(en) Photographer Arthur Prentiss. Vintage photography Oregon.


"Heavy construction near Mitchell Point". This is the title of the photograph that reflects one of the difficult places through which passes the Columbia River Highway.

  The engineers who designed this highway were inspired by the Swiss mountain roads.
The highway was built in the State of Oregon in the early twentieth century and took more than 10 years in its completion.
The engineer who excelled in his work was Samuel Lancaster and financial sponsor was Samuel Hill.Prentiss was an Oregon photographer best known for his photographs of the Far West and in the present case he documented the construction of this beautiful highway.

Prentiss photos are among the collection of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) U.S. one of the document collections in the world