Photograph showing horse cars on the corner of Grand Avenue and East Morrison Street in East Portland. A wooden building can be seen on the corner, with other building visible behind. Two horse-drawn street cars can be seen at either sides of the frame, and three other horse-drawn carts with riders are visible near the center. Several men stand at the entrance to the building on the corner, looking at the camera. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Horse car-line on Grand Ave and E. Morrison.” On the photo frame “Eastman, photo” is written.
Photograph of an electric truck with open drivers seat and cargo area. Vehicle is parked in covered area with wood ceiling, with emergency vehicle visible behind. The name “P.R.L. & P. Co” is written on the side.
Photograph showing a ferry at Hayden Island, with a dirt road leading to a loading dock for automobiles and horse-drawn carts. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. The Columbia River can be seen behind the ferry, as well as a metal bridge spanning the water (likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 9.6).
Photograph taken from a side angle showing a ferry at Hayden Island on the Columbia River, which appears to be behind a wooden dock. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. Wooden pillars can be seen in the water in front of the ferry, and a bridge is in the distant background ((likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 5.1).
Photograph showing three men with a lumber carrier on a railroad track. Th men are looking at the camera and standing on the railroad car, which is loaded with planks of cut wood. In the background are piles of dirt and lumber. Written on the negative is “0258.”
Photograph showing two men with a horse towing a metal cart on a railroad track. The horse is attached to the cart via a harness, with the reins being held by one of the individuals. In the background are trees and a hillside.
Photograph showing a group of officials and laborers standing on a hillside next to a wooden cart and train tracks. Two individuals in work clothing standing behind the main group. A loose dirt hillside and trees can be seen in the background. Closer to the photographer, lots and water can be seen, as well the the edge of a saw.
Photograph showing a man in a cart attached to a cable crossing the Clackamas River at Three Lynx. He is facing forward while looking slighty to the side, with his hands in his lap. Trees and rocks can be seen on the far shore. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-178.”
Photograph showing five men in boots and work jackets facing forward, with a small railroad car on railroad tracks. Left to right: W.L Sharp, R.C. Mcllwee, H.A. Rands, C.P. Dunn (Image note: some discoloration visible at right side of negative).
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.