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Young man next to foliage

Portrait from the knees up of a man in a suit. He stands in front of a backdrop, with grassy foliage to his right. Under the photograph is a caption reading “Guess who it is?” The man individual is likely seen in PGE136-3 at an older age (O.B. Coldwell). Also written on the photograph is “Watson, 225 First Street, Portland Ore.”

Wrecking building and cars

Photograph showing a wrecked building with street cars in the debris. Several men stand on top of one of the cars while looking at the camera. A large pile of building debris surrounds the cars, and other buildings can be seen in the background. The photograph is a reproduction of a printed image.

Work train #927

Photograph showing work train #927 in front of a two-story wooden building. On the left side of the image, a brick drugstore can be seen. What appears to be a rope and pulley system are visible on the train car.

Women looking at shrub

Photograph showing three women in jackets and hats looking at a shrub. The woman at the left side of the frame is holding a branch and smiling. In the background is a building and chain link fence. (Image note: see related image PGE 51-767).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph of a woman on an elephant float from the 1950 Portland Rose Festival holding a ribbon award and looking at the camera. The float is made entirely from flowers. (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500, PGE 50-501, PGE 50-502.3).

Woman on elephant float

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).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph of a woman on an elephant float from the 1950 Portland Rose Festival holding a ribbon award and looking at the camera. The float is made entirely from flowers. (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500, PGE 50-501, PGE 50-502.2).

Woman on elephant float

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).

Woman getting on twin train

Photograph showing a women getting on a twin car train. The woman is wearing a hat with a veil and a striped dress. To either side of the woman, two other attached cars are separated by safety gates. (Image note: top left corner of glass negative is broken).

Willamette river boat

Photograph looking towards to the west, showing a barge and tug boat on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne Bridge is visible to the right, and numerous buildings along the waterfront can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-471."

Vancouver substation, moving

Photograph showing a cement building being moved via wooden dowels. The round wooden dowels are on top of other layers of cut wood. Several men stand around the building, and utility poles and electric lines can be seen along the left side of the image.

Vancouver substation, during construction, showing framework for first floor and new sub foundation

Photograph showing a construction area, with wooden flooring, a wooden tower, and a chute extending towards the center of the frame. Wooden buildings can be seen in the background and to the left of the construction area, and a labeled measuring stick is leaning against a building also near the center of the frame.

Vancouver substation

Photograph showing a brick and wood building with two smokestacks. In front of the building is a dirt road, and several wheels can be seen on either side of the building. In the background are other buildings, utility poles, and electric lines. Written on the negative is “S324” and “July 1911 Vancouver Sub. Sta.”

Utility workers installing 2000th Portland streetlight, at Northeast 43rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street

Photograph showing the north side of Northeast Glisan Street looking towards Northeast 43rd Avenue. Two utility workers install a light at the top of a wooden utility pole, while a group of people watch from the ground. Houses, automobiles and other utility poles and electric lies can be seen in the frame.

Utility lines at corner of SW 7th and SW Washington

Photograph showing the corner of SW 7th Ave (Broadway) and SW Washington St. Utility poles and wires are visible throughout the image, and the Electric Building (621 SW Alder Street) can be seen in the background. The caption on the image reads “Corner of 7th and Washington before wires were placed underground, electric building in background.” (Image note: slight damage to bottom right corner of negative).

Unidentified bridge

Photograph of an unidentified trestle bridge crossing a body of shallow water. A train track runs over the bridge. Possibly same bridge as PGE 132-2, identified as running over the Oregon Slough via the Vancouver line.

Underground derrick truck on street

Photograph showing a man standing on top of an pole derrick truck used for underground work. He is facing forward and looking at the camera with both hands on levers. Next to him is a metal arm attached to the truck, with a hook and pulley at the end. In the background is SW 5th Avenue, looking south towards SW Stark Street. The J.K. Gill Building can be seen on the left (corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW Stark Street), as well as the Yeon Building (522 SW 5th Avenue).

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