View of First Street in Portland, Oregon, in 1857 attributed to Lorenzo Lorain. The photograph shows the Union Hotel, Monnastes & David foundry, and Hop Wo Washing & Ironing. Several horse-drawn wagons are on the unpaved street in front of the buildings. Several men stand around large metal pieces in front of the foundry. A handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1857. West side of First Street, between Yamhill and Morrison, showing the foundry owned by Monnastes & David, and the Union Hotel."
View of businesses in The Dalles, Oregon, attributed to Lorenzo Lorain likely taken between 1856 and 1857. Businesses on the street include J. Conser & Sons Flour & Feed, Metzger & Buch., and the Globe Hotel. There are several horses with carts and wagons on the dirt street in front of the buildings and several men stand in front of the buildings. A handwritten note on the front of the photograph reads, "The Dalles, 1864." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "From Mrs. S. A. Brown, 1830. Lorenzo Lorain photo, 1856." Image note: Lorain was not longer in Oregon in 1864. If Lorain was the photographer, this image was likely taken in 1856-1857.
A photograph of seven people seated in or standing beside a horse-drawn wagon on the Flowers family farm near Mt. Scott in Southeast Portland. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "On the farm. Leaving for picnic on the Clackamas River. Flowers Farm, Lents."
A photograph of a group of people standing in front of a tent on the Flowers family farm in the Lents neighborhood of Southeast Portland. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Allen Elmer [sic.] Flowers Farm on north slope of Mt. Scott. about 1895. Across from Lincoln Park Cemetery."
A photograph of Ervin Flowers standing between two horses in front of a barn at the Flowers family farm near Mt. Scott in Southeast Portland. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Ervin Flowers on Farm."
A tintype in a paper mount depicting a group of children from the Boys & Girls Aid Society taking a ride in Lester Leander Hawkin's horse-drawn wagon, Jupiter. The wagon is parked in front of the Pioneer Post Office (today the Pioneer Courthouse) in downtown Portland, Oregon. A handwritten note from the back of the paper case reads, "L. L. Hawkin's Tally-Ho "Jupiter." 34 children taking a ride."
Negative of a photographic postcard showing 3 people on horseback on Jefferson Park Trail in Oregon. Behind them is a view of the mountains. Handwriting on negative reads, "View from Jefferson Park Trail. Christian S-210."
Negative of a photographic postcard showing 2 children on horseback under a sign announcing the Umatilla County Fair in Hermiston, Oregon. In the foreground, a banner over a road reads, "Welcome Umatilla County Fair." Handwriting on negative reads, "Fair Grounds - Hermiston, Ore. Christian 11-962."
A man wearing traditional Mexican clothing sits on a horse at Fiesta Days, known today as the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, in Woodburn, Oregon. He looks to the right while the horse looks at the camera. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 2, 1966.
A team of men pose with over a dozen mules and horses at a construction site in Portland. Equipment attached to the mules is used to clear land for a new street. A neighborhood of houses is visible in the background.
Photograph showing members of a civil defense organization on horseback, possibly at Multnomah Stadium in Portland. They are in a line and the riders are saluting. The number 2650 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. This photograph is probably related to image Nos. 372A0797, 372A0799, 372A0800, 372A0801, and 372A0802.
Two horses pull a piece of construction equipment on a dirt road. A man stands behind them with one hand on the reigns and the other on the equipment. This is likely part of a street construction project. A horse ring is visible in the foreground on a curb bordering the dirt road.
A view of a street in Portland, Oregon, with street car tracks in the road. A horse is emerging from a livery stable at the right of the photograph. A handwritten description on the back of the photograph reads, "Portland, 1895 - Livery Stable (r.)(3rd?)."
Photograph showing a view of a farm surrounded by a desert landscape in Central Oregon. Large agricultural fields stretch out behind a farmhouse in the foreground. A harvest is underway in the fields. Two people ride horses on a dirt road in the foreground. Taken from a nearby hillside.
Photograph of 2 men operating horse-drawn machines to harvest an alfalfa field in the Ochoco Valley near Prineville, Oregon. The men turn around in their seats and look at the camera. Handwritten label on the print reads, "Harvesting Alfalfa Ochoco Valley near Prineville, Ore. Photo by Honsinger."
Photographic postcard showing 2 men using a horse-drawn machine to harvest crops in a field near Hillsboro, Oregon. On the right, one man sits on the machine. The other stands in the middle of the field and points toward the machine. Handwritten label on the bottom of the print reads, "Fork Branch Farm, Hillsboro, Or."
Photograph showing approximately a dozen horses pulling a combine through an agricultural field in front of a farmhouse in Goldendale, Washington. Several farm workers stand on the combine. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Combine working 4 miles out of Goldendale." Second handwritten note reads, "Klickitat Co, Wn." Third handwritten note reads, "A Washington-Oregon combine harvester." Stamp on the back indicates that a reproduction of this print was ordered from Hicks-Chatten Engraving Co. on November 16, 1911. Second stamp on the back reads, "The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."
Photograph showing a harvest underway in a wheat field near Culver, Oregon. Farm workers pose on a line of machines and horse-drawn wagons used to harvest crops. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Daniel Swifts wheat ranch, 160 acres. 2 miles south of Culver, Ore."
Photograph showing approximately a dozen horses pulling a combine through an agricultural field near Culver, Oregon. Four farm workers sit on the combine. Handwritten label on the bottom of the print reads, "Combine harvester near Culver, Crook Co., Ore." Today, Culver is in Jefferson County, Oregon.
Photograph showing approximately a dozen horses pulling farm machinery in an agricultural field. Several farm workers sit on the machine. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Culver, Ore."