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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 trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Bull Run, reservoir

Photograph of Bull Run reservoir showing dike and temporary falsework for construction of intake. A man in a long coat and hat stands on the dike looking forward. In the background, trees and buildings are visible.

Bull Run, contractors camp

Photograph showing several temporary tent structures in a large field. Is the distance, another structure can be seen, in addition to trees and hills. (Image note: discoloration of the negative is visible at the center of the frame, in addition to a small damaged area also near the center).