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Engineer Charles W. Miller After Last Train Run with SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Charles W. Miller standing with 2 other men in front of an SP&S locomotive. Miller is in the middle. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Picture taken at Portland Oregon Union Station on arrival SP&S #1 - April 27, 1952 with Engineer Charles W. Miller completing his last run before retirement. From left - Condr. L.S. Rosendaul; Miller; J.A. Cannon, Gen'l Supt. Motive Power."

Employee in the SP&S Machine Section

Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. An open box on a table in the foreground is labeled, "Remington Rand Sealed Edge Tabulating Cards." The employee appears to be working with these cards at a machine. There are several Remington Rand machines to the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Machine Section Portland, Summer 1952."

Commercial Club Excursion

Photograph of a large group of men in a room. Most of the men sit in rows of chairs but the room is crowded so several stand in the back. They all wear suits. A portion of a table covered in papers and documents is visible in the foreground. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Commercial Club excursion, Ptld - Lewiston, Nov. 1911."

Millen Van Hoogstraaten in Locomotive Cab with Engineer

Photograph of Millen Van Hoogstraaten, conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, posing in a locomotive cab with an unidentified train engineer. Hoogstraaten, pictured on the left, stands behind the engineer. Both men look straight ahead of the locomotive as though they are driving the train. The engineer has his left hand on the controls. Hoogstraaten leans slightly out of the cab. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "left, Millen Van Hoogstraaten, 1929." Stamp on the back for L.C. Jones.

Jones, L. C. (Portland, Or.)

Blast for Railroad Construction in Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of an explosion conducted by Portland & Seattle Railway to clear way for the construction of a railroad on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The explosion sends dirt and debris into the air out of the base of a mountain. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible in the background. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "Firing 30 Ton Blast Cooks, 1906, P. & S. Ry., June 13, 10:35am, 1300 feet away."

Sheridan Point, Prior to Railroad Construction

Photograph of Sheridan Point on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, showing where Portland & Seattle Railway plans to construct a railroad. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible on the right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Sheridans Point, Columbia River, showing where the P&S Ry. is to be built.

Railroad Bridge Under Construction

Photograph of a work train crossing a railroad bridge that is under construction. Taken from the bank of a river, looking up at the bridge. Wooden planks for construction float in the water in the foreground. Handwritten note at the bottom of the print reads, "Sep 12 - 07, First work train."

Construction of Oregon Trunk Railroad in Willow Creek Canyon

Photograph showing a view of a train stopped on railroad tracks in Willow Creek Canyon near Madras, Oregon. In the distance, a railroad construction crew works on the railroad track through the remaining section of the canyon. Taken from the top of the canyon, looking down at the train and the creek. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "Oregon Trunk Ry. Willow Creek Canyon, near Madras, Ore. Photo by Hedlund, Madras, Ore."

Hedlund, John Olof, 1882-1962

Farm Products of Goose Lake Valley, Oregon

Photographic postcard of a pile of fresh produce. Potatoes are delicately balanced atop squash, cabbage, and other produce. Handwritten label on the bottom of the print reads, "Products of Goose Lake Valley Or., Wendt Photo." One cabbage is labeled "18.5#" while another piece of produce is labeled "26#." Handwritten note on the back of the postcard reads, "We do this yearly for the fun of the thing. Guess what we can do when we get down to business."

Wendt, Henry, 1875-1955

Man with Timothy Grass

Photographic postcard of a man standing next to a recently harvested crop of timothy grass. The timothy is almost as tall as he is. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print is mostly illegible but likely reads, "243 heads of Timothy grown near La Pine, Oregon."

Alfalfa Meeting

Photograph of a man talking to a group of people. He is likely giving a presentation to farmers about growing alfalfa. As he talks, he points to a chart behind him titled, "Alfalfa in United States," which shows the amount of acreage dedicated to growing alfalfa in various states. There are several children in the front row.

Farm field

Photograph of a large, open agricultural field. There are farmhouses and barns in the distance. Signed "Gifford" on the bottom left of the print. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "From Passenger Department: The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

Gifford, Benjamin A.

Fence divides sagebrush from farm field

Photograph of 2 people, each standing in a field on either side of a wooden fence. The fence forms a dividing line between a desert landscape and farmland. On the left of the fence, a man stands on land covered with sagebrush. On the right of the fence, a man stands in an agricultural field on farmland. The crops come up to his chest. Signed "Gifford" on the bottom right of the print.

Gifford, Benjamin A.

Working a hay field in Kennewick, Washington

Photograph showing several agricultural workers posing in a hay field in Kennewick, Washington. They are baling hay. Two horse-drawn wagons are piled high with hay. Handwritten label on the bottom of the print reads, "K-23, Emigh's hey (sic) field, Kennewick, Wash., 1906. Photo by Graveslund, Kennewick, Wn."

Gravenslund, John H., 1861-1944

Mr. Stopper examines apple tree in his orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing a man inspecting an apple tree in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13584--Weister, Portland. Shows two year old tree in the Stopper orchard, eight miles north of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash., with Mr. Stopper standing by the tree. This is red-shot soil, elevation of about 1700 feet."

Weister Company

Apple orchard in Maryhill, Washington

Photograph of 2 rows of apple trees in bloom in an orchard in Maryhill, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Kiser 5453. Old Apple Orchard, Maryhill, Wash. SP&SRy." Stamp on the back of the print reads, "From Passenger Department, The North Bank Road, Portland, Ore."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Orchard and farmhouse

Photograph of an orchard and farmhouse. Rows of trees stand in an orchard on the left and in the right foreground. At the center of the photograph, behind a field of crops, is a farmhouse. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "From R.H. Crozier."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

View of apple and peach orchard in Scappoose, Oregon

Photograph showing a view of the apple and peach orchards at the Glen Cove Orchard near Scappoose, Oregon. In the foreground, a wooden bridge crosses a creek. A barn and farmhouse are visible in the distant background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "A portion of the fifty acre Glen Cove apple and peach orchard near Scappoose. K3." Stamps on the front and back of the print indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Cows in field in Dallesport, Washington

Photograph of 8 cows scattered in a wide, open field in Granddalles, known today as Dallesport, Washington. Two of the cows in the center appear to be young calves. The cows all turn to look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "3000 acres of this kind of flat land commencing with Granddalles townsite and extending 3 1/2 miles north to foothills." Handwritten note indicates this is Washington state.

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