Photograph of 3 men looking at their watches on a platform at Union Station in Portland, Oregon. On the track next to them is an SP&S streamlined train no. 801. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "SP&S streamlined train no. 2 at Union Station, Portland, Ore. (Engineer, fireman and conductor comparing watches.)" Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.
A man sits in front of a typewriter, in what appears to be a vehicle, during a flood in the Eugene area. Equipment is attached to the wall and can be seen throughout the vehicle. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, December 30, 1945 (negative 11 of 27).
People stand around a train laying on its side. Behind the engine, several other train cars can be seen. One man stands on top of the train, while several others can be seen in front (negative 1 of 18).
People stand along tracks, next to the wreckage of a train. Another train can be seen on the tracks. Smoke is drifting throughout the frame, with trees and hills visible in the distance (negative 4 of 18).
A group of people carry something covered in a tarp. Behind them, a train engine and other debris can be seen strewn across the ground. In the background, another group stands next to a crane and more debris (negative 18 of 18).
People stand along tracks, next to the wreckage of train. Two men stand on the tracks, while others can be seen in the background. Another man stands on top of a train car. Smoke is drifting throughout the frame (negative 3 of 18).
Photograph, taken from track level, showing the depot, railroad tracks, and trains at Union Station in Portland. The Broadway Bridge is partially visible at right. The number 1998 is written on the negative and is partially visible at upper right. See related image No. 372A1195.
Photograph showing trains in a railyard near Union Station in Portland. The view is to the north. In the background at left is Crown Mills, at what is now 1362 Naito Parkway. The number 2012 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.
Photograph showing railroad tracks, the depot, and an oncoming train at Union Station in Portland. The Broadway Bridge is partially visible at right. The view is toward the northwest. The number 1999 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 372A1196.
Photograph of a grain elevator at the Hanford Street Terminal of the Port of Seattle, located in downtown Seattle, Washington. A train passes in front of the terminal, with several cars labeled Chicago and Northwestern Ry. A large sign on a building reads, "Port of Seattle Public Elevator." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "1,500,000 Bu. Grain Elevator. Hanford St. Terminal." Stamp on the back for Walter P. Miller, Commercial Photographer.
Photograph of eight unidentified young men standing on the platform at the end of a Portland Limited train car at Union Station. The young man fourth from left is holding a bouquet of flowers. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the the negative.
Full-length portrait of C. Stanley Mitchell and his family standing on the platform next to a train car. Mitchell is identified on the negatives for related image Nos. 371N1268 and 371N1270; his family members are unidentified.
Full-length portrait of C. Stanley Mitchell and his family standing on the platform next to a train car. The text “Mitchell + Family” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N1268 and 371N1269.
Photograph of a group of young women wearing dresses, posing next to a train. There are 2 men in the photograph. One man on the far left wears a bowtie and a whistle, likely the train conductor. Handwriting on the back reads, "Francis(?) Falls, Conductor." Writing on the front of the print indicates this was taken by Angelus Commercial Studio. Stamp for Angelus Commercial Studio on the back.
A train passing through agricultural fields near Wilsonville, Oregon. Several stacks of freshly cut grain stand in the field and there are three small buildings beside the tracks. The handwritten description from the back of the photograph reads, "Wilsonville." there is also a stamp which reads, "Photo by CREGO-301 Oregon Bldg. Portland."
Photograph of an SP&S train traveling eastbound along the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. The train passes in front of Beacon Rock. Taken from the Oregon side of the river, looking north across the river. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File No. 26 - SP&S eastbound train along Columbia River at Beacon Rock."
Photograph of a crowd of people at a train station. People stand on a long wooden platform on the left, while an SP&S train is stopped on the right. Three little girls in white dresses stand on the platform in the foreground and look at the train. In the background, a large crowd stands by the train. Handwriting on the back indicates this was taken in Seaside, Oregon. Stamp on the back for Kiser's Studio, Scenic America Company.
Photograph showing a group of men standing next to an SP&S steam locomotive no. 54 in Seaside, Oregon. The men appear to be employees of SP&S, as some wear train conductor or engineer uniforms. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "SP&S train with Eng. #54 at Seaside, Oregon."
Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.