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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

Young woman with rooster

Photograph of an unidentified young woman seated on a wooden ramp or walkway with a rooster in her lap. The woman is sitting on a copy of the Oregon Journal; the top headline on the front page is “City Vice Reign Suspected.” The rooster is standing on more pages from the newspaper spread across the woman’s lap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Man holding rooster

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting on a bench and holding a rooster under one arm. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Costumed young woman posing with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing in front of a cage and posing with a chicken perched on top of the cage. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet, a short dress with a cross on the chest, and a matching cap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Man and chicken

Photograph of an unidentified man kneeling in the grass and looking down at a chicken he is holding. Buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy with rooster

Photograph of an unidentified boy kneeling in the grass next to a rooster he is holding. Buildings are visible in the background. The number 12 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows blue discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Men examining chickens

Photograph of two unidentified men, each one holding a chicken. Both men are looking down at the chicken held by the man on the right, who is extending one of the bird’s wings. The man on the right is wearing a jacket with the name “Harry” on the chest and a patch with the text “The World’s Poultry Congress” on the front pocket. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Young woman holding chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a chicken that is perched on the edge of what may be a wagon. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration from damage to the negative.

Man holding rooster

Photograph of an unidentified man standing with one foot on the wooden step up to a building, looking at a rooster that he is holding on his knee. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Children looking at chickens

Photograph of a group of children standing in an aisle between rows of chicken cages. Two of the boys in the group are holding chickens, and the other children are gathered around, watching. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Woman with rooster on shoulder

Photograph of an unidentified woman in a costume, looking upward at a rooster perched on her shoulder. The woman is standing outside the doors to a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting on the running board of a vehicle with a chicken perched on one knee. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Two men posing with livestock

Photograph of an unidentified man holding a rooster and a hen in place on the back of a sheep. Another unidentified man is kneeling in front of the sheep and holding its head. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Man with hen and rooster

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting on the running board of a vehicle. A hen is perched on one of the man’s legs, and a rooster is perched on the other leg. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Chicken perched on woman’s arm

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified woman looking at a chicken perched on her raised arm and reaching toward the bird with one finger. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Boys looking at rooster

Photograph of an unidentified young man holding a rooster. Several young boys, also unidentified, are gathered around him. They are in a barn or exhibition hall next to animal cages. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Chicks on display, probably at livestock show

Photograph of chicks on display in a small enclosure with an electric brooder. A small sign on top of the brooder reads: “750 new electric brooders placed in use in Oregon spring of 1936.” A sign for “Long’s Hatchery” is hanging behind the display. The photograph may have been taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, possibly in 1936.

Judge holding chicken

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting with a chicken on his lap. The man is wearing a ribbon with the word “JUDGE” on it. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

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