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W. E. Longfellow demonstrating rescue technique

Photograph showing W. E. Longfellow carrying an unidentified man on his back during a demonstration of life-saving techniques in February 1920. The two men are back to back, with a coat serving as a makeshift sling. Longfellow is wearing the top of the coat backward over his head like a hood, and the man being carried has his arms through the coat’s sleeves. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 22, 1920, under the headline “Illustrates Rescue Holds.” The photographs collectively had the single caption: “Novel ‘holds’ demonstrated Saturday by W. E. Longfellow, first aid expert for the American Red Cross, who is here to instruct Portland folk in life saving methods.” A story accompanying the photographs reported that Longfellow would remain in Portland until Saturday, February 28, “instructing school children, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. members, firemen and others the art of lifesaving by old, new and thoroughly approved methods.” See related image Nos. 373G0368, 373G0369, 373G0371, and 373G0372.

W. E. Longfellow demonstrating rescue technique

Photograph showing W. E. Longfellow carrying an unidentified man down a ladder on his back during a demonstration of life-saving techniques in February 1920. The two men are back to back, with a blanket serving as a makeshift sling. The blanket is wrapped around the person being carried and is tied under his arms. A group of people in uniform are standing next to the ladder, watching. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 22, 1920, under the headline “Illustrates Rescue Holds.” The photographs collectively had the single caption: “Novel ‘holds’ demonstrated Saturday by W. E. Longfellow, first aid expert for the American Red Cross, who is here to instruct Portland folk in life saving methods.” A story accompanying the photographs reported that Longfellow would remain in Portland until Saturday, February 28, “instructing school children, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. members, firemen and others the art of lifesaving by old, new and thoroughly approved methods.” See related image Nos. 373G0368, 373G0369, 373G0370, and 373G0372.

W. E. Longfellow demonstrating rescue technique

Photograph showing W. E. Longfellow observing as an unidentified man carries a person on his back demonstration of life-saving techniques in February 1920. At right, a group of people are watching. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 22, 1920, under the headline “Illustrates Rescue Holds.” The photographs collectively had the single caption: “Novel ‘holds’ demonstrated Saturday by W. E. Longfellow, first aid expert for the American Red Cross, who is here to instruct Portland folk in life saving methods.” A story accompanying the photographs reported that Longfellow would remain in Portland until Saturday, February 28, “instructing school children, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. members, firemen and others the art of lifesaving by old, new and thoroughly approved methods.” See related image Nos. 373G0368, 373G0369, 373G0370, and 373G0371. Image note: Negative damage at top center.

Joe Harty, news vendor, at Washington and Broadway, Portland

Full-length portrait of newsboy Joe Harty holding an armful of newspapers and looking at a flock of pigeons in the street in front of him. Harty, whose legs were amputated in a train accident when he was a child, is sitting on a board mounted on a roller skate. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, October 22, 1919. The photograph had the following caption: “Joe Harty, Portland’s favorite newsboy, whose happy disposition at his stand at Washington and Broadway makes it a ‘sunshine corner.’ “ Accompanying the photograph was a brief column, “The Stroller Notices,” devoted to Harty’s good cheer. In an earlier story on April 13, 1920, Harty described how he had lost his legs and devised the board and roller skate that he used to get around.

1894 Burnside Bridge

Photograph showing the 1894 Burnside Bridge in Portland. The photograph was probably taken from the east side of the Willamette River, facing west and showing the north side of the bridge.

Man driving speedboat under Morrison Bridge, Portland, as crowd watches

Photograph showing an unidentified man driving a speedboat under the Morrison Bridge in Portland. The bridge is crowded with spectators. The view is to the northwest. The text “N30” is etched on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The boat and driver may be the same ones pictured in image No. 373G0422.

Ferry Lionel R. Webster

Photograph, taken from the front, showing the ferry boat Lionel R. Webster, probably on the Willamette River in Portland. An unidentified man is standing behind a railing and chain across the front of the boat. Image note: Photograph shows discolored spots due to negative damage.

Three-masted ship on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a three-masted ship on the Willamette River in Portland. Logs are floating in the river in the foreground. A bridge, probably the 1894 Burnside Bridge, is partially visible in the background. The view is probably to the north. The ship in this photograph may also be pictured in image No. 373G0434, 373G0435, and 373G0436. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the 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.

Three-masted ship on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a three-masted ship moored on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background is a bridge, possibly the 1894 Burnside Bridge. The view is probably toward the north. The ship may also be depicted in image Nos. 373G0433, 373G0434, and 373G0435. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

Gordon Building, 4th and Stark, Portland

Photograph showing a two-story brick building at the corner of Fourth and Stark streets (now Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Stark Street) in Portland. On the ground floor is the Peoples Bank; on the upper floor is the Northern Livestock Loan Company. Parked cars are lining the street next to the building. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two, along with image No. 373G0451, was published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 25, 1920, under the headline “Bank Has Long Lease on Gordon Building.” The photograph had the following caption: “Structure at Fourth and Stark streets receives finishing touches and tenants celebrate opening. Above—New Gordon building.” Also see related image No. 373G0443.

Gordon Building, 4th and Stark, Portland

Photograph showing a two-story brick building at the corner of Fourth and Stark streets (now Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Stark Street) in Portland. On the ground floor is the Peoples Bank; on the upper floor is the Northern Livestock Loan Company. Parked cars are lining the street next to the building. A nearly identical photograph, image No. 373G0442, and image No. 373G0451 were published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 25, 1920, under the headline “Bank Has Long Lease on Gordon Building.” The similar photograph had the following caption: “Structure at Fourth and Stark streets receives finishing touches and tenants celebrate opening. Above—New Gordon building.”

Artisans Building, Broadway and Oak, Portland

Photograph showing the Artisans Building at the northwest corner of Broadway and Oak (now Southwest Broadway and Southwest Oak Street) in Portland. The Lumbermens Trust Company is on the ground floor. The photograph was taken from a high angle on the southeast corner of the intersection.

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.

Masonic Temple, West Park Street, Portland

Photograph of the Masonic Temple on West Park Street (now Southwest Park Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken at the intersection of Park and Madison Street. The streets next to the building are lined with parked cars. The building is now part of the Portland Art Museum and is known as the Mark Building. See related image No. 371N5383.

Customers at Peoples Bank, Portland, on opening day

Photograph showing a crowd of customers inside Peoples Bank in Portland on the bank’s opening day, Tuesday, April 20, 1920. The bank was located in the new Gordon Building at Fourth and Stark (now Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Stark Street). A cropped version of this photograph was one of two, along with image No. 373G0442, that was published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 25, 1920, under the headline “Bank Has Long Lease on Gordon Building.” The photograph had the following caption: “Opening of Peoples bank Tuesday morning.” See additional related image No. 373G0443.

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