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.
Negative of a photographic postcard showing an aerial view of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Water rushes out of the spillway gates, also known as floodgates, of the dam. View looks east past the dam and up the river. Handwriting on negative reads, "Bonneville Dam - Oregon - Washington. Christian 11-625." Number printed in bottom right corner: 112189
Negative of a photographic postcard showing the Vista House at Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking northeast, with a view of the Washington Cascades and the Columbia River. Handwriting on negative reads, "Crown Point - Vista House - Columbia River, Ore. Christian 11-702." There are scratches near the top of the negative.
Negative of a photographic postcard showing a view of a sunset from Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge. View looking west down the Columbia River. Clouds in the sky are illuminated by the sun. Handwriting on negative reads, "Sunset at Crown Point. Columbia River Highway. Christian 11-743."
Negative of a photographic postcard showing the Vista House at Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge. View looking east at the Vista House, with the gorge and the Columbia River in the background. Handwriting on negative reads, "Crown Point. Columbia River - Ore. Christian 11-759."
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.
Aerial photograph of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking east, up the river. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "Taken by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Please credit." Second stamp reads, "H.W.S. Apr 1, 1948." Third stamp reads, "Beaver Engraving Co." of Portland, Oregon.
View of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the shore of the Columbia River and looking east at water rushing out of the dam's spillways, also known as floodgates. Handwriting on the print reads, "Bonneville Dam - Columbia River Highway. D-107 Cross & Dimmitt." Stamp on the back of the print for Angelus Commercial Studios.
Aerial photograph and survey of Bradford Island and the construction of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Written labels on the print indicate the locations of the fish hatchery, ship locks, power house, and more. Writing on the top right of the print reads, "Aerial view from 5,000 ft. elev. Bonneville Power and Navigation Project. Cost 32,200,000. Construction period - Nov. 1933 - Dec. 1937." Other writings on the print indicate this was taken on March 27, 1935 by Brubaker Aerial Surveys. Stamp on the back of the print requests that Brubaker be given credit for the photograph.
Photograph taken from the shore of the Washington side of the Columbia River near Skamania, looking across the river at Oregon. Horsetail Falls is visible to the left. The waters of the river are calm and there is a boat near shore in the foreground. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "A placid vista of the majestic Columbia with Horse Tail Falls in the middle distance." Typed label on the back of the print reads, "Looking across Columbia River from Butler, showing Horse Tail Falls -- Via S.P.&S. Plate No. 4152." Embossment on the front of the print indicates a 1909 copyright by the Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.
Photograph of the view looking west from Crown Point on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. There are several islands in the Columbia River and the Columbia River Highway is visible alongside the river. The top of Rooster Rock is visible on the lower right. The location of the Steigerwald Dairy is outlined in pencil in the distance. Today this area is known as the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Writing on the front of the print reads, "Looking west from Crown Point Columbia River Highway Oregon. #D28. Copyright Cross & Dimmitt." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "The Steigerwald Dairy from Crown Point. Outlined in pencil." Second handwritten note on the back reads, "Washougal." Stamp on the back for Cross & Dimmitt, Scenic Photographers.