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Underground derrick truck on street

Photograph showing a man standing on top of an pole derrick truck used for underground work. He is facing forward and looking at the camera with both hands on levers. Next to him is a metal arm attached to the truck, with a hook and pulley at the end. In the background is SW 5th Avenue, looking south towards SW Stark Street. The J.K. Gill Building can be seen on the left (corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW Stark Street), as well as the Yeon Building (522 SW 5th Avenue).

Pole auger truck

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a man seated on the back of a pole auger truck. He is looking down towards his left while using a series of levers to control the auger attached to the back of the vehicle.

Pole auger truck

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a man standing on the back of a pole auger truck, with another man standing in dense foliage behind the vehicle. The man on the bed of the vehicle is leaning down towards a set of levers, which is next to a upright pole structure.

Group watching workers installing 2000th Portland streetlight, at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

Photograph showing a group of people standing on a sidewalk while watching utility workers install a street light at the top of a utility pole. Several individuals in the group are looking upward, while others look towards an adolescent walking a bike on the sidewalk. Houses can be seen in the background (north side of Northeast Glisan Street looking towards Northeast 41st Avenue).

Utility workers installing 2000th Portland streetlight, at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

Photograph showing the north side of Northeast Glisan Street looking towards Northeast 43rd Avenue. Two utility workers install a light at the top of a wooden utility pole, while a group of people watch from the ground. Houses, automobiles and other utility poles and electric lies can be seen in the frame.

Group with 2000th Portland streetlight, before placement at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

Photograph showing a group of people standing with a streetlight, which has been placed on top of a cardboard box. The top of the light is open, with the reflective inner coating visible, while two individuals in the group hold the unit with their hands. Other boxes can be seen stacked in the background. Written on the box is "Ovalite Mercury Vapor Luminaire" and "Line Material Co. Milwaukee, Wis, USA."

Men with boxes of streetlights, before placement of 2000th streetlight at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

Photograph showing two men standing in a doorway with two boxes of streetlights. The man on the left faces towards the camera, while the other looks toward the left side of the frame. Behind them are other boxes at the top of a ramp. "Line Material Co. Milwaukee, Wis. USA" is written on the boxes.

Constance Smith made president of the Portland General Electric 50-50 Club

Photograph showing a smiling forward-facing woman holding decorative stick while pointed at a hand-made round poster board. The board is divided into sections and includes attached photographs and writing. On the right side of the frame are two small "Portland General Electric" logo decorations. Gifts can be seen on a high shelf above the woman, and a set table with flowers is in the foreground.

Constance Smith made president of the Portland General Electric 50-50 Club

Photograph showing three women standing behind a table set with flowers. The woman in the middle is facing forward and smiling while holding a bouquet of flowers, while two other women stand to either side. Behind the group is a "Portland General Electric" decoration with paper streamers. Wrapped gifts can be seen on a high shelf behind the group.

Portland General Electric employees working on soap box derby

Photograph showing four men in suits leaning down towards a soap box derby vehicle. On the side of the vehicle is "Portland Oregonian" and a flag is hung on the wall behind the group with "All American Soap Box Derby, Portland, Ore." Another man in a suit can be seen to the left with a large news camera, with "KLOR Channel 12" written on the side. On the right edge of the frame is a flag with a soap box derby logo and "Vancouver, Wash." Written on the negative is "56-142."

Mr. Lloyd Janz, weaving

Photograph showing a man seated in front of a loom. He is looking downward at his hands, with one foot on the loom pedal. A small curly haired dog is seated in front of the man and facing to the side. In the background is a lamp and hallway. Written on the negative is "56-141."

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Janz, weaving

Photograph showing a man seated in front of a loom. A woman stands behind him and is also looking at loom, with her hand on the back of the chair in which the man is sitting. In front of the pair is a curly haired dog looking away from the camera. In the background is a lamp and hallway. Written on the negative is "56-141."

Line Department, lineman on utility pole

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a lineman at the top of a utility pole with a hard hat, harness, and tools. He is facing towards the pole, has a cigarette in his mouth, and is using a screwdriver in his right hand. Trees and a building can be seen in the background. Written on the negative is "53-116."

Line Department, linemen working on utility pole

Photograph showing two linemen working on a wooden utility pole, with harnesses, buckets and tools. The man closest to the camera is facing towards the pole and looking down towards the ground. Another lineman is visible in the background, also on a wooden utility pole. Electric lines and utility poles are visible throughout the image, with houses and trees in the background. Written on the negative is "53-116."

Portland Rose Festival Float with large ski jump structure

Photograph showing a flower adorned float at the 1951 Portland Rose Festival at Multnomah Stadium, with the large wooden ski jump structure in the background (at 155 feet high, the structure was built to celebrate the upcoming 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games). Two women in large flower skirts and a man in a tuxedo can be seen on the float in the center, while another float with a 4-H logo can be seen to the right. Extensive scaffolding can be seen under the ski jump.

Portland Rose Festival float with women in flower dresses

Photograph showing a float at the Portland Rose Festival with four women in large skirts made up of flowers. In the background is a large clown float, and the stands at Multnomah Stadium (now known as Providence Park). Written on the side of the first float is "First P" (second word cut off by the frame). Written on the negative is "51-873."

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