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Two young women posing with keys and scrap-metal collection bottle

Photograph showing two unidentified young women standing on either side of a large bottle for collecting keys as scrap metal. Each woman is facing front, smiling, and holding up a key. On the jar is a sign that reads: “ANY OLD KEYS? / The Navy Wants Nickel Silver / 80% of all Old Flat Keys are Nickle [sic] Silver. / Brass and other Metals are also desired. / PROCEEDS TO THE ARMED SERVICES.” Image note: The number 2620 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0835 and 375A0837.

Two young women posing with scrap-metal collection bottle

Photograph showing two unidentified young women sitting on a table. Between them is a large bottle for collecting keys as scrap metal. The person on the left is holding a key over the mouth of the bottle. On the jar is a sign that reads: “ANY OLD KEYS? / The Navy Wants Nickel Silver / 80% of all Old Flat Keys are Nickle [sic] Silver. / Brass and other Metals are also desired. / PROCEEDS TO THE ARMED SERVICES.” Hanging on the wall behind them is a poster depicting a bomb, a tank, a battleship, and an anti-aircraft gun. The poster reads: “A 2000-lb. Aerial Bomb uses 600 pounds of scrap metals / A Medium Tank uses 15 tons of scrap metals / A 35,000-ton Battleship uses 20,000 tons of scrap metals / A 3-inch Anti-aircraft Gun uses 3 tons of scrap metals / GET IN THE SCRAP.” Image note: The number 2619 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0836 and 375A0837.

Portland Mayor Earl Riley presenting Brazilian Consul Adolpho de Camargo Neves with key to the city

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Earl Riley presenting a key to the city to Adolpho de Camargo Neves, head of the new Brazilian consulate in Portland, at city hall in September or October, 1942. The Oregon Journal published a story about the consul on Sunday, October 4, 1942. The story, headlined “New Brazilian Consul Takes Practical View,” reported that the consul had arrived in Portland the previous week, on Tuesday, September 29, 1942. The number 2618 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0833.

Portland Mayor Earl Riley presenting Brazilian Consul Adolpho de Camargo Neves with key to the city

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Earl Riley presenting a key to the city to Adolpho de Camargo Neves, head of the new Brazilian consulate in Portland, at city hall in September or October, 1942. The Oregon Journal published a story about the consul on Sunday, October 4, 1942. The story, headlined “New Brazilian Consul Takes Practical View,” reported that the consul had arrived in Portland the previous week, on Tuesday, September 29, 1942. The number 2617 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0834.

Sons of first families

Photograph showing eleven boys posing in a row and facing front. They are standing on a rooftop or balcony. The number 2341 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Sons of first families” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0831.

Sons of first families

Photograph showing eleven boys posing in a row and facing front. They are standing on a rooftop or balcony. The number 2340 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Sons of first families” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0832.

Three men at Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing three unidentified men during a celebration at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House. The two men at right are wearing Portland Gas & Coke uniforms and are facing the man on the left. The Hospitality House was located in the Public Service Building at Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. The number 2328 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0828 and 375A0829.

Four people with cake during Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing four unidentified people, three men and a woman, in the demonstration kitchen at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House in the Public Service Building. They are standing behind the kitchen island and posing with a cake. On the cake are the words “Portland Gas & Coke.” The words surround the number 50 at the center of the cake. The number 2326 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0828 and 375A08230.

Man receiving pin during Portland Gas & Coke Co. celebration

Photograph showing three unidentified men during a celebration at the Portland Gas & Coke Company’s Hospitality House. The two men at right are wearing Portland Gas & Coke uniforms and are facing the man on the left. The Portland Gas employee at center is affixing a pin to the lapel of the man at left. The Hospitality House was located in the Public Service Building at Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. The number 2327 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “50th Anniv. Gas Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0829 and 375A08230.

Civilian defense workers in office during air raid drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing nine unidentified people gathered around a desk and table in an office during an air raid drill at the Public Service Building in Portland. All but the man at left in the back row are wearing armbands bearing civilian defense insignia, and several are wearing helmets. The number 2324 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corer of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, and 375A0826.

Civilian defense workers in office during air raid drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing nine unidentified people gathered around a desk and table in an office during an air raid drill at the Public Service Building in Portland. All but the man at left in the back row are wearing armbands bearing civilian defense insignia. The number 2325 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corer of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, and 375A0827.

Fire wardens working during air raid drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing six unidentified fire wardens working on the roof of the Public Service Building in Portland during an air raid drill. The warden at right is holding a hose and directing a stream of water pumped from a bucket by crew members next to him. Two other crew members are waiting with buckets. The number 2323 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Fire wardens working during air raid drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing six unidentified fire wardens working on the roof of the Public Service Building in Portland during an air raid drill. The warden at right is holding a hose and directing a stream of water pumped from a bucket by crew members next to him. The number 2322 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Air raid wardens in hallway during drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified air raid wardens walking or running down a hallway during a drill at the Public Service Building in Portland. They are wearing helmets and gas masks, and the man at right is carrying a noisemaker. The number 2321 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0822, 375A0824, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Air raid wardens in hallway during drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified air raid wardens walking or running down a hallway during a drill at the Public Service Building in Portland. They are wearing helmets and gas masks, and the man at right is carrying a noisemaker. The number 2320 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0821, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Air raid wardens looking at speaker during drill at Public Service Building, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified air raid wardens standing in a hallway of the Public Service Building in Portland. They are facing to the left and looking up at a speaker on the wall. The man at left is pointing to the speaker. The two wardens are wearing are wearing helmets and armbands bearing civilian defense insignia. Each is carrying a gas mask in a pouch. The number 2319 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The text “Air raid practice” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0822, 375A0823, 375A0824, 375A0825, 375A0826, and 375A0827.

Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0819. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2317 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0820.

Unidentified men with sacks of supplies

Photograph showing three unidentified men standing amid sacks of supplies in stacks, some on hand trucks. The man at center is holding a writing implement and looking down at a clipboard as the other two men watch. The number 2312 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “War bond pictures / (Stoll)” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0813.

Unidentified men with sacks of supplies

Photograph showing five unidentified men standing amid sacks of supplies in stacks, some on hand trucks. The man at center is writing on a clipboard as the other four men watch. The number 2311 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “War bond pictures / (Stoll)” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0814.

Advanced first aid graduates at Portland Gas & Coke Co.

Photograph showing eight Portland Gas & Coke Company employees standing in a row, facing left, and smiling. Six of the eight men are holding first aid kits bearing their names. The names on the first three kits from left are “Pat Conner,” “J. D. Barnicoat,” and F. V. Riley.” The names on the first three kits from right are “F. R. Downing,” H. M. Meyers,” and “F. LaMear.” The two men at center are unidentified but may be John Gunst and R. L. Gear. The photograph was probably taken in June 1942, when the eight men graduated from advanced first-aid training. All eight graduates were awarded arm insignia, and the six vehicle operators in the group also received first aid kits. The number 2155 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0811.

Advanced first aid graduates at Portland Gas & Coke Co. receiving first aid kits

Photograph showing an unidentified man handing a first-aid kit to Pat Conner, an employee at the Portland Gas & Coke Company. A group of men are standing behind them, watching. The photograph was probably taken in June 1942, when Conner and seven other Portland Gas employees graduated from advanced first-aid training. All eight graduates were awarded arm insignia, and the six vehicle operators in the group also received first aid kits. The number 2154 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0812.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees receiving defense bonds

Photograph showing a group of unidentified employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company posing in a line around a table. In front are two men, one wearing a suit and the other wearing a Portland Gas & Coke uniform, who are holding a defense bond. A related photograph, image No. 375A0807, was published on Page 2, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on March 2, 1942. A caption with that photograph reported that Lynn P. Sabin, a bond staff member, had delivered the first defense bonds to Portland Gas & Coke employees participating in a plan to purchase bonds through payroll deductions. Image note: The number 2119 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0807, 375A0808, and 375A0809.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees receiving defense bonds

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, in a line around a table. In front are two men, one wearing a suit and the other wearing a Portland Gas & Coke uniform, who are facing each other and holding a defense bond. A related photograph, image No. 375A0807, was published on Page 2, Section 2 of the Oregon Journal on March 2, 1942. A caption with that photograph reported that Lynn P. Sabin, a bond staff member, had delivered the first defense bonds to Portland Gas & Coke employees participating in a plan to purchase bonds through payroll deductions. Image note: The number 2118 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image Nos. 375A0807, 375A0808, and 375A0810.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees posing with defense bonds and poster

Photograph showing unidentified people, possibly employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company, posing in two groups on either side of a poster. Each person is looking toward the poster and is holding up a United States defense bond. The poster depicts a handshake superimposed over a factory. Just below the handshake is the word “BUY,” which has been crossed out. Below that is the text “We’re buying a share in America / United States defense bonds.” Below that is a sentence that originally read “Ask about our pay roll savings purchase plan.” The first two words have been crossed out and new words written above them, so the sentence reads: “It’s easy with our pay roll savings purchase plan.” A similar photograph, image No. 375A0807, was published on Page 2, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on March 2, 1942. That photograph had the following caption: “FIRST MEMBERS of the Portland Gas & Coke Co. organization to receive defense bonds under a payroll deduction plan change ‘buy’ on the bond poster to ‘we’re buying a share in America,’ after bonds were delivered to them by Lynn P. Sabin of the bond staff here.”Image note: The number 2117 is written on the negative. The text “Defense bonds / Group & poster” is written on the negative sleeve. See additional related image Nos. 375A0809 and 375A0810.

Portland Gas & Coke Co. employees posing with defense bonds and poster

Photograph showing unidentified employees of the Portland Gas & Coke Company posing in two groups on either side of a poster. Each person is looking toward the camera and is holding up a United States defense bond. The poster depicts a handshake superimposed over a factory. Just below the handshake is the word “BUY,” which has been crossed out. Below that is the text “We’re buying a share in America / United States defense bonds.” Below that is a sentence that originally read “Ask about our pay roll savings purchase plan.” The first two words have been crossed out and new words written above them, so the sentence reads: “It’s easy with our pay roll savings purchase plan.” A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on March 2, 1942. The photograph had the following caption: “FIRST MEMBERS of the Portland Gas & Coke Co. organization to receive defense bonds under a payroll deduction plan change ‘buy’ on the bond poster to ‘we’re buying a share in America,’ after bonds were delivered to them by Lynn P. Sabin of the bond staff here.” Image note: The number 2116 is written on the negative. See related image Nos. 375A0808, 375A0809, and 375A0810.

Unidentified men with Portland Gas & Coke car advertising defense bonds

Photograph showing five unidentified men standing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Co. car parked on Northwest Flanders Street in Portland. A sixth unidentified man is sitting in the driver’s seat. The fourth man from right is pointing toward the driver. On the side of the car is a sign that reads “BUY A SHARE IN AMERICA / Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.” The number 2115 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Defense bond / Truck with Hilaire” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0805.

Unidentified men with Portland Gas & Coke car advertising defense bonds

Photograph showing five unidentified men standing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Co. car parked on Northwest Flanders Street in Portland. A sixth unidentified man is sitting in the driver’s seat. The fourth man from right is pointing toward the driver. On the side of the car is a sign that reads “BUY A SHARE IN AMERICA / Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.” The number 2114 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Defense bond / Truck with Hilaire” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0806.

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