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Vanport flood photographs collection, 1948

  • Org. Lot 131
  • Collection
  • 1948

Photographs of the aftermath of the flood that destroyed Vanport, Or. on May 30, 1948. The images depict the damage to buildings, bridges, roadways, and other structures in both Vanport and Portland, Or. Includes postcards and snapshots, as well as photographs taken by the Camera Art Studio of Portland, Or.

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Vanport Photographs

Photographs of the aftermath of the flood that destroyed Vanport, Or. on May 30, 1948. The images depict the damage to buildings, bridges, roadways, and other structures in both Vanport and Portland, Or. Includes postcards and snapshots, as well as photographs taken by the Camera Art Studio of Portland, Or.

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Flood waters at Union Station during the Vanport flood

A postcard of rising flood water around Union Station during the Vanport flood. Several unidentified people working to fill sandbags are visible at the front of the building. A crowd of onlookers observe the flood waters from the railing of the Steel Bridge. The image caption reads, "Flood Waters Union Station " Portland, Ore. Christian V-12."

Flood waters at Union Station during the Vanport flood

A postcard depicting the flood water around Union Station during the Vanport flood. The photograph is taken from a high vantage point and shows the water surrounding union station, the railroad yards, and nearby buildings. The Steel Bridge is also visible in the distance. The image caption reads, "Flood waters " Portland, Ore. Christian V 15."

Sandbags around Union Station during the Vanport flood

A photograph of a line of sandbags holding back flood waters in downtown Portland, Oregon. Union Station and the railroad yards are visible submerged in floodwater in the background. Several unidentified men are working to help reinforce the sandbag wall at various point. The back of the image is stamped with, "Camera Art Studio 4706 N. E. Glisan VE, 3866 Portland, 13, Oregon. 3810 23."

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Sandbags around Union Station during the Vanport flood

A photograph of a line of sandbags holding back flood waters in downtown Portland, Oregon. Union Station and the railroad yards are visible submerged in floodwater in the background. Several unidentified men are working to help reinforce the sandbag wall at various point. The back of the image is stamped with, "Camera Art Studio 4706 N. E. Glisan VE, 3866 Portland, 13, Oregon. 3810 25."

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Photographs of Vanport, Oregon, circa 1948

  • Org. Lot 1364
  • Collection
  • 1942 - 1948

Photographs of Vanport, Oregon before and after the flood of 1948, including images of Dale Skovgaard and his family, who lived there at the time.

Skovgaard, Dale

Two baseball players for Cooperage with man in suit

Portrait of three unidentified men standing in a row outside a building, probably the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The man in the center is wearing a suit, collared shirt, and tie; the men at left and right are wearing caps and jerseys with the word “Cooperage” on the chest.

Two baseball players for Wine Barons

Portrait of two unidentified baseball players wearing caps and shirts with the words “Wine Barons” on the chest. They are standing outside a building, probably the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. Also see image No. 370A0096. Image note: Damaged negative.

Two baseball players for Wine Barons

Portrait of two unidentified baseball players wearing caps and shirts with the words “Wine Barons” on the chest. They are standing outside a building, probably the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. Also see image No. 370A0095. Image note: Damaged negative.

Kenworthy, baseball player for Portland Beavers?

Full-length portrait of a baseball player holding a bat and posing as though he has just swung. He is on a field, possibly at Vaughn Street Park in Portland, and is wearing a baseball cap and uniform. The name “Kenworthy” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

Basketball game between Albina Hellships and Vanport Sheriffs

Photograph showing basketball players under the basket, some reaching for the ball, during a basketball game between the Vanport Sheriffs and the Albina Hellships. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44 [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Basketball game between Albina Hellships and Vanport Sheriffs

Photograph showing players under the basket, jumping for the ball, during a basketball game between the Vanport Sheriffs and the Albina Hellships. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44 [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed. Image note: Marks on negative.

Basketball game between Albina Hellships and Vanport Sheriffs

Photograph showing players under the basket during a basketball game between the Vanport Sheriffs and the Albina Hellships. Two players are lying on the ground, one holding the ball. The Hellships were sponsored by the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Basketball / 12/11/43, 1/7/44 [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in 1943 or 1944, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

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