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Costumed woman with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a heifer and holding the heifer’s halter and lead rope. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat and a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards. A barn is visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Costumed young woman holding rabbit

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a rabbit. The woman is standing in the aisle between rows of cages, and she is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Costumed young woman posing with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing in front of a cage and posing with a chicken perched on top of the cage. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet, a short dress with a cross on the chest, and a matching cap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Costumed young woman standing with bull or steer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a bull or steer and holding the animal’s lead ropes. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat; a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards; and what may be a prop gun in a holster. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0586 and 374N0612.

Cowboy riding bull

Photograph of an unidentified man on the back of a bucking bull. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Cowboys on horseback, running down track

Photograph of four unidentified men on horses running down a dirt track, probably the racetrack at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. Each man is holding a lasso. The number 21 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken during the county fair.

Draft horse, possibly at county fair

Photograph of a draft horse on the lawn near a barn labeled “CATTLE.” The horse is wearing a bridle and lead rope held by an unidentified person outside the frame. The number 10 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.

Elephant in circus trailer

Photograph of two unidentified men watching an elephant as it walks out of a large trailer with the word “circus” painted on the doors. The elephant may have been part of the Jack Joyce circus. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, which included circus performances in some years.

Flower exhibit

Photograph of a display of flower arrangements. The arrangement in the center has a label with the text “Roy Malcolm / Troutdale” on it. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Four men, possibly police, on horseback

Photograph of four unidentified men mounted on horses and waving their hats in the air. Each man is wearing a badge and may be a law enforcement officer. Spectators are seated in stands in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Four people on horseback outside gates at Multnomah County fairgrounds

Photograph of four unidentified people, possibly trick riders, on horseback next to the gates at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. All four riders are doffing their hats. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken during the county fair. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Four people on horseback outside gates at Multnomah County fairgrounds

Photograph of four unidentified people, possibly trick riders, on horseback next to the gates at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may have been taken during the county fair. This photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Gambling at Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

A gambling booth at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. People stand in front of a booth where a number wheel can be seen and wrapped ham hangs on the wall (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Gambling at Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

People gambling with a number wheel at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. A crowd stands in front of a table, behind which a man with a cigar is standing (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Girl and two calves

Photograph of an unidentified girl standing between two calves and holding the calves’ lead ropes. The girl and calves are standing on the lawn near a building labeled “Poultry.” 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.”

Girl posing with produce

Photograph of an unidentified girl sitting on a pumpkin and holding a large bunch of rhubarb in one arm and a large bunch of carrots in the other. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl with begonia display

Photograph of an unidentified girl kneeling amid a display of potted begonias. A sign tacked to the front of the display reads: “Tuberous Begonias / Grown By Leslie Hartley / Sandy Boulevard at Rockwood / Mailing Address Rt. 7, Box 1497, Portland, Ore.” The number 13 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

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