Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago.” On the right, the man is older with the caption “today.” At the bottom of both images is written “J.A. Ryan.”
Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Before the Dawn” written on a sign at the front. Three men in full white outfits stand on the left side, while three women in Native American garb pose on the float. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which depicts a Native American with animals and a tipi. On the right side of the frame, parade viewers can be seen along the side of the street standing in front of a brick building.
Photograph of a pole truck hauling wooden utility poles. One individuals sits in the driver seal of the vehicle, while another sits on top of the logs at the back. Two wooden houses are next to the street, behind which an open work yard can be seen. Likely located in Portland.
Photograph of a pole derrick being used to hoist utility poles. Two men stand to the right of the derrick while looking at the camera, and a third can be seen next to a horse behind the poles. A railroad track runs along the side side of the frame.
Photograph of a depot and substation at Beaver Creek for the Willamette Valley Southern Railway Company (W.V.S.RY). A sign on the building says “Beaver Creek,” and a train with logs can be seen on the a railroad track just beyond the building. People stand next to the station looking at the camera. Two other wooden structures can be seen to the left of the building.
Photograph showing a group of officials and laborers standing on a hillside next to a wooden cart and train tracks. Two individuals in work clothing standing behind the main group. A loose dirt hillside and trees can be seen in the background. Closer to the photographer, lots and water can be seen, as well the the edge of a saw.
Photographs showing six works in tunnel at Oak Grove. One man looks at the camera, while another uses a pick ax to examine a white vein in the rock wall. The four men at the top of the frame stand on temporary scaffolding.
Photograph showing four seated men in a automobile, taken on a trip to the Big Bottom area. In the background is a sort road and a hill made up of dirt and rocks. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-170.” (Image note: small area of discoloration visible at the far right edge of the negative. See related images PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.3, PGE 16-131.4, PGE 16-131.5).
Photograph showing four men seated or standing next to a small creek in a wooded area. All the men look towards the camera, while the seated man near the center of the frame holds a crumpled newspaper on his lap. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-170.” (Image note: see related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.3, PGE 16-131.4, PGE 16-131.5)
Photograph showing five men facing forward while standing in a line and holding a long wooden stick. Around the men is an area of knee-high foliage, and a wooden building in the background. (Image note: discoloration is visible at the top right corner of the negative. See related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.4, PGE 16-131.5).
Photograph showing five men standing in a group and facing forward, all looking at the camera. The man on the far right is holding a long wooden stick in his left hand. Around the group is knee high foliage, with a wooden building visible in the background. (Image note: discoloration is visible at top and right portions of the negative. See related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.3, PGE 16-131.5)
Photograph showing five men and an automobile, taken on a dirt road next to a rocky hillside. Four of the men are seated in the vehicle, while a fifth stands. All the men are facing forward and looking at the camera. (Image note: slight discoloration at left side of image. See related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.3, PGE 16-131.4)
Photograph showing five man standing next to a river and a small wooden shed structure. In the background, across the river, is a wooded hillside. From left: Franklin T. Griffith (President), O.B. Caldwell (Vice President), G.L Estabrook at far right (Secretary and Assistant Treasurer).
Photograph showing five men in boots and work jackets facing forward, with a small railroad car on railroad tracks. Left to right: W.L Sharp, R.C. Mcllwee, H.A. Rands, C.P. Dunn (Image note: some discoloration visible at right side of negative).
Photograph showing a group of men standing on large pipes. The men at the right of the frame look towards the camera, and are wearing hats with suit vests or dress shirts. They are Clark, Franklin T. Griffith, Fuller, Caldwell, and Osborne. Four men can be seen on the left side of the frame with tools, leaning towards the pipe work. A tunnel entrance can be seen in the background.
Photograph showing two men standing next to a 500V vertical railway generator at Station B in Oregon City. Both men are looking at the camera, and a stairway ladder between them leads to the top of the generator.
Photograph taken at Willamette Falls in Oregon city showing men working on a wooden dam structure. Industrial buildings and a smokestack can be seen just beyond the dam structure, and wooded hills are in the distance. A large white house is visible at the top of the hill on the left side of the frame.
Photograph showing groups of men working on a dam in Oregon. Two men are standing in the shallow water, while another two are in a rowboat to the right. Another four men stand on top of the wooden structure to the left next to a hoisting machine. In the background, multiple smokestacks can be seen coming from a large industrial building.
Photograph showing a man working with a truck and hoisting machine on top of a wooden dam structure. The man stands next to the truck. Water is visible at the base of wooden stucture, which appears to be filled with rocks.
Photograph taken from a high angle showing several men working with a truck and hoisting machine next to flowing water of the Willamette River. On the left side of the image, two men stand on a dock platform while one holds a wooden pole.
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.
Photograph showing an oil tank during construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Near the top of the frame, several men look at the camera.
Photograph showing men working in a trench at Station E while installing a circulation water system (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). A ladder leads up from the trench towards a dirt wall, and several large pieces of pipe are on the ground.