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Agriculture and animals

Photographs related to agriculture, horticulture, and animals from approximately 1920 - 1945. The bulk of the photographs depict people, animals, and scenes at fairs and livestock shows, probably the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, and the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, Oregon. Other images depict topics such as cats, dogs, wild birds, poultry, and Tusko the elephant; farms and farmland; flowers, flower shows, and gardens.

Oregon Journal (Firm)

Earl Ross, Julius L. Meier, J. C. Penney, and John T. Dougall posing with bull at luncheon

Photograph of Earl Ross, Julius L. Meier, J. C. Penney, and John T. Dougall posing with Royal Supreme, a bull owned by Penney, at the Portland Chamber of Commerce on October 31, 1927. The room is adorned with Halloween-themed decorations. The photograph was taken during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon related to the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition. Livestock breeders who were visiting Portland for the exposition were among the attendees and speakers at the luncheon. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on October 31, 1927, under the headline “Chamber of Commerce Honors Show.” The photograph had the following caption: “Chairmen and guests at the Pacific International Exposition luncheon sponsored by Members’ Forum: Left to right, Earl Ross of the Penney organization; Julius L. Meier, chairman of the day; J. C. Penney; and John T. Dougall, forum chairman.” The photograph accompanied an article about the luncheon, titled “Speakers Praise Stock Show Work.”

Steer at auction?

Photograph of a steer and an unidentified young man standing in front of a small platform. On the platform is an unidentified man in a suit, standing with one hand raised. The photograph may have been taken during an auction at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Men showing cattle

Photograph of men showing cattle in an indoor arena. Observers are standing in a row nearby. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with bull

Photograph of a man and bull standing on a wooden walkway. The man is holding the bull by a lead rope attached to the bull’s nose ring. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man and woman posing with heifer or steer

Photograph of an unidentified man and woman posing outdoors with a heifer or steer. Another unidentified man is standing in front of the animal, holding it by a lead rope. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, possibly in 1929. Also see image No. 371N3305.

Young man with bull

Photograph of an unidentified young man posing with a bull. They are standing next to a building, and the man is holding the bull by a lead rope. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Two men with steer

Photograph of two unidentified men posing with a steer. The man on the right, in a suit and tie, is holding the steer by a lead rope. A building is visible in the background. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified man standing with a heifer on a wooden walkway. The man is holding the heifer by a lead rope. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Woman with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a heifer on a wooden walkway outside a building. The number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with calf

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with a calf on a wooden walkway outside a building. The man is kneeling next to the calf and holding it by a lead rope. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Woman and bull

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a bull outside a building. The woman has one hand on the bull’s neck and is holding an out-of-focus object, which may be a small bouquet of flowers, next to the bull’s head. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Also see image No. 374N0822.

Crowd at livestock show

Photograph of a crowd gathered in a covered area near livestock pens. At bottom right, handlers are leading cattle toward the awning. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Men clipping bull’s hair

Photograph of two unidentified men with a bull. One man is holding the bull by a rope through its nose ring as he clips the hair on the bull’s muzzle. The other man is operating the levers on the clipper machinery. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Men clipping bull’s hair

Photograph of two unidentified men with a bull. One man is holding the bull by a rope through its nose ring as he clips the hair on the bull’s head. The other man is operating the levers on the clipper machinery. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Woman with bull

Photograph of a woman standing next to a bull and holding it by a lead rope attached to the bull’s nose ring. The number 7 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with bull

Photograph of an unidentified man standing in front of a bull and holding the animal by its halter. The man and bull are standing on a wooden walkway near a building. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition, possibly in 1928.

Man with steer

Photograph of an unidentified man standing in front of a steer and holding the animal by by lead ropes. The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Bright Domino, Hereford yearling

Photograph of a male Hereford yearling in Portland for the 1928 Pacific International Livestock Exposition. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 374N0845 and 374N0848, was published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on November 2, 1928. The three photographs were published together under the headline “Some of the Champions Here for Week.” This image had the following caption information: “Bright Domino, senior Hereford yearling of the Mount Crest Farms, Hilt, Cal. He has been entered in nine stock shows in the United States and one in Canada so far this year and stands undefeated.”

Man with Guernsey bull

Photograph of a man standing next to a bull that he is holding with a rope and a rod hooked through the bull’s nose ring. The photograph was taken in Portland before the opening of the 1928 Pacific International Livestock Exposition. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 374N0860, was published on Page 11 of the Oregon Journal on November 1, 1928. The photographs were published under the headline “All Set for the Big Pacific International” and accompanied an article titled “4 More Trains Arrive with Blooded Stock.” This photograph had the following caption information: “Hold him boy, hold him! He’s ‘Border King of Roberts,’ Guernsey owned by Paul R. Johnson of Independence, Kan. At the National Dairy show this year the big fellow was declared grand champion.”

Heifer, probably at livestock show

Photograph of a heifer standing on a wooden walkway. The heifer is being held on a lead rope by an unidentified person outside the frame. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with a heifer near a building. The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

O. M. Plummer with Shorthorn bull

Photograph of owner O. M. Plummer posing with a bull named Hercules Defender II at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland in November 1928. Another unidentified person is crouching behind the bull. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. O. M. Plummer was the general manager of the exposition, where he planned to show Hercules Defender II.

Young bull, probably at livestock show

Photograph of a bull standing outside the open door of a building. The bull is on a lead rope held by an unidentified person outside the frame. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Woman with cow

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with a cow near a building. The photograph was probably taken at the 1928 Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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