Photograph showing five unidentified workers standing in a row and holding an Army-Navy “E” Award flag. The photograph was taken at a ceremony to present an “E” Award to an unidentified company. The joint Army-Navy awards were given from 1942 to 1945 in recognition of wartime production efforts. Image note: The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image.
Photograph showing an unidentified man holding up one end of an Army-Navy “E” Award flag during a ceremony to present the award to an unidentified company. An unidentified man is applauding in the background. The joint Army-Navy awards were given from 1942 to 1945 in recognition of wartime production efforts. Image note: The number 19 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image.
Members of the 4th Infantry marching band from Fort Lewis performing at the dedication ceremony for the opening of the second span of the Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington (negative 2 of 18).
Oregon governor Paul Patterson speaking from a raised grandstand during the dedication of the Umatilla Bridge. Chief Clarence Burke, George Spino and other members of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation are seated in front of the grandstand facing the audience. The stand is decorated in flags and bunting. The state flags for Washington and Oregon are displayed on the back wall with an American flag hung in the middle. (negative 3 of 9).
Photograph of the Imperial Hotel building in downtown Portland decorated with American flags and bunting. The Owl Drug Company is located on the ground floor. American flags hang over the street where there are several pedestrians. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "White building on L. Imperial Hotel. SW Broadway and Washington, NE corner."
A crowd of people gathered for a parade in Albany, Oregon. There are several automobiles decorated with bunting on the street. The tracks for the Oregon Electric Railway are visible in the road. The street is decorated with bunting and American flags. A large banner above the street reads, "Albany the Railroad Center."
Segment 1: Interview with owner of Elmer's Flag and Banner shop, Elmer Reider. Reider discusses flag sales during 1976 bicentennial and history of flag designs in the United States. Describes design elements and symbolism found in flags. Segment 2: (0:11:42) Second part of interview with Reider. Continues history of flag design. (0:16:14) Interstitial is footage of flags flying outdoors. Segment 3: (0:17:36) begins with choppy footage, resolving at 0:18:08. Group of actors rehearsing lines for a parody performance/play of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Segment 4: (0:26:24) Unidentified committee speaking with representative from the city attorney's' office about wording revisions to draft document relating to Red Cross' "policy and action recommendations." Representative mentions having worked with city attorney and Dean Gisvold in drafting the document.
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People gathered for a Memorial Day service at Willamette National Cemetery, east of Portland in the Happy Valley area. Chairs have been arranged on the grass, as people stand to salute a group carrying flags (negative 1 of 6).
Two members of the United States Army hold a Quartermaster Corps flag. One man is kneeling and holding the base of a small flag pole, while another holds the flag. The pair is in front of a automobile, and other solders can be seen in the background (negative 12 of 17).
Photograph showing Portland Rose Festival Queen Shirley Louise Flowler, standing on a balcony at Veterans’ Hospital in Portland. Beyond the balcony, an United States flag hangs on a pole. Flowler is holding a metal baton and looking out over the balcony, where hills can be seen in the distance (negative 5 of 5).
Photograph showing a soldier raising an Army-Navy “E” Award flag as a second soldier watches. The photograph was taken during a ceremony to present an “E” Award to an unidentified company. The two soldiers are also unidentified. The joint Army-Navy awards were given from 1942 to 1945 in recognition of wartime production efforts. Image note: The number 18 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image.
Photograph showing a United States flag, a Navy “E” Award pennant (left), and an Army-Navy “E” Award pennant flying on a flagpole at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The “E” awards were granted for outstanding wartime production efforts. The Navy “E” award was given until July 1942, and the combined Army-Navy “E” Award was given from July 1942 through August 1945. The Albina shipyard received the Army-Navy pennant with a star, shown in this photograph, in October 1942; a presentation ceremony was held on October 27, 1942. A star was given when award recipients maintained their performance record for six months after receiving the original award. Image note: The number 121 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner. The text “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unconfirmed. Photograph shows spots of discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.
Photograph showing people lined up for a flag presentation at Vancouver Avenue Methodist Church in Portland. They are standing on a raised area, with a painting of Jesus Christ visible behind them. Church pews can be seen on the left side of the frame (negative 1 of 2).
A man and woman sit on the front porch of a house in Portland. The man sits on a rocking chair and the woman sits on the steps leading up to the home. A dog lies at the man's feet. Three American flags are displayed on the porch above them. A walkway made of wooden planks leads around the right side of the home.
Photograph of a flag planted on a beach in Oregon. A sign on the left side of the flagpole reads, "Tide Going Out," while a sign on the right side of the flagpole reads, "Tide Coming In." On the left, a child rides a small horse that is being led by another child. There are people in the ocean in the background. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "Photograph by F. Eugene Davis." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Seaside."
Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a somber girl wearing a plaid dress and holding a Union flag tied with a black ribbon. The flag has been hand-colored. The date, "4.17.1865" is handwritten into the velvet lining of the case. This was likely taken as a memorial for President Abraham Lincoln, 2 days after his assassination. Legacy collection records contain a note reading, "Proprietary 3 cent stamp with hand cancelation John Julius Spencer." Case is made of wood and leather with embossed paper.
A crowd of people gathered for a parade in Albany, Oregon. A float shaped like a battleship is on the street. The tracks for the Oregon Electric Railway are visible in the road. The street is decorated with bunting and American flags. A large banner partially obscured by a light pole reads, "Albany the Railroad Center."
A crowd of people stand around an American flag at a railroad station. Musicians with instruments stand to the left. In the background is a railcar labeled SP&S. Likely the same event depicted in OrgLot78_B1F2_017. Embossment on lower right reads, "Woodfield Photo. Astoria, Ore."
Photograph of a long street with a median in Longview, Washington. Flowers, plants, and an American flag are displayed on the median. The Hotel Monticello is partially visible at the end of the street. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.
Activists marching under the Chinatown Gateway in Portland, Oregon, during a rally against proposed cuts to the United States Postal Service in 2013. Two people at the front hold a banner which reads, "Save America's Postal Service." A man wearing a blue jacket and holding a megaphone marches beside them. Another man obscured at the edge of the photograph waves a large American flag in front of the crowd. Several other people in the crowd also hold banners and picket signs.
Photograph showing two unidentified women and four U. S. Navy officers standing in a row on a ship, holding a flag depicting a beaver. The photograph was probably taken on August 2, 1933, at a reception aboard the frigate USS Constitution after the ship arrived in Portland for a three-week visit as part of a national tour. In a front-page story on August 3, 1933, the Oregon Journal reported the following about the ceremony: “The outstanding feature of the reception was presentation of the official flag of Oregon to Commander [Henry] Hartley and the ship by the Daughters of 1812. Mrs. George H. Root, president, made the speech of presentation telling how glad the people of Portland were to have the privilege of visiting the great naval shrine and welcoming the officers and men. Miss Esther Allen Jobes, granddaughter of the founding president of the organization, presented the flag to the commander.” Also see image No. 371N0473.
Activists marching down a street in support of labor rights and immigration reform during a May Day rally in downtown Portland, Oregon on May 1, 2011. Several people hold banners, picket signs, and American flags. A silver police car with its lights flashing and a police officer on a bicycle move down a street in front of the crowd.
A statue of Abraham Lincoln during a May Day rally in Portland, Oregon, on May 1, 2011. The statue is photographed from behind. A large banner hangs in front of the statue. It is painted like the American Flag with "SOLD" painted in black letters across the flag.
Lily E. White's houseboat, the Raysark with an unidentified person standing on the deck. The ship is decorated with bunting, several American flags, lanterns, and a banner that reads, "Raysark." Likely taken somewhere along the Columbia River. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Houseboat, R-19, LW-19."