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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

Bettylou Bisch with calf

Photograph of a young woman kneeling next to a calf, probably at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 5, Section 7 (home magazine) of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 22, 1943. The photograph had the following caption: “After a ribbon at the 37th annual Multnomah county fair will be many fine livestock entries like this Ayreshire calf, posed by Bettylou Bisch of Portland. Four-H members walk off with a good share of the blue ribbons each year for their home-grown calves.” The 1943 fair opened on Monday, August 23.

Boy feeding cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling in the straw next to a cow eating from a bucket. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy posing outdoors with a cow, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. A building with the word “FLORAL” on the roof is visible in the background. Image note: One corner of the negative is damaged.

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.

Boy with prize-winning cow

Photograph of an unidentified boy posing with a cow, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The boy is holding up a prize ribbon with the words “Boys’ and Girls 4-H Clubs / FIRST / Premium / 1938” on it. Buildings are visible in the background.

Bull, possibly at county fair

Photograph of a bull outdoors on a lawn, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. At left, an unidentified man is holding the bull by a lead rope attached to the bull’s nose ring. A stadium is visible in the background.

Bull, possibly at county fair

Photograph of a bull standing next to a load of hay in a truck or wagon. The number 2 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.

Children with cattle

Photograph of young people, each with a cow or heifer, on the lawn outside barns labeled “cattle” and “sheep.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Costumed woman with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a heifer and holding the heifer’s halter and lead rope. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat and a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards. A barn is visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Costumed young woman standing with bull or steer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a bull or steer and holding the animal’s lead ropes. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat; a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards; and what may be a prop gun in a holster. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0586 and 374N0612.

Girl and two calves

Photograph of an unidentified girl standing between two calves and holding the calves’ lead ropes. The girl and calves are standing on the lawn near a building labeled “Poultry.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girl with calf

Photograph of an unidentified girl kneeling next to a calf lying in a bed of straw. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Girls and calves in stall

Photograph of two unidentified girls in a stall, each one standing next to a calf and hugging it around the neck. The number 6 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 Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Group of boys with cow

Photograph of a group of unidentified boys standing on and around a ramp leading down from the back of a truck. One of the boys on the ramp has his arm around a cow. The photograph may have been taken during the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man and bull

Photograph of an unidentified man posing outdoors with a bull. Buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man and two cows

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with two cows on the lawn near a building labeled “Poultry.” 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.

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.

Man with bull

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with a bull outdoors on a lawn, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The man is holding the bull by a lead rope attached to the animal’s nose ring. A stadium is visible in the background.

Man with bull

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a bull holding the bull by its nose ring. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 7 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the 1943 Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with a heifer on a lawn and holding the heifer’s lead rope. A roadway, truck, and buildings are visible in the background. The number 8 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.

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