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Firefighter? on ladder above crowd

Photograph showing an unidentified man, possibly a firefighter, on a ladder extending horizontally over a crowd of people standing in the street, probably in downtown Portland. A brass band is in the background on the right. A sign for a Charles F. Berg store is visible on a building in the background on the left.

Fire at Pacific Stationery and Printing Company, Portland

Photograph of smoke pouring out of the the upper windows of the Pacific Stationery and Printing Co. building in Portland on July 29, 1926. Firefighters are gathered on the ground in front of the building and are climbing ladders to the upper windows. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, July 29, 1926, under the headline "Down-Town Fire Endangers Employes' Lives" (sic). The photograph had the following caption: "Photograph taken during the height of the fire at the Pacific Stationery & Printing Co.'s plant, No. 107 Second street, this afternoon. Loss in paper stock, office furniture and damage to the building was heavy. Some employes [sic], cut off by burning stairways, escaped by dropping to the roof of an adjoining building. Huge noon-hour crowds were attracted to the fire which was spectacular." The photograph accompanied a story titled "Fire Hits Printing Company." According to the story, one firefighter was injured and the financial loss from the fire was estimated at $185,000. The stationery company was located in downtown Portland on what is now Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Washington and Southwest Harvey Milk streets.

Portland Fire Chief Lee G. Holden shaking hands with fire marshal Edward Grenfell

Half-length portrait of two smiling men in uniform. They are facing each other and shaking hands. The man on the left is Lee G. Holden, chief of the Portland Fire Bureau, and the man on the right is fire marshal Edward Grenfell. This photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 30, 1927, with the following caption: “Fire Chief Holden, left, veteran of the Portland department, who leaves the service January 1, shaking hands with Edward Grenfell, present fire marshal, who will succeed him.” The photograph accompanied a story about Holden’s retirement and Grenfell’s promotion. Grenfell took over as fire chief on January 1, 1928. The text “Holden + Grenfell” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N0993 and 371N0994.

Unveiling of David Campbell memorial, Portland

Photograph showing a crowd of seated people at the memorial to Portland Fire Chief David Campbell during the monument’s unveiling on Thursday, June 28, 1928. The memorial is between Southwest Alder Street and Southwest 18th and 19th avenues. Campbell was killed on June 26, 1911, while fighting a fire at the Union Oil distribution plant. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 29, 1928, under the headline “Statue Unveiled to City’s Firemen Dead.” The photograph had the following caption: “Cenotaph’s formal presentation to the city marks exact hour of 17 years ago when Fire Chief David Campbell was buried. This memorial at 19th and Washington streets [sic], is a tribute to him and all firemen who have died in line of duty.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Myrtyred [sic] Chief Honored; Statue to Him Unveiled.”

Unidentified group at fire chiefs’ convention?

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people standing in two rows outside Portland City Hall, possibly at a fire chiefs’ convention. Most of the people in the photograph are wearing suits and ties; some are in uniform. On the building behind them is a banner with an emblem and the words “FIRE CHIEFS WELCOME” on it. See related image No. 371N3058. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Portland Fire Chief Lee G. Holden and fire marshal Edward Grenfell shaking hands

Half-length portrait of two smiling men in uniform. They are facing each other and shaking hands. The man on the left is Lee G. Holden, fire chief of the Portland Fire Bureau, and the man on the right is fire marshal Edward Grenfell. A similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 30, 1927, with the following caption: “Fire Chief Holden, left, veteran of the Portland department, who leaves the service January 1, shaking hands with Edward Grenfell, present fire marshal, who will succeed him.” The photograph accompanied a story about Holden’s retirement and Grenfell's promotion. Grenfell became fire chief on January 1, 1928. The text “Holden + Grenfell” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

Six unidentified people at fire chiefs’ convention?

Full-length portrait of six unidentified people, four women and two men, standing in a row next to a building. The man on the left is wearing a uniform, probably a firefighter’s uniform.. Each person has a medal pinned to his or her clothing. The photograph may have been taken at a fire chiefs’ convention. See related image No. 371N3060.

Edward Grenfell, Portland Fire Bureau

Head and shoulders portrait, taken in December 1927, of Portland fire marshal Edward Grenfell. He is in uniform and is facing front. Grenfell became chief of the Portland Fire Bureau on January 1, 1928. The name “Grenfell” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 371N0994.

Four unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men standing in a row. The men at left and second from right are each holding papers in one hand. All four men are wearing suits and name tags. The number 4317 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0887, and 375A0889.

Four unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men standing in a row. The three men at left are looking toward the man at right. All four are wearing suits and ties. The number 4318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0887, and 375A0888.

Five unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men, all wearing suits, ties, and name tags, standing in a row and talking. The number 4315 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0887, 375A0888, and 375A0889.

Four unidentified people posing during convention

Photograph showing four unidentified people, two women and two men, standing in a row in a hallway. The men are standing between the two women, and each woman is affixing a rosebud to the lapel of the man next to her. All four people are smiling. The number 1731 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, and 375A0794.

Two unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing two men standing side by side. The man at right is holding a document and looking at the man at left. Both are wearing suits, ties, and name tags. The number 4316 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0888, and 375A0889.

Unidentified man at lectern during convention

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing at a lectern on a stage. He is facing to the left. The number 1732 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, and 375A0793.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing three unidentified men sitting in a row at a dining table during a meal. The number 1726 is written on the negative. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794. Image note: Light leaks on negative.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting at folding tables and eating a meal. More diners are visible in the background. The number 1729 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting at folding tables and eating a meal. More diners are visible in the background. The number 1728 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men eating a meal. They are sitting around a bench that they are using as a table. More diners are visible at tables in the background. The number 1730 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve.” Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting in a row at a dining table during a meal. The number 1727 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

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