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Portland General Electric Photograph Collection Multnomah County (Or.) With digital objects English
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Night view, Broadway

Photograph taken at night, looking south on SW Broadway taken near the intersection with SW Taylor St. Electric lights and signs line the street, with street car tracks and parked automobiles. A large lighted sign is strung across the street with “Hotel Oregon” written.

Laurelhurst at night

Photograph taken at night in Laurelhurst showing “Murphy” community residences in Laurelhurst. A sign on in the front yard says “For Sale, Inspection by Appointment, Paul C. Murphy.” Houses are illuminated by electric lights on the outside.

Pole derrick

Photograph of a pole derrick being used to hoist utility poles. Two men stand to the right of the derrick while looking at the camera, and a third can be seen next to a horse behind the poles. A railroad track runs along the side side of the frame.

Pole derrick

Photograph of a horse-drawn pole derrick with seated man. A hat sits next to the man, who looks at the camera. Railroad tracks cross the frame, and a wooden building can be seen in the background.

Electric truck #15

Photograph of an electric truck with open drivers seat and cargo area. Vehicle is parked in covered area with wood ceiling, with emergency vehicle visible behind. The name “P.R.L. & P. Co” is written on the side.

Silver thaw

Photograph showing street scene with icy streets and electric utility lines., near SW Washington and Broadway. Several horse-drawn carts can be seen in the distance, as well as pedestrians. Icicles hang from the electric utility lines throughout the frame.

Silver thaw on East 60th between East Stark and East Glisan Streets

Photograph taken from ground level showing damaged utility poles with snow and ice. In the background, on the left side of the frame, is a wooden building with “Drugs and Stationary” and “Tom Graham – Pharmacist” written on the side (now at 6031 Southeast Stark Street). Also visible is the Brubaker, Normandin, and Co. Mt. Tabor Store.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen in the center of the street, as well as the right side of the frame next to a decorative railing. Buildings with advertisements can be seen to either side of the street.

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