Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection, 1893-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Gerald W.
Title
Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection
Dates
1893-1959 (inclusive)
1905-1945 (bulk)
Quantity
0.50 cubic feet, including 1176 postcards, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
P 323
Summary
The Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection consists of postcards acquired and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. The bulk of the collection consists of scenic views and natural landmarks in Oregon, Washington, and California.  Forestry, logging, fishing, and other rural activities are predominant topics in the collection. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).  Items from the collection are available online in the Gerald W. Williams Collection.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerald W. Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 until his retirement in 2005. From 1979 to 1993, he was a sociologist with the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests in Oregon; in 1993-1998, he served as the regional sociologist for the Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Portland; and from 1998 until his retirement in 2005 he was the national historian for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, D.C. Williams designed and implemented a regional and national history program for the Forest Service which culminated in his appointment as national historian and his authorship of the centennial history of the Forest Service, The USDA Forest Service -- The First Century, in 2000. He has published extensively on a variety of historical topics such as the Native American use of fire to manage environments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division during World War I.

Williams was a native of Oregon and earned degrees from Southern Oregon University (B.A., Sociology; M.A. General Studies Social Science) and Washington State University (Ph.D., Sociology).  Gerald W. ("Jerry") Williams died on January 3, 2019.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection consists of postcards acquired and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the regional history of the Pacific Northwest.  The bulk of the collection consists of images of Oregon, Washington, and California; images of Oregon comprise half of the collection and depict all regions of the state.  The collection depicts numerous scenic views and natural landmarks and therefore most of the collection is arranged geographically.

Predominant topics in the collection are forestry, logging, fishing, and other rural activities.  Images of bridges, highways, and dams as well as lakes, rivers, waterfalls, river rapids, and hot springs are represented throughout the collection.  Multiple images of the Cascade Range, Crater Lake, Columbia River region, Oregon Coast, McKenzie River basin, Willamette River Valley, and Mount Shasta are included.  A set of postcards commemorating the 1906 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition by Ezra Meeker and a selection of images of Native Americans in the western United States are also part of the collection.  Several dozen postcards depicting humorous or holiday greetings round out the collection.

The collection includes many photographic postcards made by Frank Patterson – especially of southern Oregon, Crater Lake, and northern California.  Frank Patterson was a prolific photographer who worked in studios in Medford, Oregon and Santa Rosa and San Francisco, California during the 1920s-1950s.

Most of the postcards were created in the first half of the 20th century.  Dates are included in the container list when available.  Undated postcards fall with the dates provided for the series in which they are included.

The collection includes both picture postcards and photographic postcards (also known as real photo postcards), with the latter comprising the bulk of the collection.  Most of the postcards were not mailed; approximately a quarter to a third of the postcards in the collection include handwritten messages that were mailed to friends or family.

Items from the collection are available online in the Gerald W. Williams Collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection (P 323), Special Collection and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Oregon, 1893-1958Return to Top

Series 1 comprises half of this collection and consists of 589 postcards depicting scenes from all regions of Oregon. The postcards depict scenic views and natural landmarks; bridges, highways, and dams; lakes, rivers, waterfalls, river rapids, and hot springs; logging operations; fishing; and hops processing. Many of the images of southern Oregon were made by Frank Patterson. Most of the postcards are photographic postcards. Series 1 is arranged in 9 sub-series: 1. Columbia River Area; 2. Willamette Valley; 3. Cascade Range; 4. Crater Lake; 5. McKenzie River Highway Area; 6. Oregon Coast; 7. Southern Oregon; 8. Central Oregon; and 9. Eastern Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Columbia River Area
Sub-Series 1 consists of 60 postcards primarily of the Columbia River and Gorge. Most of the items are photographic postcards. Images in this sub-series depict dams, bridges, and the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway; waterfalls; fishing on the river; and ships and boats. Postcards of the Willamette River in Portland and ships at dock in Portland are also included.
1908-1949
box-item
1.001
Entrance to Bonneville Dam
1.002
Bonneville Dam
1.003
Bonneville Dam
1.004
Columbia River Bonneville Project
1934
1.005
Bonneville Dam
1.006
Bonneville Dam
1.007
Bonneville Dam Aerial View
1.008
Bonneville Dam Aerial View
1.009
Fingerling Bypass at Bonneville
1.010
Fish Ladders, North Side of Bonneville Dam
1941
1.011
Cascade Locks
1910
1.012
Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway
1.013
Oneonta Bluff and Tunnel, Columbia River Highway
1.014
Horse Tail Falls, Columbia River Highway
1.015
Horse Tail Falls, Columbia River Highway
1.016
Eagle Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway
1.017
Columbia River Highway near Eagle Creek
1.018
Moonlight from Mitchell Point, Columbia River Highway
1.019
Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway
1.020
Interstate Bridge, Columbia River
1.021
Latourell Bridge, Columbia River Highway
1.022
Viewpoint on Columbia River Highway
1911
1.023
"Figure Eight", Columbia River Highway
1.024
Rowen's Point, Columbia River Highway
1.025
Shepard's Dell, Columbia River Highway
1.026
Inspiration Point, Columbia River Highway
1.027
Rooster Rock from Crown Point, Columbia River Highway
1.028
Columbia River Highway
1.029
Youngs River and Saddle Mountain
1.030
Memaloose Island
1908
1.031
Mitchells Point Tunnel, Columbia River Highway
1.032
Mitchell Tunnel, Columbia River Highway
1.033
Interior Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Columbia River Highway
1.034
Tunnel at Bonneville, Columbia River Highway
1.035
Tunnel S.P.S. R.R., Lower Columbia River
1.036
Portland's Graphic Auto, Oswego
1949
1.037
Morrison Bridge, Portland
1912
1.038
Steamboats in the rapids approaching Cascade Locks, Columbia River Highway
1.039
U.S.S. Indianapolis, Fleet Week Portland, Oregon
1.040
Steamship in Portland
1.041
Ocean Steamer in Dry Dock, Portland
1901
1.042
Landing at "The Oaks" on Willamette River, Portland
1908
1.043
Excursion Boats on Columbia River
1.044
Grain Ships loading at Portland
1909
1.045
High Water, Portland
1948
1.046
Columbia River Gorge between Hood River and The Dalles
1.047
Sunset on the Columbia Slough
1.048
Celilo Falls History Sign
1.049
Celilo Falls in Winter
1.050
Celilo Falls, Columbia River
1.051
Fish Hatcheries at Bonneville, Columbia River Highway
1.052
Seining for Salmon, Columbia River
1914
1.053
Seining for Salmon, Columbia River
1.054
Indian Spearing Fish at Celilo Falls
1945
1.055
Salmon Jumping Rapids
1.056
Salmon Jumping Rapids
1.057
Salmon Fishing
1.058
Salmon Traps
1.059
Fish Wheel at Castle Rock
1.060
Fish Wheel
Willamette Valley
Sub-Series 2 consists of 62 postcards depicting towns and rural scenes in the Willamette Valley and the nearby foothills, the Willamette River and tributaries, and logging operations. Of note are several images of hops processing in the Willamette Valley. Most of the items in this sub-series are photographic postcards.
1907-1956
box-item
1.061
Willamette River at Oakridge
1.062
Salmon Fishing on Willamette
1.063
Ferry on the Willamette River, Corvallis
1909
1.064
Balancing Rock on Willamette River
1908
1.065
Unloading Logs onto the Willamette, North of Oregon City
1913
1.066
Salt Creek Falls
1.067
Willamette Highway
1907
1.068
New Willamette Highway
1944
1.069
Lake Odell near Summit Lodge, New Willamette Highway
1944
1.070
Hairpin Loop near Mt. Sexton
1.071
Pacific Railroad and Navigation Co. Bridge in Washington County
1.072
Willamette Falls, Oregon City
1.073
Salmon Jumping the Fishway at Willamette Falls
1.074
Clackamas River
1913
1.075
Fort Hoskins, established in 1856
Photographic reproduction by Ball Studio of a painting or drawing of Fort Hoskins.
circa 1920s
1.076
Hotel, Bruckman's Breitenbush Springs
1.077
Bruckman's Breitenbush Springs
1936
1.078
Bruckman's Breitenbush Springs
1941
1.079
Boulevard Facing West, Gearhart
1.080
Baling Famous Oregon Hops, McMinnville
1911
1.081
The People's Store, Summit
1.082
Springfield
1.083
Weyerhauser Timber Co., Springfield
1.084
High Street, Eugene
1908
1.085
Early Days on Willamette Street, Eugene
1.086
The Booth-Kelly Mill, Coburg
1.087
Cascadia Mineral Springs, Cascadia
1911
1.088
Hotel, Cascadia Mineral Springs, Cascadia
1.089
A&C Excursion Train, Portland to Seaside
1908
1.090
In a Rose Garden, Portland
1.091
Simmons' Hillvilla, Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland
1947
1.092
Interior View Assembly Building, Oregon Shipping Corporation
1.093
Federal Building, Portland
1.094
Birdseye View of Portland and Mt. Hood
1.095
Night Scene on the Trail, Portland
1.096
A Schoff's Mountain Home
1909
1.097
Lake Oswego
1.098
Street Scene, Hillsboro
1.099
Street Scene, Hillsboro
1.100
Hood River Apple Orchard and Mt. Hood
1.101
Lower South Falls
1.102
South Silver Creek Falls
1906
1.103
North Silver Creek Falls, near Silverton
1907
1.104
Beautiful Oregon Ranch, Silverton
1914
1.105
Log Jam, Silver Creek, Silverton
1909
1.106
Old Schoolhouse, Salem
1956
1.107
Marion-Polk Intercounty Bridge Over Willamette River, Salem
1.108
State Fair Grounds, Salem
1915
1.109
Supreme Court Building, Salem
1.110
The E.M. Waite Memorial Foundation, Salem
1920
1.111
Oregon State Capitol and Grounds, Salem
1.112
Sweet Home
1.113
Wagon Bridge Across the Willamette River, Albany
1912
1.114
Chantauqua Falls, Albany
1.115
Along Fourth Street, Albany
1.116
First Street, Albany
1.117
Portrait of Men Eating Watermelon on the Willamette, Albany
1916
1.118
Shady Nook Cataqua Park, Albany
1912
1.119
Hop Houses Seaey Hop Yard, Corvallis
1.120
Hop Yard, Independence
1.121
Virgin Forest in Oregon
1.122
Inside of 12 ft. Log in Oregon
Cascade Range
Sub-Series 3 consists of 54 postcards depicting the peaks and lakes of the Cascade Range in Oregon with the bulk of the items depicting Mount Hood and Diamond Lake; multiple images of Mt. Jefferson and Three Sisters are also included. Several of the images of Diamond Lake were made by Frank Patterson.
1907-1955
box-item
1.123
Broken Top
1947
1.124
Broken Top
1.125
Eel Lake and Mt. Bachelor
1928
1.126
Mt. Washington from Big Lake
1945
1.127
Mt. Washington, Three Finger Jack, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, and the Crater
1.128
Mt. Jefferson, Detroit
1.129
Mt. Jefferson from Battle Axe Lookout
1.130
Mt. Jefferson and Marion Lake
1.131
Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, and Mt. Washington at a Distance
1.132
Mt. Jefferson and Metolius River
1.133
Cow Horn Mt. and Crescent Lake
1.134
Three Sisters from Clear Lake
1.135
Three Sisters and Mt. Washington from Santiam Highway
1.136
Three Sisters and Scott Lake
1.137
Three Sisters and Columbia River
1.138
Mt. Thielsen
1921
1.139
Mt. Thielsen from Diamond Lake
1.140
Mt. Thielsen and Diamond Lake
1944
1.141
Diamond Lake
1.142
Diamond Lake
1.143
Mt. Bailey and Diamond Lake
1.144
Mt. Bailey and Diamond Lake
1.145
Diamond Lake and Mt. Bailey
1920
1.146
The Spirit of Diamond Lake poem
1.147
Diamond Lake from South Shore
1.148
Diamond Lake from South Shore
1.149
Diamond Lake from South Shore
1.150
Diamond Lake from South Shore
1.151
Diamond Lake from South Shore
1.152
Diamond Lake
1.153
The Medford-Diamond Lake Highway
1936
1.154
Diamond Lake Highway
1.155
Diamond Lake Highway
1.156
Squirrel at Diamond Lake
1936
1.157
Mt. Hood at Twilight
Photograph by Gifford.
1.158
Summit at Mt. Hood
1.159
Mt. Hood from Mt. Hood Skiway
1.160
Mt. Hood from the road to Timberline Lodge
1.161
Mt. Hood from Laurel Hill-Loop Road
1941
1.162
Mt. Hood from Summit Meadows
1.163
Mt. Hood
1915
1.164
Mt. Hood
1.165
Summit of Mt. Hood
1907
1.166
Crevasses in Eliot Glacier, Mt. Hood
1.167
Diamond Peak from Odell Lake
1954
1.168
Detroit Dam and Lake on the North Santiam River
1.169
Camp Grounds, Wilhoit Springs
1.170
Along Santiam Highway
1.171
Highway 58 in Winter near Cascade Summit
1951
1.172
Mt. Hood Skiway from Upper Terminal
1955
1.173
Looking Toward Lower Terminal of Mt. Hood Skiway
1.174
Support Tower of Mt. Hood Skiway from Upper Terminal
1.175
Front Terrace, Timberline Lodge
1949
1.176
St. Bernards at Timberline Lodge
Crater Lake
Sub-Series 4 consists of 22 postcards, primarily photographic postcards, of Crater Lake and the Crater Lake Highway. Several of the images were made by Frank Patterson.
circa 1915 - circa 1935
box-item
1.177
Crater Lake
1.178
Crater Lake
1.179
Crater Lake in Winter
1.180
Crater Lake
1.181
Crater Lake
1.182
Foot of the Trail, Crater Lake
1.183
Phantom Ship in Crater Lake
1.184
Phantom Ship of Crater Lake
1.185
Phantom Ship Crater Lake
1.186
Llao Rock, Crater Lake
1.187
Wizard Island, Crater Lake
1.188
Prospect Bridge on Crater Lake Highway
1.189
Cliff on Crater Lake Highway, the Site of a Car Accident
1.190
Union Creek Resort, Crater Lake Highway
1.191
Opalized Wood Fire Place at Union Creek Resort, Crater Lake Highway
1.192
Dining Room at Union Creek Resort, Crater Lake Highway
1.193
Deer at Union Creek Resort
1.194
Union Creek Auto Park
1.195
Bridge Creek, Crater Lake National Park
1.196
Pinnacles, Crater Lake National Park
1.197
Spirit of the Mountain, Crater Lake National Park
1.198
Baby Bear at Crater Lake National Park
1930
McKenzie River Highway Area
Sub-Series 5 is comprised of 80 postcards of the McKenzie River basin and McKenzie Pass. Most of the images depict the McKenzie River, especially waterfalls and rapids as well as fishing and boating on the river. Several images of Clear Lake and postcards of dams, bridges, fish hatchery operations, lodges, resorts, and hot springs are also included.
1906-1955
box-item
1.199
Salmon Jumping, McKenzie River
1.200
McKenzie River
1.201
McKenzie River
1.202
McKenzie River
1.203
Autumn McKenzie River
1.204
McKenzie River
1909
1.205
Headwaters of McKenzie River
1.206
View of River at McKenzie Bridge
1935
1.207
River View Lodge, McKenzie River
1.208
Clover Point, McKenzie River
1.209
Martin Rapids
1.210
Fishing on McKenzie River
1.211
McKenzie River
1.212
Death Ball Mt.
1.213
Boating on McKenzie
1.214
McAllister Rapids, McKenzie River
1.215
Martin Rapids, McKenzie River
1.216
Martins Rapids, McKenzie River
1.217
Upper Falls, McKenzie River
1.218
Upper Falls, McKenzie River
1.219
Middle Falls, McKenzie River
1.220
Lower Falls, McKenzie River
1.221
Lower Falls, McKenzie River
1.222
Old McKenzie Bridge
1.223
Eugene Power Dam, McKenzie River
1.224
Chuting Logs into McKenzie River
1910
1.225
Government Fish Propagation, McKenzie River
1.226
Springfield Arch from McKenzie River Highway
1.227
Seymour's Chateau, McKenzie Highway
1.228
Lost Creek Ranch, McKenzie Highway
1.229
Lost Creek Falls, McKenzie Highway
1.230
McKenzie River Highway through Pines of Eastern Oregon
1932
1.231
Hotel in McKenzie Bridge
1909
1.232
Holiday Farm, McKenzie River Highway
1953
1.233
Finn Rock, McKenzie Highway
1.234
Mt. Washington from the Lookout, McKenzie Highway
1.235
Cascade Resort, McKenzie Drive
1.236
Craig Pass, McKenzie Pass
1.237
Geo. H. Moody, Packer and Guide, McKenzie Bridge
1.238
Dining Room, McKenzie Guest Ranch
1.239
In the Lava Beds, McKenzie Pass Highway
1932
1.240
Lava Beds, McKenzie Highway
1.241
Lava Field Black Crater, McKenzie Pass
1.242
Lookout on McKenzie Pass
1.243
McKenzie Pack Train
1.244
Flying Over McKenzie Bridge
1919
1.245
Lake Creek Outlet of Diamond Lake
1.246
Fish at Diamond Lake
1.247
Triangle Lake
1.248
Waldo Lake
1927
1.249
Cabin at Clear Lake, Head of McKenzie River
1.250
Clear Lake
1.251
Boat Dock Store, Clear Lake
1.252
Blue River
1.253
Belknap Hot Springs
1.254
Belknap Springs Hotel
1949
1.255
McCredie Springs Resort
1.256
Scene at McCredie Hot Mineral Springs
1.257
McCredie Springs
1.258
Swimming Rink at Foley Springs
1.259
McKenzie Trout Hatchery, Leaburg
1.260
Scene at Vida
1914
1.261
The Stockade, McKenzie Highway, Vida
1.262
Thompson's Lodge, Vida
1.263
Gate Creek Ranch, Vida
1.264
Gate Creek Ranch, Vida
1.265
Gate Creek Ranch, Vida
1.266
Gate Creek Ranch, Vida
1.267
Wendling
1912
1.268
Dam at Wendling
1914
1.269
Saginaw
1.270
Pleasant Hill
1.271
Dining Room, Log Cabin Inn
1.272
London Springs Hotel
1906
1.273
Scenes Around Blachly
1915
1.274
Kitson Hot Springs, Oakridge
1.275
Kitson Hot Springs, Oakridge
1.276
Bath House Lobby, Kitson Hot Springs, Oakridge
1955
1.277
Advertisement on a Rock, Lane Co.
1.278
Ernest Covered Bridge
Oregon Coast
Sub-Series 6 consists of 99 postcards of the Oregon Coast, the Coast Range, and the Oregon Coast Highway.  Of special note are images of bridges along the coast, fishing boats, and many scenes of beaches and headlands.  This sub-series also includes images of logging in the Oregon Coast Range as well as views of the Siletz, Rogue, and Umpqua Rivers.  The items in this sub-series are arranged geographically from north to south.
1893-1949
box-item
1.279
Douglas Fir Log, Astoria
1.280
Astor Column, Astoria
1.281
Logging Scene, near Astoria
1.282
Hammond Lumber Mills, Astoria
1.283
Oregon Spruce, from Astoria
1907
1.284
Oregon Timber, grown near Seaside
1.285
Peter Iredale shipwreck, Gearhart
1906
1.286
Scene on Cannon Beach
1916
1.287
The Mouth of Elk Creek, the Trout Stream, Cannon Beach
1.288
Hug Point on Cannon Beach
1.289
Rockaway Chicken Roost
1.290
Tillamook Bay near Bay City
1.291
Sunset on Tillamook Bay
1931
1.292
Tillamook Burn Lee's Camp
1.293
120 ft. Tree, Tillamook
1.294
U.S. Fish Trap, Trask River, Tillamook
1909
1.295
Garibaldi Beach
1.296
Himb Bow Park Neah-Kah-Nie Road
1920
1.297
Coastline from Neah-kah-nie Trail
1924
1.298
Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay
1.299
Alsea
1.300
Coast at Newport
1913
1.301
Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport
1940
1.302
Agate Beach
1940
1.303
Siletz River, East from Shingle Mill
1.304
Siletz River Valley Farms
1.305
Siletz River, above Chinook Bend
1.306
Siletz River, Snag Alley
1.307
Siletz River, below Shirttail Point
1.308
Siletz River, Sijota Rock
1.309
Siletz River
1.310
Siletz River Flounder Beds
1.311
Siletz River Chinook Bend
1.312
Flycasting on Siletz River
1.313
Siletz River, West from Sijota Rock
1.314
Ocean and River Front at Yachats
1.315
Sunset at Cape Perpetua
1.316
Elkton
1911
1.317
Heceta Head Lighthouse
1.318
Heceta Head
1.319
Heceta Head Lighthouse and Tunnel
1949
1.320
Heceta Head Lighthouse
1.321
Interior View, North Entrance of Sea Lion Caves
1.322
Sea Lion Caves
1.323
Sea Lion Caves
1948
1.324
Pigeon Guillemots, Sea Lion Caves
1.325
Showing Lake Tahkenitch from Highway 101
1.326
Loon Lake
1.327
Umpqua River Bridge, Reedsport
1948
1.328
At the Jetty, Mouth of the Umpqua River, Reedsport
1.329
Umpqua River, Reedsport
1.330
Ten Mile Lake, Lakeside
1.331
Sand Dunes, Oregon Coast Highway
1.332
Sand Dunes on the Oregon Coast
1.333
Myrtle Trees, Oregon Coast Highway
1.334
Myrtle Trees, Coos County
1941
1.335
Myrtle Trees, Oregon Coast Highway
1.336
Log Jam on Coos River, Coos County
1.337
Golden Falls, Coos River
1.338
Coos Bay Bridge, Coos Bay
1.339
Cantilever on the Coos Bay Bridge
1.340
Coos Bay Bridge
1.341
Fishing Fleet, Coos Bay
1.342
Harding School, Marshfield
1.343
Bandon
1907
1.344
Bandon Beach, Roosevelt Highway
1.345
Profile Rock, Bandon Beach
1941
1.346
Bandon Beach, Roosevelt Highway
1930
1.347
S.S. Elizabeth, Coquille
1907
1.348
Coquille
1.349
Log Rafts on the Coquille River
1.350
Cape Blanco
1.351
Rogue River Bridge, Oregon Coast Highway
1949
1.352
Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach, Oregon Coast Highway
1.353
Rogue River at Gold Beach
1.354
Redwoods near Brookings
1.355
Coast at Brookings
1.356
Coast at Brookings
1.357
Chetco River near Brookings
1.358
The Oregon Coast Highway
1.359
Cape Sebastian State Park, Oregon Coast Highway
1.360
Arch Rock, Oregon Coast Highway
1949
1.361
Oregon Coast Highway
1934
1.362
Myrtle Trees, Oregon Coast Highway
1938
1.363
Among the Towering Giant Redwoods, Oregon Coast Highway
1.364
Oregon Coast Highway
1940
1.365
Rhododendrons, Oregon Coast Highway
1.366
Surf and Rocks, Oregon Coast Highway
1.367
From Carpenterville, Oregon Coast Highway
1.368
Log Hauling on Oregon Coast Highway
1.369
Pacific Highway near Wolf Creek
1893
1.370
Scenic Drive on the Oregon Coast Highway
1950
1.371
From the Oregon Coast Highway
1947
1.372
Azaleas in Bloom, Oregon Coast Highway
1945
1.373
View from the Oregon Coast Highway
1946
1.374
Looking South from Cape San Sebastine Park, Oregon Coast Highway
1.375
Cape Creek Bridge, Oregon Coast Highway
1933
1.376
De Lake
1.377
The Oregon Bear
Southern Oregon
Sub-Series 7 consists of 109 postcards depicting scenes of southern Oregon including multiple images of the Oregon Caves; the Rogue, Umpqua, and Klamath Rivers; Klamath Lake; and the city of Ashland. Many of the image were made by Frank Patterson.
1906-1958
box-item
1.378
Oregon Caves Chateau
1.379
Chateau at the Oregon Caves
1.380
Rustic Stairway, Oregon Caves Chateau
1.381
Guests Arriving at the Chateau, Oregon Caves
1.382
New Chalet at Oregon Caves
1953
1.383
Elijah Davidson, discoverer of the Oregon Caves
1.384
The hole where the Oregon Caves were discovered
1.385
"The Butterfly", Oregon Caves
1.386
Paradise Lost, Oregon Caves
1.387
Cave Creek at Entrance to Oregon Caves
1.388
Largest known Douglas Fir
1.389
Largest known Douglas Fir
1.390
Wishing Post, Oregon Caves
1.391
Falls on the Rogue, Gold Hill
1.392
Dam on the Rogue River
1.393
Rogue River
1.394
Cave near Natural Bridge in Rogue River
1.395
Copper Canyon, Rogue River
1.396
White Rocks Rogue River, Grants Pass
1909
1.397
Near Singing Spring's Ranch, on the Rogue River
1953
1.398
Rogue River between Gold Beach and Agness
1947
1.399
Rogue River between Gold Beach and Agness
1.400
Rogue River on the Pacific Highway
1.401
Rogue River Gorge on road to Crater Lake
1946
1.402
Pear Blossoms, Rogue River Valley
1931
1.403
Fast Water on the Rogue River
1.404
Fishing in the Umpqua River, Southern Oregon
1.405
Umpqua River
1935
1.406
Umpqua River, Oregon Coast Highway
1.407
The Narrows, North Umpqua River
1.408
The Narrows, North Umpqua River
1.409
Umpqua Reflections
1940
1.410
Pacific Highway, Umpqua River
1.411
Mill Creek Falls
1.412
Mill Creek Falls
1.413
Table Rock
1.414
Houck Rapids, Gold Hill
1.415
A Forest Fire
1.416
Winchuck River, Roosevelt Highway
1929
1.417
Snowplow at work in a canyon, near Prospect
1.418
At Nimrod Park
1.419
Nimrod Park
1.420
Klamath River
1.421
Pacific Highway on Klamath River
1.422
The Link River, Klamath Falls
1.423
Klamath Lake
1.424
Rainbow Trout caught in Upper Klamath Lake
1.425
Log Storage in Upper Klamath Lake
1.426
Klamath Lake and Mt. McLaughlin
1.427
Pelicans, Klamath County
1.428
Klamath Lake Pelican
1.429
Pelican Klamath Lake
1.430
Among the Pines, Crater Lake National Park
1.431
Mills at Klamath Falls
1.432
Snakes on a sunny day in Klamath
1906
1.433
The Silver Frost in Klamath Falls
1912
1.434
Klamath Falls
1.435
Klamath Falls
1.436
Mt. Ashland, Siskiyou Mountains
1909
1.437
Top of Mount Ashland
1910
1.438
Trailing Mt. Ashland
1.439
Balance Rock, Ashland Canyon
1.440
Ashland
1941
1.441
Ashland
1945
1.442
Ashland
1.443
Downtown Ashland
1.444
Troop Train, Ashland
1.445
Troop Train, Ashland
1.446
Ashland
1907
1.447
Upper Intake Ashland Water Works
1.448
Upper Intake City Water Works, Ashland
1.449
Armory, Ashland
1.450
Washington School, Ashland
1947
1.451
Helman Sulphur Bath, Ashland
1.452
High School, Ashland
1.453
Junior High, Ashland
1.454
Coubouqua Building, Ashland
1.455
In Lithia Park, Ashland
1.456
In Lithia Park, Ashland
1947
1.457
In Lithia Park, Ashland
1.458
In Lithia Park, Ashland
1943
1.459
Swan in Ashland
1.460
Memorial Statue, Ashland
1.461
Lithia Fountain, Ashland
1.462
Lithia Fountain, Ashland
1.463
Drinking Lithia Water, Ashland
1.464
Prune Ranch, Myrtle Creek
1.465
Fire at Myrtle Creek
1911
1.466
Natural Bridge, Medford
1.467
Lake of the Woods
1931
1.468
Roseburg
1927
1.469
Deer Park Inn, Douglas County
1927
1.470
City Park, Grants Pass
1912
1.471
Grants Pass
1919
1.472
Gladiola, near Grants Pass
1938
1.473
Redwoods Hotel, Grants Pass
1944
1.474
Sutherlin Timber Products Mill
1.475
Yoncalla Valley
1910
1.476
Saw Mill in Southern Oregon
1908
1.477
Kerby
1.478
Mine near Kerby
1913
1.479
Fishing near Merlin
1.480
Scene near Williams
1.481
Rodeo near Wilbur
1.482
U.S. mail Boat approaching Singing Springs Ranch, Agness
1958
1.483
Rogue River near Singing Springs Ranch, Agness
1.484
Page Fence Suspension Bridge, Agness
1917
1.485
Sugar Pine Forests of Southern Oregon
1909
1.486
Southern Oregon Normal School
Central Oregon
Sub-Series 8 consists of 27 postcards documenting central Oregon, especially the area near Bend. Images of the lakes and rivers of Central Oregon are included; of note are several images of the Crooked River Gorge and Bridge.
1910-1952
box-item
1.487
Main Entrance, Camp Abbott
1.488
Hotel, Wilhoit
1.489
Main Street, Madras
1.490
Shaniko Stages, Madras
1.491
Millican
1940
1.492
Hoodoo Ski Bowl
1.493
Black Butte, Pacific Highway
1930
1.494
Crescent Lake
1.495
Davis Lake
1.496
Elk Lake, Bend
1943
1.497
East Lake
1950
1.498
Santiam River above Sardeen Creek
1910
1.499
Metolius River
1952
1.500
Crooked River Canyon
1.501
Crooked River, near Bend
1.502
Trunk Bridge across Crooked River
1.503
A Settler's Home on the Deschutes
1.504
Mt. Jefferson from Hunts Lake
1.505
Harney Valley
1911
1.506
Cattle on the Desert near Paisley
1.507
Sheep herd in Central Oregon
1.508
Central Oregon Irrigation Flume
1.509
Pine Sawmill, Bend
1.510
Sand Gardens in Lava Caves near Bend
1.511
Sand Gardens in Lava Caves near Bend
1.512
Three Fingered Jack, Bend
1.513
Bridge near Bend
Eastern Oregon
Sub-Series 9 is comprised of 76 postcards depicting scenes of all parts of eastern Oregon, from The Dalles on the Columbia River east to the Wallowa and Blue Mountains and south to Steens Mountain and Lake County. Several postcards of the John Day region and the Pendleton Round--Up are also included.
1900-1955
box-item
1.514
Camp Hilgard CCC
1935
1.515
Fort Rock, near Lakeview
1.516
Fort Rock
1.517
Albert Rim and Albert Lake
1.518
Albert Rim and Albert Lake
1.519
Middle Fork, John Day River
1.520
Grant County Library, John Day
1.521
Magone Lake near John Day and Prairie City
1.522
Through Rock Cliffs, John Day Highway
1.523
John Day Highway
1.524
Grande Ronde River
1.525
Grande Ronde
1908
1.526
Owyhee River
1.527
Warm Springs, Owyhee River
1.528
Wallowa Lake
1.529
Wallowa Falls and Wallowa Lake
1.530
Strawberry Lake, Grant County
1.531
Anthony Lake near Baker
1949
1.532
Fishing on Suttle Lake
1.533
Hot Spring, Harney County
1918
1.534
The Matterhorn, Wallowa Lake Wonderland
1941
1.535
Wallowa Lake
1.536
Swimming Pool at Blue Mt. Springs
1.537
High in the Steens Mountains
1.538
Corrals in Blitzen Gorge in the Steens Mountains
1.539
Band of Cow Ponies at the Alvord Ranch, Steens Mountains
1.540
Map of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
1.541
Forest Service Office, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
1.542
Indian Ford Guest Ranch, Sisters
1.543
Forest Fire Lookout, Sisters
1.544
Sisters
1.545
Blue Mountains between Walla Walla and Pendleton
1.546
Jack Hart at Pendleton Round Up
1927
1.547
Sheep business near Pendleton
1.548
Harvesting an Eastern Oregon Grain Crop, Pendleton
1.549
Pendleton Round Up
1.550
Pendleton Round Up
1.551
Roping, Pendleton Round Up
1930
1.552
Sheep herd, Elgin
1.553
Burns
1953
1.554
Edward Hines Lumber Co., Burns
1.555
Jordan Valley
1.556
Mountain Scene near Jordan Valley
1.557
Pioneer Day in Canyon City
1940
1.558
Prospector and his burro, Canyon City
1900
1.559
Part of Main Dining Room, Hot lake Sanatorium, Hot Lake
1.560
Nibley Mills Log Pond, La Grande
1908
1.561
Hot Lake, La Grande
1955
1.562
Court House and City Hall Building, La Grande
1906
1.563
Eagle Valley
1.564
Joseph
1906
1.565
Ione
1.566
Government Storage Dam, Hermiston
1.567
Indian Fishing for Salmon in Umatilla River near Hermiston
1.568
Hermiston Butte
1.569
Woodland Scene near Hermiston
1.570
Natatorium, Vale
1945
1.571
Old Fort Dalles
1.572
H. Matthews at The Dalles Rodeo
1914
1.573
Pulpit Rock, The Dalles
1934
1.574
The Dalles aerial view
1.575
The Dalles, California Highway on Klamath Lake
1.576
Geyser at Lakeview
1.577
Geyser near Hunters Lodge, Lakeview
1951
1.578
Canadian Honkers, Lakeview
1.579
Deep Creek Falls, Lake County
1.580
The Rim Rock Country, Lake County
1940
1.581
Hart Mountain, Lake County
1.582
Floor Ranch at Hart Mountain, Lake County
1.583
Big Snow in Shaniko
1.584
Twin Pillars, Ochoco National Forest
1.585
Mitchell Aerial View
1.586
Railroad Yards and Ferry, Arlington
1.587
Snowy Egret in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
1.588
Typical Scene on the Oregon Trail
1.589
Wheat ready for shipment, Vida

Series 2:  Washington, 1904-1956Return to Top

Series 2 includes 100 postcards documenting all regions of Washington -- especially southwest Washington, the northern Cascades, and the Grand Coulee Dam area. Most of the items are photographic postcards. Images of logging operations and scenic views comprise the bulk of the series.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
1.590
Old Court House near Chehalis
1908
1.591
Towing Log Rafts on Chehalis River, Aberdeen
1916
1.592
Simpson Lumber Co., McCleary
1.593
Spruce Cottage, Cosmopolis
1.594
South Bend
1906
1.595
Men standing with log, Lewis River
1.596
Log Drivers on Lewis River
1.597
Drivers on Lewis River
1.598
Parade Grounds, Vancouver Barracks
1908
1.599
U.S. Post Office, Vancouver
1.600
Boulevard at Barracks, Vancouver
1.601
Main Street looking North, Vancouver
1.602
Saw Mill at Three Lakes
1909
1.603
The Crane Lagoon near Whid-Isle Inn, Whidbey Island
1.604
Entrance to Moran Park
1.605
Whidbey Island Block House
1.606
Neah Bay
1.607
North Head Lighthouse
1.608
The Harp, North Beach
1916
1.609
Beach at La Push, showing James Island
1.610
Beach at La Push
1943
1.611
Rosario Beach
1.612
Old Fort Nisqually, Tacoma
1.613
Tacoma Aerial View
1.614
View from Seattle's Waterfront
1.615
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
1.616
Puget Sound Area
1952
1.617
Sunset on the Sound, Seattle
1.618
Big Log Section, Forks
1.619
Mt. Seattle
1941
1.620
Olympic Inn on Hood Canal, Brinnon
1956
1.621
Olympic Mountains from Hood Canal
1947
1.622
Quinault Lake
1.623
Mt. Olympus from High Divide
1.624
Sportsman and Tourist Map of the Olympic Peninsula
1.625
U.S. Boundary Post Sumas
1.626
Point Roberts
1.627
Peace Arch from U.S. Customs and Immigration, Blaine
1.628
International Peace Arch, Blaine
1.629
Mount Saint Helens and Spirit Lake
1.630
Mount Saint Helens and Spirit Lake
1.631
Sleeping Beauty Lookout Station, Columbia National Forest
1.632
Sunset Falls
1.633
Log Drive near Carson
1.634
Wind Mountain on Evergreen Highway
1.635
Bridge near Mt. Adams
1906
1.636
Beacon Rock Trail
1.637
Wind River Suspension Bridge, Carson
1.638
Wind River Falls near Carson
1944
1.639
Wind River at Shepherd's Springs, Carson
1.640
Salmon Jumping at Wind River Falls, Carson
1.641
Log Drive over Wind River Falls, Carson
1.642
Wind River Falls
1934
1.643
Wind River near Government Mineral Springs, Carson
1.644
The Gorge at Ohanapecosh Hot Springs
1.645
Galeway Inn, Rainier National Park
1955
1.646
End of the Nisqually Glacier
1.647
Mt. Rainier from Longmire
1.648
The Government Road, Rainier National Park
1.649
Lightning over Mount Rainier
1.650
Sluiskin Falls, Rainier National Park
1.651
Mt. Index, Index
1909
1.652
Mt. Index
1935
1.653
Snoqualmie Falls
1.654
Blewett Pass Summit Station
1.655
Near the Summit of Stevens Pass
1.656
Monte Cristo
1.657
Dormitory and Administration Building, Ellensburg
1.658
Highline Diversion Dam near Easton
1.659
Horse Shoe Bend, Chelan River
1931
1.660
Lightning on Lake Chelan
1.661
Steamers at Wenatchee Dock
1907
1.662
Wenatchee
1.663
Blewett Pass, 10 miles East of the Summit
1.664
Mt. Shuksan
1.665
Mt. Shuksan
1.666
Mt. Baker Lodge
1.667
Mt. Baker
1.668
Diablo Dam
1.669
Diablo Power House
1.670
Upstream Side of Grand Coulee Dam
1949
1.671
Steamboat Rock, Grand Coulee
1.672
Flocks of sheep cross Grand Coulee Dam
1.673
Blue Lake, Grand Coulee
1.674
North End Grand Coulee
1926
1.675
Blue Lake, Grand Coulee
1.676
Kettle Falls
1.677
Old Block House, near Marcus
1.678
Camping Trip at Sullivan Lake
1.679
View up Spokane River
1.680
Sunset on Lake Pend Oreille
1950
1.681
Conconully Reservoir, Methow Range in Background
1.682
Mouth of Okanogan River
1.683
Corral Lake, below O'Sullivan Dam
1956
1.684
Yakima River, Prosser
1.685
Wilson Hall, W.S.C., Pullman
1.686
Rocks of Paradise Canyon
1913
1.687
"Washington Toothpicks"
1.688
Logging in the Pacific Northwest
1.689
Logging Tall Timber
1904

Series 3:  California, 1898-1954Return to Top

Series 3 is comprised of 179 postcards depicting locations in California. Most of the postcards depict scenes in northern California, many of which were made by Frank Patterson. Of note are images of the redwood forests of northern California and Mt Shasta.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.001
Redwood Empire Sign, Redwood Highway
2.002
The Founder's Tree plaque
2.003
The Founder's Tree plaque
1950
2.004
Lanes Redwoods Flat office
2.005
Interior of the Fraternal Monarch Tree
2.006
The Family Tree, Wonderland Park, Redwood Highway
2.007
Flowers of the Forest
2.008
Camping among the Big Trees
1907
2.009
Redwood Highway
2.010
Near Lanes Redwood Flat
2.011
Cottage at Wonderland Park
2.012
"Natures Harp", Wonderland Park, Redwood Highway
2.013
Redwood Highway
2.014
Falls at Lane's Redwood Flat
2.015
A Redwood Crosscut
2.016
Giant Tree in Bull Creek
1928
2.017
Redwood Highway
2.018
A Fallen Monarch
2.019
Big Trees of the West
2.020
Logging in the West, Hauling Big Logs
2.021
The Woodman's Attack
1898
2.022
Redwood Logs on the way to the Saw
1935
2.023
Humboldt Redwoods
1898
2.024
Six Men in the Butt Cut of a Redwood Tree
2.025
A Forest Ranger by California Big Trees
2.026
Portals of California's Greatest Play Ground
2.027
Redwood Highway
2.028
Redwood Highway on Eel River
1930
2.029
Redwood Highway
2.030
Redwood Highway, Humboldt County
1928
2.031
Redwood Highway, Oregon-California Line
2.032
Redwood Highway, Van Duzen River
2.033
Dan Creek Bridge, Redwood Highway
2.034
Douglas Memorial Bridge, Redwood Highway
2.035
Douglas Memorial Bridge, Klamath River
1929
2.036
Douglas Memorial Bridge, Klamath River, Redwood Highway
2.037
Where the Redwood Highway touches the Beach
2.038
View of the beach from the Redwood Highway
2.039
Sand and the Sea, Redwood Highway
1929
2.040
Endert's Beach on Redwood Highway
2.041
South end of Endert's Beach, Redwood Highway
2.042
Crescent Beach, Redwood Highway
2.043
Crescent Beach, Redwood Highway
2.044
2.044: Conveyor Belt at Trinity Dam Site
2.045
Trinity Centre Hotel
2.046
A Freight Schooner at Weaverville
2.047
Saw Mill at Weaverville
2.048
Prospector and Pack Leaving on Prospecting Tour
2.049
View from Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park
2.050
West Side of Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park
2.051
General's Highway, Sequoia National Park
2.052
Eagle Falls, Lake Tahoe
1940
2.053
Truckee River, Tahoe
2.054
State Road to Lake Tahoe near Placerville
2.055
Tahoe Tavern among the Pines
2.056
Entrance to Mammoth Cave, Modoc Lava Beds
2.057
Monument Rock in Lava Beds National Park
2.058
Monument Rock in Lava Beds National Park
2.059
Natural Bridge in Modoc Lava Beds National Monument
2.060
Lava Beds National Monument
2.061
Lava Cave in Lava Beds National Monument
2.062
Camp Ground in Lava Beds Monument
2.063
Wildlife at Pomona
2.064
Twin Firs at Grizzly Park
2.065
Burney Falls, McArthur Memorial State Park
2.066
Richardson Grove State Park
2.067
Heather Lake, El Dorado National Forest
2.068
The Gifford Pinchot Tree, Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods
2.069
The Gifford Pinchot Tree, Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods
2.070
Gateway to Muir Woods, Marin County
2.071
Fallen Monarch, General Lee General Grant Park
2.072
Through the Pines, General Grant Park
2.073
Mammoth Lakes
2.074
Indian Marking on the Rocks at Little Lakes
1934
2.075
Topaz Lake
2.076
Mono Lake
2.077
Blue Lakes
2.078
Clear Lake Boulevard
2.079
Convict Lake and Tree
2.080
Placer Mining in the West
1910
2.081
Delano Quarry, Rocklin
1908
2.082
Dunsmuir
2.083
Big Tree, Santa Cruz
1939
2.084
Hauling Wood with Oxen Team, Santa Cruz
2.085
Scotia
2.086
In the Luther Burbank Gardens, Santa Rosa
2.087
General Vallejo's Old Homestead, Sonoma
2.088
Legend and Statue, Buena Vista Vineyard
2.089
Cabins at Diestelhorst Auto Camp, Redding
2.090
Crescent City
2.091
Canyon Trail at Geysers
2.092
Seizlers Hot Springs
1938
2.093
Wheelers Hot Springs
1910
2.094
Dinkey Creek
1953
2.095
In Kern River Canyon
2.096
Kings River near Mouth of Roaring River, Kings Canyon National Park
2.097
Walker River
2.098
Sentinel Rock, Crooked River Canyon
2.099
Russian River
2.100
Russian River
1948
2.101
Smith River between Grants Pass and Crescent City
2.102
Castle Rock, Smith River
2.103
Eel River, Redwood Highway
2.104
Eel River, Richardson Grove State Park
1947
2.105
Main Building Forest Service Quincy
2.106
Cascade Ranger Station
2.107
U.S. Forest Service, Newhall
2.108
Forest Service Headquarters, Downieville
2.109
U.S. Forest Service Public Camp Grounds, Bucks Lake
2.110
The California Bear
2.111
The Trinity Alps
2.112
California Desert Wild Flowers
2.113
Alta Meadow
2.114
Volcanic Drive, Death Valley National Monument
2.115
Overhug Hanging Rock and Yosemite Falls
2.116
Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena
1938
2.117
Pinnacles National Monument
2.118
Relief Peak, Sonora Pass Highway
2.119
Loop the Loop, Siskiyou Mountains
2.120
Eureka Inn
2.121
At the Stump House, Eureka
1952
2.122
In Sequoia Park, Eureka
2.123
The Elk Tree, Prairie Creek State Park
2.124
Richardson Grove State Park
1946
2.125
Corkscrew Tree, Prairie State Park
2.126
Cross Cut in Prairie State Park
2.127
Crater in Lassen Peak
1914
2.128
Chaos Crags and Mt. Lassen from Manzanita Lake
2.129
Mt. Lassen Eruption from Red Bluff
2.130
Look-out Station on Broke Off Mt. in Lassen National Park
2.131
Mt. Lassen Eruption
1914
2.132
Lava Flow on Mt. Lassen
1940
2.133
Summit of Mt. Lassen
2.134
Sacramento River and Mt. Lassen from Red Bluff
2.135
Westwood
2.136
In the Snowsheds, Sierra Nevada Mountains
2.137
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in the Vicinity of Yosemite
2.138
Observation Station, Donner Summit
2.139
Lake Alpine on Ebbetts Pass Highway
1954
2.140
Lake Alpine on Ebbetts Pass Highway
2.141
Mineral King
2.142
Monarch Lakes, Mineral King
2.143
Mineral King
2.144
Tulelake
2.145
Presbyterian Church, Tulelake
2.146
Tulelake
2.147
Crop of Klamath Gems near Tulelake
2.148
Klamath Lake, Dallas
2.149
Casting for Salmon at Klamath River Mouth
2.150
Klamath River from Redwood Highway
2.151
At the Mouth of the Klamath River
1941
2.152
Klamath Lake and Mt. Shasta
2.153
Mt. Shasta from Black Butte Lookout
1946
2.154
Mt. Shasta from Pacific Highway
2.155
Mt. Shasta from Pacific Highway
2.156
Mt. Shasta from Pacific Highway
2.157
Mt. Shasta
2.158
Base of the Shasta Dam
1941
2.159
Sacramento River at Shasta Dam Site
1939
2.160
Shasta Daisies near Mt. Shasta
2.161
Cell of Jail in Old Court House, Shasta
2.162
Freighting Trail, Shasta
2.163
Early Day Freight Teams on Shasta Divide
2.164
In Siskiyou Mountains, Pacific Highway
1935
2.165
McCloud River, Pacific Highway
2.166
Highest Point on the Pacific Highway, Siskiyou Mountains
2.167
Sacramento River on Pacific Highway
2.168
Sacramento River, Shasta Springs
2.169
Castle Crags from Sacramento River
2.170
National Irrigation Congress in Sacramento Advertisement
1907
2.171
Aerial View of Sacramento
2.172
San Francisco-Oakland Bridge
2.173
From the hills of Sausalito
2.174
San Francisco
2.175
San Francisco Night View
1944
2.176
Highway on Mount Laguna
2.177
Franciscan Fathers, Santa Barbara Mission
2.178
Public Camp in the San Bernardino Mountains
2.179
Busy Oil Field, Los Angeles

Series 4:  Other States and International, 1895-1959Return to Top

Series 4 consists of 196 postcards depicting natural features, activities, and notable sites in states other than Oregon, Washington, and California and locations outside the United States; images documenting forestry, logging, and rural activities predominate. The postcards are arranged alphabetically by state, followed by locations outside the United States. Many of the postcards depict scenes in the western United States; the series includes only a few postcards depicting locations outside the United States. A high proportion of the postcards are photographic postcards.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.180
Horse Block Tower, Talladega National Forest, Alabama
2.181
Mt. McKinley, Alaska
2.182
Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
2.183
Logs of Stone, Petrified Forest, Arizona
1938
2.184
Papago Indian Homes, Tucson, Arizona
2.185
Forester's Cabin in Walnut Canyon, Arizona
2.186
Forester's Cabin in Walnut Canyon, Arizona
2.187
Forester's Cabin in Walnut Canyon, Arizona
2.188
Saguaro Forest, Arizona
1944
2.189
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas
2.190
Road in Ouachita National Forest near Mena, Arkansas
2.191
Mt. Magazine, Highest Point in Arkansas
2.192
Continental Divide, Monarch Pass, Colorado
2.193
Uncompahgre Peak, Colorado
1903
2.194
Mt. Ypsilon from the Trail Ride, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
2.195
Switchbacks on Trail Ridge Road near Iceberg Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
2.196
Going Through the Royal Gorge, Colorado
1920
2.197
Saw Mill, Durango, Colorado
2.198
Vallecito Reservoir near Durango, Colorado
2.199
Gold Mining near Durango, Colorado
2.200
Devil's Head Lookout, Pike National Forest, Colorado
2.201
Sand Dunes, San Isabel National Forest, Colorado
2.202
Sangre de Cristo Range in San Isabel National Forest, Colorado
1933
2.203
Wagon in Colorado Springs, Colorado
2.204
Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut
2.205
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
1956
2.206
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz, Resident Supervisors for Alexander Springs in Ocala National Forest, Lake County, Florida
2.207
Old Water Mill and Stream in Chattahoochee National Forest, Northeast Georgia
2.208
Keep Idaho Green
2.209
Lumberjacks of Potlatch Forest, Idaho
2.210
Log Pond at Potlatch Lumber Co., Idaho
2.211
Forest Ranger in Kaufman, Idaho
2.212
Headquarters of Challis National Forest, Challis, Idaho
2.213
Smoke Jumper, McCall, Idaho
2.214
Cougar Point Forest Camp, Williams Creek near Salmon, Idaho
2.215
Lewiston Hill at Dusk, Idaho
1959
2.216
Hay Grain and Cattle Raising in Idaho
2.217
Marshall Field & Co.'s Retail Store, Chicago, Illinois
2.218
Hotel Chautauqua, Illinois
1906
2.219
Hotel Chautauqua, Illinois
1906
2.220
Capitol at Springfield, Illinois
2.221
Limberlost Cabin, Home of Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana
2.222
Logging on the Kentucky River, Kentucky
2.223
Bogalusa at Plant of Great Southern Lumber Company, Louisiana
2.224
Logging, Maine
2.225
Kennebec River of the Forks Hotel, The Forks, Maine
2.226
Sand Dunes, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
2.227
Sand Dunes, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
2.228
City Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts
1927
2.229
Old Nims House and Old Frary House, Deerfield, Massachusetts
1915
2.230
Main Street, Looking East, Showing New Bank Building, Greenfield, Massachusetts
1912
2.231
The Common, Greenfield, Massachusetts
1912
2.232
The Bridge, Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts
1915
2.233
Boston and Maine Station, South Ashburnham, Massachusetts
1913
2.234
Salem Willows, Massachusetts
2.235
Revere Beach, Massachusetts
1911
2.236
Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
1910
2.237
Chickering Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
1911
2.238
St. Ann's Cathedral, Worcester, Massachusetts
1912
2.239
Fitton Field, Holy Cross College and South Worcester, Massachusetts
2.240
Old Fellows Home, Worcester, Massachusetts
2.241
Wyman Nursery, Manistique, Michigan
2.242
U.S. Forestry Office, East Tawas, Michigan
2.243
Bears in Whitehall, Michigan
2.244
Manistee National Forest near Whitehall, Michigan
2.245
View of Soldier's Home, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2.246
Plantation in Huron National Forest, East Tawas, Michigan
2.247
Lumberman's Monument, Huron National Forest, Michigan
2.248
Forest Ranger Station and Harbor, Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota
1949
2.249
Forestry Station, Remer, Minnesota
1938
2.250
U.S. Forestry Exhibit Walker Museum, Walker, Minnesota
2.251
Paper Mill Logs, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
2.252
Cut Over Land. Minnesota
2.253
Monument to the 400 Victims of the Great Forest Fire of 1894, Hinkley, Minnesota
2.254
Forest Fire Memorial, Moose Lake, Minnesota
2.255
West Virginia 150th Regimental Band, Camp Shelby, Mississippi
2.256
West Virginia Company M, 150th Infantry, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1918
2.257
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
2.258
Eads Bridge, St. Louis, Missouri
1906
2.259
U.S. Forest Service Clark National Forest, Lake Killarney, near Ironton, Missouri
1948
2.260
Shut-Ins, Clark National Forest, in the Beautiful Arcadia Valley, Missouri
2.261
Summit, Green Springs, Montana
2.262
Missoula, Montana
2.263
Northern Rocky Chalet, Whitefish, Montana
2.264
Summit of the Cabinet Range near Noxon, Montana
2.265
Station of Oregon Short Line, Yellowstone, Montana
2.266
Scotts Bluff, famous Oregon Trail Landmark, Nebraska
2.267
Stage Hill, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
2.268
Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsboro, New Hampshire
2.269
U.S. Forest Service Ski Shelter, Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire
2.270
Wilson Boulder, Farmington, New Hampshire
1908
2.271
The Monadnock, Colebrook, New Hampshire
2.272
Lake Winnepesaukee, near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire
2.273
Rutger's College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1908
2.274
Main Street, Madison, New Jersey
2.275
West Point Batteries and Hudson River, New Jersey
2.276
St. Catherine's Bay, New Jersey
1908
2.277
U.S. Forest Ranger at Capillo Peak, Cibola National Forest, New Mexico
2.278
Air View Showing Road to Top of Capulin Mountain National Monument, New Mexico
2.279
View of Sandia Mountains from Santa Fe National Forest, near Albuquerque, New Mexico
1937
2.280
Santa Fe Lake in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
2.281
Santa Fe Lake in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
1951
2.282
Flatiron Building, New York City, New York
1912
2.283
Skyline of Downtown New York City as seen from Hudson River, New York
1948
2.284
Headquarters of the United Nations, New York
2.285
Grant's Tomb, New York City
1927
2.286
Grant's Tomb, New York
2.287
Grave and Monument of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, New York
2.288
Ansley Wilcox Residence, Buffalo, New York
2.289
Towerman's  Cabin and Fire Tower, Allegheny National Forest, New York
1940
2.290
Pisgah National Forest Inn, North Carolina
2.291
Pisgah National Forest Inn, North Carolina
2.292
Biltmore House Approach, Biltmore, North Carolina
1909
2.293
Biltmore Mansion Showing Lily Pools, North Carolina
1940
2.294
John Byrne Memorial Tower on Wayah Bald Mountain, Nantahala National Forest, Wester North Carolina
2.295
Freighting from the Mines, Ohio
2.296
Interior Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio
2.297
Gray and Violet Room, Taft Museum, Cincinnati
2.298
T. & O. C. Depot, Fostoria, Ohio
2.299
Wagon Wheel Cave near Turner Falls
2.300
Swimming Pool, Whirls End State Forest Park near Dushore, Pennsylvania
2.301
Greetings from Dushore, Pennsylvania
2.302
Office and Entrance to Recreation Area, Whirls End State Forest Park near Dushore, Pennsylvania
2.303
Residence of the Hon. Gifford Pinchot, Greytowers, Milford, Pennsylvania
2.304
Residence of the Hon. Gifford Pinchot, Greytowers, Milford, Pennsylvania
1895
2.305
Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania
2.306
Log Boom on the Susquehanna River at Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2.307
Grand Canyon in Pennsylvania
2.308
Raccoon at Home in Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
1944
2.309
The Loop, Newfound Gap Highway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
2.310
The Newfound Gap Highway from the Chimney Tops, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
1940
2.311
On Top of Backbone Rock, Unaka National Forest, Tennessee
1940
2.312
Wild Boar Killed by Ben Ellis, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
2.313
Quinn Springs, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
2.314
Illinois Monument at General Bragg's Headquarters, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee
2.315
White Sands of Texas, near Monahans, Texas
2.316
Assassination Scene of President Kennedy, Texas
2.317
His First Ride, Mexican Scene, Corpus Christi, Texas
1910
2.318
Windows, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
2.319
Cache National Forest, near Ogden and Logan, Utah
2.320
U.S. Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah
2.321
Painter Hall, Middlebury College, Vermont
1961
2.322
Londonderry, Vermont
2.323
The Square, South Londonderry, Vermont
2.324
Amsden Lime Co. Kilns, Amsden, Vermont
2.325
Amsden Lime Co. Saw Mill, Amsden, Vermont
2.326
Amsden Lime Co. Store, Amsden, Vermont
2.327
Whitting Library, Chester, Vermont
2.328
High School, Chester, Vermont
2.329
Grave's Restaurant, So. Vernon, Vermont
1915
2.330
Picnic Area, Texas Falls, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
2.331
Entrance to Elizabeth Furnace Forest Camp, Virginia
2.332
Entrance to Jefferson National Forest, Virginia
2.333
Arlington National Cemetery
2.334
Monticello, The Jefferson Graveyard, Virginia
2.335
Monticello, Mantel in Reception Hall Designed by Thomas Jefferson, Virginia
2.336
Jefferson's Tomb at Monticello, Virginia
2.337
Family Dining Room, Mt. Vernon, Virginia
2.338
Barn at Mount Vernon, Virginia
2.339
On the White House Grounds, Washington D.C.
1907
2.340
White House Showing Executive Offices, Washington D.C.
2.341
Union Station, Washington D.C.
2.342
Sister Ship of the "Spirit of St. Louis" Flying over Washington D.C.
1930
2.343
Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms, Washington D.C.
2.344
Smithsonian Institute and Agriculture Building, Washington D.C.
2.345
Soldier's Home, Washington D.C.
2.346
Vault Where Millions of Money are Stored, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.
2.347
Press Room, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.
1908
2.348
Examining Newly Made Money, U.S. Treasury, Washington D.C.
2.349
Examining Newly Made Money, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.
2.350
Counting and Packing Currency for Shipment, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.
2.351
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
2.352
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
1910
2.353
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
2.354
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
2.355
Press Room, Washington D.C.
1914
2.356
Large Press Room, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C.
1909
2.357
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
2.358
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington D.C.
2.359
Cutting Machine, U.S. Treasury, Washington D.C.
1909
2.360
Great Falls, Washington D.C.
2.361
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
2.362
Forestry Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
2.363
Triangle X Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2.364
Main Street, Sheridan, Wyoming
1946
2.365
United States Forestry Office, Saratoga, Wyoming
1909
2.366
Grand Teton, Teton National Forest, Wyoming
2.367
Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming
2.368
The Gros Ventre Slide, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2.369
Shoshone Canyon, Wyoming
2.370
Monument Commemorating the Opening of Queen Elizabeth Way, Toronto, Canada
1955
2.371
Lime Kiln Road, Bridlington, England
2.372
Braemar from Morrone, Scotland
2.373
Perth from Bridend, Wales
1907
2.374
Champery, Switzerland
2.375
National Forest Nurseries at El Yunque, Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Series 5:  Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Series, 1906-1911Return to Top

Series 5 consists of 14 postcards that were issued in 1911 to commemorate the 1906 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition by Ezra Meeker.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.376
Ezra Meeker and the Expedition Team
Portrait of Meeker and other team members.
2.377
President Roosevelt Viewing the Team
1907
2.378
On the Street, Terre Haute, Indiana
1910
2.379
Shoeing the Oxen, Seattle
1906
2.380
A Difficult Drive, Snake River, Idaho
1910
2.381
A Sage Plain, Snake River, Idaho
1910
2.382
Jim, a dog on the trail
2.383
View on the Oregon Trail near Thirty Two Mile Creek Crossing, Nebraska
2.384
Oregon Trail Map
2.385
Planting a Marker on the Trail
2.386
Oregon Trail Monuments
2.387
President Roosevelt Viewing the Team
1907
2.388
Ezra Meeker at Aviation Meet, Los Angeles
1910
2.389
Ezra Meeker as Frontiersman

Series 6:  Unidentified Scenic Postcards, 1914-1937Return to Top

Series 6 consists of 21 postcards of scenes at unidentified locations. Most of the items are photographic postcards. Several of the images were made by Frank Patterson.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.390
Blacksmith Stump
2.391
Rainbow Trout
2.392
Porcupine
2.393
White House Hotel
2.394
The Wee Hoose
2.395
Veteran's Memorial Building
1937
2.396
Cemetery
3.397
Geese
3.398
Illumination of Fleet
2.399
Mountain and Ski Chalet
2.400
Unnamed Pier
2.401
Beach Scene
2.402
Camp Scene
2.403
Pine Tree Forest
2.404
Aftermath of a Forest Fire
2.405
Baling Hay
2.406
Baling Hay
2.407
Farm Scene
2.408
David Wilson Hauling Wool
1914
2.409
Black Bear at Casey's Camp
2.410
Unnamed Building

Series 7:  Advertisements and Greeting Cards, 1905-1927Return to Top

Series 7 consists of 45 postcards, many of which depict humorous or holiday greetings. Of note is a postcard promoting the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon, in 1905.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.411
Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Expedition and Oriental Fair Advertisement
1905
2.412
New Year Card
1907
2.413
St. Patrick's Day Card
2.414
St. Patrick's Day Card
2.415
Easter Card with Flowers
1907
2.416
Easter Card with Bunny
1907
2.417
United States Flag
2.418
The Good Shepherd
2.419
Christmas Card
2.420
May Irwin and Her Company
2.421
Children Playing with Mule
1906
2.422
Couple on the Beach
2.423
Pasture Scene Drawing
1911
2.424
Children and Chickens Greeting Card
2.425
Drawing of Couple Outside
1909
2.426
Milk Maids
1909
2.427
Cattle at the Stream
2.428
Drawings of Landmarks on the Columbia River
2.429
Pears Greeting Card
2.430
Teddy Bear Greeting Card
2.431
Diving Greeting Card
2.432
Cartoon Greeting Card
2.433
Drawing of a Couple Greeting Card
1906
2.434
"I Was Deeply Touched" Cartoon Greeting Card
1906
2.435
"Dear Dutchy..." Greeting Card
2.436
"A Schooner..." Greeting Card
1906
2.437
Donkey Greeting Card
1906
2.438
"Misfortunes Should Always be Expected" Cartoon Greeting Card
1906
2.439
"An American Beauty" Greeting Card
1907
2.440
Fisherman on a Dock
2.441
"The Beauty and the Beast" Greeting Card
2.442
The Last Supper in Vermont Marble
1927
2.443
Interior of a Church
2.444
"Good Sport" Greeting Card
1907
2.445
"Try This on Your Piano" Greeting Card
1907
2.446
"Matrimonial Bliss" Greeting Card
1907
2.447
Advertisement for Fireman's Hand Lanterns
2.448
Miss Evers, a Bank Official Greeting Card
1910
2.449
Kittens in a Basket Greeting Card
1906
2.450
"King Spruce"
2.451
Beryl Cosnay, from India
2.452
2.452: A Wild Live Grouse
2.453
Southern Oregon Pelican
2.454
Southern Oregon Pelican
2.455
Squirrel

Series 8:  Native American Culture, 1912-1954Return to Top

Series 8 consists of 20 postcards depicting Native American persons and activities. Several of the postcards are high quality photographic postcards; most of the postcards are typical mid-20th century picture postcards. Of special note is a photographic postcard by Frank Patterson (The Indian Mother).

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.456
Florida Seminole Indians, Silver Springs, Florida
2.457
Flathead Indian Maidens
1954
2.458
Buckskin Charley, The Chief of the Utes
2.459
Modoc Indian Leaders
2.460
Pottery Vendor, Pueblo Indians
2.461
San Ildefonso Indian Pueblo, near Santa Fe, New Mexico
2.462
Whirling Log, Sand Painting of the Navajo Indians
1945
2.463
Indian Girl Molding Navajo Rain Gods
2.464
How Navajo Indian Rugs are Made
2.465
Navajo Indian Rug Weaver
2.466
Cree Indians and Camp
1912
2.467
Grand Parade of Blackfoot Indians
2.468
Native American Babies
2.469
Sioux Indian Crazy Horse
2.470
Sioux Indian Chiefs
2.471
White Mountain Apache Hoops and Javelin Game
2.472
Apache Indian and her Papoose
2.473
The Horn Society of Alberta Indians
2.474
Wallowa Lake and the Nez Perce
The postcard image is a reproduction of an 1874 photograph of Wallowa Lake made 3 years before the retreat of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce.
1954
2.475
The Indian Mother
1936

Series 9:  U.S. Presidents and Politicians, 1902-1948Return to Top

Series 9 consists of 12 postcards depicting United States Presidents and other political figures. The postcards include reproductions of well-known portraits. Several of the postcards are of Theodore Roosevelt; one of these is a colored bas-relief postcard. Most of the postcards are undated.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
2.476
Portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale
2.477
J. Q. Adams
2.478
President Lincoln
2.479
Garfield
2.480
Theodore Roosevelt
1902
2.481
President Roosevelt
2.482
Theodore Roosevelt Political Cartoon
2.483
Theodore Roosevelt Cartoon
2.484
President Wilson
2.485
President Truman
1948
2.486
Patrick Henry, 1st Governor of Virginia
2.487
William J. Bryan and John W. Kern for Office

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Coasts--Oregon.
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon.
  • Logging--Oregon.
  • Logging--Washington (State)
  • Redwoods--California.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cascade Range.
  • Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.)
  • Columbia River Highway (Or.)
  • Columbia River.
  • Crater Lake (Or.)
  • McKenzie River (Or.)
  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Pictorial works.
  • Shasta, Mount (Calif. : Mountain)
  • Willamette River Valley (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic postcards.
  • Picture postcards.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Patterson, Frank, 1883-1961. (creator)