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Cable crossing barge and tug boat

Photograph showing workers on a barge standing in front of two large spools of cable. The cable can be seen extending into the water while the workers look on. In the background is a crane and a building on the barge with "Willamette Tug & Barge Co" written on it. Likely the Willamette River. (Image note: unidentified location, possibly Oregon City).

Cable crossing barge and tug boat

Photograph taken from a high side angle, showing a low barge with a crane, large spools of cable, and people. On the Right side of the frame, a tug boat can be seen behind the barge. On a sign next to the cable is written "Cable Crossing 13,000 Volts PGE Co" and "13,000 Volt Submarine Cable Okonite." Also visible is a "Willamette Tug & Barge Co" sign. In the background are forested hills, with some buildings, with an industrial area visible near the shore. Visible body of water is likely the Willamette River. Written on the negative is "50-645." (Image note: unidentified location, possibly Oregon City).

East Ankeny car barn

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).

Group of men in standing with utility truck

Photograph showing a group of men standing next to a street looking at the camera. All the men wear rounded hats, dirtied work clothing, and are standing behind a utility vehicle. In the background are businesses, including "La Salle Cafe." Written on the negative is "49-273." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-274, PGE 49-275).

Group of men working on electrical utilities

Photograph showing four men working on electrical utilities while wearing matching bowler hats. The two furthest individuals are holding an object while two others look on. The man closest to the front of the frame is holding a folding measuring tape. Surrounding the group are multiple conduits. Written on the negative is "49-274." (Image note: see related images PGE 49-273, PGE 49-275).

Group watching workers installing 2000th Portland streetlight, at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

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).

Large spool of cable, Willamette River barge?

Photograph showing workers with a large spool on cable, which is attached to a steel cable extending towards the top of the frame. The spool is on a barge, which is likely on the Willamette River, with an industrial area and forested hills visible along the shoreline. Written on the negative is "50-642." (Image note: unidentified location, possibly Oregon City area).

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."

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."

Lineman working on utility pole

Photograph showing a lineman working at the top of a wooden utility pole. He is attached to the pole via a waist strap with his face turned towards the camera. Several groups of ceramic insulators can be seen at the top of the pole. Written on the negative is "50-541."

Linemen working on utility pole

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."

Linemen working on utility pole

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."

Man climbing utility pole in snow

Photograph showing a man climbing a wooden utility pole as snow blankets the scene. On the right side of the frame is a utility truck with a "PGE" logo painted on the door, and in the distance, more houses can be seen further below. Written on the negative is "50-322."

Man moving utility pole

Photograph showing a man using a clawed tool to adjust the base of a wooden utility pole. He is facing towards the pole, and is slightly bent at the waist as he holds the handle of the tool. Behind him is an open area of grass and trees. Written on the negative is "50-484."

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