Photograph of five people standing in a row next to a bus. At center are (from left) Mrs. Helen Malarkey, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, and Helen Hawkins. At far left is an unidentified man, possibly a steward, holding a suitcase. At far right is an unidentified man, possibly the bus driver, who is holding the open door of the bus. The photograph was taken in Portland on September 19, 1927, after a ceremony celebrating the launch of the Southern Pacific company’s new bus service to the Willamette Valley. Hawkins performed a christening of one of the new buses. The Oregon Journal published a short story about the ceremony, headlined “New Bus Line is Christened in Portland,” on Page 2 of its September 19, 1927 city edition. The Oregonian newspaper, which published a story on September 20, 1927, reported that after the ceremony, city council members and Southern Pacific office staff took a short ride around Portland on the new buses. See related image Nos. 371N0115, 371N0116, 371N0117, 371N5110, and 371N5112.