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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

Oak Grove project, trip to intake and Big Bottom

Photograph showing five men facing forward while standing in a line and holding a long wooden stick. Around the men is an area of knee-high foliage, and a wooden building in the background. (Image note: discoloration is visible at the top right corner of the negative. See related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.4, PGE 16-131.5).

Oak Grove project, trip to intake and Big Bottom

Photograph showing five men standing in a group and facing forward, all looking at the camera. The man on the far right is holding a long wooden stick in his left hand. Around the group is knee high foliage, with a wooden building visible in the background. (Image note: discoloration is visible at top and right portions of the negative. See related images PGE 16-131.1, PGE 16-131.2, PGE 16-131.3, PGE 16-131.5)