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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

Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem

Photograph showing part of the Oregon State Penitentiary building in Salem and a path in front of the building. On the building is a sign that reads “OREGON PENITENTIARY / 1871 / W. H. WATKINDS / JO’S. HOLMAN / A. McALEXANDER / COMMISSIONERS / G. W. RHODES, ARCH’T.” Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

Dome Building, Oregon State Hospital, Salem

Photograph, taken from Center Street, showing a side view of the Dome Building at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. The text “4 —“ is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. This photograph may be related to image Nos. 371N5724 and 371N5725.

B. L. Eddy, Oregon state senator from Roseburg

Half-length portrait of a man facing slightly right. He is wearing glasses, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, a bow tie, and glasses. He is standing in front of a pair of columns, probably at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The text “Sen. B. L. Eddy of Roseburg” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

M. F. Anderson, John P. Hunt, Elizabeth Glatt, and A. D. Goddard

Portrait of three men and a woman standing in a row outside the Oregon State Capitol building. The text “M. F. Anderson — John P. Hunt — Elizabeth Glatt — A. D. Goddard” and the number 3 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image. Hunt, Glatt, and Goddard are likely the chief clerk, assistant chief clerk, and reading clerk, respectively, of the Oregon State Senate.

Front of J Building, Oregon State Hospital, Salem

Photograph showing the front of the J Building at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. The photograph shows the driveway leading to the building, the main entrance, part of the cupola, and the portion of the building extending south from the main entrance. The text “Main Entrance Insane” and the number 3 are written on the negative; the text is visible at the bottom of the image. The hospital was originally known as the Oregon State Insane Asylum. Also see image Nos. 371N5724 and 371N5728, which may be related.

Tower at Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem?

Photograph showing a two-story brick tower, probably at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. The tower straddles a fence, and a stairway on the outside of the fence leads to the tower’s second story. The number 3 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the lower right corner of the image.

North side of J Building, Oregon State Hospital, Salem

Photograph showing the north side of the J Building and the grounds at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. The text “North Side Insane” and the number 55 are written on the negative and are visible in the image. The hospital was originally known as the Oregon State Insane Asylum. Also see image Nos. 371N5725 and 371N5728, which may be related.

Medford Voiture 165 truck in Salem parade

Photograph of unidentified men from Medford Voiture 165 of the Forty and Eight riding on a truck and trailer in a parade in Salem, Oregon. They are on North Liberty Street at the intersection with Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4858, 371N4920, 371N4921, and 371N4922.

State flax industry parade float

Photograph of an Oregon flax industry float in a parade in Salem, Oregon. The float is decorated as a linen mill and is covered with stalks of flax. The float is on North Liberty Street at the intersection with Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4920, 371N4921, and 371N4922. Image note: Negative damage in upper left corner.

Women marching in Salem parade

Photograph of a group of women in matching clothing marching in a parade on North Liberty Street in Salem, Oregon. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4921, and 371N4922.

Drum and bugle corps marching in Salem parade

Photograph of an unidentified drum major leading a drum and bugle corps down North Liberty Street during a parade in Salem. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4920 and 371N4922. Image note: Damaged negative.

View of area near Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing the area surrounding the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The view is toward the southeast. At left are State Street and, in the background, the dome of the 1876 Capitol building. At center left, along State Street, is the First Methodist Church. Partially visible at center right is the Elsinore Theatre. See related image No. 371N5726.

Unidentified man outside Oregon State Capitol?

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man with upraised fists. He is facing to the left and is wearing a suit and tie. He is standing next to a column, probably at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Joseph F. Singer and W. F. McAdams

Portrait of two men standing outside the Oregon State Capitol and facing front. The man on the right has one arm. The following text is written on the negative: “Joe F. Singer Mult.,” visible on the left side of the image, and “W. F. McAdams Salem,” visible on the right side of the image. Singer and McAdams served as the longtime sergeant-at-arms and mailing clerk, respectively, of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Oregon state Senator Jay Upton of Bend

Head and shoulders portrait of Oregon state Senator Jay Upton outside the state Capitol. He is facing front and is wearing a suit, tie, and glasses. The number 4 and the text “J. Upton of Bend” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Oregon state Senator Jay Upton and Allen

Three-quarters portrait of two men standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol. The man on the left is state Senator Jay Upton. Two names are written on the negative: “Jay Upton,” visible on the left side of the image; and “Allen,” visible on the right side of the image.

Gust Anderson

Portrait of a man wearing a jacket, vest, and a bow tie. The text “Gust Anderson Mult.” and the number 2 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image. Anderson represented Multnomah County in the state house in the 1929 and 1931 legislative sessions. This photograph may have been taken outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of A. W. Norblad standing outside the Oregon State Capitol, facing front, and smiling. He is wearing a suit, hat, and tie. He has a cigar in his mouth and is standing with one hand in his jacket pocket. The name “Norblad” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

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