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R. G. Barnett and Gordon J. Malone during conference for gas company executives

Photograph showing R. G. Barnett (left), vice president and general manager of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, and Gordon J. Malone of Servel, Inc., sitting at a desk and looking at a booklet. The photograph was taken in Portland on May 3, 1945, during a conference for gas company executives in Oregon and Washington. The number 5006 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Barnett & big shot” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0924 and 375A0925.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. vice president R. G. Barnett and Sandburg looking at pile of documents

Photograph showing two men sitting side by side at a desk. Documents are scattered in a loose pile on the desk in front of them. The man on the left, R. G. Barnett, vice president and general manager of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, is holding one of the documents and they are looking at it. The number 5301 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The note “Barnett & Sandburg” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0927.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. vice president R. G. Barnett and Sandburg looking at pile of documents

Photograph showing two men sitting side by side at a desk. Documents are scattered in a loose pile on the desk in front of them. The man on the left, R. G. Barnett, vice president and general manager of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, is holding one of the documents and looking at the man on the right. The number 5300 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The note “Barnett & Sandburg” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0928.

R. G. Barnett and Gordon J. Malone shaking hands during conference for gas company executives

Photograph showing R. G. Barnett (left) shaking hands with Gordon J. Malone. A cropped print of this photograph in the Oregon Journal photographs collection (Org. Lot 1027, Box 4, folder 32) is stamped with the date May 3, 1945, and has the following caption information: “LEADERS at a two-day conference of Oregon-Washington gas company executives opened here this morning are: R. G. Barnett, vice president and general manager of Portland Gas & Coke company (left), and Gordon J. Malone, Evansville, Ind., representing Servel, Inc. Malone, originator of the ‘Servel Plan’ to create more jobs for ex-service men and women and to keep business moving in volume after the war, opened the conference at the Portland Gas copany's [sic] hospitality house in the Public Service building.” The number 5004 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Barnett & big shot” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0925 and 375A0926.

Gordon J. Malone at conference for gas company executives

Half-length portrait of Gordon J. Malone of Servel, Inc., sitting at a desk, facing front, and smiling. The photograph was taken on May 3, 1945, while Malone was in Portland for a conference of gas company executives in Oregon and Washington. The number 5005 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Barnett & big shot” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0924 and 375A0926.

Meter readers for Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing three unidentified women in Portland Gas & Coke Company uniforms. They are outdoors on a balcony or rooftop. They are posing in a row, facing left, and looking toward the front. Each is holding a book. The number 2624 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Girl meter readers” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0839, 375A0840, and 375A08341.

Meter readers for Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing three unidentified women in Portland Gas & Coke Company uniforms. They are outdoors on a balcony or rooftop. The woman at left is posing with a book, a flashlight, and a drawstring bag. The other two women are sitting in chairs nearby and looking at her. The number 2625 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Girl meter readers” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0838, 375A0840, and 375A08341.

Meter readers for Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing three unidentified women in Portland Gas & Coke Company uniforms. They are outdoors on a balcony or rooftop. The woman at left is posing with a book and a drawstring bag and has a flashlight in her back pocket. The other two women are sitting in chairs nearby and looking at her. The number 2626 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Girl meter readers” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0838, 375A0839, and 375A08341.

Three men at Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing three unidentified men during a celebration at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House. The two men at right are wearing Portland Gas & Coke uniforms and are facing the man on the left. The Hospitality House was located in the Public Service Building at Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. The number 2328 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0828 and 375A0829.

Meter readers for Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing three unidentified women in Portland Gas & Coke Company uniforms. They are outdoors on a balcony or rooftop. The woman at left is posing with a book, a flashlight, and a drawstring bag. The other two women are sitting in chairs nearby and looking at her. The number 2627 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Girl meter readers” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0838, 375A0839, and 375A08340. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Man receiving pin during Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing three unidentified men during a celebration at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House. The two men at right are wearing Portland Gas & Coke uniforms and are facing the man on the left. The Portland Gas employee at center is affixing a pin to the lapel of the man at left. The Hospitality House was located in the Public Service Building at Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. The number 2327 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0829 and 375A08230.

Four people with cake during Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing four unidentified people, three men and a woman, in the demonstration kitchen at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House in the Public Service Building. They are standing behind the kitchen island and posing with a cake. On the cake are the words “Portland Gas & Coke.” The words surround the number 50 at the center of the cake. The number 2326 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0828 and 375A08230.

Merchant Charles E. Johnson of Seattle at Buyers’ Week in Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing left and looking toward the front. He is wearing a suit and tie. Pinned to his lapel are a name tag and ribbon. The name tag reads: “Chas. E. Johnson / Seattle, Wash.” On the ribbon is the text: “Guest / 19th Annual Buyers Week / June 8-13, 1931 / Portland Chamber of Commerce.” Buyers’ Week was a yearly event at which merchants made annual merchandise purchases. Image note: The name “Chas. E. Johnson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Merchant Charles E. Johnson of Seattle at Buyers’ Week in Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing a suit and tie. Attached to his lapel are a name tag and a ribbon bearing the text “17th Annual / BUYERS’ WEEK.” A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on August 5, 1929, under the headline “Portland Host to Western Buyers.” The photographs had the following caption: “Buyers from all the Western states and Alaska are expected to register during the week at Seventh [sic] Annual Buyers’ Week headquarters at the trade and commerce department of the Portland Chamber of Commerce. A number of early arrivals checked in today. Among them The Journal cameraman caught the following.” This photograph had the additional caption information: “Charles E. Johnson, Seattle, who has been a regular visitor for Buyers’ Week for the last 12 years.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline “Buyers Pour Into City on Annual Trip.” The story reported that merchants attended the regular event to make annual merchandise purchases. Image note: Handwritten on the negative is: “Chas. E. Johnson.” The handwriting is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

Montgomery Ward building, Portland, September 1920

Photograph showing the exterior of the nine-story Montgomery Ward warehouse in Portland in September 1920, several months before it opened. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 5, 1920, under the headline “Montgomery Ward Building at Guilds Lake.” The photograph had the following caption: “Pacific coast distributing headquarters of Montgomery Ward & Co., located on a 10-acre tract bounded by Twenty-Seventh, Twenty-ninth, Wilson, and Vaughn streets. The plant will begin operations with 1000 employes [sic] about January 1.” The photograph accompanied a story about the building, headlined “Montgomery Ward Plant to Open January 1.” Also see image No. 376G0168, which may be related. Image note: The text “Montgomery Ward construction” is written on the negative sleeve.

Railroad officials meeting in office at Wells Fargo Building, Portland

Photograph of ten railroad officials gathered around a desk during a meeting in Portland on Thursday, May 6, 1920. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition on Friday, May 7, 1920, under the headline “Morgan, Harriman, Rockefeller, Chiefs in Notable Conference.” The photograph had the following caption: “Photograph taken Thursday evening of heads of great transcontinental lines at the close of their three-day conference in Portland. These sessions were among the most important held by railroad officials in the West in recent years and brought together the controlling geniuses of the rival Hill and Harriman systems. The meetings were held in the offices of J. P. O’Brien in the Wells Fargo building. Shown in the photograph are: Seated, left to right—J. P. O’Brien, president North Pacific Terminal Company; William Sproule, president Southern Pacific; Carl R. Gray, president Union Pacific system; L. C. Gilman, president S., P & S. [Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway]; Ralph Budd, president Great Northern; George T. Reid, assistant to president Northern Pacific. Standing, left to right—J. H. Dyer, general manager Southern Pacific; A. C. Spencer, general attorney O-W.R. & N. [Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company]; James H. O’Neill, general manager Great Northern; Ben C. Dey, legal counsel Southern Pacific.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Rival Roads Seek Closer Working Plan.” Image note: The text “Railroad president [sic] / 1920” is written on the negative sleeve.

Three unidentified men at Joe Weiner’s clothing store?

Full-length portrait of three unidentified men in a clothing store, probably a Joe Weiner’s store in Portland. The men at left and right are facing each other and shaking hands. The man in the center is standing between them with his arms around their shoulders. All three are wearing suits and ties. The text “Joe Weiners” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Oregon Journal newsroom

Photograph showing Oregon Journal staff at desks in the newspaper’s offices at the Journal Building in Portland. The building, now known as the Jackson Tower, is located at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Yamhill Street. The windows in this photograph probably overlook Broadway.

T. E. McGraw and A. S. Butler receiving prizes from Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Portrait of T. E. McGraw (left front), A. S. Butler (left rear), and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson with a 1937 Plymouth sedan in February 1937. Carson is handing the car keys to McGraw and a check to Butler. A sign on the car reads: “This car won by Mr. T. McGraw / Portland, Oregon / For submitting the best limerick in the Listerine cough drop limerick contest / Car delivered by W. W. Shipley Co.” Butler received $100 as the owner of Gloden's pharmacy in Portland, which sold the cough drops to McGraw.

Three unidentified men at Joe Weiner’s clothing store?

Full-length portrait of three unidentified men in a clothing store, probably a Joe Weiner’s store in Portland. Two of the men are sitting on a table and the third man is standing next to them. The man in the center is holding an open binder of documents. All three men are wearing suits and ties. The text “Joe Weiners” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

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