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Cable car

Photograph showing a cable car, with four men looking at the camera. Two of the men stand on the train while two stand in front. A large sign behind the train reads “Henry the Fourth, Choicest Havana Cigars.” On the side of the train is written “Portland Railway Company” and “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson and Chapman Sts.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame)

Cable car at Chapman and Jefferson

Photograph showing cable car function at Jefferson and Chapman. Three cable cars and numerous individuals are visible. In the background, several wooden houses can be seen. On the front of the center car is written “Portland Heights” and on the side of the rightmost train “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Chapman.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Junction Pt. At Chapman and Jefferson 15 years ago – All cable cars.”

Cable car, during flood

Photograph showing a cable car during the “Great Flood of Portland” in 1894. Several men and women sit in the car, and four men stand in the water, all looking at the camera. On the right side, a woman and a baby are visible. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame), and the caption reads “Photos, of the Great Flood of Portland, Or. June 4th 1894.” Also on the caption is written “Pro. G. L. Eastman Cor, First and Taylor Streets.”

Cable crossing barge and tug boat

Photograph showing workers on a barge standing in front of two large spools of cable. The cable can be seen extending into the water while the workers look on. In the background is a crane and a building on the barge with "Willamette Tug & Barge Co" written on it. Likely the Willamette River. (Image note: unidentified location, possibly Oregon City).

Cable crossing barge and tug boat

Photograph taken from a high side angle, showing a low barge with a crane, large spools of cable, and people. On the Right side of the frame, a tug boat can be seen behind the barge. On a sign next to the cable is written "Cable Crossing 13,000 Volts PGE Co" and "13,000 Volt Submarine Cable Okonite." Also visible is a "Willamette Tug & Barge Co" sign. In the background are forested hills, with some buildings, with an industrial area visible near the shore. Visible body of water is likely the Willamette River. Written on the negative is "50-645." (Image note: unidentified location, possibly Oregon City).

Canyon at Cove Palisades State Park

Photograph showing taken from a high angle and looking towards the far side of a canyon. In the foreground is a seated man wearing a hat, who is facing away from the camera and holding paper. At the base of the canyon is a river ((likely the Deschutes River or Crooked River), and a building. (Image note: see related image PGE 59-240-57).

Car #1359

Photograph of train car #1359, Standard Gauge Paye Motor Car, partway under a building facade. Multiple electric lines pass overhead. “Sellwood” is displayed at front of train.

Car #700, Sellwood

Photograph of street car #700, with conductor standing at front window pointing straight. Written on the front of the train is a sign saying “Portland Car Service is Unsurpassed,” and “Sellwood” is indicated at the top. A small kiosk building is visible on the right side of the frame. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame), with the caption “Modern P-A-Y-E Car.”

Cars in front of substation

Photograph showing people and cars in front of a fenced substation. Multiple men in suits and hats stand on the sidewalk in front of the metal fence, behind which several large pieces of electrical equipment can be seen. On the negative is written "49-102."

Cazadero Dam

Photograph looking upstream, below proposed upper dam site at Cazadero Dam/Station G. A railroad track and flume can be seen running into the distance around a hillside, and two possible construction vehicles are visible. The river can be seen on the left side of the frame.

Cazadero Dam

Photograph of the Cazadero Dam taken in front of the spillway. Water flows over the ledge into a pool at the base, and another stream of water can be seen spilling down on the right side of the frame. The stacked wooden dam structure is visible to the left of the main spillway.

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