Photograph showing three men standing next to a metal utility structure at the top of the transformer house at the Little Sandy Dam. Two of the men are in work wear, while a third is wearing a suit and hat. Trees and hills can be seen in the distance. Written on the negative is “E301-0-3402.”
Photograph taken from a side angle, showing an electrical transformer, likely at an electrical substation. Several ceramic insulators can be seen at the top of the unit, as well as numerous attached electric lines. On the negative is written "49-73."
Photograph showing an electrical transformer, likely at an electrical substation. On the front of the unit is written "General Electric." On the top of the unit are several ceramic insulators and electric lines. On the negative is written "49-77."
Photograph showing a transformer at the Fairmont substation in June of 1949. Above the transformer, numerous ceramic insulators can be seen, as well as a large "PGE" sign. On the negative is written "49-135," which is crossed out and replaced with "49-101."
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.