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Kendall Station

Photograph of Kendall station, Springwater Division, on 82nd Street. Viewed from between two railroad tracks, the small wooden station building with “Kendall” sign is next to a road and a large transmission line. The name “Geo. Smith Grocer” is written on the side of the larger building.

Gilbart Station

Photograph of Gilbart Station, Springwater Division, Bucklay Avenue. Taken at an intersection of two dirt roads, a railroad crossing can be seen across the road on the left. Two wooden houses are visible in the distance, as well as numerous electric lines.

Portrait of W. Traub

Full length portrait of W. Traub in uniform and hat. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record. To the left additional information about another photographed individual can e seen (incomplete).

Portrait of Fred Cooper, Superintendent of Transportation

Photograph showing two portraits of Fred Cooper (Superintendent of Transportation of the Portland Rail Light and Power Company). On the left, is a portrait of Fred Cooper wearing a uniform, with a caption reading “Twenty years ago.” On the right, is another portrait also of Fred Cooper wearing a suit and tie with caption, “Today.”

Crews and mules clearing snow on Columbia River Highway?

Photograph showing unidentified men with a pair of mules on a road, probably the old Columbia River Highway. Snow is piled high on either side of the road. In the background are men using axes and other tools to clear the road and the railroad at left. The photograph may have been taken in February 1922. Image note: Photograph shows speckling due to deterioration of the negative. See related image Nos. 373G0519, 373G0520, 373G0521, 373G0522, 373G0523, 373G0524, 373G0525, 373G0526, 373G0527, 373G0528, and 373G0529.

Crews clearing snow on Columbia River Highway?

Photograph showing unidentified men using picks and shovels to clear deep snow from a road next to a river, probably the Columbia River Highway. The photograph may have been taken in February 1922. See related image Nos. 373G0518, 373G0520, 373G0521, 373G0522, 373G0523, 373G0524, 373G0525, 373G0526, 373G0527, 373G0528, and 373G0529. Image note: Photograph shows speckling due to deterioration of the negative.

Crews and mules clearing snow on Columbia River Highway?

Photograph showing unidentified men and a pair of harnessed mules clearing snow on a road, probably the Columbia River Highway, and a railroad below it. Tall snowbanks line the road and railroad. At center, a man standing at the bottom of a snowbank is gesturing toward the top of the bank with a long stick. The photograph may have been taken in February 1922. See related image Nos. 373G0518, 373G0519, 373G0520, 373G0521, 373G0522, 373G0523, 373G0524, 373G0526, 373G0527, 373G0528, and 373G0529. Image note: Photograph shows speckling due to deterioration of the negative.

Representative D. C. Lewis, chief clerk W. Fred Drager, and Representative L. H. Adams at Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing three men standing on the front steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1923. A cropped version of this photograph was one of six published on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, January 14, 1923, under the headline “Who’s Who at Salem, Where Oregon Legislature Is In Session.” The photographs had the following caption: “State House snapshots by Journal staff photographer.” This photograph had the additional information: “Representative D. C. Lewis, Multnomah; W. F. Drager, Salem, chief clerk of the house; Representative L. H. Adams, Multnomah.” Also see the related images published with this photograph: Nos. 379G0190, 379G0194, 379G0196, 379G0200, and 379G0208.

Unidentified man outside Oregon State Capitol

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing to the left, has one hand on his hip, and is holding an overcoat in his other hand. He is wearing a hat, suit, and tie. Text that appears to be “1-” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Walter G. Lynn, Oregon House of Representatives calendar clerk, at state capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of Walter G. Lynn outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1923. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was one of six published on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, January 14, 1923, under the headline “Who’s Who at Salem, Where Oregon Legislature Is In Session.” The photographs had the following caption: “State House snapshots by Journal staff photographer.” This photograph had the additional information: “Walter G. Lynn, Portland, calendar clerk of house and ex-representative.” Also see the related images published with this photograph: Nos. 379G0164, 379G0194, 379G0196, 379G0200, and 379G0208.

Shriners in formation at Multnomah Field, Portland

Photograph showing Shriners bands and patrols in formation on Multnomah Field in Portland. The stands are filled with spectators. The photograph may have been taken Thursday, June 24, 1920, during the Shriners convention held in Portland that year. Image note: Light leak on negative. The text “Grand Review of Shrine / Multnomah Field” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0317.

General John J. Pershing at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing General John J. Pershing (second from right) walking at the front of a group of men as he leaves Union Station in Portland on Sunday, January 18, 1920. Pershing stopped in Portland during a tour to inspect military bases around the United States. At right is Oregon Governor Ben W. Olcott. At far left, in a dark suit, is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. Olcott and Baker greeted Pershing upon his arrival at Union Station. See related image Nos. 373G0154, 373G0156, 373G0157, 373G0158, 373G0159, 373G0160, 373G0161 and 373G0323.

Colonel R. B. Lister and unidentified man in Portland

Full-length portrait of two men standing on the sidewalk outside a building and facing one another. The man at left, United States Army Colonel R. B. Lister, is wearing an overcoat and visor cap. The man at right is waring an overcoat and hat. The photograph was taken on Friday, February 20, 1920, while Lister was in Portland during a tour to inspect schools under the Reserve Officer Training Corps. The Oregon Journal published a different photograph from Lister’s visit, image No. 376G0367, and a story on Page 15 of the February 20 city edition.

Customers and police officer outside closed Morris Brothers bank in Portland

Photograph showing unidentified customers and a police officer outside the Morris Brothers Inc. investment bank in Portland on Monday, December 27, 1920, after the bank did not open for business. At left, an unidentified man is walking past as a second unidentified man speaks to a police officer who is standing in front of the doorway to the bank. A similar photograph, image No. 373G0336, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 27, 1920, under the headline “Bond Purchasers Wait; Etheridge Flees.” The photograph had the following caption: “Some of the customers of Morris Brothers, Inc., who gathered at the iron barred door today and tried to gain admittance to ascertain the status of their investments. The police moved on them unceremoniously whenever the crowd got too large.” The photograph accompanied a story about the bank, headlined “Warrant Out for Capture of Etheridge.” The story reported that the bank might have a deficit of up to $1,000,000, and the bank president, John L. Etheridge, had fled. The story reported that a warrant had been issued for Etheridge’s arrest on a charge of larceny by bailee. See additional related image Nos. 376G0016 and 376G0018.

Augusta Carlson, witness at murder trial of John Cyril Liard

Three-quarters portrait of a woman, Augusta Carlson, sitting in a chair, facing slightly right, with her hands folded in her lap. She is wearing a hat, fur-trimmed jacket, and dress or skirt. The text “Carlson, Miss,” is written on the negative sleeve. Carlson was a witness in the trial of John Cyril Liard, who was accused of killing Deputy Sheriff Frank W. Twombley after a robbery on the Interstate Bridge in Portland on November 19, 1918. In a story on January 7, 1919, about jury selection for the trial, the Journal gave a summary of the case. It reported that Twombley, who was on duty at one of the approaches to the bridge and was unaware of the robbery, had attempted to stop the robber’s car as it sped away. The driver shot and killed Twombley as he attempted to make the stop. The Journal reported that Carlson had told police she was in the car. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 376G0331, of Liard, were published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 12, 1919, under the headline “Versions of Crime Do Not Agree.” The photograph had the following caption: “Augusta Carlson and John Cyril Liard photographed by The Journal photographer as they sat in Judge Gantenbein's court, where the latter is on trial on a charge of second degree murder for the fatal shooting of Frank Walter Twombley, deputy sheriff, last November.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Liard Seeks To Prove An Alibi In Murder Case.” That story reported that Carlson and Liard had given conflicting accounts during the trial; Carlson had testified that Liard had killed Twombley, and Liard had testified that he was at home when the crime occurred, but Carlson was out in his car. On Tuesday, January 14, 1919, the Journal reported that Liard had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Suspect George Billings, alias Joe Brady, at Multnomah County jail

Half-length portrait of George Billings facing front and smiling at the Multnomah County Jail. Billings was a suspect in a burglary case. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, January 27, 1921, under the headline “Held On Crime Charges.” The photograph had the following caption: “George Billings, alias Joe Brady, photographed in cell at county jail this morning, after refusal of Captain Harry Circle of police detective department to allow such picture taken Wednesday in the city jail, despite orders from Chief Jenkins that photographers be allowed to pose prisoner. Brady was affable and chatty making no objection to flashlight.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story headlined “Brady Says He’s Goat; 2 Identify Him.” On Sunday, March 5, 1921, the Journal reported that a grand jury had indicted Billings on three charges. Subsequently, on Friday, April 15, 1921, the Journal reported that a jury had acquitted Billings of one charge and the other two indictments had been dismissed. Image note: The text “Brady, Joe / Billings” is written on the negative sleeve.

George Rossman in court on first day as Portland municipal judge

Photograph, taken from the side, showing Portland Municipal Judge George Rossman seated at the bench in a courtroom on Wednesday, August 1, 1917. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal that day. The photograph had the headline “Succeeds To Municipal Bench” and the caption: “George Rossman, who began duties this morning laid down by John H. Stevenson.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Municipal Judge And New Chief Of Police Occupy Their Posts.” Image note: The text “Rossman, municipal judge / & courtroom - Portland” is written on the negative sleeve.

John B. Kawacinski, killer of Harry I. Pawluk, at Multnomah County Jail

Head and shoulders portrait of a man at the Multnomah County Jail. He is sitting in a chair and facing to the right. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Monday, March 7, 1921, under the headline “Slayer Of His Shipmate.” The photograph had the following caption: “John Boleslaw Kawacinski, known also as John Bruno, who has confessed to the killing of Harry I. Pawluk, second cook on the steamship Montague, arrested at Seattle Saturday and now being held in the Multnomah county jail while real facts of grim story of debt, smuggling, and intrigue are being straightened out by the authorities.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Murderer of Pawluk Views Crime Scene” and the subheading “John Kawacinski, Who Confessed He Killed Shipmate on Barnes Road, Pleads Self-Defense; Police Look for Woman in Case.” On Thursday, April 14, 1921, the Journal reported that Kawacinski had been convicted of second-degree murder, and on Monday, April 18, 1921, the paper reported that he had been sentenced to life in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Image note: The text “Bruno, John / Murderer of Pawluk” is written on the negative sleeve.

People at counter in Multnomah Hotel lobby, Portland

Photograph showing people at a marble counter. Behind the counter are two men assisting visitors, a woman using a telephone, and a man and woman who are looking on. The people in the photograph are unidentified. The text “Multnomah Hotel lobby” is written on the negative sleeve. This photograph may be related to image No. 376G0069.

Firefighters climbing to roof of building at Second and Pine, Portland

Photograph showing fire trucks parked outside a building on Pine Street at Second in Portland (now Southwest Pine Street and Southwest Second Avenue). A ladder extends from one of the trucks to the roof of the building, and several firefighters are carrying a hose up the ladder. Two more men are standing on the roof of the building. A related photograph, image No. 373G458, was published on Page 7 of a special year-end section in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 27, 1913. That photograph was one of seven published under the headline “Portland Affords Adequate Protection Against Fire.” The photographs accompanied a story about the expansion and cost of the fire department and the number of fire alarms in 1913. Also see additional related image No. 373G0456. Image note: The number 120 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The number 132 was also written on the negative, then crossed out.

Prohibition agents S. F. Rutter, and J. P. Marstella in Portland

Photograph showing Federal Prohibition Field Agents S. F. Rutter of San Francisco and J. P. Marstella of Washington, D.C., standing at the bottom of a set of steps outside a building. They are looking at one another and smiling. This photograph was taken in March 1920 while Rutter and Marstella were visiting Portland to evaluate prohibition enforcement. The Oregon Journal published a related photograph, image No. 376G0193, and a story about Rutter and Marstella’s visit on Page 4 of the city edition on March 16, 1920. See additional related image No. 376G0191. Image note: Negative damage at upper right. The text “Prohibition officers” is written on the negative sleeve.

Prohibition agents Fred B. Curry, Johnson S. Smith, J. E. Flanders, S. F. Rutter, and J. P. Marstella in Portland

Photograph showing a group of men, all wearing suits and ties, gathered at the bottom of steps outside a building. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Tuesday, March 16, 1920, under the headline “Prohibition Agents Visit Portland.” The caption was: “Special prohibition field agents visit officials who are directing enforcement of national prohibition act in Oregon. From left—Federal Prohibition Inspector Fred B. Curry, Federal Prohibition Supervisor for Oregon Johnson S. Smith, Federal prohibition Agent J. E. Flanders and S. F. Rutter of San Francisco and J. P. Marstella of Washington, D. C., special prohibition agents touring the Pacific coast. The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Dry Nation Has Come To Stay, Officials Say,” about Rutter and Marstella’s visit to Portland. See related image Nos. 376G0191 and 376G0192. Image note: The text “Prohibition office” is written on the negative sleeve.

Unidentified member of Camp Fire Girls using bead loom

Full-length portrait of an unidentified girl sitting cross-legged in the grass, facing front, and looking down. She is holding a box and a beading loom with partially completed beadwork on it. The photograph may have been taken in August 1921 at a Camp Fire Girls camp on the Clackamas River near Carver, Oregon; see image Nos. 373G0333, 373G0334, and 373G0335.

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