Photograph showing a transformer at the Fairmont substation in June of 1949. Above the transformer, numerous ceramic insulators can be seen, as well as a large "PGE" sign. On the negative is written "49-135," which is crossed out and replaced with "49-101."
Photograph showing people and cars in front of a fenced substation. Multiple men in suits and hats stand on the sidewalk in front of the metal fence, behind which several large pieces of electrical equipment can be seen. On the negative is written "49-102."
Photograph showing a man wearing a suit and hat standing next to a dirt road while holding a large hand-painted measuring stick. Another man stands at the opposite side of the street facing the first individual, and two automobiles parked in between. Written on the negative is "49-249."
Photograph showing a man standing next to a newly constructed house holding a large measuring stick. He is holding the object with his right hand and is looking slightly towards his left. Written on the negative is "49-251." (Image note: see related image PGE 49-242).
Photograph showing a large split level office space. On the right side of the frame, a stairway leads upwards towards a second level. On the left side, several empty desks can be seen, with name plates for "James Schardein" and "Paul W. Evitt." Written on the negative is "49-269."
Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a Portland General Electric utility truck, with a man in the drivers seat. Attached to the back of the vehicle is a raised pulley system, possibly for use with utility poles. In the background, a forested hillside is visible (Image note: see related images PGE 49-31, PGE 49-32, PGE 49-54, and PGE 49-93).
Photograph showing a substation, including "PGE" written on a round sign. Metal framework and utility lines can be seen behind a closed metal fence. On the negative is written "49-36." (Image note: likely same substation shown in PGE 49-34).
Photograph showing a table set with a cake and silverware. A floral table cloth covers the surface, and a vase of flowers (Rhododendrons) is next to the cake. Written on the cake is "Good Luck Lillian," with a drawing of a woman at a switchboard. On the negative is written "49-64."
Photograph showing four men with a wooden utility pole, behind a truck with attached pole supports. Next to the group, electrical utility equipment can be seen, possibly related to a electrical substation. On the negative is written "49-72."
Photograph taken from a side angle, showing an electrical transformer, likely at an electrical substation. Several ceramic insulators can be seen at the top of the unit, as well as numerous attached electric lines. On the negative is written "49-73."
Photograph showing an electrical transformer, likely at an electrical substation. On the front of the unit is written "General Electric." On the top of the unit are several ceramic insulators and electric lines. On the negative is written "49-77."
Photograph of a man sitting in front of a switchboard unit. Two meters on the unit are visible, with "watts" and "volts." The is turning a numbered dial with his right arm while facing away from the camera. Written on the negative is "50-376."
Photograph taken at Multnomah Stadium (now Providence Park) showing a young woman in a bathing suit posing on the raised trunk of an elephant parade float during the 1950 Portland Rose Festival. The float is made up of flowers and includes a sign with the number "33." In the background is another float in the shape of a horse and chariot, with "Sears Roebuck and Co." written in flowers. Written on the negative is "50-500." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-501).
Photograph of a woman on an elephant float at the 1950 Portland Rose Festival receiving a ribbon prize from a man reaching up from the ground. The woman is wearing a bathing suit and is looking down towards the man. In the background, the seating for Multnomah Stadium can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-501." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500).
Photograph taken at night showing a street in an unidentified location. Electric street lights are visible throughout the scene, as well as parked automobiles and businesses. On the right side of the frame is a sign for "D&M Auto Service." Written on the image is "50-545."
Photograph showing a cowboy themed child bedroom inside of a home. A matching bunk bed and desk include cowboy motifs, behind which two corner windows can be seen looking towards another home. Written on the negative is "50-572."
Photograph showing a kitchen display set up in a home. At the right side of the frame is an electric stove with a sign stating "4 Westinghouse Full-Sized Corox Units." Also visible is a Westinghouse refrigerator with "Get Colder Cold" written on the outside. Written on the negative is "50-575."
Photograph showing a classroom with seated school children and a teacher. A small Christmas tree can be seen on the desk of the teacher. Five electric lights hang from the ceiling. Written on the negative is "50-701."
Photograph showing a man looking at an accounting machine, with the mechanism covers removed. Multiple conduits and a fan can be seen. A bar runs across the bottom of the frame, blocking some of the image.
Photograph showing five women sitting at individual card punch accounting machines. Each person has a pad holder to her left, and a visible punch card in the machine. Hanging coats can be seen in the background, as well as two large windows.
Photograph showing a man and woman standing behind a table, on which sits a large 4-H Club trophy. They are both wearing "4-H Club Leader" ribbons, and are smiling at one another. Written on the trophy is "Trophy Presented by Portland General Electric Company to Oregon 4-H Club Leaders Associations."
Photograph showing street with utility poles and workers. Rolls of cable can be seen on wheeled trailers, with other cable attached to the top of a utility pole visible at the center of the frame. Houses and open field at can seen at either side of the street. On a sign next to the street is "Enquist Way." Written on the negative is "51-782." (Image note: see related image PGE 51-783).
Photograph showing a man standing behind a cart with large rolls of electrical cable. The man is leaning on a piece of wooden board and looking towards the cable roll, from which the line is being unrolled. In the background is a house. Written on the negative is "51-783." (Image note: see related image PGE 51-782).
Photograph showing a man playing an accordion next to a woman with a violin and bow. They are both facing forward and looking downward at their instruments, while seated individuals look on. Written on the negative is "51-851."