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.
Photograph showing a man wearing overalls facing a large wooden box of hog fuel. The man is using a tool to tilt the fuel box, which is suspended on a rope. To the left of the man is the Willamatte River and the Hawthorne Bridge.
Photograph of an unidentified trestle bridge crossing a body of shallow water. A train track runs over the bridge. Possibly same bridge as PGE 132-2, identified as running over the Oregon Slough via the Vancouver line.
Photograph of unidentified bridge crossing body of water, with shoreline visible at right side of image. Taken from a straight vantage point looking down the tracks, a train can be seen in the distance, as well as numerous wooden buildings and electric lines. Likely the same bridge shown in PGE 132-1.
Photograph showing a barge and small boat on the Willamette River in Portland. In the distance, the Hawthorne bridge can be seen. Written on the back of the barge is "Portland General Electric Co. Barge no. 14, Portland Ore." To the right of the barge is wooden dock structure. Written on the negative is "49-298."
Photograph looking towards to the west, showing a barge and tug boat on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne Bridge is visible to the right, and numerous buildings along the waterfront can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-471."