Wild Beauty, Plate 84

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Wild Beauty, Plate 84

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Untitled
Arthur M. Prentiss, circa 1914


Archival prints from $100.00
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This is the earliest known version of what has become a signature view of the Columbia River Gorge. It was made looking upriver from the Chanticleer Inn, a restaurant that was about twenty miles east of Portland on the Oregon side. The buildings near the center of the photograph were home to a salmon cannery; to the left of the cannery is Rooster Rock. Above and to the right is the parapet at Crown Point where the Vista House would soon be built, and Sand Island is upriver on the south side. About halfway along the Washington side the rock formation known as Cape Horn juts out into the river. Just to the right Lone Rock, now known as Phoca Rock, is barely visible, and in the far distance is Castle Rock, now Beacon Rock. The Chanticleer Inn burned in 1930, and its site is the location of Women’s Forum State Park.

The photographs in Wild Beauty were meticulously restored and carefully prepared for print reproduction in order to capture the detail and tonal range of the original images. These beautiful archival inkjet prints are made to order from the restored digital files. Our standard sizes denote the paper size; a small border is left around the image to make framing easier. Custom sizes are easily produced, though, and priced by the square inch; if you would like to inquire about a custom size, please contact us.

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