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Gambling at Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

People gambling with a number wheel at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. A crowd stands in front of a table, behind which a man with a cigar is standing (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

Vendors and booths at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. At the center of the frame, a man sells hats and toys under a large umbrella (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Gambling at Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

A gambling booth at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. People stand in front of a booth where a number wheel can be seen and wrapped ham hangs on the wall (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah County Fair in Gresham

Vendors and rides at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham. At the center of the frame is a booth selling hats, balloons, and toys, with a ferris wheel visible behind (negative 5 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rabbit show, Portland

Three people standing in front of a wall display rabbits at the Pacific Rabbit Shows, Inc. show in Portland. A story about the show was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, April 28, 1949 (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rabbit show, Portland

A woman poses next to a rabbit and hamster at the Pacific Rabbit Shows, Inc. show in Portland. She has a hand on each animal, and is standing in front of a display reading “$50 in prizes.” A story about the show was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, April 28, 1949 (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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 the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, Oregon. Other images depict topics such as cats, dogs, wild birds, poultry, and Tusko the elephant; farms and farmland; flowers, flower shows, and gardens.

Oregon Journal (Firm)

Steer at auction?

Photograph of a steer and an unidentified young man standing in front of a small platform. On the platform is an unidentified man in a suit, standing with one hand raised. The photograph may have been taken during an auction at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Men showing cattle

Photograph of men showing cattle in an indoor arena. Observers are standing in a row nearby. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Horse, probably at livestock show

Portrait, taken from the side, of a horse facing to the left. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Horse, probably at livestock show

Portrait, taken from the side, of a horse facing to the left. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Man with bull

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man standing next to a bull and holding it by a lead rope. The man and bull are standing on a roadway next to buildings. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham.

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.

Boy playing horseshoes?

Photograph of an unidentified boy who may be playing horseshoes or a similar game. He is standing on a square of dirt with edges marked by a wooden frame, and has one arm and one leg extended as though he has just thrown an object. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man with bull

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a bull. The man has one hand on his hip and is holding the bull’s lead rope in the other hand. Buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Group of men with pigs

Photograph of a group of people and pigs in a grassy area next to a building. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Young woman with rooster

Photograph of an unidentified young woman seated on a wooden ramp or walkway with a rooster in her lap. The woman is sitting on a copy of the Oregon Journal; the top headline on the front page is “City Vice Reign Suspected.” The rooster is standing on more pages from the newspaper spread across the woman’s lap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Men showing goats?

Photograph of unidentified men in a row, each one standing with an animal that could be a sheep or an Angora goat. Barns are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man holding rooster

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting on a bench and holding a rooster under one arm. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Boy with heifer or cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy standing next to a heifer or cow and holding the animal’s lead rope. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Men playing horseshoes

Photograph of four unidentified men on a horseshoe court. The second man from the left is in motion, with one arm and one leg extended. He and the two men on either side of him are holding horseshoes. In the background is a building labeled “Poultry.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: The photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Man with pig

Photograph of an unidentified man standing outdoors with a pig in an open area near buildings. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

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