The Kiser Bros. used this image to show the majesty of Mt. Hood, but I think the contemporary view of the 1902 Yacolt burn is far more interesting. According to the notes:
Mt. Hood, from Head of Eagle Creek: While Mt. Hood is of commanding interest from any point of view-- visible from far out at sea, or from the Blue Mountains, 200 miles east of it-- its majesty is inexpressible when beheld from some neighboring peak of the Cascades. Eagle Creek enters the Columbia in the very heart of the Cascade Mountains, a flashing, glorious torrent of limpid crystal, leaping in cataracts down the ravine from a height of thousands of feet. From almost unknown and unvisited summit of its watershed this photograph was taken in the spring of 1903. The northwest front of the great mountain is here presented, at a distance of fifteen miles from the camera. The snows of a thousand winters are stored in the glaciers which stream downward toward the beholder, their congealed masses of ice on the Eliot glacier being many hundred feet in thickness. This view represents the midwinter aspect of the summit of the Cascades (height, 11,225).
This view reminds me more of a view from Larch Mtn. in reference to the view of Mt Hood itself. Thank ya !
Stever on 27th January 2021 @ 8:20pm
The Kiser brothers are very interesting. They grew up in the area of Warrendale where their father, Isaac operated the Columbia Beach Hotel (this hotel would be interesting to research. It was through Lily White, the lady photographer that lived on the houseboat that they were introduced to photography. They became involved in scenic photography about 1902 when they became known as "the Kiser brothers. They would have studios in both Portland and Warrendale. Oscar's body was found in the Columbia River near Portland in November of 1905. His death has left a lot of questions unanwered as to why he drown. Fred went on by himself and in 1906 he was the official photographer for the Lewis and Clark Expodition in Portland. Fred took another partner and eventually sold out.
Charlott on 29th January 2021 @ 7:19am
Fred ended up at Crater lake. The building he sold his photos out of still stands on the rim a little ways from the lodge. The restaurant at Multnomah falls has some mural size paintings of his hanging on the walls.
DAVID LYNN JOHNSON on 1st February 2021 @ 8:29pm