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First Presbyterian Church, Portland

Photograph, possibly from a copy negative, showing First Presbyterian Church at 3rd and Washington in Portland. At the front of a church is a three-story square tower. Visible in the upper left corner is the handwritten text “First Presbyterian Church. / N. W. cor. 3rd & Washington sts.” Below that is a date that could be either “July, 1881” or “July, 1887.” Image note: Light leak on negative.

Boats and ships on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph showing boats and ships on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background is a bridge, probably the 1894 Burnside Bridge. The view is probably to the north. The three-masted ship at left may be the same ship depicted in image Nos. 373G0433, 373G0434, and 373G0436. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

O.B. Williams anniversary party

The Vancouver Baptist Church congregation celebrated the 30th anniversary of O.B. Williams as pastor in 1975. Williams formed the congregation in 1945 in Burton Homes, Washington, and facilitated its permanent move to Albina in Portland. He served as an important community and civil rights leader throughout his tenure as pastor.

Frank Feeney, president of International Union of Elevator Constructors

Portrait of a man holding a cigar and wearing a suit, hat, and bow tie. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 8 of the Oregon Journal on September 27, 1923, under the headline “Prominent A. F. of L. Delegates.” This photograph had the following caption: “Frank Feeney, president of International Union of Elevator Constructors.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the arrival of American Federation of Labor President Samuel Gompers in Portland for the A. F. L.’s 43rd convention, which was held from October 1-12, 1923. Image note: The name “Frank Feeney” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N1625 and 371N2582.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding child at Portland Breakfast Club Christmas party for orphans

Photograph of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding a child whose arms are full of gifts. A “Merry Christmas” sign is hanging behind them. A cropped version of this photograph was published with two others on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 18, 1934, under the headline “Breakfast Clubbers Prove Santa Real.” This picture had the following caption: “Mayor Carson holds Nina F. Holderman from Volunteers of America home, who fared generously at Christmas party staged Tuesday by Portland Breakfast club.” The photographs accompanied a story about the party, titled “Santa Claus Hails Orphans at Breakfast.” According to the Journal story, the party was held at Hotel Portland, and more than 100 children attended. The party included music and clowns, and the children were given gifts and gray tin helmets. See image No. 371N2938, which was published with this image, and image No. 371N0962, which may also have been taken at the party.

Forty and Eight members at Union Station, Portland, to greet arrivals for initiation ceremony

Photograph showing members of the Forty and Eight with a car at Union Station in Portland on Saturday, February 22, 1936. They were at the station to greet members arriving for an initiation ceremony (known as a “wreck”). A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 23, 1936, under the headline “In Wreck Headed for 40 and 8 ‘Wreck.’ “ The photograph had the following caption: “The famous old French war-time taxi was at the depot Saturday to greet the special bringing Washington 40 and 8 members to the annual interstate ‘wreck’ here. From left— Mayor [Joseph K.] Carson, B. F. Beattie, Portland; Chef de Chemin de Fer Fred Fuecker of Seattle, national head; Chef de Gare D. Elwood Caples, Vancouver, Washington state leader; Chef de Gare Laban A. Steeves of Salem, Oregon state leader, and in foreground Steve Chadwich, Seattle, former national officer.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “40 & 8 Vets Have Gay Time.”

Senator Charles L. McNary? with members of East Side Commercial Club

Full-length portrait of a group of people standing outside the East Side Commercial Club office in at Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast Alder Street in Portland. The man standing at center, wearing a bow tie and shaking hands with the man to his left, may be United States Senator Charles L. McNary. The other people in the photograph are unidentified. The text “E. S. Com. Club” is written on the negative and is faintly visible at the bottom of the image.

Attendees at National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association convention in Portland

Photograph showing four unidentified men at the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association convention in Portland, held August 23 to August 26, 1938. They are standing in a row, and the three men on the left are looking at the man on the right. The text “Liquor Men” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 372A0843 and 372A0845.

Prize drawing at Portland Breakfast Club meeting

Photograph showing an an unidentified woman drawing a piece of paper from a bowl held by an unidentified man at a Portland Breakfast Club meeting. Chicken carcasses are hanging from a stand behind them. Above the stand is a partially visible sign with the text “Prizes presented thru the courtesy of Safeway stores!”

Men performing at Portland Breakfast Club meeting

Photograph showing three unidentified men performing at a Portland Breakfast Club meeting. The man at center is wearing a white jacket, crossing his fingers, and sitting on the club’s wooden horse, the “ham horse.” The other two men are standing on either side of the ham horse and are holding documents that appear to be scripts.

Unidentified man sitting on Portland Breakfast Club’s wooden horse

Photograph showing an unidentified man sitting on the Portland Breakfast Club’s wooden horse, the “ham horse,” probably at a club meeting. He has one hand on the neck of the horse and is smiling. Two men are standing next to the horse, one on either side, and are smiling at the man on the horse. The man at left is club member Laurence Mann; the man at right is unidentified.

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