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War hero parade float

Photograph showing an Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation float during a war hero parade in downtown Portland. The float is being towed by a tractor, and features welders working on a metal ship piece. Signs on the float read “’Ships for Victory’ - Quicker!” and “Speed More Speed” (negative 2 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure”.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Elks convention parade, Portland

A parade float, decorated with plant, trees, and an elk, for an Elks convention parade in Portland. Signs on the float read “Welcome Brothers” and “B.P.O.E” with chapters listed for McMinnville, Oregon City, Portland, and Tillamook (negative 6 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival float

A woman smiles from a Portland Rose Festival parade float, most likely at Multnomah stadium. Her arms are folded, as she peers out from the center of a rose (negative 1 of 19).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival floats

Parade floats at Multnomah Stadium during the 1952 Portland Rose Festival. A small horse pulls a young man and woman in a cart decorated with flowers, while other floats can be seen parked on the stadium field (negative 1 of 38).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival floats

Parade floats at Multnomah Stadium during the 1952 Portland Rose Festival. A group of women, wearing tulle dresses, sit on a float while drinking from cups. A “9” is affixed to the front of the float, which is on a field below the Multnomah Athletic Club building (negative 14 of 38).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival floats

Parade floats at Multnomah Stadium during the 1952 Portland Rose Festival. A woman, wearing a bathing suit, holds a flowered book on a float for Pacific Power & Light. Spectators can be seen watching from covered stands in the background (negative 3 of 38).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival floats

Parade floats at Multnomah Stadium during the 1952 Portland Rose Festival. A woman waves from the top of a float, standing in the center of a flower dress (negative 4 of 38).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

Prince Ronald Baxter and Princess Beverly Sawyer during the 1953 Junior Rose Festival parade on Sandy Boulevard. Baxter wears a suit while holding his hat in the air, as Sawyer holds a small bouquet of flowers and an umbrella. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 14, 1953 (negative 2 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

Prince Gary Baboock and Princess Janis McIntosh from Arleta School, during the 1953 Junior Rose Festival parade on Sandy Boulevard. Bruce O’Neil sits at the front of the float, holding a carrot and wearing a rabbit costume. The trio is seated inside an “Arleta” flower float in the shape of a crib. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 14, 1953 (negative 3 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Newberg Farmeroo parade

The Newberg Farmeroo parade in downtown Newberg. A man pulls a float using a small tractor, crossing under a banner that reads “Welcome, Newbery Farmeroo.” A crowd lines either side of the street as other parade participants can be seen in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 9, 1953 (negative 10 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rosy the elephant during the Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

Portland Zoo’s Rosy the elephant riding on a float during the 1954 Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. A striped tent over the elephant holds a sign that reads “Rosy”, with hay visible on the ground. Several young women and men stand around the elephant (negative 13 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

Children on a float during the Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. The float is decorated with a large harp and a hand painted sign that reads “We Will Remember 1951, Will You?” (negative 4 of 27).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Building a Float for Junior Rose Festival Parade

Three children and an adult build a parade float for the Junior Rose Festival Parade on the front porch of a house in Portland, Oregon. The float consists of a small sailboat mounted on a wagon. The boat has the word "Burradak" written on the side. The children attach flowers to the boat. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "Building float for Junior Rose Festival parade, Mrs. J.B. Grodard and children, 2114 N.E. 55th - Don (10), Joanne (6), and Janet (8)" (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fairy Tale Parade in Downtown Portland

Large crowds line the sidewalks of downtown Portland, Oregon as they watch the Fairy Tale Parade. A large float depicts Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer leading the other reindeer and Santa Claus' sleigh. A marching band follows in the left background (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

A float during the 1952 Portland Junior Rose Festival Parade. A young man and woman ride in a float shaped into a carriage, with the boy holding award in one hand, as the pair smiles through a window (negative 15 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

A float being pulled down an unidentified street during the 1952 Portland Junior Rose Festival parade. Young people ride at the front of a float holding a model house, with a well and outhouse at the back. Spectators can be seen watching from the sides of the street, standing in front of a Standard Oil station (negative 4 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Second annual Blossom Festival, Hood River

People prepare a float for the second annual Blossom Festival in Hood River. A blooming tree has been mounted onto the float, which appears to be parked in a garage. One man is leaning towards the tree. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 12, 1953 (negative 6 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

A group of adolescent boys pulling a wooden cart holding a dummy during the 1954 Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. The appears to be wearing jeans, a checkered shirt, and leg cast. On the side of the cart of a sign reading “This Could Be You” (negative 8 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival float

An “Oregon City Jaycees” float at the Portland Rose Festival, at the Multnomah Stadium. People on the float are dressed as matadors, with a bull made of flowers. An audience fills the stands in the distance (negative 15 of 19).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Camas parade float at Portland Rose Festival

A parade float at the Portland Rose Festival, depicting the crossing from Camas to Portland. A woman stands next to a tight rope with an attached sign that reads “Tight Rope or Bridge, Portland to Camas” that hangs above the “Upper Sandy.” The float is at Multnomah Stadium (negative 19 of 39).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival parade

The Portland Rose Festival parade passing in front of the Oregon Journal building on Front Avenue. People can be seen lining either side of the street, as floats in the shape of an elephant and a clown pass by. A man holding a camera stands at the right side of the frame (negative 3 of 39).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival parade float

A Retail Trade Bureau float at the 1951 Portland Rose Festival parade at Multnomah Stadium. A woman sits on a flower throne, behind another woman holding a book decorated with flowers. The club house for the Multnomah Athletic club can be seen in the background (negative 2 of 29)

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival parade float

Two women ride in a flower-festooned cart on a Portland Rose Festival parade float at Multnomah Stadium. One holds an umbrella while another a set of ribbon reigns. At the left side of the frame is the Multnomah Athletic Club building (negative 5 of 29).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rose Festival parade marching groups

A view of the Portland Rose Festival parade, in downtown Portland, likely taken near S.W. 6th Avenue and S.W. Yamhill Street. A military band can be seen marching down the street, between crowds, in front of a float for “Navy Pioneer Electronics.” The central bus depot can be seen on the left side of the street, as well a small portion of the Pioneer Courthouse building (negative 1 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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