Mailed in 1912, this postcard proclaims Portland, Oregon to be The Rose City.
The high school in Salem, Oregon. Well over 100 years old, this postcard looks as fresh as the day it was printed.
Loading wheat at Portland, Oregon. The divided back postcard was published by Edward H. Mitchell.
This fish ladder on Oregon’s Columbia River was designed to allow salmon to migrate past the Bonneville Dam. The real photo postcard probably dates from the ’40s.
The Forestry Building in Portland, Oregon, erected for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair. Destroyed by fire in 1964, it was replaced by a new building in 1971. This divided back card was mailed in 1907 and published by W. G. MacFarlane, a company that was active from around 1901 to 1914.
Published by West Coast Engraving Co., here’s a view of Crater Lake in south-central Oregon.
Two chrome postcard of Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, the top card postmarked in 1954, the bottom in 1956. Constructed on the south side of Mt. Hood in the late ’30s, the Timberline Lodge was used for the exterior shots of the Overlook Hotel in the 1980 horror film, The Shining.
I’m not sure why one would want to send the folks back home an in-flight menu, but here you go! On the back:
Fleecy clouds float lazily above the blue waters of Crater Lake, Oregon. Only United Air Lines links the beautiful Pacific Northwest with California, the Midwest and All the East.
Published by the Portland Post Card Co., I suspect this is one of their earlier efforts, as it has a different look from most of their products. The image is washed-out to begin with, a condition made more pronounced by the cards extremely matte finish.
Published by Edward H. Mitchell, this divided-back card shows the Corbett Building in Portland, Oregon. The building was imploded in 1988, and I’ve linked to a video of the event.