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Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and t...

Portland General Electric Company

Negatives by Subject

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and t...

Portland General Electric Company

Negatives by Year

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include employee parties...

Portland General Electric Company

Station A

Copy of Photograph, showing Station A at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Multiple generators with large belts can be seen in a high ceiling room, and an individual can be seen standing in the background. Copy made April 16, 1915.

Station A

Copy of Photograph, showing Station A at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Multiple generators with large belts can be seen in a high ceiling room with wooden beams. Copy made April 16, 1915.

Old Station A during flood

Photograph taken during a flood in February of 1890, showing an old Station A building in Oregon City surrounded by moving water. In the foreground of the frame a wooden waterwheel is visible. An older paper frame can be seen around the edge of th...

Vancouver substation

Photograph showing a brick and wood building with two smokestacks. In front of the building is a dirt road, and several wheels can be seen on either side of the building. In the background are other buildings, utility poles, and electric lines. Wr...

Vancouver substation, moving

Photograph showing a cement building being moved via wooden dowels. The round wooden dowels are on top of other layers of cut wood. Several men stand around the building, and utility poles and electric lines can be seen along the left side of the ...

Station L

Photograph taken from a high angle showing wooden pilings over water in the foreground, with piles of cut logs in the distance. Several people can be seen on a wooden structure at the left side of the frame, as well as a group standing on a raised...

Station L, generators

Photograph taken from a high angle, looking downward at two generators. The far unit is being rewound with visible cable. Pieces of debris can be seen around the room, in addition to possible damage on the back wall. Large windows can be seen alon...

Station L

Photograph showing the exterior of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) with several buildings visible. Railroad tracks pass through the front of the frame, and water from the Willamette River can be seen in front of the main ...

Station L

Photograph of the engine room of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) showing machinery. A person in a white shirt can be seen on the right side of the frame, and the front unit has “General Electric Company” written on it.

Station L, boiler room

Photograph showing the boiler room at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). A long row of boiler doors can be seen, and a man in a hat and overalls stands in front of one while looking at the camera. Large metal beams can be s...

Station L, hog fuel pile

Photograph taken from a high angle of the hog fuel pile at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), looking south. The Willamette River can be seen on the right side of the frame, and two unidentified churches can be seen in the ...

Station L, hog fuel pile

Photograph taken of the hog fuel pile at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). An unhitched wagon sits at the base of the hill to the right, and a “no trespassing” sign is visible near the center of the frame. In the distance,...

Station L, derrick and barge

Photograph taken at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) of hog fuel being unloaded via a derrick from a barge on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne bridge can be seen in the distance, as well as other boats. One person stand...

Station L, tower support

Photograph showing five men looking at the camera and standing in the metal framework on a support tower in the process of being built. Water and a section of a dock can be seen on the right side of the image, next to a large brick building with s...

Station L, electrical units

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). In the foreground of the image is a wooden crate with pipes. Written on the negative is “4-15-21.” Also on the back of the negative i...

Station L, electrical units

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). Two holes can be seen in the floor in front of the unit, and several pipes are visible in the background. Written on the negative is “...

Station L

Photograph showing wooden pilings under set in water at Station L (now the location of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).. Behind the orderly pilings is a raised wooden on which rests several pieces of large equipment. Two men in long jac...

Station L, electrical unit

Photograph of an electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). A set up steps leads to an upper part of the unit, next to several round gauges. In the background, several other pieces of electrical equipmen...

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