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Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Captain John M. Stanley in plane after return to Pearson Field

Photograph of two aviators in a plane outside a hangar at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Friday, January 7, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, January 8, 1927, under the headline “Here’s Kelly — If Anyone Asks.” The photograph had the following caption: “After losing and finding themselves again while looking for Leslie Brownlee, lost on Mount Hood, Lieutenant Oakley Kelly and Captain John Stanley returned Friday to Vancouver barracks. They were greeted by Motorcycle Patrolmen Regan and Tauscher, who joined in the search for them. Kelly is shown in the front seat of the plane, Stanley behind.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Kelly Tells of Harrowing Trip; Never Such Fog,” Stanley and Kelly had left on Wednesday, January 5, to conduct an aerial search of Mount Hood for Brownlee, but were caught in a storm and dense fog. They were forced to fly east and land in a field about five miles from Long Creek, in Grant County. According to the story, they spent the night in the field with the plane and walked to get help and fuel the next morning. On their return flight, they were delayed by another storm and spent the night of Thursday, January 6, in Pendleton before continuing to Vancouver on January 7. See related image No. 371N5908. Image note: The text “Kelly + Stanley” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Captain John M. Stanley in plane after return to Pearson Field

Photograph of two aviators, Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly (front seat) and Captain John M. Stanley (rear seat) in an airplane after their return to Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Friday, January 7, 1927. Kelly is handing his parachute to a man on the ground. A similar photograph, image No. 371N1395, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, January 8, 1927. According to a story that accompanied the photograph, Kelly and Stanley had left on Wednesday, January 5, to conduct an aerial search for a boy, Leslie Brownlee, who was missing on Mount Hood. However, they were caught in a storm and dense fog, the Journal reported, and were forced to fly east and land in a field about five miles from Long Creek, in Grant County. According to the article, they spent the night in the field with the plane and walked to get help and fuel the next morning. On their return flight, they were delayed by another storm and spent the night of Thursday, January 6, in Pendleton before continuing to Vancouver on January 7. Image note: The text “Kelly + Stanley” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Lieutenant William B. Clark with monkey at Pearson Field, Wash.

Photograph of Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Lieutenant William B. Clark with a monkey named Jocko at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Thursday, June 30, 1927. They are standing next to an Army Air Corps airplane. According to an article published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on July 1, 1927, Clark and Jocko rode with Kelly on his return flight from a trip east to greet aviator Charles Lindbergh. The monkey belonged to Kelly’s mother, the article reported. See related image No. 371N6152.

Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Postmaster John M. Jones before departure for air-mail celebration

Photograph of two men, pilot Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly (left) and Portland Postmaster John M. Jones, seated in Kelly’s airplane at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on April 6, 1926. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 8 of the Oregon Journal that day under the headline “Postmaster Also Goes by Air Mail.” The photograph had the following caption: “John M. Jones, head of Portland’s postoffice, as he appeared early today when he became a passenger with Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly, army flying ace at Vancouver barracks, to join air mail celebration at Pasco. Jones is in rear seat of plane piloted by Kelly.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the inauguration of air-mail service from the Pacific Northwest on a new route between Pasco, Washington, and Elko, Nevada. According to that story, headlined “Northwest’s First Mail Plane Is Off,” Jones and Kelly flew to Pasco on the morning of the first flight on the new route to participate in festivities marking the event. Image note: The text “Okley [sic] G Kelly and Postmaster Jones” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image. See related image No. 371N5910.

Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly and Postmaster John M. Jones before departure for air-mail celebration

Photograph of two men, pilot Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly (left) and Portland Postmaster John M. Jones, standing next to Kelly’s airplane at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on April 6, 1926. A similar photograph of the two men, image No. 371N5909, was published on Page 8 of the Oregon Journal that day; it was part of the Journal’s coverage of the inauguration of air-mail service from the Pacific Northwest on a new route between Pasco, Washington, and Elko, Nevada. According to a front-page story, headlined “Northwest’s First Mail Plane Is Off,” Jones and Kelly flew to Pasco on April 6, the morning of the first flight on the new route, to participate in festivities marking the event.

Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington

Portrait of a smiling man, Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly, commander of the 321st Observation Squadron at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington. He is near a hangar at Pearson and is wearing a fur-trimmed coat and an aviator cap and goggles. The text “Kelly” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

Lieutenant William B. Clark holding monkey at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Wash.

Portrait of Lieutenant William B. Clark at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on June 30, 1927. He is standing next to an airplane and is looking at a monkey that is perched on his upraised arm. This photograph and two others were published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 1, 1927, under the headline “Lieut. Kelly Flies Back With Pals.” The photograph had the following caption: “Lieutenant W. B. Clark and ‘Jocko.’ ” According to an article accompanying the photographs, Clark and the monkey rode with Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly, commander at Pearson Field, on Kelly’s return flight from a trip to the east coast to greet aviator Charles Lindbergh. The monkey belonged to Kelly’s mother, the article reported. See related image No. 371N6162.

Loyal Order of Moose band?

Portrait of an unidentified band, possibly a Loyal Order of Moose band, posing with instruments on a street in Vancouver, Washington. The band members are in costume, and the trombonist standing in the front row is in blackface. The photograph may be related to a parade. Also see image Nos. 371N4891, 371N4898, and 371N4899.

Loyal Order of Moose members?

Group portrait of unidentified men, possibly members of the Loyal Order of Moose, posing in two rows on the street next to W. L. Runyan Jewelers in Vancouver, Washington. The men are wearing matching southern-style cowboy clothing. Also see image Nos. 371N4891, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4903, 371N4904, and 371N4925.

Loyal Order of Moose members?

Group portrait of unidentified men posing in two rows on the street next to a building. They are wearing matching southern-style cowboy clothing and may be members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Also see image Nos. 371N4891, 371N4894, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4903, and 371N4925.

Loyal Order of Moose? parade in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a parade in Vancouver, Washington. At right is a band in costume, playing instruments. The people in the parade may be members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Also see image Nos. 371N4894, 371N4896, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4899, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4903, 371N4904, and 371N4925. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Loyal Order of Moose? parade in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a parade in Vancouver, Washington. The men in front are wearing matching southern-style cowboy clothing. The people in the parade may be members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Also see image Nos. 371N4891, 371N4894, 371N4897, 371N4898, 371N4900, 371N4901, 371N4902, 371N4904, and 371N4925. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Pilot John H. Miller with trophy and airplane at Pearson Field

Photograph of pilot John H. Miller posing next to an airplane and holding a trophy that depicts a woman riding an eagle and holding a small plane in one upraised hand. The photograph was taken at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Monday, September 26, 1927, after Miller arrived in an all-metal Hamilton monoplane, probably the plane in the photograph. A cropped version of this photograph was one of seven images published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, September 27, 1927. The photographs, published under the headline “To Cut Air Capers at Portland’s Big Show,” were part of coverage of an air show in Portland. This photograph had the following caption: “Miller is holding Detroit News Air Transport trophy won at Spokane meet.” According to an accompanying article, the trophy had been awarded to the Hamilton airplane “for efficiency in the weight to horsepower tests” at an air show in Spokane the previous week. See related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6105, 371N6106, 371N6107, 371N6108, and 371N6126. Image note: The name “John H Miller” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Russian airplane at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a side view of a Russian airplane, Land of the Soviets, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington. Spectators are visible in the background. The plane and crew were on a trip from Moscow to New York. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 19, 1928, the day the picture was taken. The photograph was published under the headline “ ‘Ship’ Takes Off For Another Hop on World Flight.” It had the following caption: “ ‘The Land of the Soviets,’ huge airplane that spent the night at Pearson Field, Vancouver barracks, after being forced down by mechanical trouble en route from Seattle to San Francisco, hopped off again at 8:45 this morning, and at 11:28 was reported over Medford on its way to the Bay cities.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the plane and crew, as well as a second story on Page 2, titled “Russian Sees Airplane Lane Over Pacific.” The Journal listed the people aboard the plane as: pilot Commander S. A. Shestakov; pilot Philip E. Bolotov; navigator Boris E. Sterligov; mechanic Dmitry A. Fufaev; and Andrew W. Petroff, vice president of the Amtorg Trading corporation, which sponsored the flight. See related image Nos. 371N5537, 371N6031, 371N6031A, and 371N6158. Image note: Negative damage at upper left.

Russian airplane at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a side view of a Russian airplane, Land of the Soviets, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, October 19, 1928. On the side of the plane is the number URSS-300. The plane developed mechanical trouble shortly after reaching Portland on Friday, October 18, 1928, during a trip from Moscow to New York. The crew landed it at Pearson Field for repairs and resumed the trip the next morning. In a story about the plane and crew published in the October 19 edition, the Oregon Journal listed the people aboard the plane as: pilot Commander S. A. Shestakov; pilot Philip E. Bolotov; navigator Boris E. Sterligov; mechanic Dmitry A. Fufaev; and Andrew W. Petroff, vice president of the Amtorg Trading corporation, which sponsored the flight. See related image Nos. 371N5537, 371N6030, 371N6031A, and 371N6158.

Russian airplane at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a crowd gathered around a Russian airplane, Land of the Soviets, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on October 18 or October 19, 1928. On the side of the plane is the number URSS-300. The plane developed mechanical trouble shortly after reaching Portland on Friday, October 18, 1928, during a trip from Moscow to New York. The crew landed it at Pearson Field for repairs and resumed the trip the next morning. In a story about the plane and crew published in the October 19 edition, the Oregon Journal listed the people aboard the plane as: pilot Commander S. A. Shestakov; pilot Philip E. Bolotov; navigator Boris E. Sterligov; mechanic Dmitry A. Fufaev; and Andrew W. Petroff, vice president of the Amtorg Trading corporation, which sponsored the flight. See related image Nos. 371N5537, 371N6030, 371N6031, and 371N6031A.

Scott, of Elks

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man facing front. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket and vest, collared shirt, and tie. On his lapel is a button with the text “B. P. O. Elks State Convention” around the top and “Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 19-20-21, 1920” around the bottom. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The name “Scott, Mr.” is written on the negative sleeve.

Wreckage of Varney Air Lines mail plane in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a crowd looking at the wreckage of a Varney Air Lines mail plane near the port dock in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, November 30, 1929. On December 1, 1929, the Oregon Journal published a front-page story about the crash, headlined “Mail Pilot Rams Span; Badly Hurt.” A similar photo, image No. 371N3109, was published on Page 2 that day. According to the story, the plane’s pilot, Clarence C. Price, was unable to land at Swan Island airport in Portland because of fog and turned toward Vancouver. A witness reported hearing a loud noise and seeing the plane “carom off the north tower of the [Interstate] bridge and go into a spin.” Three people pulled Price from the burning plane after the crash, the Journal reported, but he died the next day.

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