Collection Org. Lot 78 - Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway photographs

Temporary train depot, Albany, Oregon Oregon Electric Railway Arrival, Albany, Oregon Oregon Electric Railway Station, Albany, Oregon Oregon Electric Railway Station, Albany, Oregon Parade in Albany, Oregon Parade in Albany, Oregon Astoria, Oregon Municipal Terminal, Astoria, Oregon Fishing vessel, Astoria, Oregon Astoria, Oregon Municipal Terminal, Astoria, Oregon Old Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon Clatsop County Courthouse, Astoria, Oregon Astoria Column, Astoria, Oregon Astoria Column, Astoria, Oregon John Jacob Astor Hotel, Astoria, Oregon Stacks of Lumber, Astoria, Oregon River and Bay near Astoria, Oregon Lightship, Astoria, Oregon Men and Horses on Beach near Astoria, Oregon Municipal Terminals, Astoria, Oregon Boats on the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon Man Facing Crowd, Astoria, Oregon Crowd at Railroad Station, Astoria, Oregon Cranberry Bogs, Astoria, Oregon Cranberry Bogs, Astoria, Oregon Settlement on River, Astoria, Oregon Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company Mill - Bend, Oregon
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Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway photographs

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  • 1890 - 1979 (Creation)

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Photographs taken for the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway. Subjects include railroad stations and yards; railroad tracks; trains; train wrecks; railroad bridge construction and maintenance; and railroad personnel, throughout Oregon and Washington. There are also photographs of various towns and landscapes Oregon, Washington, and California, through which the railroads passed, including images of the construction of the Bonneville Dam, the Columbia River and Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and other mountains and lakes. The collection additionally contains photographs of people engaged in various recreations, including hiking, as well as a number of photographs relating to agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. There is also one photograph album containing interior and exterior photographs of the Reserved Seat Coach-Cafe Car of the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway in 1939. Photographers include Photo-Art Comercial Studios and Arthur M. Prentiss of Portland, Or., among many others.

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  • Citation: Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway photographs collection, Org. Lot 78, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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