Lens and Pencil: The Beauty of Photographs and Drawings

Crown Point

Crown Point

 

The Columbia River Highway enhanced access to a variety of scenic natural features. The sweeping panorama of Crown Point and the majesty of towering Multnomah Falls are outstanding examples:

Multnomah Falls Drawing by Harold Spooner

Multnomah Falls Drawing by Harold Spooner

 

Columbia River Gorge

Carlton Watkins took some of the first photographs of the Columbia River Gorge in the late 1860s before there was a road of any kind along most of the Columbia River. Photographic equipment of the time was extremely bulky, heavy, and temperamental.

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