Oregon Coast Photos, 1937

Some friends in Nebraska bought a box of old photos at an auction. They found seven photos of the Oregon coast from 1937 in the mix, and they sent them my way so I could see them. They include some familiar scenes of Newport and Waldport. I have no idea who the photographer is, but it looks like some sort of professional vacation postcard collection (though they are actual photographs, not prints). I scanned them tonight so I could have a copy, and I thought other Oregonians may be interested too. Here are the full photos with no color adjustments:

Oregon Coast 1937 (click for more)

They're showing up as a bit more yellow on the screen than they are in real life.

The pictures are very small, about 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. I liked seeing the scans, because I could suddenly zoom in and see more detail in the photos. I've highlighted a few sections by cropping the photo, and taking out all of the color. The details are in a separate gallery here:

Oregon Coast 1937 Details (click for more)

(This Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport doesn't exist anymore. It was replaced several years ago with a new bridge.) You can toggle back and forth between the source photo and detail by clicking on the picture. Each photo has the year hand-written on the back. The photo of Newport Beach has an additional message, "What a thrill to see all this." I feel the same way about these old photos.


What a find. I thought the same thing about the prof tourist package. The Yaquina Lighthouse reminds me of an Edward Hopper ptg. But that may be of similar subject matter in Calif? Interesting. Thanks
The headland in the foreground of #3 looks to me like it ought to be Jump-off Joe, currently a little rock on the sand. http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1606/es1606page01.cfm?chapter_no=16 has several pictures of it over the years, but by 1937 it should have been a lot smaller than that picture, so I must be wrong.
WoW - really enjoyed your postcards. I love "Conde Balcom McCullough" constructed bridges. Here's a pic I took last month.
Thanks for sharing those post cards with us.

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