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Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Large wheeled mechanisms are visible, and a man can be seen looking at the camera while sitting near the building wall.

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. On the generator nearest the camera is written “General Electric Company.”

Station E, installation of boilers

Photograph showing the installation of the boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the top of wooden scaffolding while looking at the camera. A pile of bricks can be seen at the base of the wall, next to wooden debris and a wheelbarrow.

Station E, construction at boiler room

Photograph showing a group of workers during the construction of the boiler room at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men sit in a row at the base of the structure, with two sitting above. A man in a suit stands at the back on the right side of the frame.

Station E, boilers and furnaces

Photograph showing the boilers at Station E in northwest Portland (near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue) Written at the top of each boiler is “Cahall Horizontal Boiler, The Aultman & Taylor MCH Y Co. Builders, Mansfield, Ohio.” A lamp hang from the ceiling near the left side of the image.

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing interior construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men look at the camera on the left and right sides of the frame. In the center, a piece of machinery is hand painted with “Portland General Electric, Portland, Or.” Another man stands on top of the unit.

Station E, stack completed

Photograph taken from a distance, showing the completed smokestack of Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). The large stack can be seen in the middle of the frame, next to a smaller wooden building. Several other stacks and utility poles can be seen in the distance.

Crowd at outdoor company event, with drink stand

Photograph showing a crowd of people standing next to a "B-1 Lemon-Lime Soda" soda stand with ice. Behind a man with a hat are several wooden crates with empty soda bottles, also with "B-1 Lemon-Lime Soda" painted on the side. Also visible is what appears to be an insulated box with "Damascus Milk Co." written on the side. Written on the negative is "50-612."

Linemen working on utility pole

Photograph showing two linemen working at the top of a wooden utility pole. They are both attached to the pole via harnesses and belts, and are facing towards the pole. The man on the right is leaning down towards an electric line and has a cigarette in his mouth. Written on the negative is "51-685."

Group posing with 4-H Club trophy

Photograph showing five people facing forward and standing behind a table, on which sits a large 4-H Club trophy. On the trophy is written "Trophy Presented by Portland General Electric Company to Oregon 4-H Club Leaders Associations." The photographed individuals are wearing "4-H Club Leader" ribbons with a clover motif.

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."

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."

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.

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).

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 stone building.

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, electrical units and pipes

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). On the left side of the frame is a wooden crate and wooden boards. Written on the negative is “4-19-21.” (Image note: see related image PGE-12-72, PGE 12-76, PGE 12-77).

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