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Girl posing with produce

Photograph of an unidentified girl sitting on a pumpkin and holding a large bunch of rhubarb in one arm and a large bunch of carrots in the other. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Boy playing horseshoes?

Photograph of an unidentified boy who may be playing horseshoes or a similar game. He is standing on a square of dirt with edges marked by a wooden frame, and has one arm and one leg extended as though he has just thrown an object. 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.

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.

Girl with sheep

Photograph of an unidentified girl posing outdoors with a sheep. She is kneeling next to the sheep and has one arm around the sheep’s neck. The gates at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon, are visible in the background; the photograph may have been taken at the county fair. The number 16 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Man and horse

Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a horse that is looking over the door of its stall. The number 3 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.

Jockey on horseback

Photograph of an unidentified jockey astride a racehorse that is standing on a dirt track, probably the racetrack at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. The number 7 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken during the county fair, which included horse races.

Woman with horse holding pose

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing in front of a horse holding a pose. The woman is holding the horse’s lead rope. They are standing outside the door of a building. The number 22 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.

Trick rider throwing lasso from back of horse

Photograph of an unidentified man standing on or jumping from the back of a horse as he tosses a lasso toward the photographer. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Man on horseback

Photograph of an unidentified man on a horse. The man is wearing a cowboy hat. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The photograph may be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0781, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785.

Trick rider performing stunt

Photograph of an unidentified man hanging from the back of a running horse. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The photograph may have been taken at a fair. May be related to image Nos. 374N0770, 374N0771, 374N0773, 374N0774, 374N0776, 374N0777, 374N0780, 374N0782, 374N0783, 374N0784, and 374N0785. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in car at Bonneville dam site

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt sitting in a car at the Bonneville Dam construction site on August 3, 1934. The president arrived in Portland that day, then traveled to the dam site, where he gave a speech about the project. A cropped version of this photograph was one of nine that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 4, 1934, under the headline “President Roosevelt Visits One of Administration’s Big Projects.” This photograph had the following caption: “The photographer caught the president, in his car, as he was reading one of many messages received during his visit.” The images were part of a two-page photo spread included in the newspaper’s coverage of Roosevelt’s visit. See related image Nos. 371N2168, 371N21769, 371N2170, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, 371N2197, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Congressman Charles H. Martin, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in car at Bonneville dam site

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (left), Oregon Congressman Charles H. Martin, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt seated in the president’s car at the Bonneville Dam construction site on August 3, 1934. The president arrived in Portland that day, then traveled to the dam site, where he gave a speech about the project. A cropped version of this photograph was one of nine that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 4, 1934, under the headline “President Roosevelt Visits One of Administration’s Big Projects.” The images were part of a two-page photo spread included in the newspaper’s coverage of Roosevelt’s visit. See related image Nos. 371N2169, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, 371N2197, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

Crowd gathered for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech at Bonneville dam construction site

Photograph of the crowd gathered around the speaker’s stand for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address at the Bonneville dam construction site on August 3, 1934. See related image Nos. 371N2168, 371N21769, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2197, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

Tex Rankin in airplane On-to-Oregon, shaking hands with Maurice L. Smith

Photograph showing pilot Tex Rankin leaning out of the cabin of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, to shake hands with Maurice L. Smith, manager of Jantzen Beach. The photograph was taken on Sunday, August 17, 1930, at the Rankin airfield in Portland before Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, began their first attempt to set an endurance flying record. Jantzen Beach financed the effort. The attempt begun August 17 was one of four tries, all unsuccessful, that the Rankins made that month. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6051, 371N6063, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Air race winners Charles W. “Speed” Holman and R. B. Knowles with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph of (from left) R. B. Knowles, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, and pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman standing in front of a biplane on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby that day; Knowles was his passenger. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph, showing only Holman, was one of four photographs, including image Nos. 371N6108 and 371N6126, published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “C. W. (Speed) Holman, who won the class A race yesterday from Spokane to Portland by a matter of seconds over E. E. Ballough.” The photographs accompanied a continuation of a front-page story about the air races. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: Handwritten on the negative is the text “Holman - Mayor - Knowles.” The writing is visible on the right side of the image.

Eddie Stinson and party with plane at air show in Portland

Photograph of pilot Eddie Stinson (right) standing in a row with three men and two women next to his Stinson Detroiter monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, after the group’s arrival for an air show at Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 371N6105 and 371N6108, that were published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “Members of the Eddie Stinson party as they arrived at the airport; from left, A. H. Harris, Fred Koehler, Mrs. Bert Acosta, wife of the famous flier; J. T. Whitaker, Mrs. Thomas Mulroy, wife of [Richard E.] Byrd’s chief engineer, and the famous Eddie himself.” The photographs accompanied a story about air races and other events related to the show. See related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: The text “Stinson 1” and “Acosta 4” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Tex Rankin with biplane, Rose O’Portland

Portrait of pilot Tex Rankin standing next to the rose painted on the nose of an airplane named the Rose O’ Portland. Rankin flew the plane in an air race from New York to Los Angeles in September 1928. This photo may have been taken on August 24, 1928, before his departure. See image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Damaged airplanes in pile at Swan Island after windstorm

Photograph showing an overturned Student Prince airplane lying on top of a Breese monoplane, the City of Portland, at the Swan Island airport in Portland after a windstorm on the night of Wednesday, February 19, and early morning of Thursday, February 20, 1930. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two images published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on February 20 under the headline “The Wind’s Idea of a Good Time.” The photograph had the following caption: “The ‘bit of a blow’ which Portland had this morning, in addition to causing much hat chasing, did some actual damage. At Swan island airport it inspired a Student Prince plane to fly without a pilot, with the result shown in the top photograph—the Student Prince upside down the back of a Breese plane and the two leaning against a third ship.” The photograph accompanied an article about the storm, titled “Wind and Rain Wallop City; Poles Broken.” Also see image Nos. 371N5958, 371N5959, 371N5960, and 371N5961.

Carol Mangold loaning pilot Tex Rankin her black cat for air race

Photograph, taken on August 24, 1928, of pilot Tex Rankin (center), Carol Mangold of Portland (right), and an unidentified person, possibly Cy Larsen of the Line Material Company. They are standing next to Rankin’s airplane, the Rose O’Portland, and Rankin is holding Mangold’s pet cat, Alba Barba. Rankin borrowed the black cat to accompany him on a national air race from New York to Los Angeles. Alba Barba was one of two “jinxes” that Rankin deliberately adopted for the race; the other was to enter his plane under the number 13. On August 24, the day Rankin departed, the Oregon Journal published a Page 2 story about the pilot and the cat, titled “Rankin and His Jinxes Go East to Start Derby.” See related image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, and 371N6222. Also see the following images related to Rankin's return from the race: 371N5921, 371N5922, 371N5923, 371N6141, 371N6150, and 377N0032.

Unidentified clergyman at The Grotto, Portland

Full-length portrait of an unidentified clergyman standing behind the stone fence in front of the cave at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) in Portland. See related image No. 377N0142. Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

Dr. Joseph Caronia

Head and shoulders portrait of a man with a mustache. He looking to the right and is seated in front of a brick wall. The man is wearing glasses, a suit jacket, a collared tie, and glasses. On his lapel is a name tag with a ribbon and medal attached to it. On the medal is the text “AMA / Portland Oregon / 1929.” On the ribbon is the text “INVITED GUEST.” Image note: The name “Dr Joseph Caronia” and the number 4 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

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