A photograph of five people gathered on the observation deck of a passenger train car. One of the men wears a conductor's uniform. The man at the center wearing a suit is identified as Willem Van Hoogstraten. There are also three women wearing fur coats. A group of people wave from the train platform. Signs on the railing of the train car read, "North Coast Limited," and, "Great Northern Empire Builder." A handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads, "On observation deck, next to conductor: Willem Van Hoogstraaten (sic.), conductor, Portland Symphony Society. Photo - 1929."
Photograph of Train Engineer Charles W. Miller standing with 2 other men in front of an SP&S locomotive. Miller is in the middle. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Picture taken at Portland Oregon Union Station on arrival SP&S #1 - April 27, 1952 with Engineer Charles W. Miller completing his last run before retirement. From left - Condr. L.S. Rosendaul; Miller; J.A. Cannon, Gen'l Supt. Motive Power."
Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. An open box on a table in the foreground is labeled, "Remington Rand Sealed Edge Tabulating Cards." The employee appears to be working with these cards at a machine. There are several Remington Rand machines to the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Machine Section Portland, Summer 1952."
Photograph showing multiple horse-drawn streets cars, shown in front of a building. People stand near the cars while looking at the camera, and at least one horse can be seen, attached to the first car. Written on the side of the cars is “W.B.BT Co.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “In the Old Street Car Days.”
Photograph of street car #700, with conductor standing at front window pointing straight. Written on the front of the train is a sign saying “Portland Car Service is Unsurpassed,” and “Sellwood” is indicated at the top. A small kiosk building is visible on the right side of the frame. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame), with the caption “Modern P-A-Y-E Car.”
Round portrait of the head and shoulders of a man with a mustache and uniform. Below the man is a caption that reads “40.” Other incomplete portraits are visible on the right and bottom of the frame. The same individual is photographed in PGE134-9.
Photograph of a street car on a turntable, showing two men looking at the camera. A sign attached to the front of the car states “This Car Direct to City Park” and on the top of the car is written “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Chapman.” One man wears a hat and overalls, while the other is wearing a hat and a black uniform. The turntable is wooden. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Dave Hunt at the Turn Table. Taken 15 years ago.”
Photograph showing a cable car, with four men looking at the camera. Two of the men stand on the train while two stand in front. A large sign behind the train reads “Henry the Fourth, Choicest Havana Cigars.” On the side of the train is written “Portland Railway Company” and “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson and Chapman Sts.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame)
Photograph showing people standing in front of a Portland Cable Railway car, with “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson and Fifteenth St”written on the side. A child is visible on the right side of the image, and two men in conductor uniforms are in the center. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen in the frame), with caption “ A cable car scene taken on Portland Heights. J.G. Mann in his palmy days.”
Round portrait of the head and shoulders of a man with a mustache and uniform. He is wearing a brimmed hat with “Conductor” written across the front. Two other men in uniforms can be seen at either sides, wearing similar hats without adornment.
Photograph of a female employee plugging a cord into the side of a machine at the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. There are filing drawers to her right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Machine Section Portland, Summer 1952."
Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. She looks down at papers on a table and operates a tabulation machine with her right hand. She is likely auditing SP&S disbursements. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Machine Room SP&S Aud of Disb Office, Portland, Summer 1952."
Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. The second from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who wears his uniform. The other 3 men wear suits with hats and trench coats. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Part of railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on the occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: J L Monahan, Asst. Superintendent F P Allen, Conductor A J Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager H W Shields, General Passenger Agent." Stamp on back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.
Photograph of men posing at a retirement dinner for SP&S executive John Dickson at the Aero Club in Portland, Oregon. Men sit along the outside of 2 long banquet tables that face each other. The tables are set for dinner. At the far end, a 3rd table connects them. Four men stand behind this table. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Complimentary dinner to John Dickson on his retirement as Superintendent of Motive Power of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company, given by his associates at the Areo (sic) Club, Portland, Ore." Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.
A Willamette Heights streetcar on the occasion of its last run before retirement. A conductor and two women are holding a cable attached to the front of the streetcar. A sign over the top of the car reads “Willamette Hts.” Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 26, 1950 (negative 6 of 16).
Photograph showing a cable car during the “Great Flood of Portland” in 1894. Several men and women sit in the car, and four men stand in the water, all looking at the camera. On the right side, a woman and a baby are visible. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame), and the caption reads “Photos, of the Great Flood of Portland, Or. June 4th 1894.” Also on the caption is written “Pro. G. L. Eastman Cor, First and Taylor Streets.”
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 group of men in an auditorium. Several men are seated on the stage, while one stands at the front. Other suited men sit in the audience facing the stage. Two American flags are hung at either side of the stage.
Round portraits of the head and shoulders of men wearing uniforms. Each photograph is in a round frame. Below the man in the center of the frame is a caption that reads “20.” To the right of the central figure is an incomplete photograph of a trestle bridge.
A group of Union Pacific stewardesses, in uniform, preparing to work aboard the “City of Portland” train. From left to right: La Verne Jensen, Patricia Holcomb, Veneta A. Minor, Joy Siemens, Mary H Foley, Georgia M. Rogers, Shirley M. Marley, and Dorothy J. Sherrod. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, May 30, 1947 (negative 1 of 3).
Photograph of 3 passengers and a railroad employee boarding a train at North Bank Station in Portland, Oregon. Two women have already boarded and make their way into the railcar. They wear long white dresses with bloomers underneath and bonnets on their heads. A man accompanying them wears a suit and top hat. As he boards, he speaks to a uniformed African American railroad employee. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "North Bank Station."
Photograph of 5 workers in an SP&S freight warehouse. The workers hold hand trucks and are transporting large sacks. On the right are rows of barrels. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Freight Warehouse." Stamp on the back for The Angelus Studio.
Members of a family pose in front of the doorway of a house in Portland. A man stands on the left, wearing a railroad conductor's uniform. A boy and girl sit on the steps leading up to the home. The girl holds a bouquet of flowers in her lap while the boy holds a dog in his lap. Two women stand on the right, both holding bouquets of flowers. A wooden walkway leads to the right of the house.
Photograph showing cable car function at Jefferson and Chapman. Three cable cars and numerous individuals are visible. In the background, several wooden houses can be seen. On the front of the center car is written “Portland Heights” and on the side of the rightmost train “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Chapman.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Junction Pt. At Chapman and Jefferson 15 years ago – All cable cars.”
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).