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Emil Piluso? with totem pole outside Multnomah Athletic Club

Full-length portrait of a smiling man, probably Emil Piluso, standing outside the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club in Portland (now the Multnomah Athletic Club). He is holding a large carved wooden pole against his shoulder, with the base resting on a low wall in front of him. He is wearing a hat and overcoat. The totem pole was the trophy in a series of annual competitions between MAAC and the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle. The competitions began in the mid-1930s and continued until World War II. Image note: The name “Piluso” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Four football players for Grant High School

Full-length portrait, taken outdoors, of four unidentified Grant High School players. They are in a row, facing front, and each player is posing in a crouch. They are wearing sweatshirts, pads, football pants, and cleats. The text “Grant” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Four football players for Commerce High School?

Full-length portrait, taken outdoors, of four unidentified football players, probably for Commerce High School. They are facing front, and each player is posing in a crouch. They are wearing sweatshirts, pads, football pants, and cleats. The text “Com” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Camellia show

Photograph of camellia blossoms in vases and bowls, labeled and displayed on a long table. The photograph may have been taken at the Portland Camellia Society show in 1942.

Four people next to primrose display

Photograph of three unidentified women and an unidentified man standing next to a table on which primrose arrangements are displayed. The photograph may have been taken at the American Primrose Society show in 1943 or 1944. Both shows were held in Portland; the 1943 show was at the Public Service Building, and the 1944 show was at the Portland Art Museum.

Primroses in pots

Photograph of three potted primroses on a table. A label tied to the primrose on the left has the words “American Primrose Society” across the top. The label lists the primrose variety as “Japonica” and the exhibitor as “Ray Pugh.” The photograph was probably taken on April 30, 1943, during the American Primrose Society show at the Public Services Building in Portland.

Woman with primrose arrangement

Photograph of an unidentified woman posing with an arrangement of primroses in a shallow decorative bowl. The woman is wearing a dress or jacket with the words “Public Services Building” on one of the chest pockets. The photograph was probably taken on April 30, 1943, during the American Primrose Society show at the Public Service Building in Portland.

Men looking at primrose display by Carl Starker Gardens

Photograph of two unidentified men looking at primrose display resembling a garden bed. A sign on the wall above the display reads: “Carl Starker Gardens / Jennings Lodge, Oregon.” The photograph was probably taken on April 30, 1943, during the American Primrose Society show at the Public Service Building in Portland.

Woman looking at produce display

Photograph of an unidentified woman holding vegetables and looking down at produce arranged on a table at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The number 15 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

People posing with car, possibly at county fair

Photograph of eight young women, a boy, and a man posing with an automobile parked on the lawn next to a building, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The four women on the left are wearing matching costumes consisting of capelets, short dresses with a cross on the chest, and matching caps. The four women on the right are wearing matching costumes that include hats, neckerchiefs, and fringed vests. The man is wearing a suit and the boy is wearing a uniform. The people in the photograph are unidentified. Also see image Nos. 374N0575, 374N0585, 374N0587, 374N0588, 374N0589, 374N0590, 374N0592, and 374N0612.

Costumed young woman holding rabbit

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a rabbit. The woman is standing in the aisle between rows of cages, and she is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Girl and two calves

Photograph of an unidentified girl standing between two calves and holding the calves’ lead ropes. The girl and calves are standing on the lawn near a building labeled “Poultry.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Four men, possibly police, on horseback

Photograph of four unidentified men mounted on horses and waving their hats in the air. Each man is wearing a badge and may be a law enforcement officer. Spectators are seated in stands in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Young women posing with heifers

Photograph of three young women and a girl posing with with four heifers. They are standing on the lawn near a barn labeled “Cattle.” The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The people in the photograph are unidentified.

Women cleaning and labeling canned food

Photograph of five unidentified women gathered around a small table. The women appear to be cleaning and labeling jars of canned food. More jars of food are arranged on shelves in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon.

Three costumed young women with cattle

Photograph of three unidentified young women posing with cattle. The women are wearing matching costumes consisting of a neckerchief and fringed vests, skirts, and armguards. They are standing on a lawn, and onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0575 and 374N0586. Image note: Light leak on negative.

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.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse. She is looking at the horse and holding its lead rope. The woman and horse may be standing on a racetrack. The number 11 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: Light leak on negative.

Woman and horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse. She is looking upward at the horse and holding the animal’s lead rope. The woman and horse may be standing on a racetrack. The number 13 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 discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Woman feeding horse

Photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a horse in the doorway of a stall. The horse is eating from a large bucket the woman is holding. The number 6 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: Light leak on negative.

Horse race at Gresham track

Photograph of nine horses racing on the track at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. Horses listed on the scoreboard include Cleo’s Boy, Noyo, Brilliant Gold, Flying Zac, Fiddledeedee, and Tea Flight. The photograph could have been taken during the Multnomah County Fair, which included horse racing.

Horse race at Gresham track

Photograph of horses racing on the track at the Multnomah County Fairgrounds in Gresham, Oregon. Horses listed on the scoreboard include Green Jade, Sierra Snow, Tonopah Queen, Beau Remount, Prior Right, and Tule Booter. The photograph could have been taken during the Multnomah County Fair, which included horse racing.

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