Early Color Photographic Post Cards

Vintage Early Color and Hand-tinted Photographic Postcards of Crater Lake

Many of these classic Crater images belong to the Crater Lake Institute collection

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Title: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON Oregon (front, center-top) WIZARD ISLAND FROM LLAO CLIFF (front, center-bottom) Postmark: None. Stamp: None. “PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE” empty box. Post Card Era: Linen Description Back caption: The Blue of the lake is broken by the forest covered Wizard Island, a miniature volcanic cinder cone, which rises 850 feet above the surface of the lake, itself 6000 feet above sea level. Vertical Divider Text (back): “C.T. ART-COLORTONE” REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.-WESLEY ANDREWS CO., PORTLAND, ORE. Card Number(s): 870 (front, upper-left), 7A-H986 (far right, vertical text) Publisher: Copyright (copyright symbol) FRASHERS FOTOS (bottom-right corner)

 

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Title: "The Phantom Ship" Crater Lake, Southern Oregon (front, center-top) S. P. LINES IN OREGON, ROAD OF A THOUSAND WONDERS (front, center top, below main title above) Postmark: APPLEGATE, OREGON, JUL 14, 1914, A.M. Stamp: Removed previously. Vertical Divider Text (back): None. Vertical line only. Card Number(s): 3202 (front, upper left) Publisher: Published by Edw. H. Mitchell, San Francisco (back, bottom-left)
Title: “The Phantom Ship” Crater Lake, Southern Oregon (front, center-top) S. P. LINES IN OREGON, ROAD OF A THOUSAND WONDERS (front, center top, below main title above) Postmark: APPLEGATE, OREGON, JUL 14, 1914, A.M. Stamp: Removed previously. Vertical Divider Text (back): None. Vertical line only. Card Number(s): 3202 (front, upper left) Publisher: Published by Edw. H. Mitchell, San Francisco (back, bottom-left)
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Title: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON (front, top-center) CRATER LAKE LODGE (front, bottom-center) Postmark: None. PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE box Description Back caption: Crater Lake is six and one half miles long and four and a quarter miles wide. Its depth varies up to 2000 feet. It is entirely surrounded by steep volcanic cliffs, upon one of which is situated the lodge, 1000 feet above the water's edge. A wonderful view of the lake and surrounding peaks and forests can be had from the Lodge veranda. Vertical Divider Text (back): "C.T.ART-COLORTONE" REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.-WESLEY ANDREWS CO., PORTLAND, ORE. Card Number(s): 881 (front, bottom-left), 7A-H997 (front, bottom-right, vertical) Photographer: PHOTO BY WESLEY ANDREWS (front, bottom-right)
Title: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON (front, top-center) CRATER LAKE LODGE (front, bottom-center) Postmark: None. PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE box Description Back caption: Crater Lake is six and one half miles long and four and a quarter miles wide. Its depth varies up to 2000 feet. It is entirely surrounded by steep volcanic cliffs, upon one of which is situated the lodge, 1000 feet above the water’s edge. A wonderful view of the lake and surrounding peaks and forests can be had from the Lodge veranda. Vertical Divider Text (back): “C.T.ART-COLORTONE” REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.-WESLEY ANDREWS CO., PORTLAND, ORE. Card Number(s): 881 (front, bottom-left), 7A-H997 (front, bottom-right, vertical) Photographer: PHOTO BY WESLEY ANDREWS (front, bottom-right)
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Title: 496 - CRATER LAKE, OREGON. (front, upper-left) Stamp: None. PLACE STAMP HERE, DOMESTIC ONE CENT, FOREIGN TWO CENTS box Vertical Divider Text (back): None. Center divider line. Card Number(s): 496 (front, upper-left corner) Photographer: Unknown. Publisher: EDWARD H. MITCHELL. PUBLISHER, SAN FRANCISCO (back, bottom left), PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES (back, left-corner, vertical text)
Title: 496 – CRATER LAKE, OREGON. (front, upper-left) Stamp: None. PLACE STAMP HERE, DOMESTIC ONE CENT, FOREIGN TWO CENTS box Vertical Divider Text (back): None. Center divider line. Card Number(s): 496 (front, upper-left corner) Photographer: Unknown. Publisher: EDWARD H. MITCHELL. PUBLISHER, SAN FRANCISCO (back, bottom left), PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES (back, left-corner, vertical text)
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Title: Crater Lake, Southern Oregon on S. P. R. R. Oregon-California Route. Card Number(s): 7332 (back) Publisher: Barkalow Bros., Railway News Service, Portland, Oregon. (Made in Germany).
Title: Crater Lake, Southern Oregon on S. P. R. R. Oregon-California Route. Card Number(s): 7332 (back) Publisher: Barkalow Bros., Railway News Service, Portland, Oregon. (Made in Germany).
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Title: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON Oregon (front, center-top) WIZARD ISLAND FROM LLAO CLIFF (front, center-bottom) Stamp: None. "PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE" empty box. Description Back caption: The Blue of the lake is broken by the forest covered Wizard Island, a miniature volcanic cinder cone, which rises 850 feet above the surface of the lake, itself 6000 feet above sea level. Vertical Divider Text (back): "C.T. ART-COLORTONE" REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.-WESLEY ANDREWS CO., PORTLAND, ORE. Card Number(s): 870 (front, upper-left), 7A-H986 (far right, vertical text) Publisher: Copyright (copyright symbol) FRASHERS FOTOS (bottom-right corner)
Title: CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON Oregon (front, center-top) WIZARD ISLAND FROM LLAO CLIFF (front, center-bottom) Stamp: None. “PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE” empty box. Description Back caption: The Blue of the lake is broken by the forest covered Wizard Island, a miniature volcanic cinder cone, which rises 850 feet above the surface of the lake, itself 6000 feet above sea level. Vertical Divider Text (back): “C.T. ART-COLORTONE” REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.-WESLEY ANDREWS CO., PORTLAND, ORE. Card Number(s): 870 (front, upper-left), 7A-H986 (far right, vertical text) Publisher: Copyright (copyright symbol) FRASHERS FOTOS (bottom-right corner)
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Title: Steep Banks of Crater Lake, Southern Oregon Postmark: Salem, Oregon, Jan 9 12-30P, 1911 Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 7063 (back) Publisher: Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. (Printed in Germany.)
Title: Steep Banks of Crater Lake, Southern Oregon Postmark: Salem, Oregon, Jan 9 12-30P, 1911 Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 7063 (back) Publisher: Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. (Printed in Germany.)
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Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: C?BURE, OREG., JUL 7?, 7AM, 1905? Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 496 (front) Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco
Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: C?BURE, OREG., JUL 7?, 7AM, 1905? Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 496 (front) Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco
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Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: Vale, Oregon, May 30 10 AM 19?9 Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 5517, 164207 Publisher: Unknown, Printed in Germany
Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: Vale, Oregon, May 30 10 AM 19?9 Stamp: 1 cent Card Number(s): 5517, 164207 Publisher: Unknown, Printed in Germany
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Title: A Picturesque View, Crater Lake, Oregon. Card Number(s): 226 (front), A-55960 (back) Publisher: Chas. & Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon
Title: A Picturesque View, Crater Lake, Oregon. Card Number(s): 226 (front), A-55960 (back) Publisher: Chas. & Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon
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Title (front): None Postmark: Crater Lake, Oregon. Jul 27, 1921 P.M. Stamp: 1 cent Back Caption: Wizard Island from Victor Rock. Crater Lake National Park, Ore. Publisher: Crater Lake Co., Crater Lake, Ore.
Title (front): None Postmark: Crater Lake, Oregon. Jul 27, 1921 P.M. Stamp: 1 cent Back Caption: Wizard Island from Victor Rock. Crater Lake National Park, Ore. Publisher: Crater Lake Co., Crater Lake, Ore.
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Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Boating Party Below Thousand Foot Wall Back Caption: Crater Lake is six and one half miles long, and four and a quarter miles wide. Its depth varies up to 2,000 feet. It is entirely surrounded by steep volcanic cliffs ranging from one to two thousand feet above the water's edge. Large passenger launches make regular trips to Wizard Island and "Phantom Ship". Card Number(s): 880, 7A-H994 Photographer: Wesley Andrews Publisher: Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.
Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Boating Party Below Thousand Foot Wall Back Caption: Crater Lake is six and one half miles long, and four and a quarter miles wide. Its depth varies up to 2,000 feet. It is entirely surrounded by steep volcanic cliffs ranging from one to two thousand feet above the water’s edge. Large passenger launches make regular trips to Wizard Island and “Phantom Ship”. Card Number(s): 880, 7A-H994 Photographer: Wesley Andrews Publisher: Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.
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Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, "The Phantom Ship Sailing Into the Sun" Back Caption: When the sun is in the west, and shadows fall on the shimmering surface of glittering waves, this small island of sharp pinnacles rising 175 feet above the surface of Crater Lake, resembles a full rigged ship sailing into the sun. Card Number(s): 887, 7A-H996 Photographer: Wesley Andrews Co. Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, “The Phantom Ship Sailing Into the Sun” Back Caption: When the sun is in the west, and shadows fall on the shimmering surface of glittering waves, this small island of sharp pinnacles rising 175 feet above the surface of Crater Lake, resembles a full rigged ship sailing into the sun. Card Number(s): 887, 7A-H996 Photographer: Wesley Andrews Co. Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
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Title (front): Sinnott Memorial Observation Station, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon-P28 Back Caption: Crater Lake National Park was created to preserve the deepest and the bluest lake in the world. Crater Lake itself is over 6,000 feet up in the Cascade Mountains. It is 15 miles long, 4 1/2 miles wide and 2,000 feet deep. Card Number(s): 31860 (back) Publisher: Natural Color Post Card Made in U. S. A. By E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-(Hey)
Title (front): Sinnott Memorial Observation Station, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon-P28 Back Caption: Crater Lake National Park was created to preserve the deepest and the bluest lake in the world. Crater Lake itself is over 6,000 feet up in the Cascade Mountains. It is 15 miles long, 4 1/2 miles wide and 2,000 feet deep. Card Number(s): 31860 (back) Publisher: Natural Color Post Card Made in U. S. A. By E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-(Hey)
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Title: Sunset on Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: Boardman, Oreg. Aug 11, 1936 Stamp: 1 cent Back Caption: Crater Lake is one of the grandest natural scenic lakes of the west. It is the highest body of water existing, being 8,000 feet above sea level, exceeds 2,000 feet in depth and has no visible outlet. Is surrounded by a National Reserve, situated in the Cascade Range, very popular for vacation and automobile trips. Card Number(s): 921, 90318 Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Title: Sunset on Crater Lake, Oregon Postmark: Boardman, Oreg. Aug 11, 1936 Stamp: 1 cent Back Caption: Crater Lake is one of the grandest natural scenic lakes of the west. It is the highest body of water existing, being 8,000 feet above sea level, exceeds 2,000 feet in depth and has no visible outlet. Is surrounded by a National Reserve, situated in the Cascade Range, very popular for vacation and automobile trips. Card Number(s): 921, 90318 Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
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Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Stamp: Removed? Card Number(s): 496 (front) Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco
Title (front): Crater Lake, Oregon Stamp: Removed? Card Number(s): 496 (front) Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco
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Back Caption: Phantom Ship in Crater Lake, near Ashland, Oregon. Publisher: McNair Bros., Ashland, Oregon
Back Caption: Phantom Ship in Crater Lake, near Ashland, Oregon. Publisher: McNair Bros., Ashland, Oregon
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Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Sunset Over Wizard Island Back Caption: When the sun is in the west, and the shadows fall on the shimmering surface of this great "Sea of Silence", words prove futile to describe the effect on those viewing this grand spectacle for the first time. Card Number(s): 884, 7A-H992 Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Sunset Over Wizard Island Back Caption: When the sun is in the west, and the shadows fall on the shimmering surface of this great “Sea of Silence”, words prove futile to describe the effect on those viewing this grand spectacle for the first time. Card Number(s): 884, 7A-H992 Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
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Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Crater Lake From the Rim Back Caption: Crater Lake's dwelling place is known as Mount Mazama, and is located in Southern Oregon. This broken mountain with its lofty crags, soars seven and eight thousand feet above sea level. The lake that lies within its precipitous circling walls, is a thousand or more feet below the rim, and is one of the deepest fresh water lakes on earch, --a vast glittering body of water of deepest indigo. Card Number(s): 886, 7A-H988 Photographer: Frashers Fotos Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Title: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Crater Lake From the Rim Back Caption: Crater Lake’s dwelling place is known as Mount Mazama, and is located in Southern Oregon. This broken mountain with its lofty crags, soars seven and eight thousand feet above sea level. The lake that lies within its precipitous circling walls, is a thousand or more feet below the rim, and is one of the deepest fresh water lakes on earch, –a vast glittering body of water of deepest indigo. Card Number(s): 886, 7A-H988 Photographer: Frashers Fotos Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
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