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Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Scenic view of Willamette Falls

Photograph showing water cascading down Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Industrial buildings can be seen just above the falls, with a rocky cliff and houses visible in the background. Above the waterfall is a spillway. Written one of the of large industrial buildings is "Publishers Paper Co."

Workers in line at Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Zigzag, Oregon

Photograph showing men holding bowls and plates as they stand in line outside a building at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Zigzag, Oregon, in May 1933. See related image Nos. 371N5969, 371N5970, 371N5971, 371N5972, 372A0751, 372A0752, 372A0753, 372A0755, 372A0756, 372A0757, 372A0758, 372A0759, 372A0760, 372A0761, 372A0762, 372A0763, and 372A0764.

Phoebe

Manuscript describing observations of a family of phoebes.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Late nesting of bobwhite quail

Manuscript that relays the discovery of a bobwhite quail's nest in January, which is fairly late in the nesting season. The remaining content describes the value of the bird on farms.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Red-breasted sapsucker

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Red-breasted sapsucker." The author explains that Jennings Lodge has been a preferred winter home for some of these birds as they are acquainted with many of the species of trees in the area. The author ponders how detrimental the birds are to these trees as they suck up one of the most important parts of these trees.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Manuscripts

Manuscripts discussing the Braly Museum of Natural History in Depoe Bay, a proposed Portland natural history museum, and birds in Arizona.

Finley, Irene

Swimmer diving into outdoor pool on winter day

Photograph of an unidentified person diving into a pool on a winter day. A building is visible in the background; the building’s roof and ground around the pool are covered with snow. The photograph may have been taken at the Swim Resort near Government Camp, Oregon. The resort was also known as the Mount Hood Mineral Springs. Also see image Nos. 374N0497 and 374N0551.

Governor Julius L. Meier crowning queen of 1933 Winter Sports Carnival

Photograph of Oregon Governor Julius L. Meier and Marie Dawson, queen of the 1933 Winter Sports Carnival, on January 22, 1933, at the foot of the Multorpor ski-jumping hill near Government Camp, Oregon. This photograph was one of five, including image Nos. 374N0490 and 374N0495, that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 23, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Some Views from the Court of the Queen of Snows.” This photograph had the caption: “Governor Meier is crowning Queen Marie.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Winter Sports Events Viewed by Thousands.” Also see image No. 374N0554. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Person standing in outdoor pool on winter day

Photograph of an unidentified person standing at the edge of an outdoor pool on a winter day. The ground is covered with snow. A building and other swimmers are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Swim Resort near Government Camp, Oregon. The resort was also known as the Mount Hood Mineral Springs. Also see image Nos. 374N0489 and 374N0497.

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