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County sheriffs

Full-length portrait showing a group of men standing in three rows outside a building and facing front. The text “County Sheriffs” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The man at far left may be Cy Bingham, sheriff of Grant County. The man at far right may be Thomas M. Hurlburt, sheriff of Multnomah County. The others are unidentified. See related image No. 371N1233.

Portland Police Chief Burton K. Lawson

Head and shoulders portrait of Portland Police Chief Burton K. Lawson sitting at a desk, holding a document, and facing front. He is in uniform. Lawson was police chief from July 1, 1933, to November 11, 1934. The text “Chief Lawson” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Deputy sheriff loading tear-gas gun

Three-quarters portrait, taken outdoors, of an unidentified man in a deputy sheriff’s uniform and a helmet. He is facing front and is loading a canister with the words “SHORT RANGE” on the side into a tear-gas gun. See related image Nos. 377N0535 and 377N0537.

Deputy sheriff holding grenade

Three-quarters portrait of an unidentified man in a deputy sheriff’s uniform and a helmet. He is holding a canister, possibly a smoke or tear-gas grenade, in one hand as though about to throw it. He is carrying two bags and a gas mask. See related image Nos. 377N0535 and 377N0536.

Deputy Sheriff Keller

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and looking to the left. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. The text “Dep. Sheriff Keller” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Captain Inskeep

Portrait, taken outdoors, of a man facing left and wearing Portland police captain’s uniform. The text “Capt Inskeep” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Multnomah County Sheriff Martin Pratt awarding title of honorary deputy to Oregon Journal editor B. F. Irvine

Photograph showing Multnomah County Sheriff Martin Pratt (left) pinning a badge (not visible) to the lapel of Oregon Journal editor Benjamin Franklin Irvine. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on January 22, 1932, under the headline “Sheriff of 36 Counties.” The photograph had the following caption: “B. F. Irvine, editor of The Journal, being presented with a gold star by Sheriff Martin Pratt, making him an honorary deputy sheriff in all of Oregon’s counties, in appreciation of his work in supporting peace officers.” Image note: The name “B. F. Irvine” is written on the negative and is faintly visible at the bottom of the image.

Unidentified man with Sheriff Cy Bingham? and Sheriff Thomas M. Hurlburt?

Three-quarters portrait of three men standing outside a building and facing front. All three men are wearing suits, ties, and what appear to be law enforcement badges. The text “Hurlbutt [sic] – Brigham” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. However, the names may be misspellings. The man on the left is likely Cy Bingham, sheriff of Grant County. The man on the right may be Thomas M. Hurlburt, sheriff of Multnomah County. The man at center is unidentified. See related image No. 371N3519.

Bill Genn, Oregon State Police

Half-length portrait of a man facing front and wearing an Oregon State Police uniform and badge. He is standing outside the Journal Building (now the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name “Bill Genn” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Firefighters on ladder, Pine Street, Portland

Photograph showing four firefighters on a ladder extending straight upward from a truck parked on Pine Street (now Southwest Pine Street) in Portland between Second and Third. The sides of the image have been masked out. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7 of a special year-end section in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 27, 1913. It was one of seven photographs published under the headline “Portland Affords Adequate Protection Against Fire.” This photograph had the following caption: “Auto Aerial Truck.” The photographs accompanied a story about the expansion and cost of the fire department and the number of fire alarms in 1913. See related image Nos. 373G0456 and 373G0457. Image note: The number 120 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the upper left corner of the image. The number 215 was also written on the negative, then crossed out.

Bill Genn, Oregon State Police

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and wearing an Oregon State Police uniform and badge. He is standing outside the Journal Building (now the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name Bill Genn is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Firefighters climbing to roof of building at Second and Pine, Portland

Photograph showing fire trucks parked outside a building on Pine Street at Second in Portland (now Southwest Pine Street and Southwest Second Avenue). A ladder extends from one of the trucks to the roof of the building, and several firefighters are carrying a hose up the ladder. Two more men are standing on the roof of the building. A related photograph, image No. 373G458, was published on Page 7 of a special year-end section in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 27, 1913. That photograph was one of seven published under the headline “Portland Affords Adequate Protection Against Fire.” The photographs accompanied a story about the expansion and cost of the fire department and the number of fire alarms in 1913. Also see additional related image No. 373G0456. Image note: The number 120 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The number 132 was also written on the negative, then crossed out.

Wreckage at scene of fire

Photograph showing piles of corrugated metal and other smoking rubble at the scene of a fire. The number 10 and a mark that may be a “Z” or an “N” are written on the negative and are visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Scene of fire at Pacific Telephone & Telegraph building, West Park and Alder streets, Portland

Photograph showing firefighters and others standing among fire hoses in the outside the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph building at Alder and West Park streets (now Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Park Avenue) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition on Friday, May 8, 1925, under the headline “Here Is Fire Which Paralyzed City.” The photographs had the following caption: “Photographs of this afternoon’s blaze in the Telephone building at West Park and Alder streets, which brought home to thousands how dependent they are on telephones.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Lines of hoses littering the streets in the vicinity.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Telephone Service Paralyzed by Blaze; Damage is $150,000.” The story reported: “Telephone service in the downtown district south of Washington street was completely paralyzed today, shortly after noon, when fire broke out in the basement of the Main-Atwater exchange of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company, West Park and Alder streets. The fire, which is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in the multiple switch box, was confined to the basement of the building and lay like a pall over the surrounding blocks of the business district. The estimated damage to the apparatus and building, which is valued at $600,000, is in excess of $150,000.”

Firefighters climbing to roof of building at Second and Pine, Portland

Photograph showing fire trucks parked outside a building on Pine Street at Second in Portland (now Southwest Pine Street and Southwest Second Avenue) in 1913. A ladder extends from one of the trucks to the roof of the building, and several firefighters are carrying a hose up the ladder. Two more men are standing on the roof of the building. A related photograph, image No. 373G458, was published on Page 7 of a special year-end section in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 27, 1913. That photograph was one of seven published under the headline “Portland Affords Adequate Protection Against Fire.” The photographs accompanied a story about the expansion and cost of the fire department and the number of fire alarms in 1913. Also see additional related image No. 373G0457. Image note: The number 120 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. The number 131 was also written on the negative, then crossed out.

Wreckage of building, possibly after fire

Photograph showing the wreckage of a destroyed brick building, possibly after a fire. At right left and in the background at center are the remains of walls and foundations. Bricks are strewn on the ground at the site. The letter “B” and a letter that may be “Z” or “N” are written on the negative and are visible in the image.

Firefighter wearing breathing equipment

Photograph showing an unidentified firefighter in profile, facing to the right. He is wearing goggles, a cap, and protective breathing equipment. A cloud is billowing out of a doorway in the background. See related image Nos. 371N4065, 371N4066, 371N4067, 371N5570, 371N5572, and 371N5573.

Firefighter wearing breathing equipment

Photograph showing an unidentified firefighter in profile, facing to the right. He is wearing goggles, a cap, and protective breathing equipment. Several other men, also wearing protective equipment, are visible in the background. See related image Nos. 371N4065, 371N4066, 371N4067, 371N5570, 371N5571, and 371N5573.

Firefighters with H-H Inhalator

Photograph showing two unidentified men, possibly firefighters, handling an H-H Inhalator device. They are kneeling next to the device and a group of unidentified men partially outside the frame are gathered around them. The man at right is carrying protective breathing equipment on his back. See related image Nos. 371N4066, 371N4067, 371N5570, 371N5571, 371N5572, and 371N5573.

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