Portrait of six men, all wearing suits and ties, posing in two rows and facing front. Three of the men are wearing name tags and ribbons on their lapels. The following text is printed on the ribbons, all in uppercase: “Eighth annual convention / Pacific Coast Building Officials Conference / Portland, Ore. / Sept. 3-6 / 1929.” The name “Walter Putnam” is handwritten on the name tag of the man on the right; the name “H. E. Plummer” is written on the name tag of the man in the center. Putnam was president of the conference; Plummer, head of the Portland Bureau of Buildings (now the Bureau of Development Services), was vice president. The second man from the left may be David H. Merrill, secretary-manager of the conference. The other three men are unidentified. The 1929 convention of the Pacific Coast Building Officials Conference was held at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland.