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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

Vancouver ferry

Photograph showing a frames image of the Vancouver Ferry on a body of water (likely the Columbia River). A smokestack on the ship releases steam into the air, and the shoreline can be seen in the distance. People can be seen on the front and back of the ship, as well as an automobile.