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.
Photograph of a pole truck hauling wooden utility poles. One individuals sits in the driver seal of the vehicle, while another sits on top of the logs at the back. Two wooden houses are next to the street, behind which an open work yard can be seen. Likely located in Portland.
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.
Photograph showing two linemen working at the top of a wooden utility pole, most likely in Portland. Both men have feet attached to the side of the pole, and appear to be wearing safety harnesses. Several ropes hang to the ground from the men. On the left side of the frame is a building, and the tops of cars can be seen at the bottom. On the negative is written "49-108."
Photograph showing a group of linemen working at the top of a wooden utility pole on a residential street, most likely in Portland. At the base of the pole are several other men in overalls and a utility truck. On the negative is written "49-134."
Photograph showing three men standing on the top of a "PGE" utility truck, with a "Southern Pacific Lines" train in the background. One of the men is wearing a suit, and they are gathered around the basket of an industrial monkey. Another "PGE" truck is parked next to the first vehicle, and other automobiles can be seen throughout the dirt lot. Written on the negative is "50-673." (Image note: location is at 1362 NW Naito Pkwy).
Photograph looking upward showing a man standing in a cherry picker basket. The arm of the mechanism is visible on the left side of the frame, and electric lines and a utility pole is visible. (Image note: location is at 1362 NW Naito Pkwy).
Photograph showing two linemen working at the top of a wooden utility pole. They are both attached to the pole via harnesses and belts, and are facing towards the pole. The man on the right is leaning down towards an electric line and has a cigarette in his mouth. Written on the negative is "51-685."
Photograph showing four men on the back of a "PGE" utility truck with a cherry picker basket. Another man stands in front of the truck looking upward. In the background is an industrial area, including a sign for "Centennial Flouring Mills Co." Written on the negative is "50-676." (Image note: location is at 1362 NW Naito Pkwy).
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."
Photograph showing two men at the top of a wooden utility pole with hard hats, harnesses and tools. They are both facing towards the pole, with trees and buildings visible in the background. Written on the negative is "53-116."
Photograph looking upward, showing a man on a wooden utility pole. He is facing towards the pole with both hands visible, and is looking downwards towards the camera. Electric lines, insulators, and other utility equipment is visible on the poles. Written on the negative is "53-116."
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."
Photograph showing two linemen working at the top of a wooden utility pole. They are both wearing hard hats and harnesses, and are looking downwards towards the ground. Below is a street with automobiles and buildings, with trees visible in the distance. Written on the negative is "53-116."
Photograph looking downward, showing a man next to a layout of tools and gear arranged on the floor. The gear includes gloves, rope, a harness, and several other long implements. A decorative carpet is visible under the fabric on which the tools lay. Written on the negative is "53-116."
Photograph showing the north side of Northeast Glisan Street looking towards Northeast 43rd Avenue. Two utility workers install a light at the top of a wooden utility pole, while a group of people watch from the ground. Houses, automobiles and other utility poles and electric lies can be seen in the frame.
Photograph showing a group of people standing on a sidewalk while watching utility workers install a street light at the top of a utility pole. Several individuals in the group are looking upward, while others look towards an adolescent walking a bike on the sidewalk. Houses can be seen in the background (north side of Northeast Glisan Street looking towards Northeast 41st Avenue).
Photograph showing two utility workers at the top of a wooden utility pole installing a light. One of the men is facing towards the utility with a harness and sling, with the other is on top of a ladder. Houses and other electric lines and utility poles can be seen at ground level.
Photograph showing a crouching man writing "#2000" on a metal streetlight. A man in overalls is standing in front of him and facing towards the camera while holding the light with his left hand. Cement block walls and a ceiling light 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.
Photograph showing a man (Alex Komolofske) wearing a dirtied work jumper standing next to a wheeled generator vehicle. A "PGE" logo is attached to the generator, with "Onan Electric Plant" painted on the side.
Photograph taken from a side angle showing a man standing on the back of a pole auger truck, with another man standing in dense foliage behind the vehicle. The man on the bed of the vehicle is leaning down towards a set of levers, which is next to a upright pole structure.
Photograph showing a man standing on top of an pole derrick truck used for underground work. He is facing forward and looking at the camera with both hands on levers. Next to him is a metal arm attached to the truck, with a hook and pulley at the end. In the background is SW 5th Avenue, looking south towards SW Stark Street. The J.K. Gill Building can be seen on the left (corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW Stark Street), as well as the Yeon Building (522 SW 5th Avenue).
Photograph taken from a side angle showing a man seated on the back of a pole auger truck. He is looking down towards his left while using a series of levers to control the auger attached to the back of the vehicle.