the princesses and other members of the court stand on either side of her. The princesses wear matching dresses. The ground around them is covered in rose petals. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Rose Festival - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of men and women posing at the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. Two posts behind them read "R" "R". A young woman wearing a tiara, possibly the Rose Festival queen, is flanked by young women wearing matching dresses, possibly the Rose Festival princesses. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Chinese Float at the Rose Festival Parade - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of children in traditional dress on a Chinese-themed float at the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. The float has a sign with language in both English and Chinese. The English reads, "Great Gathering on the Veranda." On the left is a second float representing Yugoslavia, with people in traditional dress. Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Rose Festival Parade - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of people sitting in an automobile decorated with flowers for the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. The automobile is in front of a house. Flowers on the hood spell out "Portland Ad (?) Club." The photograph has been colored. Handwriting on the back reads "Prentiss" indicating this was likely taken by Arthur Prentiss.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Consolidated Ticket Office - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of a long counter at the Consolidated Ticket Office of the SP&S Railroad. Two men behind the counter help customers. There are several other men in the lobby. Writing at the bottom of the print reads, "Acme Photo 37002." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Consolidated Ticket Office. Opening April 2, 1928." Stamp on the back for Acme Commercial Photographers.

Acme Commercial Photographers (Portland, Or.)

Consolidated Ticket Office - Portland, Oregon

Photograph of a long counter at the Consolidated Ticket Office of the SP&S Railroad. The lobby is empty and there are several flower bouquets displayed throughout the room. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Consolidated Ticket Office. Opening April 2, 1928." Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Downtown Portland and Waterfront

Photograph of downtown Portland and several buildings on the waterfront on the Willamette River. There are signs for U.S. Mills Dock, the Stephenson Co., Chas H. Lilly Co, the Portland Seed Company, and Polson Implement Co. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Poulson (sic) Implement Co at corner of Taylor / front to water." Stamp on the back for the Angelus Studio. The top of the photograph is torn.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

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.)

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