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Utility truck

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a Portland General Electric utility truck, with a man in the drivers seat. Attached to the back of the vehicle is a raised pulley system, possibly for use with utility poles. In the background, a forested hillside is visible (Image note: see related images PGE 49-31, PGE 49-32, PGE 49-54, and PGE 49-93).

Unidentified substation

Photograph showing a substation, including "PGE" written on a round sign. Metal framework and utility lines can be seen behind a closed metal fence. On the negative is written "49-36." (Image note: likely same substation shown in PGE 49-34).

Utility line work along street

Photograph showing street with utility poles and workers. Rolls of cable can be seen on wheeled trailers, with other cable attached to the top of a utility pole visible at the center of the frame. Houses and open field at can seen at either side of the street. On a sign next to the street is "Enquist Way." Written on the negative is "51-782." (Image note: see related image PGE 51-783).

Line Department, linemen working on utility pole

Photograph showing two linemen working on a wooden utility pole, with harnesses, buckets and tools. The man closest to the camera is facing towards the pole and looking down towards the ground. Another lineman is visible in the background, also on a wooden utility pole. Electric lines and utility poles are visible throughout the image, with houses and trees in the background. Written on the negative is "53-116."

Line Department, lineman on utility pole

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a lineman at the top of a utility pole with a hard hat, harness, and tools. He is facing towards the pole, has a cigarette in his mouth, and is using a screwdriver in his right hand. Trees and a building can be seen in the background. Written on the negative is "53-116."

Portland General Electric linemen on utility pole in front of Mt. Jefferson

Photograph looking downhill, showing two linemen at the top of a utility pole with Mt. Jefferson visible in the distance. Snow can be seen on the ground, trees, and mountains throughout the frame. A utility pole and electric line are at the right side of the frame. Likely taken near Timberline Lodge. Written on the negative is "57-320." (Image note: see related image PGE 57-320-15).

Utility lines at corner of SW 7th and SW Washington

Photograph showing the corner of SW 7th Ave (Broadway) and SW Washington St. Utility poles and wires are visible throughout the image, and the Electric Building (621 SW Alder Street) can be seen in the background. The caption on the image reads “Corner of 7th and Washington before wires were placed underground, electric building in background.” (Image note: slight damage to bottom right corner of negative).

Pole derrick

Photograph of a pole derrick being used to hoist utility poles. Two men stand to the right of the derrick while looking at the camera, and a third can be seen next to a horse behind the poles. A railroad track runs along the side side of the frame.

Pole derrick

Photograph of a horse-drawn pole derrick with seated man. A hat sits next to the man, who looks at the camera. Railroad tracks cross the frame, and a wooden building can be seen in the background.

Silver thaw on East 60th between East Stark and East Glisan Streets

Photograph taken from ground level showing damaged utility poles with snow and ice. In the background, on the left side of the frame, is a wooden building with “Drugs and Stationary” and “Tom Graham – Pharmacist” written on the side (now at 6031 Southeast Stark Street). Also visible is the Brubaker, Normandin, and Co. Mt. Tabor Store.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen in the center of the street, as well as the right side of the frame next to a decorative railing. Buildings with advertisements can be seen to either side of the street.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen on the ground near the center of the frame. A truck and a group of people are gathered around the damaged pole, with other people visible further down the street. Above, numerous overlapping electric lines can be seen.

Silver thaw, East 80th Avenue and Foster

Photograph showing houses, utility poles, and electric lines with snow and ice. A tall wooden building with a windmill can be seen on the right side of the frame, with “Powers Furniture” painted on the side. A woman walks away from the camera in the street, and ice laden damaged electric lines are visible at either side.

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