The End of the Golden Age:
A "Photochrom" image of the view of Portland as seen from Council Crest in 1901. Photochrom was a brand name for a highly sophisticated system of colorizing black-and-white images invented and promoted by a Swiss company, which made Photochrom prints of thousands of places around the world to market to tourists and collectors. (Image: Library of Congress)
Businesspeople try to carry on with life in a downtown Portland suddenly come to resemble Venice, during the famous flood of 1894. This image is from Third and Washington streets. (Image: Library of Congress)
The story of the great Portland flood of 1894, in an article from the Offbeat Oregon History newspaper column.
A panoramic lithograph of Portland published in 1888 as a fold-out insert in The West Shore magazine. This is a magnificently detailed sketch of Portland life (in the "respectable" quarter, of course) in the late Victorian age, replete with details of gentlemen on high-wheel "ordinary bicycles" and buggies driving around. (Image: Library of Congress)