The Dalles, Lower Columbia River

 The Dalles on the Lower Columbia River from Sunset Hill with Mt. Adams in the background in 1867 (Carleton Watkins, Oregon State Historical Society, bb000989) and in 2011 (CW-2011-05-01-215). The recent photograph is taken from the city park viewpoint, so could possibly be re-taken from a location closer to the original if the scene is not blocked by trees or housing. Watkins likely double exposed a blown up version of Mount Adams in this print to make it appear larger. This was a common technique of the period.


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