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Boy with rooster

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling in the grass next to a rooster he is holding. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 12 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 blue discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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.

Woman feeding horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse in the doorway of a stall. The horse is eating from a large bucket the woman is holding. The number 6 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.

Boy standing on horse

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing on a horse lying on the ground on its side. Several unidentified men are watching from nearby. A building labeled “Horses” is visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the 1943 Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0761.

Agriculture and animals

Photographs related to agriculture, horticulture, and animals from approximately 1920 - 1945. The bulk of the photographs depict people, animals, and scenes at fairs and livestock shows, probably the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, and the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, Oregon. Other images depict topics such as cats, dogs, wild birds, poultry, and Tusko the elephant; farms and farmland; flowers, flower shows, and gardens.

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Young boy feeding goat

Photograph of an unidentified boy feeding a goat in a stall, possibly at a fair or livestock show. The boy is standing in the aisle next to a row of stalls. In the background, more children are leaning on a fence along the row of stalls and are watching the boy feed the goat.

Two young women with man milking cow

Photograph of an unidentified young man in a barn, milking a cow. Next to him are two unidentified young women; one of the young women is looking over his shoulder, and the other young woman is kneeling in the straw and looking toward the photographer. A sign for Yakima Ayrshire Farm is hanging in the background. The photograph may have been taken at a fair or livestock show.

Two men judging rooster?

Photograph of man holding a rooster as another man looks at one of the bird’s wings. Behind the men are rows of cages holding more birds. The men are unidentified; they may be judging chickens at a fair or livestock show.

Steer at auction?

Photograph of a steer and an unidentified young man standing in front of a small platform. On the platform is an unidentified man in a suit, standing with one hand raised. The photograph may have been taken during an auction at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Man with steer

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a steer and holding the animal’s lead rope. The photograph may have been taken at a fair or livestock exposition.

Percheron in stall

Photograph of a horse in a stall. Above the stall is a banner with the text “E. T. Evans & Son / Breeders of / Percherons / Monmouth, Ore.” The photograph may have been taken at a fair or livestock show.

Man with bull

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man standing next to a bull and holding it by a lead rope. The man and bull are standing on a roadway next to buildings. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham.

Men playing horseshoes

Photograph of four unidentified men on a horseshoe court. The second man from the left is in motion, with one arm and one leg extended. He and the two men on either side of him are holding horseshoes. In the background is a building labeled “Poultry.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: The photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Man with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with a heifer on a lawn and holding the heifer’s lead rope. A roadway, truck, and buildings are visible in the background. 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.

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.

Man and horse outside stable

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man facing a horse. He is holding the horse’s lead rope and halter. The man and horse are standing next to a stable. The number 4 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.

Costumed young woman posing with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing in front of a cage and posing with a chicken perched on top of the cage. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet, a short dress with a cross on the chest, and a matching cap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Young woman posing with two calves

Photograph of an unidentified young woman kneeling between two calves, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. Onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Woman with two harnessed horses

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing between two harnessed horses and holding them by their tack. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Light leak on negative. Also see image No. 374N0598.

Man with horse and foal

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a horse and a foal and holding the horses’ lead ropes. A stable is visible in the background. The photograph may have ben taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The man in this photo may be the same person pictured in image No. 374N0597.

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