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Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, possibly taken in December 1926. A similar photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on December 21, 1926, the day the bridge was dedicated.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. The second man from left may be contractor J. H. Pomeroy. A similar photograph, image No. 371N5074, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on September 13, 1926. Also see image 371N5077 and 371N5078.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal that day. The photograph had the headline “Gap in Ross Island Bridge Closed” and the caption “Swinging girder on north side of center span into place. Contractor J. H. Pomeroy at left.” The photograph accompanied a story on the same page, headlined “Gap is Closed in Ross Island Span.” Also see image Nos. 371N5074, 371N5077, and 371N5078.

View of Multnomah County Courthouse, Hawthorne Bridge, and downtown Portland buildings

Photograph, taken from a high angle and looking toward the southeast, showing part of downtown Portland. At top is the Willamette River; the Hawthorne Bridge is at upper left and the Ross Island Bridge is visible in the background at upper right. The street at on the lower left side of the image Salmon Street (now Southwest Salmon Street). At center left is the Hotel Geneva at 2nd and Salmon, and in the foreground at right is the Multnomah County Courthouse at 4th and Salmon. The photograph may have been taken from the top of the Public Service Building. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

View of downtown Portland buildings and Hawthorne Bridge

Photograph, taken from a high angle and looking toward the south, showing the Willamette River at left, the Hawthorne Bridge at top, and the downtown buildings between the Hawthorne Bridge and the Morrison Bridge. The Morrison Bridge is partially visible at the lower left edge of the photograph. The intersection at bottom center is Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 1st Avenue.

1931 Jefferson High School football team

Group portrait of the Jefferson High School football team posing in uniform on the steps outside the school. The text “Jeff 1931” is written on the negative and is visible on the upper right side of the image. The players are unidentified. The man standing in the second row at far right, wearing a “Jefferson” sweatshirt, is coach Eric Waldorf. He is also pictured in image No. 371N2575.

1931 Jefferson High School football team

Group portrait of the Jefferson High School football team posing in uniform on the steps outside the school. The players are unidentified. The man standing in the second row at far right, wearing a “Jefferson” sweatshirt, is coach Eric Waldorf. He is also pictured in image No. 371N2575.

Jefferson High School basketball team

Group portrait of unidentified Jefferson High School basketball players and Jefferson coach Leonard Gehrke (back row, second from right) posing on the steps outside a building. They are wearing matching sweatpants and sweatshirts with the word “Jefferson” on the chest. The player in the center of the front row is holding a basketball. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Gehrke is also pictured in image No. 371N0911.

Leonard Gehrke, Jefferson High School basketball coach

Portrait of a smiling man wearing a sweatshirt with the word “Jefferson” across the chest. The number 6 and the name “Lonard Gehrke” are written on the negative and are visible at the top of the image. The name on the negative is probably a misspelling of “Leonard Gehrke,” basketball coach at Jefferson High School. Gehrke is also pictured in image No. 371N4344.

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