Showing 102 results

Collections
Swan Island (Portland, Or.) English
Print preview View:

100 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

Unidentified man, Schause, and Charles H. Martin at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing of three men standing in a row next to an airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The name “Schause” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. Schause is the man in the center. The man at left is unidentified; the man at right is Charles H. Martin. See related image No. 371N2262.

Boeing F4B Navy fighter at Swan Island airport in Portland

Photograph of a Boeing F4B biplane, probably an F4B-4, at Swan Island airport in Portland. On the side of the plane is the word “Anacostia,” indicating the plane was based at Anacostia Naval Air Station near Washington, D. C. Two words of text are handwritten at the bottom of the negative. The first word begins with “H” but the rest of the word is unclear. The second word is “Plane.” The text is visible at the bottom right corner of the image.

Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

Vincent, Ralph

Sir George Hubert Wilkins and Tex Rankin

Portrait of two men, pilot Tex Rankin (left) and explorer Sir George Hubert Wilkins, standing next to an airplane. The photograph was probably taken on January 8, 1932, at the Swan Island airport in Portland. The text “Sir Hubert Wilkeis [sic]” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 371N2666.

Crowd at Swan Island airport, Portland, for arrival of Northwest Air Tour

Photograph showing a crowd at the Swan Island airport terminal in Portland on Saturday, August 2, 1930, to watch the arrival of aviators on the Northwest Air Tour. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 3, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “Crowd Welcomes Northwest Air Tour to Swan Island.” The photographs accompanied an article about the tour, headlined “Sky Rovers Tarry Here Over Night.” This photograph had the following caption: “A shot of the crowd on hand to welcome the fliers.” Image note: The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Unidentified man fueling monoplane at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing on top of a monoplane and holding a fuel hose leading from a Signal tanker truck at right. A second unidentified man is standing next to the open rear doors of the truck and resting one hand on the hose. The photograph was taken at Swan Island airport in Portland. See related image Nos. 372A1311 and 372A1312. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting plaque to Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley aboard USS Constitution

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting a plaque to Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley aboard the frigate USS Constitution on Thursday, August 10, 1933, during the Constitution’s three-week visit as part of a national tour. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal under the headline “ ‘Old Ironsides’ Gets Plaque.” The photograph had the following caption: “Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley, commanding the frigate Constitution, with a plaque commemorating the visit of the historic ship in Portland harbor. The presentation was made at 10:30 a.m. Thursday on board the ship.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the presentation of the plaque. See related image Nos. 371N3729 and 371N3739.

USS Constitution and tugboat off Swan Island, Portland

Photograph, taken from shore, showing the frigate USS constitution and an accompanying tugboat under way on the Willamette River in Portland in August 1933. A small group of spectators are watching from the beach. In the background is Swan Island, where the frigate was moored while the ship and crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933. The visit was part of a national tour.

Sailors climbing into position on USS Constitution’s mizzenmast

Photograph showing sailors on the USS Constitution climbing ladders toward a platform on the mizzenmast in August 1933. The photograph was taken while the frigate and crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. The photograph may have been taken on August 18, 1933, when sailors on the Constitution set sails on the mizzenmast. A similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on August 19, 1933, along with image No. 371N3711 and a story headlined “Landlubbers See Frigate Unfurl Sails.”

New hires in class at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

New hires seated in a classroom at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. A man stands in front of the class, next to a poster with a diagram. This photograph was published on page 1 of the Oregon Journal’s “Picture Parade” section on Sunday, May 30, 1943 (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steel yard swing shift crew at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A group of steelyard swing shift workers at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. The group is standing in front of a building with a sign over a doorway reading “Steel yard equipment office.” This photograph was published on page 2C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943 (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workers in break room at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Women workers seated in a break room at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. From left to right: Dorothy Simonton, Verna Selesky, Marie Stout, Emily Block, Beth Williams, Mable Lundquist, Opal Todhunter, Ines Marquis, June Melow, Bessie Lovo, Naoma Black, and Ada Geiser. The tables are covered with a floral print. This photograph was published on page 2C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943 (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Housing barracks at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A sign in front of housing barracks at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. The sign reads “Invite Him Out, We’ll Advance The Fare, Ask At Personnel.” Behind the sign are several two-story buildings (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of S.S. Bladensburg, Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A groups stands in front of a shipping ways at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launching of the tanker Bladensburg. The women photographed from left to right: Barbara Crowe, Mrs. Mary Hare, Mrs. Oscar Cox (sponsor), and Mrs. Marian Sanasac. Three of the women are holding large bouquets of flowers (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kangaroo court at Swan Island

A man, wearing a fake beard, shakes his finger at other smiling men, during a kangaroo court at Kaiser’s Swan Island shipyard. The men in beards are standing behind a desk and holding hammers. Kangaroo courts took place to “prosecute” employees who didn’t comply with beard and whisker growing contests, with the fees collected later donated to various causes (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Commander Louis J. Gulliver returning to USS Constitution after leave

Photograph showing Commander Louis J. Gulliver (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley (right) and unidentified sailors saluting as Gulliver resumes command of the frigate USS Constitution after returning from a 30-day leave. The photograph was taken aboard the Constitution on August 11, 1933, while the ship and crew were in Portland for a three-week visit as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N3713 were published on Page 4 of the August 11, 1933, under the headline “Piping the Skipper Over The Side.” This photograph had the following caption: “Commander Louis J. Gulliver, left, stepping onto the decks of ‘Old Ironsides,’ with side-boys at salute, and welcomed by Lieutenant-Commander Henry Hartley, who had command of the frigate during Gulliver’s absence on leave. Hartley relinquished command and resumed his duties as executive officer.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Gulliver Back As Boss Over Old Ironsides.” The story described the honors for Gulliver as follows: “The side honors accorded the captain consisted of mustering the marine guard, which presented arms as he came across the gangway between the line of four side-boys, who stood at salute while the chief boatswain’s mate blew a rail on his pipe. Lieutenant David W. Tolson, officer of the deck, gave the formal salute as the captain stepped on the deck.” See additional related image No. 371N3718. Image No. 371N3735 may also depict part of the honors marking Gulliver’s return.

Commander Louis J. Gulliver, commanding officer of USS Constitution

Half-length portrait of Commander Louis J. Gulliver facing front. The photograph was taken in Portland in May 1933, when Gulliver, commanding officer of the frigate USS Constitution, inspected the moorage at Swan Island prior to a visit by the frigate and crew in August as part of a national tour. With Gulliver were Lieutenant. H. St Johns Butler (background, left), the ship’s navigating officer, and Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley, executive officer. A story, headlined “ ‘Old Ironsides’ Chief Praises Moorage Here,” and related image No. 371N3715 were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on May 12, 1933.

Descendants of Revolutionary War captain William Van Cleve aboard USS Constitution in Portland

Full-length portrait showing six descendants of William Van Cleve posing aboard the frigate USS Constitution. The photograph was taken in August 1933, during a three-week visit to Portland by the ship and crew as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph and a short story were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 10, 1933, under the headline “Ship Visit Unites Family.” The photograph had the following caption: “Lieutenant Joseph Collins Van Cleve of U. S. S. Constitution brings definite proof to Circuit Judge Clarence H. Gilbert and Dr. Archie Van Cleve of Portland that they are descendants of William Van Cleve, a captain in the Revolutionary war. From left, aboard Old Ironsides, are Judge Gilbert, Dr. Van Cleve, Bertelle Van Cleve, 5; Katherine Gilbert, 20; Joanne Van Cleve, 12; Lieutenant Van Cleve.” According to the accompanying story, Bertelle and Joanne Van Cleve are the daughters of Archie Van Cleve, and Katharine Gilbert (spelled differently in the caption than in the story) is the daughter of Judge Gilbert.

Results 1 to 28 of 102