Black and white image of four men, one of whom is shoveling smelt from the bottom of a boat into wooden boxes. The boxes have the words "From the Columbia River Smelt Co. Kelso, Wash." stamped on them. The man doing the shoveling is an older man with his back to the camera. He is wearing a hat with a brim, a long-sleeved shirt, a vest with a large hole in the back, workpants and shoes. To his left, a younger man kneels, holding on to one of th boxes with his right hand. He is wearing a brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and pants. In another boat facing the camera is an elderly man dressed in a suit, with jacket, white shirt and bowtie, and a brimmed hat. Next to him in the boat is a younger man, without a hat, wearing work pants, and a long-sleeved shirt with the collar pulled up around his neck. Behind them is the river and the opposite shore can be seen in the distance.
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
Black and white image of three Native American men fishing from rocks at Celilo Falls. All hold long poles or spears. Two are wearing caps, while one wears what looks like a knitted cap. Two of the men wear overalls; all have long sleeves and pants and wear shoes. In the middle ground of the photo are the falls, and two wooden structures, one of which may be a wooden fish wheel. Hills rise up in the background. The photo was taken before March, 1957, when the Dalles Dam began operation and covered the falls.
A black and white view of the toll bridge built across the Columbia River to link Hood River, Oregon, with the vicinity of Bingen, Washington. Built in the 1920s. This view is looking south towards Hood River and shows Mt. Hood, Hood River, and the Hood River Valley in the distance. Deciduous trees line both shores, and the hills in the background are fairly well forested, with conifers primarily in evidence. Buildings are visible in the middle ground on the low hills, especially to the right. A slight haze hangs over the valley in the distance but in the foreground the shadows of a sunny day are strong.
A black and white photograph of what has been identified as a wooden burial structure on the top of Memaloose Island in the Columbia River. At least 18 skulls and half a dozen long bones sit on top of the board roof of a wooden hut-like structure. Many of the skulls seem to be missing jawbones. The structure is surrounded by low, blooming vegetation. A few boards and a broken box or basket are scattered about it, and one board leans against it. In the background is seen the river, with bluffs and sparsely-wooded hills rising behind.
A black and white image showing construction of the Interstate Bridge across the Columbia in Portland. Men and construction equipment are visible in the image. Wooden scaffolding and utility poles are also visible. This is Vancouver - Portland Interstate Bridge (WA-86) (aka Columbia River Interstate Bridge) Interstate 5 spanning the Columbia River Vancouver, Clark County. Built 1915 - 1917 (northbound) and 1956 - 1958 (southbound) The original 1917 bridge represented an enormous financial and engineering accomplishment, shared by Washington and Oregon. It was designed by the renowned engineering firm of Waddell & Harrington.
Black and white image of cascades of the Columbia River. A man is standing on one of two large rocks in the foreground on the right hand side. Trees and mountains are visible in the background. A large rock in the middle of the river is prominent in the forground of the image.