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NW Airlines - Portland-Columbia Airport - Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing an aerial view of the Portland-Columbia Airport, known today as the Portland International Airport. Two Northwest Airlines planes sit on the tarmac next to a building. Handwriting on negative reads, "N.W. Airlines - Columbia Airport - Portland, Oregon. Christian 11-856."

Christian (Photographer)

Two boys sit in airplane at Portland International Airport

Two boys sit in an airplane while on a field trip at the Portland International Airport. They are students at the Dayton Summer School in Dayton, Oregon. The boy on the left wears a name tag that reads, "John Roblez, Dayton School, Dayton Oregon." The boy on the right smiles at the camera. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on August 27, 1965.

Republican "Truth Squad" arriving at Portland Airport

A photograph of two men shaking hands on the tarmac of Portland Airport. Behind them is a airplane with the words "GOP TRUTH SQUAD Special" printed on the side, a third man is exiting the airplane. This airplane followed Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson during the 1956 presidential campaign (negative 4 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Anita Ekberg

Actress Anita Ekberg seated in a airplane during a layover at Portland International Airport (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rita Moreno arriving at Airport

Rita Moreno exits a car at Portland Airport. She is waving and holding a large key and a bouquet of roses. She is wearing a sash that reads "Miss KPOJ The Journal". A sign on the car reads "Miss KPOJ Rita Moreno Star of The King and I". The KPOJ broadcast truck is parked between the car and an airplane (negative 6 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kendall B. Wood aerial photographic airplane

Two unidentified men sit inside an airplane used by Kendall B. Wood, Consulting Forest Engineers, in Portland. Taken from ground level and looking upward, one man sits at the front of a glass dome, while another can be seen further back (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kendall B. Wood aerial photographic airplane

An unidentified man holds a photogrammetric camera next to an airplane for Kendall B. Wood, Consulting Forest Engineers, in Portland. He holds a large camera over one shoulder, with an open door in the airplane behind him (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kendall B. Wood aerial photographic airplane

An unidentified man uses a photogrammetric camera in an airplane for Kendall B. Wood, Consulting Forest Engineers, in Portland. He wears a set of headphone while looking downward at the camera, with his left hand on a wall-mounted unit (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Kendall B. Wood aerial photographic airplane

Four unidentified men stand in front of an airplane, for Kendall B. Wood, Consulting Forest Engineers, in Portland. The airplane features twin propellers and a glass front (negative 4 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Mrs. Jeanne Peek of Astoria, flying by West Coast Airlines to do her Christmas shopping in Portland

Mrs. Jeanne Peek, of Astoria, standing on the steps of a West Coast Airlines plane, after doing her holiday shopping in Portland. She’s wearing a fur coat and holding several boxes. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, December 24, 1947 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Western Air inauguration at Portland Airport

A woman hands two Western Air employees a gift, celebrating the arrival of Western Air Lines in Portland. The two employees, wearing flight attendant uniforms, stand on a set of stairs next to a plane (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Tex Rankin's demonstration of the Ercoupe to Mayor Earl Riley

Pilot Tex Rankin and Portland Mayor Earl Riley, flying in an Ercoupe airplane over Portland and the Columbia River. Taken from another airplane, Mount Adams can be seen in the distance. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 28, 1946 (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Frank M. Hawks’ airplane at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing pilot Frank M. Hawks’ monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on November 28, 1931. On the nose of the plane are the words “TEXACO NO. 13.” The photograph was taken as Hawks arrived for a brief visit to Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, November 29, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Three Hours From San Francisco.” They had the caption: “Captain Frank M. Hawks said his exact time from San Francisco to Portland Saturday was three hours and five minutes. But at that, he wasn’t trying for speed—just jogging along.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The noted flier’s noted plane, Texaco No. 13, as it rolled to a stop on Swan Island.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Hawks. Also see image Nos. 374N0278 and 374N0299, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 374N0300.

Unidentified men with airplane hitched to tow truck at A. L. Campbell Auto Towing, Portland

Photograph showing several unidentified men looking at a parked tow truck outside A. L. Campbell Auto Towing in Portland. Hitched to the back of the truck is an airplane. The plane’s propeller is tied to the boom of the truck, and its back end of its fuselage is resting on two wheels. The plane’s wings are lashed to the top of the fuselage. The second man from left is wearing a coat with the text “G. G. Gerber” on the back.

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.

Dick Rankin? waving from refueling compartment of airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing a man, probably pilot Dick Rankin, standing in the refueling compartment of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon. He is wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles, looking upward, and waving. The photograph may have been taken at the Rankin airfield in Portland, probably in August 1930. That month, Rankin and his brothers, Tex Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the On-to-Oregon in four attempts, all unsuccessful, to set an endurance flying record. According to an August 10, 1930, Oregon Journal article about preparations for the first attempt, a hole was cut in the top of the plane’s fuselage to accommodate aerial refueling. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, and 371N6233.

On-to-Oregon takes off in Rankin brothers’ attempt at endurance record

Photograph showing a Stinson monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, taking off. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930 at Rankin airfield in Portland during one of four attempts that month by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.Photograph showing two men standing outdoors next to an airplane, the On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin field in Portland. The man on the right is pilot Dick Rankin. The man on the left is unidentified. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when Rankin and his brothers, Tex Rankin and Dick Rankin, flew the On-to-Oregon in four unsuccessful attempts to set an endurance flying record. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, and 371N6234.

Carol Mangold loaning pilot Tex Rankin her black cat for air race

Photograph, taken on August 24, 1928, of pilot Tex Rankin (center), Carol Mangold of Portland (right), and an unidentified person, possibly Cy Larsen of the Line Material Company. They are standing next to Rankin’s airplane, the Rose O’Portland, and Rankin is holding Mangold’s pet cat, Alba Barba. Rankin borrowed the black cat to accompany him on a national air race from New York to Los Angeles. Alba Barba was one of two “jinxes” that Rankin deliberately adopted for the race; the other was to enter his plane under the number 13. On August 24, the day Rankin departed, the Oregon Journal published a Page 2 story about the pilot and the cat, titled “Rankin and His Jinxes Go East to Start Derby.” See related image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, and 371N6222. Also see the following images related to Rankin's return from the race: 371N5921, 371N5922, 371N5923, 371N6141, 371N6150, and 377N0032.

Damaged airplanes in pile at Swan Island after windstorm

Photograph showing an overturned Student Prince airplane lying on top of a Breese monoplane, the City of Portland, at the Swan Island airport in Portland after a windstorm on the night of Wednesday, February 19, and early morning of Thursday, February 20, 1930. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two images published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on February 20 under the headline “The Wind’s Idea of a Good Time.” The photograph had the following caption: “The ‘bit of a blow’ which Portland had this morning, in addition to causing much hat chasing, did some actual damage. At Swan island airport it inspired a Student Prince plane to fly without a pilot, with the result shown in the top photograph—the Student Prince upside down the back of a Breese plane and the two leaning against a third ship.” The photograph accompanied an article about the storm, titled “Wind and Rain Wallop City; Poles Broken.” Also see image Nos. 371N5958, 371N5959, 371N5960, and 371N5961.

On-to-Oregon takes off in Rankin brothers’ attempt at endurance record

Photograph showing a Stinson monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, taking off. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930 at Rankin airfield in Portland during one of four attempts that month by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin set an endurance flying record. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

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