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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

Dorothy McCullough Lee outside Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing State Representative Dorothy McCullough Lee standing outside the Oregon State Capitol on January 14, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1970, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Dorothy McCullough Lee of the Multnomah delegation.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” The 1929 session was Lee’s first in the Legislature. Image note: The text “Dorothy McCullough Lee of Mult.” and the number 7 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Governor Isaac L. Patterson, Walter M. Pierce, and Henry L. Corbett at Patterson’s inauguration

Photograph showing (in back row, from left) Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; outgoing Governor Walter M. Pierce; and state Senate President Henry L. Corbett at the head of the Hall of Representatives at the Oregon State Capitol during Patterson’s inauguration on Monday, January 10, 1927. A group of unidentified men is standing in the foreground. Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. See related image No. 371N1965.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Walter M. Pierce gesturing to Isaac L. Patterson to take seat at governor’s desk

Portrait of incoming governor Isaac L. Patterson (left) and outgoing governor Walter M. Pierce standing next to the desk in the governor’s office at the Oregon State Capitol in January 1927. Patterson has one hand on the back of the desk chair, and Pierce is gesturing toward the chair. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 371N1968, that were published on Page 22 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 11, 1927, the day after Patterson’s inauguration. The photographs were published under the headline “With the Preliminaries Concluded.” This photograph had the following caption: “Ex-Governor Pierce bids his successor, Governor Patterson, be seated.” See additional related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1961, 371N1964, 371N1966, and 371N1969. Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Isaac L. Patterson taking oath of office as Oregon governor

Photograph showing Isaac L. Patterson (back, second from left) being sworn in as Oregon governor as outgoing Governor Walter M. Pierce, state Senate president Henry L. Corbett, and others watch. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 11, 1927, under the headline “Governor Takes Oath of Office.” The photograph had the following caption: Chief Justice [George H.] Burnett administering the oath of office as governor of Oregon to I. L. Patterson in the hall of representatives, state house, Salem, Monday afternoon. Left to right—Chief Justice Burnett, Governor Patterson, ex-Governor Pierce, Henry L. Corbett, president of the state senate.” Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 371N1962.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Oregon state Senator Jay Upton and Allen

Three-quarters portrait of two men standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol. The man on the left is state Senator Jay Upton. Two names are written on the negative: “Jay Upton,” visible on the left side of the image; and “Allen,” visible on the right side of the image.

Women marching in Salem parade

Photograph of a group of women in matching clothing marching in a parade on North Liberty Street in Salem, Oregon. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4921, and 371N4922.

Drum and bugle corps marching in Salem parade

Photograph of an unidentified drum major leading a drum and bugle corps down North Liberty Street during a parade in Salem. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4920 and 371N4922. Image note: Damaged negative.

Unidentified man outside Oregon State Capitol?

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man with upraised fists. He is facing to the left and is wearing a suit and tie. He is standing next to a column, probably at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Paul F. Burris and W. Fred Drager outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of Paul F. Burris (left) and W. Fred Drager standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem and facing front. This photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929. It was cropped into two separate pictures, one of each man. The photographs, along with image Nos. 371N1676 and 371N1970, were published under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The four photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Paul G. [sic] Burris and Fred Draper [sic], rival candidates for clerkship of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Image note: The names “W. Fred Drager” and “Paul F. Burris” are written on the negative. The number 6 is also written on the negative. The writing is visible in the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Senator Henry L. Corbett and Governor Charles H. Martin at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session

Photograph showing Henry L. Corbett (left) and Charles H. Martin at the opening of the Oregon legislative session on January 14, 1935. Corbett was elected president of the Senate for the session, and Martin was sworn in as governor. See related image Nos. 377N0441, 377N0442, 377N0443, 377N0448, and 377N0455. Image No. 377N0449 may also be related.

Ben W. Olcott and Walter M. Pierce at Oregon State Capitol

Full-length portrait of Ben W. Olcott (left) and Walter M. Pierce (right) standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Tuesday, January 9, 1923, under the headline “Retiring and Incoming Governors.” The photograph had the following caption: “Photograph taken in Salem, Monday, showing Ben Olcott (left), the retiring governor, and Governor Walter M. Pierce, standing together in the Capitol rotunda.” Pierce was inaugurated on January 8, 1923. The photograph accompanied a story about Olcott's final speech and the text of Pierce’s inaugural address to the Legislature.

Pallbearers carrying casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson after funeral at Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Photograph showing pallbearers carrying the casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson down the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem after funeral services on Monday, December 23, 1929. Patterson died of pneumonia on December 21, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, December 24, 1929, under the headline “Scenes at State Funeral for Late Governor Patterson.” The photographs had the following caption: “For a brief span Monday, the mortal remains of Isaac L. Patterson reposed in state under the roof where the greatest triumph of his public life was enacted.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The casket being carried down from the capitol after the public funeral.” A front-page story in the Oregon Journal on the day of the funeral identified the pallbearers as Oregon National Guard captains Francis W. Mason, Glen A. Webster, Oswald N. Day, Levi L. Merrill, Joseph M. Wacklow, Patrick W. Kelley, Carl F. Glos, and William H. Lehman. See related image Nos. 371N4174, 371N4175, 371N4177, 371N4178, 371N4179, 371N4180, and 371N4181.

Funeral procession of Governor Isaac L. Patterson, Salem, Oregon

Photograph showing honorary pallbearers walking on either side of the hearse as the funeral procession of Governor Isaac L. Patterson travels down State Street in Salem after a service at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, December 23, 1929. Patterson died of pneumonia on December 21, 1929. A story about the funeral, headlined “Last Rites for Oregon Chief Held,” was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on the day of the service. See related image Nos. 371N4173, 371N4174, 371N4175, 371N4177, 371N4179, 371N4180, and 371N4181.

Pallbearers carrying casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson after funeral at Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Photograph showing pallbearers carrying the casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson down the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem after funeral services on Monday, December 23, 1929. Patterson died of pneumonia on December 21, 1929. A story about the funeral, headlined “Last Rites for Oregon Chief Held” was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on the day of the funeral. The story identified the pallbearers as Oregon National Guard captains Francis W. Mason, Glen A. Webster, Oswald N. Day, Levi L. Merrill, Joseph M. Wacklow, Patrick W. Kelley, Carl F. Glos, and William H. Lehman. See related image Nos. 371N4173, 371N4174, 371N4175, 371N4177, 371N4178, 371N4180, and 371N4181.

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