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Herman Skovgaard

Herman Skovgaard outside his apartment in Vanport, Oregon. He is dressed in overalls with a hard hat and metal lunch box and is preparing to leave for work at the Swan Island Shipyards.

Skovgaard, Dale

Aerial view of the Vanport flood

An aerial photograph of flood waters during the Vanport flood. Several apartment buildings that were lifted from their foundations by the water are visible among other debris in the lower left corner of the image. Vanport City, once the second largest city in Oregon, was destroyed by a flood on May 30, 1948 when water breached a nearby section of the dike along the Columbia River. This photograph was part of a series of selected snapshots of "Vanport City, Ore. Destroyed by the Mighty Columbia River," sold as a set after the flood.

Jantzen Beach Amusement Park during the Vanport flood

An aerial photograph of damage to Jantzen Beach Amusement Park during the Vanport flood. Vanport City, once the second largest city in Oregon, was destroyed by a flood on May 30, 1948 when water breached a nearby section of the dike along the Columbia River. This photograph was part of a series of selected snapshots of "Vanport City, Ore. Destroyed by the Mighty Columbia River," sold as a set after the flood.

Damage from the Vanport flood

A photograph depicting damage done by the Vanport flood. Several unidentified people walk across rooftops and piled debris left after flood waters lifted buildings from their foundations. Vanport City, once the second largest city in Oregon, was destroyed by a flood on May 30, 1948 when water breached a nearby section of the dike along the Columbia River. This photograph was part of a series of selected snapshots of "Vanport City, Ore. Destroyed by the Mighty Columbia River," sold as a set after the flood.

Aerial view of the Vanport flood

An aerial photograph of flood waters during the Vanport flood. The interstate bridge and a railroad bridge are visible in the distance. Vanport City, once the second largest city in Oregon, was destroyed by a flood on May 30, 1948 when water breached a nearby section of the dike along the Columbia River. This photograph was part of a series of selected snapshots of "Vanport City, Ore. Destroyed by the Mighty Columbia River," sold as a set after the flood.

People viewing flood damage during the Vanport flood

A photograph of an unidentified group of people viewing the damage caused by the Vanport flood. In the distance people in boats and on rooftops are visible in the flood water. The back of the image is stamped with, "Camera Art Studio 4706 N. E. Glisan VE, 3866 Portland, 13, Oregon. 3810 15."

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Flooded Buildings and Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris and destroyed buildings in the water of the Vanport Flood, 1948. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. Handwritten note on back reads, "Jerry," indicating this was likely taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome when he was a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Boat in Flood, Vanport Flood

Photograph of 4 people in a row boat navigating around debris in the Vanport Flood, 1948. Behind them, an apartment building floats in the floodwater after having been lifted from its foundation. Handwritten note on back reads, "Jerry," indicating this was likely taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome when he was a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Flooded Building and Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of a destroyed apartment building floating in a sea of debris in the water of the Vanport Flood, 1948. The building was lifted from its foundation by the flood. Handwritten note on back reads, "Jerry," indicating this was likely taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome when he was a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Flooded Building and Debris, Vanport Flood

Aerial photograph looking down on flooded buildings and debris in Vanport during the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. The cloverleaf roads in the bottom left corner are south of the Interstate Bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948 by someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris in a shaded area of the Vanport Flood. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flooded Buildings and Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris and destroyed buildings in the water of the Vanport Flood. In the foreground, the roof of a building emerges from water. In the background, several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flooded Building and Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris and a flooded apartment building in the water of the Vanport Flood. On the left, the apartment building floats in the water after having been lifted from its foundation. On the right, debris and other flooded buildings are visible in the background. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Widespread Flooding, Vanport Flood

Aerial photograph of widespread flooding during the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography. This print is from the same negative or take as OrgLot762_B1F7_001.

Vanport City, dismantling apartment building

An apartment building in Vanport City, after being dismantled following the end of World War II. Two chimneys can be seen amid piles of wooden debris, with workers. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 25, 1946 (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Buildings being dismantled at Vanport City

Panels from a dismantled apartment building being loaded onto a truck at Vanport City, following the end of World War II. A crane is being used to move the panels onto the back of a truck, where a man can be seen standing. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 25, 1946 (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport debris collecting as flood water subsides

Destroyed buildings and floating debris at Vanport City, following a flooding event. A boat has been pulled up to a small dock, with a tree and sign reading “Federal Govt Dock, Keep Out.” A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 24, 1948 (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport debris collecting as flood water subsides

Floating debris at Vanport City, following the large 1948 flood. A teddy bear lays in the water amid pieces of wood and grass. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 24, 1948 (negative 6 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vanport children leaving for beach trip

Children and adults boarding a school bus at Vanport, before departing on a trip to a coastal beach. A sign attached to a street sign for “N. Force Ave.” reads “Campers meet here.” People stand with luggage and blankets. A story for this series was published on the front page of section 2 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 16, 1943 (negative 3 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View of Vanport street with school

People on a sidewalk outside of a school in Vanport. Several women are seated along a small fence, and a school bus is parked at the curb. A woman is a wide brimmed hat is walking towards the camera (negative 1 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire at Vanport shopping center

People inspect fire damage at the Vanport shopping center. The roof of the building appears to have burned away, with charred wood visible throughout the scene. Shelves of goods can be seen at the far side of the room. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 17, 1945 (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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