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 looking across Elk Lake, showing the prominent point of Battle Axe Mountain in the distance. Many of the trees in the image appear to be recently burned. Written on the negative is “Looking up Elk Lake from outlet – Battle Axe Mt at back” and “E309.09-O-9.” (Image note: see related image PGE 16-23).
Photograph taken from a high point looking downward at a town of Detroit (Oregon) with several buildings. In the distance a hillside can be seen above the town, leading up to high ridge points. Several areas of burned trees can be seen above the town. Written on the negative is “Looking south at Detroit, Oregon – Nov 6 1920.”
Photograph looking across Elk Lake, showing Mount Beachie and adjacent ridgelines. On the right side of the image is a large area of burned trees, leading up to Battle Axe Mountain. Written on the negative is “Looking up Elk Lake from outlet – Mt Beachie in the center, 11-6-20” and “E309.09-O-9.” (Image note: see related image PGE 16-21).
Photograph taken from shoreline, showing Elk Lake during the winter with snow on the ground. In the distance, a man with a jacket and hat stands next to the water. Behind him are trees that appear to be recently burned. Written on the negative is “Looking north down Elk Lake, 11-5-20.” and “E301.09-O-4.”
Photograph taken from shoreline, looking across Elk Lake towards the peak of Battle Axe Mountain. Snow is visible on the ground near the lake, extending up towards the peak. The trees on the far shoreline appear to be recently burned.