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Hollywood District - Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a busy street scene in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon. Several automobiles drive on a busy street. Businesses include West Furniture, First National Bank, the Owl Drug Co., and more. The American Legion Hall building is visible. Taken from a second-story parking lot. Handwriting on negative reads, "Hollywood Dist. - Portland, Oreg. Christian 11-1213."

Christian (Photographer)

Montavilla, Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Taken from the middle of the street, and looking west toward Mount Tabor. Parked automobiles line the street and there are signs for Safeway, Fred Meyer, and other businesses. Handwriting on negative reads, "Montavilla Portland, Oregon. Christian 11-201."

Christian (Photographer)

Street Scene - Park Rose, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene, likely in Parkrose, Oregon. Today, Parkrose is a neighborhood in Portland. Businesses line both sides of the street and there are signs for the Motor Court Motel, the Portland Trust Bank, and more. Several automobiles drive on the busy street. Taken from the right lane of the street. Handwritten note on envelope reads, "Street Scene. Park Rose, OR. 1953."

Photography Class, Northwest School of Photography

Photograph of students as they photograph a female model posing in front of an automobile. Part of a class at the Northwest School of Photography. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken by a student in the PM Advanced Portrait class at the Northwest School of Photography.

Model Posing with Automobile

A female model poses next to an automobile. She is posing for photography students. The automobile is parked in a grassy area and there are trees in the background. Handwritten note on back indicates the initials "JY", likely Jerry Jiro Yasutome, and that this was taken in his PM Advanced Portrait class at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene in downtown Portland. Several businesses are visible, including the Congress Hotel, a Lincoln Mercury car dealership, and a battery shop. An automobile is parked in the left foreground and its license plate indicates the year 1947. There is a large tree on the sidewalk. Handwriting on negative reads, "Portland, Oregon. Christian 11-833."

Christian (Photographer)

Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0819. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Two U. S. Navy servicemen posing with Portland Gas & Coke Co. car

Photograph showing two unidentified United States Navy servicemen posing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company car. They are smiling and attaching a sign to the side of the car. The sign reads: “CHOOSE NAVY NOW / WHILE YOU CAN.” An unidentified Portland Gas & Coke employee is sitting in the driver’s seat of the car. The number 2629 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0842. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2317 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0820.

Two U. S. Navy servicemen posing with Portland Gas & Coke Co. car

Photograph showing two unidentified United States Navy servicemen posing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company car. They are smiling and attaching a sign to the side of the car. The sign reads: “CHOOSE NAVY NOW / WHILE YOU CAN.” In the background, an unidentified Portland Gas & Coke employee is sitting in the driver’s seat of the car. The number 2628 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0843. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Hickman Products Company warehouse, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified men and a parked vehicle outside the Hickman Products Ltd. Company warehouse at at 1310 Southeast Union Avenue (now Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard) in Portland. This building is also shown in image No. 372A1200, when it was the Frank Fink Company warehouse.

Two men with car under “Win this Buick” sign at Piggly Wiggly store

Photograph showing two men at a Piggly Wiggly store posing with a Buick being given away as part of an Ivory Soap promotion. They are standing in the store doorway under a sign that reads “WIN this BUICK. Ask Us.” The men are unidentified; the man at right is a Piggly Wiggly employee. The photograph was probably taken at the Piggly Wiggly at 2030 Northeast Broadway in Portland.

Frank Fink Company warehouse, Portland

Photograph showing two vehicles parked outside the Frank Fink Company warehouse at 1310 Southeast Union Avenue (now Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard) in Portland. On the side of the building are signs reading “Best Foods,” “Frank Fink Company / Food Distributors; and Nucoa. Next to a loading bay is a sign reading “Frank Fink Company / Distributors of Best Foods Products / Borden’s Cheese / Blue Moon Spreads.” This building is also shown in image No. 372A1215, when it was the Hickman Products Company Ltd. warehouse. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Portland rail yards and Front Avenue

Rows of railroad cars sit on the tracks of a railroad yard at McCormick Dock, on Front Avenue. Looking south toward the Steel Bridge. Automobiles line Front Avenue next to another railroad yard. Taken September 14, 1939.

White, Minor

Buildings on Front Avenue

A row of buildings on Front Avenue, looking south from the Burnside Bridge. Demolition of Dekum and Reed block, at right, has begun. Automobiles are parked on the street and the trolley tracks are visible. Taken March 4, 1939.

White, Minor

Building on Dekum and Reed Block

View of the Dekum and Reed Block, located on Front Avenue and Ankeny Street. Photo taken from south side of Burnside Bridge on February 12, 1939. An automobile is parked on the street and the Willamette River is visible in the background. Also visible are signs for a creamery and Golden Glow Beer & Ale.

White, Minor

Buildings on Front Avenue at Ankeny

Cast-iron buildings on Front Avenue at Ankeny, from First Avenue. Probably taken from the New Market Theater. From left to right: the Dekum & Reed block, the Johnson Building, and the Dodd Block. Automobiles line the streets. Sign advertises Gadsby’s Home Furnisher. Several storefronts are for sale or lease.

White, Minor

Buildings and automobiles on Front Avenue

Front Avenue looking south from under the Burnside Bridge, Oct. 18, 1938. The two buildings visible were, from left, the Johnson Building and Dodd’s Block, on the east side of Front Avenue facing each other across Ankeny Street. Automobiles are parked on both sides of the street.

White, Minor

Unidentified man and woman posing with promotional car, 18th and Couch, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man and woman posing with a promotional car on the street outside St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Northwest 18th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street in Portland. The man is wearing a jacket, tie, and kilt. The woman is wearing a jacket, blouse, and skirt, and is standing next to the open passenger door with one foot inside the car. On top of the car is a large sign consisting of the General Gasoline name and pegasus emblem. On the side of the car are the words “Ask the driver / Test your skill and win a prize.” See related image No. 371N5489.

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