A black-and-white photograph showing a wooden fish wheel on the Columbia River. Across the river several buildings are visible on the shore. Forested hills rise up to the mountains. It looks as though Table Mountain is in the background.
A black-and-white photograph with the number 8601 written in white ink on the lower left corner. On the back of the photo is written in pencil "The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon". The curves of the two-lane highway lead up to the scenic overlook of Vista House, an octagonal stone building with a copper dome roof, constructed between 1916 and 1918 as a rest stop and a memorial to early pioneers. The view is up the Columbia River to the east during autumn or winter. We see partly-forested hills and mountains, the river and its banks, and far away snow on some mountains. In the foreground of the photo are bare-branched trees, evergreens, and telephone poles lining the road. A white wooden fence follows along part of the roadway. There seems to be some kind of building along the road leading up to Vista House, obscured behind the big evergreen in the foreground. Towards the right corner of the photo it looks as though an automobile is parked in the grass.
A black-and-white stereoscopic view. Printing on the cardboard mounting indicates it is number 1825 in the set of "Watkins' Pacific Coast" views of the western states. The caption of the photograph is "The Passage of the Dalles, Columbia River." From the rugged rocks of the near shore we look across foaming water to the an island, and beyond to the steep cliffs and high bluffs of the far shore.
A black-and-white stereoscopic view published by Underwood & Underwood. The caption reads "Stupendous Log-Raft, containing millions of feet - a Camp's years's work, profit $20,000 - Columbia River, Oregon. Copyright 1902 L, Underwood & Underwood." A huge log raft is floating on the Columbia. Six men can be seen on it; three are standing as if posed for the camera in the foreground, and three others seem to be working in the background. The men wear work clothes such as overalls, and some wear hats. The logs have been stripped of their bark and laid together end-to-end, then chained across. A few loose logs float in the river at the left side of the "raft"; on its right side can be seen the trees that line the shore.
A view of the Columbia River shore at Arlington, Oregon, on January 12, 1909. The Columbia River is frozen. In the foreground is the white riverbank, with a large boulder to the left. Near the shore on the right of the photo is a pier, with a sailboat at its end. In the center we see a stern-wheeler. A long rope leads out from it and is coiled on the frozen river. A group of five men stand nearby, close to a rectangular area of water that has been freed of ice. Their attention is on a sixth man who is standing in a rowboat pushing at the ice with a long pole. One of the group on the river also carries a long pole. The writing on the photograph says the temperature is 20 below zero and the first time in 24 years the river had frozen over.
A black-and-white photo. The caption written on it in white ink says "Ice blockade, Columbia River. Arlington, Ore. Jan. 19, 1909. Foto by, M.E. Shurte." A fishing or tug boat and two row boats are hemmed in by the ice on the river. Butted up against the larger boat is a raft or dock, with a man standing on it leaning over a railing. The smaller boats appear to be tied to this raft or dock. Although there is a little water in the foreground, the river appears to be mostly covered with ice. Low bluffs line the far shore.
A black-and-white photograph. Written at the bottom in white ink is "Ice blockade Columbia River. Arlington, Ore, Jan. 19. 1909. Foto by M.E. Shurte." In the foreground twigs of bare branches stick up from the snow on the bank. To the right is some kind of building. Although there seems to be clear water near the shore, the rest of the river looks frozen over. Across the river are low bluffs.
A black-and-white photograph. At the bottom is written in white ink "Ice banks, 20 feet high, on the banks of the Columbia, at Arlington, after the blockade, Jan 21,1909." On the riverbank the ice is piled up in geometric chunks and is beginning to melt. Behind the ice two black shapes, like boards or masts, stick up diagonally. In the distance are low hills.
A black-and-white photo. The caption in white ink at the bottom reads "Noggi Wah-kee-na-falls Columbia Highway Ore." The waterfall tumbles down from a cleft in the cliffs and descends in tiers, at last running under an arched stone bridge to form a small stream that runs along gravelly banks lined with leafy plants and trees. On top of the cliffs are evergreens.