Photo of the Week: Oregon or Bust

I'm leaving for Portland bright and early tomorrow morning for a museum technology conference, so this installment of Photo of the Week shows two of the Carter's 19th-century photographs of the Oregon landscape.

Frank Jay Haynes, Cascades of Columbia, albumen silver print, 1885

William Henry Jackson, Hercules' Pillars, Columbia River, Oregon, albumen silver print, ca. 1892


Unfortunately the flow of the cascades has diminished significantly due to dams on the Columbia. I believe the pillars are still visible - in fact I think that train track is still in use!

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