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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 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.

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 with begonia display

Photograph of an unidentified girl kneeling amid a display of potted begonias. A sign tacked to the front of the display reads: “Tuberous Begonias / Grown By Leslie Hartley / Sandy Boulevard at Rockwood / Mailing Address Rt. 7, Box 1497, Portland, Ore.” The number 13 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 women with cattle

Photograph of two unidentified young women posing with livestock on the lawn near a barn. The woman on the right is standing next to a bull or steer and the woman on the left is standing next to a cow. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Man and chicken

Photograph of an unidentified man kneeling in the grass and looking down at a chicken he is holding. Buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with champion sheep

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling in the grass next to a sheep at the 1941 Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Draped over the sheep’s back is a prize ribbon with the text: “Multnomah County Fair / Showman Sheep / Champion / Gresham, OR / 1941.” Image note: Light leak on negative.

Man at KOIN radio stand

Photograph of an unidentified man wearing headphones and standing at a table covered with equipment. A banner with the text “KOIN / CBS” is hanging at the front of the table. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Children looking at caged rabbits

Photograph of a group of unidentified children and teenagers looking at rabbits in cages, possibly the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Some of the children appear to be writing on small pads of paper. The number 1 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Man with racehorse named Sterling King

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 374N620 and 374N0627, was published on Page 2, Section B (Sports) of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943. The caption with the three photos begins: “Go TO POST THIS WEEK—Trio of race horses, which raced at Gresham during the Multnomah county fair, are slated to perform in this week’s meeting.” The caption goes on to identify the horse in this photograph as “Sterling King, full brother of the stake horse, Ionland.” The photograph may have been taken during the fair. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Racehorse Legend Call and rider

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man mounted on a horse standing on a racetrack, probably at the Multnomah County fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. A cropped version of this photo, along with image Nos. 374N0618 and 374N0627, was published on Page 2, Section B (Sports) of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943. The caption with the three photos begins: “Go TO POST THIS WEEK—Trio of race horses, which raced at Gresham during the Multnomah county fair, are slated to perform in this week’s meeting.” The caption goes on to identify the horse in this photograph as “Legend Call, 5-year-old, owned by E. S. Phillips of San Mateo, Calif.” The photograph may have been taken during the county fair. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Babe Steel with two racehorses

Photograph of a woman, Babe Steel of Gresham, standing between two racehorses. The horse on the left is Michaelmas, owned by Mrs. Ace Hoyle of Gresham. The horse on the right is Lanirap, owned by Steel. The photograph was taken before the opening of the 1943 Multnomah County Fair, probably at the fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Woman and racehorse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. The number 12 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 374N618 and 374N620, was published on Page 2, Section B (Sports) of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943. The caption with the three photos begins: “Go TO POST THIS WEEK—Trio of race horses, which raced at Gresham during the Multnomah county fair, are slated to perform in this week’s meeting.” The caption goes on to identify the horse in this photograph as “Exnofelia, owned and trained by Mrs. Lela White.” The name “Exnofelia” in this caption may be a misspelling of “Xenofelia.” The photograph may have been taken during the county fair.

Woman and horse

Photograph of a woman standing next to a horse and holding the horse’s lead rope. A building is visible in the background. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may be related to the 1943 Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0645 and 374N0685. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Woman in corn patch

Photograph of an unidentified woman working in a patch of corn plants at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The number 15 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.The photograph may have been taken at the 1943 Multnomah County Fair. Also see image No. 374N0630 and 374N0685. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Men with cow

Photograph of two unidentified men standing outdoors with a cow, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. One man is the cow’s lead rope, and the other man is looking at the cow and has one hand on the animal’s back.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Young woman holding chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a chicken that is perched on the edge of what may be a wagon. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration from damage to the negative.

Girl with sheep

Photograph of an unidentified girl posing outdoors with a sheep. She is kneeling next to the sheep and has one arm around the sheep’s neck. The gates at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon, are visible in the background; the photograph may have been taken at the county fair. The number 16 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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