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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

Explorer Scouts supply drop at Horse Lake

An airplane releasing a supply drop for Explorer Scouts on the shore of Horse Lake, in the Deschutes National Forest. The plane can be seen at the center of the frame, with a small parachute falling behind it towards the ground. A ridge line with trees and a scree slope is in the background (negative 7 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Explorer Scouts supply drop at Horse Lake

Three men pushing supplies from the open door of an airplane, during an Explorer Scout supply drop at Horse Lake, in the Deschutes National Forest. They sit on the floor of the plane, appearing to use their legs to push the supplies out the door (negative 12 of 13).

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

Parachute dummy testing

A dummy made of rope is leans out of an open door in the side of a small airplane. The airplane is parked on an open field, likely in Vancouver, Washington (negative 11 of 27).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Crow eating party at Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards

People gather around a miniature airplane “Mars” at the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, celebrating the pledging of war bonds by shipyard employees. A man in a suit stands in front of the airplane holding a silver cloche-covered plate while an audience watches (negative 5 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of a group of people standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The fourth person from left, wearing a dark jacket and holding a hat, is Charles H. Martin; the others are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at The Dalles” or “S. A. at The Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1105.

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of six men standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several of the men are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The second man from left is Charles H. Martin; the other men are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at the Dalles” or “S. A. at the Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1106.

E. E. Spafford in airplane, shaking hands with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph showing E. E. Spafford sitting in an airplane at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, and shaking hands with Portland Mayor George L. Baker, who is standing next to the plane. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 9, 1928, after Spafford, national commander of the American Legion, arrived to speak in Portland. An article and other photographs about Spafford's visit, including image No. 371N2400, were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, 1928. See related image Nos. 371N2398, 371N2399, and 371N2400. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Mayor George L. Baker and Dr. Archie C. Van Cleve greeting E. E. Spafford

Photograph showing Portland Mayor George L. Baker (left) and Dr. Archie C. Van Cleve (right) standing next to an airplane and greeting E. E. Spafford, who is sitting in the plane’s rear seat. Spafford, national commander of the American Legion, and Van Cleve, commander of Portland Legion post No. 1, are shaking hands as Baker watches. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 9, 1928, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, after Spafford arrived to speak in Portland. An article and other photographs about Spafford’s visit, including image No. 371N2400, were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, 1928. See related image Nos. 371N2397, 371N2398, and 371N2400. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

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.

Russian airplane at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a group of people with a Russian airplane, Land of the Soviets, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on October 18 or October 19, 1928. The plane developed mechanical trouble shortly after reaching Portland on Friday, October 18, 1928, during a trip from Moscow to New York. The crew landed it at Pearson Field for repairs and resumed the trip the next morning. In a story about the plane and crew published in the October 19 edition, the Oregon Journal listed the people aboard the plane as: pilot Commander S. A. Shestakov; pilot Philip E. Bolotov; navigator Boris E. Sterligov; mechanic Dmitry A. Fufaev; and Andrew W. Petroff, vice president of the Amtorg Trading corporation, which sponsored the flight. See related image Nos. 371N5537, 371N6030, 371N6031, and 371N6158.

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.

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