A colored photographic postcard. At upper left the caption in red reads "Ocean-Going Log Raft on the Columbia River". The photo is dominated by the cigar-shaped "raft" of logs chained together. A length of chain is piled on top of them, along with some rope. The raft of logs appears to be floating next to a dock. In the distance on the water and near the shore are several other boats. Amongst the trees on the shore there appear to be several large buildings. Far across the water are mountains.
A tinted photographic postcard. At the top in red is the legend "Cascade Locks, Columbia River". A steamship is shown going into the locks. Passengers or crew can be seen on its three decks; along both sides of the locks are small groups of men and women watching its passage. The water is calm; it is a dry sunny day with puffy clouds. A lawn stretches off to the left of the photograph. Across the river from the locks forested hills rise up.
A black-and-white photographic postcard. The printed caption at upper right reads "The Needles, Cape Horn on the Columbia River". The view is of a rock formation known as The Needles, with a waterfall flowing from the top of a cliff and into the Columbia. At the base of the cliff at the edge of the water are natural stone columns. Some trees are at the top of the cliff and also on the far shore of the river.
Sepia image of the rock formation known as Palisades -- a segment of the Columbia River basalt formations. The Palisades sit up on the hillside above the banks of the Columbia. At the base of the rock formation are deciduous trees mixed in with a few evergreens. The middle background shows the sharp incline of the mountain ending, and a vertical bluff arising, leading to a plateau. The far right background continues with the rock formation to the end of the image.
A colored postcard view of the Columbia River. In the top right-hand corner in red the text reads "Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River. On line of O. R. & N. Co." In the foreground of the picture is a rocky shore, and similar rocky islands are seen. Past them rush the foamy white-capped rapids of the river. Across the water, at the extreme left of the picture, is what appears to be a dwelling, with a fence or pilings driven in next to it along the water. In the middle of the far shore is a group of tipis. All along behind the shore is a dark row of forest trees, mostly conifers, but with some deciduous trees which are painted to indicate it is early fall, with orange and brown leaves amongst the green. Behind the strip of forest rise barren-looking mountains. O. R. & N. Co. stands for "Oregon Railway and Navigation Company".
A black-and-white stereoscopic view published by C.E. Watkins. The caption reads "Castle Rock, Columbia River". A rocky beach is in the foreground. Across the river deciduous trees line the river, with evergreens behind them and covering the low hills which rise behind Castle Rock. The Rock itself displays a number of columns, and is topped with a few trees, which also straggle up its sides.
A black-and-white stereoscopic photograph with the caption "View on the Columbia River, near Vancouver." Printing on the cardboard mounting indicates it is number 1226 in the set of "Watkin's Pacific Coast" views of the western states. The view is of a grassy meadow along the river shore. Trees line the banks of the river on the right, and there is a woods in the distance. Tree stumps, low bushes, and grasses fill the central area of the photograph.
A black-and-white photograph. At the bottom is written in white ink "No 669. Multnomah Falls. 700 feet. Columbia Highway Ore." and a copyright statement with two illegible initials and the name Lavalleur. In the foreground of the photo is a bridge with a small brook running under it. A group of people are lounging on it near two parked convertible automobiles. Some of the men wear caps, and one wears a straw boater. One man is leaning over the bridge facing the camera, consulting a map or guide which hangs down over the parapet on which two other men are sitting. The spoked tires of the cars can be seen through the arches. Beyond this bridge are the two cataracts of Multnomah Falls. There are more people on the stone-built Benson Bridge, which arches gracefully over the lower falls. There are trees on top of the cliff from which the water is falling, and more leafy trees and bushes framing the view .
A tinted photographic postcard. The legend in red at upper left reads "Lighthouse at junction of the Columbia and the Willamette Rivers." The lighthouse, which stands in the middle of the water, is a wooden structure with a metal roof. The wooden pilings and beams supporting the living quarters are built in a square, but the building itself is octagonal. On the lowest level is a fenced deck surrounding the building; the level above that features four tall gable windows, one looking to each of the four directions. At the top is a fenced widow's walk. On the left side of the building can be seen a lantern and a tall pole, perhaps a lightening rod. On the shore beyond the lighthouse are trees. The lighthouse was built near Kelly Point in 1895. In 1935 the lighthouse was electrified and no longer needed keepers to light the lantern or ring the fog bell. It was sold and moved during the 1940s and burned during the 1950s.
A black-and-white photo with white text written at the bottom: "C-13. Log cradle where ocean going log rafts are built on Columbia River". The photograph shows a framework of upright posts held together with boards connecting the tops of the posts. A second set of boards runs along the posts just above the water. Each post also has a board bolted to each side about five feet above the water, and these boards slant down diagonally into the river. The "cradle" appears to be put together in long sections, with gaps between the sections. In the center of the picture the area in between the slanting sides of the "cradle" is filled with logs lying end to end in the water. Some of the logs still retain bark and moss, and others are smooth. Two people are standing on logs, one on each side of the "cradle". The man on the right wears a hat, suit, light shirt, and tie, and seems to have his hands in his pocket. The other person is all in dark colors and does not appear to be wearing a hat. Not far beyond him the water in the "cradle" is empty of logs. To the left of the image is a line of trees near the water.