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Portrait of Charles Cooper

Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago.” On the right, the man is older with the caption “today.” At the bottom of both images is written “Charles Cooper – Entered service of C. & S.Ry. April 12th, 1892 as first assistant engineer in power plant. At present in charge of station ‘E’ power station P.Ry.L & P.Co.”

Portland Electric Power Company, baseball team

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.

Portrait of J.A Ryan

Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago.” On the right, the man is older with the caption “today.” At the bottom of both images is written “J.A. Ryan.”

Portrait of F.T Griffith

Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago” and “A Clerk.” On the right, the man is older with the captions “today” and “Our president.” See related image no. PGE136-5, PGE136-7.

Portraits of John Chambers and Jacob Miller

Two Portraits of different men. The image on the left is a full length portrait of a man in work attire and hat, standing next to a chair. Under the portrait is the caption “John Chambers, 1878.” On the right is a portrait of a man wearing a suit and vest, with the caption “Jacob Miller, 1893.”

Portrait of T.W. Sullivan

Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago.” On the right, the man is older with the caption “today.” At the bottom of both images is written “T.W. Sullivan.”

Portraits of James J. Hill and Clarence M. Clark

Two portraits of different men wearing suits. One man is older, with white hear and a bear, while the other appears to be younger and has a large mustache. Under the portraits a caption reads “James J. Hill of St. Paul and Clarence M. Clark of Philadelphia. These men caused greater investment of capital in and for the benefit of Portland and Oregon than any other two men.” (Image note: corner of negative is broken and missing).

Portrait of F.T Griffith

Two portraits of the same man, taken twenty years apart. On the left portrait is the caption “Twenty years ago” and “A Clerk.” On the right, the man is older and wearing glasses, with the captions “today” and “Our president.” See related image no. PGE136-6, PGE136-7.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

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.

Portland General Electric Company

Young man next to foliage

Portrait from the knees up of a man in a suit. He stands in front of a backdrop, with grassy foliage to his right. Under the photograph is a caption reading “Guess who it is?” The man individual is likely seen in PGE136-3 at an older age (O.B. Coldwell). Also written on the photograph is “Watson, 225 First Street, Portland Ore.”

Station E, engine exciter set

Photograph showing an engine exciter at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men in overalls stand to the left of the machine, looking at the camera. The man on the right is holding a small mechanical wheel.

Man speaking to group

Photograph showing a man speaking into a microphone while standing in front of a group of seated individuals. The room is wood paneled, and a roll-down screen can be screen can be seen next to the man. Written on the negative is "49-118." (Image note: see related image PGE 49-117).

Group event with bar

Photograph showing men in suits at what appears to be a bar table at an event. Bottles line the long table, extending from the camera, and three men stand on the right side of the table across from the crowd. Written on the negative is "49-117." (Image note: see related image PGE 49-118).

Group of men next to street

Photograph, taken at night, showing a group of suited men standing next to a paved street while looking towards the left. Wooden buildings can be seen on the left and right sides of the frame. Most likely in Portland. On the negative is written "49-106."

Man speaking to seated audience

Photograph showing a man in a suit speaking in a microphone to a group of seated individuals. Next to the speaker is a table with a typewriter and case, and behind him is a table with a table cloth and plate. Written on the negative is "50-457." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-456, PGE 50-459).

Seated audience

Photograph showing a group of seated people facing forward and looking towards the camera. In the foreground is a table with tablecloth and food. (Image note: see related images PGE 50-456, PGE 50-457).

Man in suit shaking hands with a youth

Photograph showing two men wearing suits facing towards a young man and woman. The man towards the front of the frame is shaking hands with a young man in a short-sleeved sweater, while a young woman stands. In the background is a sign with "junior" written over a logo with fire and wings. Written on the negative is "50-660."

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