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 employees with street car in front of the East Ankeny car barn. Written on the building is “PRL & P Co.” (Portland Rail Light & Power Company). Several men sit on the roof of the train, while others line up in the windows and in front. A wooden water tower can be seen in the background. Photograph is a reproduction of a framed image (frame is clearly visible).
Photograph showing a night crew at the Sellwood car barn, with car #1093. The group is looking at the camera while standing in front of the train car. Two men stand on a step in the doorway, while others stand at ground level. All men are wearing work clothes, including either jackets or overalls.
Group portrait showing men in front of a small wooden building. Several men sit or stand at ground level, while others are on a raised wooden porch. Some of the men are wearing uniforms. A caption reads “Mt. Tabor waiting room at 69th Street in 1892 – Andy Richmond, T. Frack, ‘Mike’ Brady, ‘Mike’ McNeary.’” At the bottom right of the photograph is written “Emery, Artist.” (Image note: negative is broken at lower right corner).
Group portrait of men in baseball attire, sitting in front of a wood and metal fence. Behind, men, women and children sit on wooden benches on risers. Under the photograph is written “City & Suburban base ball team – 20 years ago.”
Group portrait of men in baseball uniforms, with one man in a suit. The front row of men is seated, while the back row stands. In the background is a field and trees. A round sign in front of the seated row reads “Portland Electric Power Co. baseball” with a triangle logo and “Club” written in the middle.
Photograph showing a group of men in suits, hats, and matching costume glasses while facing towards the camera. They are standing in two rows, and at the front of the frame is a table with plates and cups. On the front of each hat is a number. Written on the negative is "50-532."
Photograph showing a group of men in suits facing towards the camera. The individual on the far left is holding a glass bottle, while the other holds their arms downward. Folding chairs and a hallway can be seen in the background.
Photograph showing a group of men from the Underground Department facing the camera. Individuals in the first two rows are kneeling, while the other behind are standing. Many of the men are wearing overalls or patterned flannel shirts.