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People posing with car, possibly at county fair

Photograph of eight young women, a boy, and a man posing with an automobile parked on the lawn next to a building, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The four women on the left are wearing matching costumes consisting of capelets, short dresses with a cross on the chest, and matching caps. The four women on the right are wearing matching costumes that include hats, neckerchiefs, and fringed vests. The man is wearing a suit and the boy is wearing a uniform. The people in the photograph are unidentified. Also see image Nos. 374N0575, 374N0585, 374N0587, 374N0588, 374N0589, 374N0590, 374N0592, and 374N0612.

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

Racehorse Legend Call and rider

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man mounted on a horse standing on a racetrack, probably at the Multnomah County fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. A cropped version of this photo, along with image Nos. 374N0618 and 374N0627, was published on Page 2, Section B (Sports) of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943. The caption with the three photos begins: “Go TO POST THIS WEEK—Trio of race horses, which raced at Gresham during the Multnomah county fair, are slated to perform in this week’s meeting.” The caption goes on to identify the horse in this photograph as “Legend Call, 5-year-old, owned by E. S. Phillips of San Mateo, Calif.” The photograph may have been taken during the county fair. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Rosemary Payne with turkey

Photograph of Rosemary Payne from the Russellville 4-H Club with her male White Holland turkey at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham in August 1939. She is kneeling on the grass next to the turkey and holding it in place.

Teenage boy with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified teenage boy standing next to a heifer and holding its head. A crowd of teenage boys, some wearing Future Farmers of America badges, is gathered around them. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Three costumed young women with cattle

Photograph of three unidentified young women posing with cattle. The women are wearing matching costumes consisting of a neckerchief and fringed vests, skirts, and armguards. They are standing on a lawn, and onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0575 and 374N0586. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Trick rider on running horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman performing a stunt on a running horse. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, and 374N0785. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Trick rider performing stunt

Photograph of an unidentified person upside down, with feet in the air, on the back of a running horse. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. May be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Trick rider performing stunt

Photograph of an unidentified woman hanging upside down from the side of a running horse. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, and 374N0784.

Trick rider performing stunt

Photograph of an unidentified man hanging from the back of a running horse. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at a fair. May be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Trick rider standing on horse’s back, twirling lasso

Photograph of an unidentified man standing on a horse’s back as he spins a lasso around the horse with one hand and doffshis cowboy hat with the other. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Trick rider throwing lasso from back of horse

Photograph of an unidentified man standing on or jumping from the back of a horse as he tosses a lasso toward the photographer. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Trick rider? twirling lasso

Photograph of an unidentified young man lying on the ground, spinning a lasso with one hand and propping up his head with the other. He is probably on the racetrack at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon, possibly during the county fair. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. May be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Trick rider? with horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a horse. She is holding the horse’s bridle with one hand and has her other arm wrapped around the horse’s neck. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. May be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 3740N773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Two men judging rabbits

Photograph of two unidentified men examining a pair of rabbits on a table in front of them. The man on the right is wearing a button with the word “JUDGE” on it. Spectators and cages are visible in the background. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Two men with bull or steer

Photograph of two unidentified men standing outside a barn with a bull or steer. The man on the left is holding the animal by a lead rope. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Two men with heifers

Photograph of two unidentified men posing with two heifers. Each man is holding the lead rope of one of the heifers. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Woman and boys with horses and pony

Photograph of an unidentified woman and two unidentified boys posing with four horses and a pony standing in a row. The number 8 is written on the negative. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The woman is also pictured in image Nos. 374N0720, 374N0721, and 374N0724.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a horse. She is standing next to a horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0720, 374N0724, and 374N0731.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a horse. She is holding the horse’s halter with one hand. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse. She is looking at the horse and holding its lead rope. The woman and horse may be standing on a racetrack. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse. She is looking upward at the horse and holding the animal’s lead rope. The woman and horse may be standing on a racetrack. The number 13 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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