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Children looking at chickens

Photograph of a group of children standing in an aisle between rows of chicken cages. Two of the boys in the group are holding chickens, and the other children are gathered around, watching. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Group of boys with cow

Photograph of a group of unidentified boys standing on and around a ramp leading down from the back of a truck. One of the boys on the ramp has his arm around a cow. The photograph may have been taken during the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy feeding circus horses

Photograph of an unidentified boy balancing on the railing of a pen or trailer and holding out a fistful of food to the horses inside. The word “CIRCUS” is painted on the side of the enclosure. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, which included circus performances in some years.

Girls with 4-H clothing display

Photograph of two unidentified girls next to clothing hanging on a bar. Some of the clothes have tags bearing the 4-H emblem and the words “Portland 4-H Club Work.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl holding cake and 4-H prize ribbon

Photograph of an unidentified girl holding a cake and a prize ribbon. The ribbon bears the 4-H emblem and the text “Boys’ and Girls’ 4-H Clubs / First / Premium /1940.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl holding prize-winning gladiolus

Photograph of an unidentified girl holding a vase of gladiolus flowers at the 1939 Multnomah County Fair. A prize ribbon is attached to the flower stem. The following text is visible on the ribbon: “Portland Interstate / Multnomah County Fair / Gresham Oregon / August 21-27 / 1939.”

Boy and draft horse

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a draft horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. They are on a lawn and a building is visible in the background. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Woman and boys with horses and pony

Photograph of an unidentified woman and two unidentified boys posing with four horses and a pony standing in a row. The number 8 is written on the negative. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The woman is also pictured in image Nos. 374N0720, 374N0721, and 374N0724.

Barnhill Tappers outside Portland Municipal Auditorium

Group portrait of children, most of them wearing matching outfits. They are standing on the steps outside the Portland Municipal Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). An unidentified woman is standing behind the group on the right. The text “Barnhill Tappers — 4/20/31” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Unidentified boy, half-length portrait

Half-length portrait of an unidentified boy with one hand raised. He is smiling and is facing to the right. He is wearing glasses, a collared shirt, and a bow tie. He is probably standing outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland.

Tommy Luke playing Santa at Christmas party for orphans

Photograph of children gathered around a man dressed as Santa Claus, crouching in front of a stack of wrapped gifts. The man is Tommy Luke; the children are unidentified. This photograph and two others were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on December 18, 1934, under the headline “Breakfast Clubbers Prove Santa Real.” The photographs accompanied a story about the party, titled “Santa Claus Hails Orphans at Breakfast.” 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. 371N0477, which was published with this image, and image No. 371N0962, which was not published with the story but may also have been taken at the party.

Crossing guard? and children at East 7th and Clackamas Street, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified boy, possibly a crossing guard, standing in the intersection at East Seventh Street and Clackamas Street (now Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Clackamas Street) in Portland. The boy is wearing a belt with a shoulder strap and is raising one hand, palm outward. A group of people are walking in the crosswalk behind him, and another group, primarily children, is standing along the side of the road at right. See related image No. 371N5594.

Teddy McDaniel and friends during birthday party at Cotton Club, Portland

Portrait of smiling children posing next to a table during a birthday party for Teddy McDaniel (center) at the Cotton Club in Portland on May 23, 1934. A birthday cake is on the table in front of McDaniel. According to a story about the party on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on May 25, 1934, McDaniel was a performer in stage shows led by entertainer Ted Lewis, and the party celebrated McDaniel’s eighth birthday. See related image No. 371N1518.

Ray Harwood with sheep

Photograph of Ray Harwood kneeling next to a sheep near the doorway of a building. The number 12 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the photograph. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 374N0844 and 374N0846, was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on November 4, 1928. The photographs were published together under the headline “Among Blue Bloods at Stock Show.” This photograph had the following caption information: “Ray Harwood of Eugene, member of the 4-H club, and the sheep owned by him that won first prize at the Salem State fair in club entries in the fat lambs class.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Two girls with calf

Photograph of two unidentified girls posing with a calf outside the doors to a barn or exposition hall. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Four children on draft horse

Photograph of four unidentified children sitting on the back of a draft horse. An unidentified man is standing in front of the horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified teenage boy holding a steer by its halter. The boy and steer are standing next to a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified boy holding a steer by a lead rope. The boy and steer are standing outside a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Young girl looking at cow in stall

Photograph of an unidentified young girl sitting on the fence around a pen, looking down at a cow standing next to her. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Also see image No. 374N0944.

Boy with sheep

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling next to a sheep on a wooden walkway. Parked vehicles are visible in the background. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boy with steer

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a steer and holding the steer’s lead rope. The boy and steer are standing on a wooden walkway, and parked vehicles are visible in the background. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

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