Business and industry

P. J. MacAuley of Meier & Frank, seated at desk Pacific Tent & Awning Company and Lang candy factory, 1st Street, Portland Hugo Sonnenschein of Meier & Frank, using telephone P. J. MacAuley of Meier & Frank with successor Hugo Sonnenschein Miller High Life Beer display Man carrying Salem Brewing Association “party pack” Containers of Paul Jones and Old Oscar Pepper whiskey Bottles of Hiram Walker Private Cellar and Queen Mary whiskies Bottle of Seagram’s Grand Sire rye whiskey Tanks in liquor bottling plant Cuts of meat hanging on racks Unidentified man examining cuts of meat Workers hanging pig carcasses in storage room Unidentified man and cart stacked with meat cuts Workers processing turkeys in meat plant Workers processing turkeys in meat plant Unidentified woman shucking oysters? Unidentified woman at table with plate of oysters Storefront with signs for Scalia’s vegetables Workers weighing chopped vegetables at Scalia’s produce Workers shredding vegetables at Scalia’s produce Workers filling bags with shredded vegetables at Scalia’s produce Display of Fasteeth dental products Unidentified man with bottling equipment Wine barrels in storage cellar Display of O-Cedar polish and wax products General Electric vacuum cleaner General Electric vacuum cleaner accessories
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The Oregon Journal was an afternoon newspaper based in Portland, Oregon. Originally founded in March 1902 by Alfred D. Bowen under the name Evening Journal, Charles Samuel (“Sam”) Jackson purchased the newspaper that July and renamed it the Oregon Journal. Originally located in the Goodnaugh Building, the Journal’s offices moved to the Jackson Tower in 1912, where they remained until 1948, when the paper moved into the Public Market building on Portland’s waterfront. The Jackson family retained ownership of the paper until the death of C. S. Jackson’s son Philip in 1953.

The Journal was known for some innovations. It shipped additional issues to Oregon’s coastal towns during the summer months as a means of boosting circulation. It was also the first newspaper in the United States to own a helicopter, and its waterfront building included a helicopter pad.

The Journal was considered a rival to Portland’s other major newspaper, the Oregonian, throughout its existence. The Journal’s editorials favored the Democratic Party, in contrast with the Oregonian’s Republican leanings, and expressed what some labeled an anti-establishment tone. However, the two papers became intertwined as time went on. In the 1950s, the Journal began to suffer from revenue losses, and discussed the possibility of sharing production facilities with the Oregonian. For the first five months of the protracted Portland newspaper strike which began in 1959, the Journal and Oregonian published joint issues. In August 1961, the Oregonian Publishing Company, by then owned by newspaper mogul Samuel I. Newhouse, purchased the Journal for $8 million. With this sale, the Journal offices and production facilities merged with those of the Oregonian on SW Broadway, although the Journal retained its own editorial department and tone.

The Journal’s highest circulation was at 201,000 in March 1948. By 1982, circulation had reduced to a little more than 100,000, and the paper struggled to remain relevant in an age where afternoon newspapers were considered obsolete. The Journal published its final issue on September 6, 1982. The paper’s staff and production were then absorbed into the Oregonian.

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Due to the high-risk nature of the format, the Oregon Journal negatives are not available to the public for physical access.

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Org. Lot 1368, Box 371 and 377, OHS Research Library

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In Copyright ; Copyright held by Oregonian Publishing Group.

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