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W. J. Babe, deputy vice president, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

Head and shoulders portrait of W. J. Babe, deputy vice president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, standing outside the Imperial Hotel in Portland. He is facing to the right and is wearing a hat and suit. The photograph was taken on Saturday, April 10, 1920, when Babe was in Portland to assist in resolving a strike by railway switchmen. The Journal published a different photo of Babe, image No. 376G0375, and coverage the strike on the front page of the April 10 city edition. See additional related image No. 376G0376. Image note: The text “W. J. Babe” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

W. J. Babe and F. D. Hobbs, railroad union officials, outside Imperial Hotel, Portland

Full-length portrait of two men, both wearing suits, hats, and ties, standing on the sidewalk outside the Imperial Hotel in Portland on Saturday, April 10, 1920. That day, a nearly identical photograph, image No. 376G0376, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition under the headline “Union Officials Here to Combat Strike.” The photograph had the following caption: “Two prominent officials of the trainmen’s organizations, who are in Portland doing their best to bring about a speedy settlement of the ‘rebel’ strike which has broken out among the switchmen. They are: Left, W. J. Babe, national deputy vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway [sic] Trainmen, and right, F. D. Hobbs, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen of the O-W. R & N. [Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company] system, photographed by The Journal staff photographer today at their headquarters in the Imperial hotel.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Brotherhood Official Says Use Lever Act To Defeat Radicals.” The story was one of four front-page articles about the strike, which was occurring in cities around the United States. See additional related image No. 376G0374. Image note: On the negative, the name “W. J. Babe” is written above the man at left, and the name “Hobb [sic]” is written above the man at right.

W. J. Babe and F. D. Hobbs, railroad union officials, outside Imperial Hotel, Portland

Full-length portrait of two men, both wearing suits, hats, and ties, standing on the sidewalk outside the Imperial Hotel in Portland on Saturday, April 10, 1920. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition under the headline “Union Officials Here to Combat Strike.” The photograph had the following caption: “Two prominent officials of the trainmen’s organizations, who are in Portland doing their best to bring about a speedy settlement of the ‘rebel’ strike which has broken out among the switchmen. They are: Left, W. J. Babe, national deputy vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway [sic] Trainmen, and right, F. D. Hobbs, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen of the O-W. R & N. [Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company] system, photographed by The Journal staff photographer today at their headquarters in the Imperial hotel.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Brotherhood Official Says Use Lever Act To Defeat Radicals.” The story was one of four front-page articles about the strike, which was occurring in cities around the United States. See related image Nos. 376G0374 and 376G0374. Image note: On the negative, the name “W. J. Babe” is written above the man at left, and the name “Hobb [sic]” is written above the man at right.

Nellie Cushman

Head and shoulders portrait of a woman, Nellie Cushman, sitting in a chair, facing front, and looking right, toward a window. She is wearing a hat, glasses, coat, and blouse or dress. A cropped version of this photograph and a story were published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Monday, January 31, 1921, under the headline “Woman Is Experienced Miner / Took $100,000 From Claim.” The photograph had the following caption: “Miss Nellie Cushman, on visit here from Alaska.” The story reported that Cushman “is in Portland after traveling more than 480 miles of Alaska’s most frigid domain by dog team as the first step in a trip that will take her to Bisbee, Ariz., to visit relatives.” The story also reported: “Miss Cushman has been in Alaska much of the time since 1874 and there became the owner of claim No. 19 on Bonanza creek at Dawson, from which she took out more than $100,000 in gold. She was among the first to go to Fairbanks when gold was discovered there.”

Major General George W. Goethals in Portland

Half-length portrait of Major General George W. Goethals after his arrival in Portland on Monday, August 30, 1915. He is facing to the right and may be sitting in a vehicle. Goethals was chief engineer of the Panama Canal construction project and subsequently governor of the Panama Canal Zone. In a front-page story on August 30, the Journal reported that Goethals and his family were visiting Portland for three days on their way to the Panama-Pacific exposition. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, August 31, 1915, under the headline “Photograph of Major General G. W. Goethals.” It accompanied the continuation of a front-page story headlined “General Goethals Is Too Modest To Talk About Canal Work” and a Page 4 story headlined “Goethals Urges New System of Cargo Measuring.” Image note; The name “Goethals” and the number 125 are written on the negative. The number 525 was also written on the negative, then crossed out. On the negative is a tape frame around Goethals.

Dan Flood, Lyric Theatre

Full-length portrait of a man standing outdoors next to a sign for the Lyric Theatre in Portland. He is facing to the right and is wearing a hat, glasses, an overcoat, a collared shirt, and a tie. The sign reads: “The Lyric / Matinee 2:30 / Pictures 2:00 P.M.” The text “Flood, Dan / Lyric Theater [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0277.

Dan Flood, Lyric Theatre

Full-length portrait of a man standing outdoors next to a sign for the Lyric Theatre in Portland. He is facing to the right and is wearing a hat, glasses, an overcoat, a collared shirt, and a tie. The sign reads: “The Lyric / Matinee 2:30 / Pictures 2:00 P.M.” The text “Flood, Dan / Lyric Theater [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0276.

John A. Johnson, manager of Pantages Theatre, Portland

Half-length portrait of John A. Johnson, manager of the Pantages Theatre in Portland, sitting at a desk in November 1920. He is facing to the right and looking toward the front. He is holding a flier for the film “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” A story about Johnson and a cropped version of this photograph were published on Page 3, Section 5 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, November 28, 1920. The photograph was published under the headline “Who’s Who On Broadway--And Off.” It had the following caption: “ ‘Jack’ Johnson is right bower in Pantages organization after 16 years as manager of local theatre. Has spent 31 years in the game and acquired an ample girth while working 16 to 18 hours a day, more or less.” See related image No. 376G0391.

John A. Johnson, manager of Pantages Theatre, Portland

Half-length portrait of John A. Johnson, manager of the Pantages Theatre in Portland, sitting at a desk in November 1920. He is facing to the right and looking at a flier for the film “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” A story about Johnson and a cropped version of a similar related photograph, image No. 376G0390, were published on Page 3, Section 5 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, November 28, 1920.

Barney Oldfield

Head and shoulders portrait of Barney Oldfield, an auto racer and president of the Oldfield Tire Company. He is facing to the right and smoking a cigar. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. The name “Oldfield, Barney” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in January 1920, when Oldfield visited Portland on business. See related image No. 373G0150.

Barney Oldfield and unidentified man holding Oldfield tire

Full-length portrait of Barney Oldfield (left), an auto racer and president of the Oldfield Tire Company, and an unidentified man standing outside the Fletcher & James tire shop in Portland. They are holding an Oldfield tire. The name “Oldfield, Barney” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in January 1920, when Oldfield visited Portland on business and stopped at Fletcher & James, a distributor of Oldfield tires. See related image No. 373G0151.

Pearl, manager of Baker Stock Company

Half-length portrait of a man sitting at a desk and facing to the left. He is looking downward at a book on the desk in front of him and is wearing a hat, suit, and bow tie. The text “Pearl, Mr / Mgr Baker Stock Co.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0393.

Warford

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and looking to the right. He is smiling and is wearing a hat, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. He may be standing outside Portland City Hall. The name “Warford, Mr” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 373G0213.

Captain J. Yawata of ocean liner Anyo Maru

Head and shoulders portrait of Captain J. Yawata of the ocean liner Anyo Maru. He is facing to the right and is wearing a visor cap and overcoat. The photograph was probably taken on January 17, 1921, when the Anyo Maru was in Portland. The text “Anyo Maru and Capt. J. Yawata” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0118 and 376G0119.

Captain J. Yawata of ocean liner Anyo Maru

Full-length portrait of Captain J. Yawata of the ocean liner Anyo Maru. He is facing to the right and is wearing an overcoat and visor cap. The photograph was probably taken on January 17, 1921, when the Anyo Maru was in Portland. The text “Anyo Maru and Capt. J. Yawata” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0117 and 376G0118.

Ida Tarbell during visit to Portland

Full-length portrait of Ida Tarbell sitting in a chair, facing front, and looking toward the left. The photograph was taken while Tarbell was in Portland as part of a lecture tour in February 1917. A cropped version of this photograph and a story about Tarbell’s visit were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, February 24, 1917, under the headline “Ida Tarbell Portland’s Guest / Big Luncheon Is Tendered Her / Talks on War, Peace, Industry.” The photograph had the following caption: “Ida M. Tarbell, noted economist and writer, who was recipient today of greatest luncheon ever tendered a woman in Oregon. This photograph was taken in Portland this morning.” The name “Mrs Ida Tarbal [sic]” and the number 162 are written on the negative and are visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Members of Belgian mission and reception committee at North Bank station, Portland

Photograph showing a group of men standing in a row at the North Bank train station in Portland on Tuesday, July 10, 1917. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal that day under the headline “Members of Belgian Commission Arrive in Portland, Are Greeted by Reception Committee.” The photograph had the following caption: “Picture of Belgian commissioners and some of the reception committee, taken at the North Bank station upon arrival of the commissioners: Left to right—Col. George S. Young, U. S. A.; Lieutenant Count d'Ursel; Major General Mathieu Leclercq; Governor [James] Withycombe; Baron [Ludovic] Moncheur, head of the mission; Mayor [George L.] Baker; Hugh Gibson, representing state department; Major [Leon] Osterieth [sic], battalion commander of First regiment of guides of the Belgian army, and Captain T. C. Cook, U. S. A. The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Oregon Gives Hands to Men From Belgium.” It also had the following subheadings: “Shower of Roses Greets the Members of Commission From That Heroic Nation Crumpled in Onslaught / Baron Moncheur Steps Smilingly From Train / Own Hope Renewed, He Says, When American Nation Entered War.” According to the story, the mission’s visit to Portland included a visit to the Eastern & Western Lumber Company, a trip on the Columbia River Highway, an appearance at the National Education Association convention, and a public reception in the south park blocks. See related image No. 376G0209. Image note: The text “Belgian mission” is written on the negative sleeve. Major Leon Osterreith's name was misspelled in the Journal caption.

Members of Belgian mission and trench dog Nellie at North Bank station, Portland

Photograph showing members of the Belgian mission to the United States on the train platform at North Bank station in Portland on Tuesday, July 10, 1917. At center is Major Leon Osterreith, holding the leash of dog sitting at his feet. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 11 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1917, under the headline “Belgium’s Story Stirs Portland.” The photograph had the following caption: “Baron [Ludovic] Moncheur [second from left], head of the Belgian mission to the United States; Hugh Gibson [third from left], representing the state department, and Major Osterieth [sic] with his celebrated trench dog “Nellie,” photographed on the occasion of their Portland visit Tuesday, which was featured by the unfolding of Belgium’s story before the delegates and visitors to the N. E. A. [Nation Education Association] convention assembled in the Auditorium.” The photograph accompanied a brief story describing the reaction to the mission’s address before the convention. See related image No. 376G0208. Image note: The text “Belgian mission” is written on the negative sleeve.

Brigadier General W. A. White, British army, at Union Station, Portland

Half-length portrait of Brigadier General W. A. White of the British army at Union Station in Portland on Wednesday, August 15, 1917. He is facing slightly left, looking toward the front, and smiling. The photograph was taken after White and his party arrived in Portland as part of an effort, led by White, to recruit British citizens in the United States for military service in World War I. A story about White and image No. 376G0222, depicting the general and his party, were published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, August 16, 1917. Also see additional related image No. 376G0221. Image note: The text “White, General and staff” is written on the negative sleeve.

Brigadier General W. A. White, British army, speaking to unidentified man at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing Brigadier General W. A. White of the British army (right) speaking to an unidentified man at Union Station in Portland on Wednesday, August 15, 1917. The photograph was taken after White and his party arrived in Portland as part of an effort, led by White, to recruit British citizens in the United States for military service in World War I. A story about White and image No. 376G0222, depicting the general and his party, were published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, August 16, 1917. Also see additional related image No. 376G0220. Image note: The text “White, General and staff” is written on the negative sleeve.

Lt. C. J. White, Lt. Col. C. D. Murray, Brigadier General W. A. White, and Col. Duff Stewart at Union Station, Portland

Full-length portrait of four men, all in military dress, standing in a row on a train platform at Union Station in Portland on Wednesday, August 15, 1917. Second from right is British army Brigadier General W. A. White; he and his party were in Portland as part of an effort, led by White, to recruit British citizens in the United States for military service in World War I. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, August 16, 1917, under the headline “Welcome Given General White Of British Recruiting Mission.” The photograph had the following caption: “Left to right—Lieutenant C. J. White, son of General White; Lieutenant Colonel C. D. Murray, Briagdier General W. A. White and Colonel Duff Stewart of Canadian Army.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Britain Wants Her Sons In This State To Rally To Colors” and the subheading “Brig. Gen. W. A. White Paints Black Future for Slackers After the War.” See related image Nos. 376G0220 and 376G0221. Image note: The text “White, General and staff” is written on the negative sleeve.

Troops marching on 6th Street, Portland, during War Activities parade

Photograph showing troops marching in formation past crowds of spectators on Sixth Street (now Southwest 6th Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken during the War Activities parade on Saturday, April 6, 1918. The parade was among events marking the issuance of the third Liberty Loan bond to finance the war effort during World War I. The Oregon Journal published a related photo, image No. 376G0309, and a story about the parade on the front page of the city edition on Sunday, April 7, 1918. See additional related image No. 376G0310.

Multnomah Guard marching on 6th Street, Portland, during War Activities parade

Photograph showing troops marching in formation past crowds of spectators on Sixth Street (now Southwest 6th Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken during the War Activities parade on Saturday, April 6, 1918. The parade was among events marking the issuance of the third Liberty Loan bond to finance the war effort during World War I. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, April 7, 1918. The photograph had the following caption: “The Multnomah Guard, Lieutenant Colonel John B. Hibbard commanding, made its first public appearance in War Activities parade Saturday.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Big Pageant Wins Cheers Of Throngs.” See related image Nos. 376G0308 and 376G0310.

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