Oregon Historical Photo Archive List

Oregon Historical Photo Archive List

The following is a listing of all the online photo archives that contain historical Oregon items that I know of. Please feel free to email me any corrections, additions, or dead links.

Alameda Old House History Blog – Focuses on the history of old houses in the Alameda District of Portland, Oregon

Baker County Library – Ghost Towns, Gold Mining, Baker County Scenery, People.

Beaverton – Historical Photo Gallery – Maintained by the City of Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton Historical Society Flickr Stream – maintained by the Beaverton Historical Society

Center for Columbia River History – Centers around the Columbia River Basin

Family Old Photos – most genealogy and people related photos, but still has nice collection. Scrapes from Ancestry.com

Historic Photo Archive – Commercial Site, but has an extensive collection of photos.

Klamath County Museums – Concentrates on Klamath County and surroundings

Library of Congress – Very unique content not found anywhere else.

Lost Oregon Blog – An Oregon blog with present day and historical photos

Northwest Digital Archives – Can’t browse, must search. Results not limited to Oregon

Offbeat Oregon History – Oregon historian who combs the newspaper archives. Has lots of good pictures from the newspapers.

Old Oregon Photos – Commercial Site, but has some unique photos.

Oregon Genealogy – Geared more towards genealogy, but lots of great photos.

Oregon Historic Photograph Collection – Maintained by the Salem Public Library, and concentrates on Salem and the Willamette Valley

Oregon State Library – All over Oregon

Oregon State University Digital Library – some overlap with the OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr stream

OSU Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University.

OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University.

Oregon.gov – Mostly transportation related

Portland City Auditor’s Office – Hard to search, but lots of unique Portland related items

PBase.com Photo Website, contains many collections of Oregon Photos

Postcard Photos of Coos County (1909-1914) – Limited to Coos County Oregon. All media is postcards instead of photos

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Not limited to Oregon, but has a very large collection

Southern Oregon Historical Society – Maintained by Southern Oregon University. Concentrates on Southern Oregon.

Talent Historical Society – Focuses on the area around Talent, Oregon

University of Oregon – Many separate collection

Vintage Portland – Historic Photos of Portland Oregon, with background on each photo

Woodburn Oregon, City of – Limited to Woodburn Oregon

One thought on “Oregon Historical Photo Archive List

  1. John Klatt Reply

    Hi Rick,
    I have about 800 historic Northwest photos on oldoregonphotos.com – mostly from Oregon. Many are from my own collection and some come from other private collections.
    I feel my website would be appropriate for adding to your list.

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