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View of downtown Portland buildings and Hawthorne Bridge

Photograph, taken from a high angle and looking toward the south, showing the Willamette River at left, the Hawthorne Bridge at top, and the downtown buildings between the Hawthorne Bridge and the Morrison Bridge. The Morrison Bridge is partially visible at the lower left edge of the photograph. The intersection at bottom center is Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 1st Avenue.

Three-masted ship on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a three-masted ship moored on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background is a bridge, possibly the 1894 Burnside Bridge. The view is probably toward the north. The ship may also be depicted in image Nos. 373G0433, 373G0434, and 373G0435. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

Boats and ships on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph showing boats and ships on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background is a bridge, probably the 1894 Burnside Bridge. The view is probably to the north. The three-masted ship at left may be the same ship depicted in image Nos. 373G0433, 373G0434, and 373G0436. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

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).

Large spool of cable on 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).

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).

Willamette river boat

Photograph looking towards to the west, showing a barge and tug boat on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne Bridge is visible to the right, and numerous buildings along the waterfront can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-471."

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

Station L, derrick and barge

Photograph taken at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) of hog fuel being unloaded via a derrick from a barge on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne bridge can be seen in the distance, as well as other boats. One person stands on the barge watching a crate being lifted onto the dock.

Station L, hog fuel pile

Photograph taken from a high angle of the hog fuel pile at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), looking south. The Willamette River can be seen on the right side of the frame, and two unidentified churches can be seen in the distance.

Station L

Photograph showing the exterior of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) with several buildings visible. Railroad tracks pass through the front of the frame, and water from the Willamette River can be seen in front of the main stone building.

Old Station A during flood

Photograph taken during a flood in February of 1890, showing an old Station A building in Oregon City surrounded by moving water. In the foreground of the frame a wooden waterwheel is visible. An older paper frame can be seen around the edge of the photograph.

Station E, circulation system

Photograph showing the water circulation system at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). A man looks at the camera while a pipe sprays a stream of water into the river. Several large ships and barges can be seen in the distance.

Station B

Photograph of the exterior west wall of Station B in Oregon City, with the Willamette River. Two men work on a wooden lock gate. Numerous utility poles are visible throughout the image.

Station B, Oregon City Dam

Photograph taken from a high angle showing several men working with a truck and hoisting machine next to flowing water of the Willamette River. On the left side of the image, two men stand on a dock platform while one holds a wooden pole.

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