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.
Photograph showing a hillside with a man in the foreground, with a steam shovel visible further along a cut dirt road. The man is turned sideways and is bending over a long piece of pipe. On the right side of the frame, the Clackamas River is visible, along with rock and mud debris. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-54” and “11.”
Photograph showing four tent cabins with chimneys in an open field area. Smoke is visible coming out of the chimneys. In the background is a forested hillside. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-91.”
Photograph looking across the South Fork of the Clackamas River, towards camp #2 on the opposite shore. A row of tent cabins, and several small wooden buildings can be seen. In the background is a forested hillside.
Photograph looking across the South Fork of the Clackamas River, where a man in a hat and vest is standing on the opposite shore. Above the man, a road cut can be seen, with dirt and rocks falling downshill. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-31” and “38.”
Photograph showing the South Fork of the Clackamas River during a flood, taken from next to the river. On the left side of the frame is a rough cliff-face with fallen rocks. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-43” and “21.”
Photograph showing the South Fork of the Clackamas river, looking towards a large rocky cliff-face. A man can be seen walking on a log in the river, while three others sit on a rock extending into the water. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-36.”