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Aerial view of Hood River, Oregon, and Columbia River Gorge

Aerial photograph, looking east, showing the town of Hood River, Oregon, at center right; the Columbia River; and the hills of the Columbia River Gorge. A cropped version of this photograph was one of 10 that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal Sunday magazine on June 5, 1932. The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Looping the Loop by Air,” that recounted an airplane trip following the route of the Mount Hood Loop Highway and described the views from the air. The photographs had the following caption: “Glimpses of familiar scenery snapped by Roy Norr, Journal staff photographer, in ‘doing’ the Mont [sic] Hood Loop the air way.” This photograph had the following additional information: “Looking east up the Columbia Gorge airway.” See image Nos. 371N5679, 371N5698, 371N5703, 371N5704, 371N5717, and 371N5721, which were published on the same page as this photograph. Also see image Nos. 371N5699, 371N5700, 371N5701, and 371N5702, which were taken during the same trip. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Norr, Roy

"O.30. Indian Summer."

View of the Columbia River and cliffs in the Columbia River Gorge. Loose duplicate plate in 5/6. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Widespread Flooding, Columbia River

Photograph of a helicopter flying over flooding on the Columbia River near The Dalles. Same flooding that caused the Vanport Flood down river. In the background, a flooded building is completely surrounded by water in the Columbia River. In the foreground, railroad tracks disappear underwater. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken by someone named "Dixon" for the PM Advanced Portrait class. Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Widespread Flooding, Columbia River

Photograph of flooding on the Columbia River, very likely near The Dalles. Same flooding that caused the Vanport Flood down river. Photograph looks up the Columbia River, and shows a flooded railroad yard on the south bank of the river. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948 by someone named "Foster." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

McNary Dam construction

A man surveys a dirt area in front of large spillway bays at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River, during its construction. Water can be seen at the base of the cement pillars, with the Columbia River visible in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 1 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

An overhead view of construction at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The structure is built of wood, rebar, and cement, with the water visible in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 23 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction workers on ferry

A ferry on the Columbia River, carrying workers during the construction of the McNary Dam. Automobiles and people can be seen on the ferry, which appears to be docked on the river. Next to the ferry is another ship, the Betty Lou Russell. The far shore of the river can be seen in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 31 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

Construction at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Water can be seen at the base of the spillway bays, with the dam structure in various stages of construction with wood and cement. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 5 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ceremony at Grand Coulee Dam, start of irrigation pumps

A new irrigation reservoir being filled at the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. People can be seen observing behind upper railings, during a dedication ceremony for the new system. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 15, 1951 (negative 14 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ceremony at Grand Coulee Dam, start of irrigation pumps

A man stands on a low cement wall at the Grand Coulee Dam, during a ceremony marking the start of a new irrigation pump system. Water appears to be flowing into a feeder canal into a larger large area, with basalt cliffs visible throughout the scene. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 15, 1951 (negative 18 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Grand Coulee Dam

Photograph showing the Grand Coulee Dam, taken from a high vantage point. Water is flowing down the dam spillway, with electric metal infrastructure visible in the foreground. A basalt hill is in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 15, 1951 (negative 26 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ceremony at Grand Coulee Dam, start of irrigation pumps

Queens and princesses from the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival at the Grand Coulee Dam for a “Water-of-all-States Ceremony,” marking the start of a new irrigation pump system. They pour water from glass jugs into the reservoir, collected for other states within the United States. Water can be seen filling the reservoir canal. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 15, 1951 (negative 36 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ceremony at Grand Coulee Dam, start of irrigation pumps

People gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, at the start of irrigation pumping. A military band is in the foreground, with an empty cement reservoir visible in the distance. A crowd stands above a cement wall. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, June 15, 1951 (negative 5 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam

A man stands on top of a structure at the McNary Dam, on a wooden walkway. The Columbia River can be seen next to the dam, in front of basalt cliffs in the distance. Above the dam is a metal crane. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 4 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia river salmon derby, Ilwaco, Washington

An aerial view of the Columbia River salmon derby. Numerous boats can be seen on the river. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 31, 1947 (negative 1 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Astoria

An aerial view of Astoria, showing the Columbia River, town, and numerous docks (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Astoria Column

An aerial view of the Astoria Column, with the town of Astoria and the Columbia River visible in the distance (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of dike work at Marine Drive and Gertz Road

An aerial view of dike work being done at Marine Drive and Gertz Road in Portland, near Vanport City. A group of houseboats can be seen at the right side of the frame, likely on the Columbia River at Marine Drive (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of flood water on Columbia River, near Dalles

An aerial view of a flooded Columbia River at the Narrows, east of the Dalles. Swiftly moving water can be seen by rocky outcrops, and flooding two large buildings in the distance. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 1, 1948 (negative 1 of 21).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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