A Picture Truly Is Worth a Thousand Words

Local historic prints available for purchase

The Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History holds Oregon’s second largest historic photograph collection with more than 24,000 images going back as early as the mid 19th century. These images are available for research and can be purchased as digital copies for professional and personal purposes. Available in black and white print and/or color images of materials from the museum’s extensive collection of photography and video. Here’s a small preview of what we have in our collection.

Downtown Roseburg

Jackson Street, Roseburg, Oregon looking north from Cass Street. Showing the east side of Jackson with many autos ca. 1911 on the street. Chapmans pharmacy, New York Store, etc, in view.

Burks Family

Men with shovels, axes and saw standing by a felled tree. Morris in foreground, L to R: Henry Burks; child Emily and George Burks. ca 1896

O&C Engine 1518

O&C Engine 1518 at Roseburg, ca. 1890s. 2-6-0 diamond stack wood burner; engaged in rerailing another wood burner.

Roseburg Ladies Street Cleanup

Roseburg ladies street cleanup, with Roseburg Orchestra. ca. 1910. Clara Park to right of drum. Mose Rice is second from right in back row (holding broom). Jessie Buell Rice, his wife, is standing in second row right center (behind 2 women with hats, in front of brick column).

Girls' Basketball Team, Myrtle Creek

Girls' basketball team, 1913, Myrtle Creek, OR. Postcard view.

Car and Group on Mt. Nebo

A 1923 Star Auto on top of Mt. Nebo looking northeast toward Roseburg, Oregon.

Umpqua Drug Store in Reedsport

Umpqua Drug, Bill Burdick's Drug Store, interior view. Bill Burdick, druggist, is behind counter; Mr. Frink, druggist is at left; Jack Unger and unidentified on stools. Reedsport, OR. ca. 1930s.

Umpqua Lighthouse Construction

Umpqua Lighthouse under construction, 1890-93. View shows lighthouse tower and sheer-leg crane used for hoisting brick used in construction of lighthouse. Team and wagon and contractor's employees at various locations in photo.

Yoncalla Street Scene

Panorama view, Yoncalla, Oregon, Harry Stearns with motorcycle. John Hancock and family in hack. Office of Yoncalla INDEPENDENT at right. Maxine Stearns is the small girl on horseback.

Online Collections


Discover a treasure trove of history in the museum’s Online Collections Database. It’s not just about photographs, but also a vast array of historic documents, objects, and artifacts meticulously cataloged for your perusal.

Photography Services

Scanning and printing

Digitizing slides, negatives or photos are done by our museum staff. All photography prints offered on professional-grade matte paper stock that is best for vintage reproduction, wear resistance and reduced glare. Shipping is available and charges can be determined after the photo request is made.

Scanning, printing and shipping may charges apply.