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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 t...

Portland General Electric Company

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 t...

Oregon Journal

Flocking of the swallows

Manuscript on the spotting of a large group of swallows near a roadside. The author goes on to discuss how the birds are joined by other flocks to travel in large groups in order to hide their true numbers from predators.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Trick rider performing stunt

Photograph of an unidentified person upside down, with feet in the air, on the back of a running horse. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnom...

Trick rider on running horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman performing a stunt on a running horse. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N...

Man on horseback

Photograph of an unidentified man on a horse. The man is wearing a cowboy hat. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, ...

Jockey on horseback

Photograph of an unidentified jockey mounted on a racehorse that is standing on a dirt track, probably the racetrack at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The horse’s saddle cloth has the number 2 on it. The number 4 is written o...

Jockey on horseback

Photograph of an unidentified jockey astride a racehorse that is standing on a dirt track, probably the racetrack at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The number 7 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right cor...

Man with horse

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. The number 5 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 ...

Girl posing with produce

Photograph of an unidentified girl sitting on a pumpkin and holding a large bunch of rhubarb in one arm and a large bunch of carrots in the other. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

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 pho...

Young women posing with heifers

Photograph of three young women and a girl posing with with four heifers. They are standing on the lawn near a barn labeled “Cattle.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The people in the photograph ...

Children looking at caged rabbits

Photograph of a group of unidentified children and teenagers looking at rabbits in cages, possibly the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Some of the children appear to be writing on small pads of paper. The number 1 is written on the negat...

Men examining chickens

Photograph of two unidentified men, each one holding a chicken. Both men are looking down at the chicken held by the man on the right, who is extending one of the bird’s wings. The man on the right is wearing a jacket with the name “Harry” on the ...

Girls with 4-H clothing display

Photograph of two unidentified girls next to clothing hanging on a bar. Some of the clothes have tags bearing the 4-H emblem and the words “Portland 4-H Club Work.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Booth promoting Townsend Plan

Photograph of three unidentified people in a booth providing information about the Townsend Plan, a pension proposal developed by Francis E. Townsend. The plan proposed a federal pension of $200 a month to Americans age 60 and older who pledged no...

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 corn...

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...

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