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Sam Meyer of Hippodrome Theater

Half-length portrait of a man sitting at a desk and holding a pen in one hand and a cigar in the other. He is facing slightly right and is wearing glasses, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. The name “Meyer, Sam” and “Hippodrome Theater” are written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Spots on negative.

W. J. Babe and F. D. Hobbs, railroad union officials, outside Imperial Hotel, Portland

Full-length portrait of two men, both wearing suits, hats, and ties, standing on the sidewalk outside the Imperial Hotel in Portland on Saturday, April 10, 1920. That day, a nearly identical photograph, image No. 376G0376, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition under the headline “Union Officials Here to Combat Strike.” The photograph had the following caption: “Two prominent officials of the trainmen’s organizations, who are in Portland doing their best to bring about a speedy settlement of the ‘rebel’ strike which has broken out among the switchmen. They are: Left, W. J. Babe, national deputy vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway [sic] Trainmen, and right, F. D. Hobbs, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen of the O-W. R & N. [Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company] system, photographed by The Journal staff photographer today at their headquarters in the Imperial hotel.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Brotherhood Official Says Use Lever Act To Defeat Radicals.” The story was one of four front-page articles about the strike, which was occurring in cities around the United States. See additional related image No. 376G0374. Image note: On the negative, the name “W. J. Babe” is written above the man at left, and the name “Hobb [sic]” is written above the man at right.

Cattle in stockyard at Union Meat Company

Photograph showing cattle in pens at the Union Meat Company stockyard in North Portland. In the background at right is the Union Meat plant. The number 46 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner. It is written next to the number 147, which has been crossed out. See related image No. 376G0339 and image No. 376G0340, which may also be related.

Barney Oldfield

Head and shoulders portrait of Barney Oldfield, an auto racer and president of the Oldfield Tire Company. He is facing to the right and smoking a cigar. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. The name “Oldfield, Barney” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in January 1920, when Oldfield visited Portland on business. See related image No. 373G0150.

Oregon Journal Knights of Kollodion on parade

Photograph showing eight people marching in single file on the sidewalk outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in downtown Portland. The man in front is carrying a bass drum. The fourth person from rear is costumed in a wig, mask, and flowered dress, and is holding up a sign with the text “Merry Christmas from the Oregon Journal Knights of Kollodion.” The others are wearing funnels on their heads and carrying small instruments. See related image Nos. 373G0337, 373G0338, 373G0340, and 373G0341.

W. E. Longfellow demonstrating rescue technique

Photograph showing W. E. Longfellow carrying an unidentified person down a ladder on his back during a demonstration of life-saving techniques in February 1920. A group of people are watching at right. On Page 12 of the Sunday, February 22, 1922 edition, the Oregon Journal published a story and four related photographs about a series of lecture demonstrations given by Longfellow in Portland. The story reported that Longfellow was a first-aid expert for the American Red Cross. He would remain in Portland until Saturday, February 28, the story reported, “instructing school children, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. members, firemen and others the art of lifesaving by old, new and thoroughly approved methods.” See related image Nos. 373G0369, 373G0370, 373G0371, and 373G0372.

W. E. Longfellow demonstrating rescue technique

Photograph showing W. E. Longfellow carrying an unidentified man on his back during a demonstration of life-saving techniques in February 1920. The two men are back to back, with a coat serving as a makeshift sling. Longfellow is wearing the top of the coat backward over his head like a hood, and the man being carried has his arms through the coat’s sleeves. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 22, 1920, under the headline “Illustrates Rescue Holds.” The photographs collectively had the single caption: “Novel ‘holds’ demonstrated Saturday by W. E. Longfellow, first aid expert for the American Red Cross, who is here to instruct Portland folk in life saving methods.” A story accompanying the photographs reported that Longfellow would remain in Portland until Saturday, February 28, “instructing school children, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. members, firemen and others the art of lifesaving by old, new and thoroughly approved methods.” See related image Nos. 373G0368, 373G0369, 373G0371, and 373G0372.

Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremony on Armistice Day, 1920

Photograph showing veterans gathered in the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland for a remembrance ceremony on November 11, 1920, Armistice Day. At center are two men standing behind a small table draped with a cloth. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 14, 1920, under the headline “Veterans Give Remembrance Pledge.” The photograph had the following caption: “Unique ceremony of Over the Top Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, at G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic] hall, court house, on Armistice day. A[t] altar (left), Chaplain W. H. Butler; (right) Acting Chaplain Dr. C. W. Huett, pastor of Rose City Park Methodist Episcopal church. On the rostrum, in charge of ritualistic service, Comrade Commander M. C. Watson. The pledge of remembrance, repeated by all the men in unison: ‘Remember our men of the world war and all who gave their lives for our nation’s honor on foreign soils or hostile seas.’ ”

University of Oregon Medical School, Marquam Hill, Portland

Photograph showing the exterior of the three-story University of Oregon Medical School building on Marquam Hill in Portland in July 1919. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 20, 1919, under the headline “U. of O. Medical School.” The photograph had the following caption: “ First building on University of Oregon medical school’s new campus, on Marquam hill.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Medical School of U. Of O. To Be Big Asset To City” and the subheadings “Opening of New Structure on Marquam Hill Will Take Place This Coming October 1. / Portland Will Be Center / Result of Expanding of Great Institution Will Make This City Headquarters in Northwest.” Image note: The text “Medical school” is written on the negative sleeve.

Bugler outside central library, Portland

Full-length portrait of an unidentified young woman playing a bugle. She is in profile, facing left, outside the central library in downtown Portland. She is wearing a long-sleeved blouse and breeches, and has one kerchief over her hair and another around her neck.

Priscilla Dean in Portland, receiving key to the city

Head and shoulders photograph of actress Priscilla Dean during a ceremony in which Portland Mayor George L. Baker presented her with a large floral key to the city. Dean is facing front and smiling. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image Nos. 373G0005, 373G0008, and 379G0192.

Sigel Grutze, deputy city auditor of Portland

Half-length portrait of a man sitting at a desk, facing toward the left, and looking down at a notepad. He is holding a pen as though about to write on the pad. He is wearing glasses, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. The text “Grutze, Mr. Sigel / Deputy city auditor” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0061 and 376G0062.

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Photograph, taken from the street, showing St. David’s Episcopal Church, at SE 12th Ave and Belmont St. in Portland. The building has a gabled roof; a large, round, ornamental window; and arched windows and entryways.

Vice President Calvin Coolidge speaking at groundbreaking ceremony, Portland

Photograph, taken on Tuesday, August 15, 1922, showing Vice President Calvin Coolidge speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt statue in Portland’s south park blocks. Coolidge is standing on a platform under a striped awning and is gesturing with both hands. He later performed the groundbreaking. See related image Nos. 373G0031, 373G0032, 373G0035, 373G0036, 373G0037, and 379G0023.

Vice President Calvin Coolidge breaking ground for Roosevelt statue, Portland

Photograph showing Vice President Calvin Coolidge turning the first shovelful of earth during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt statue in Portland’s south park blocks on Tuesday, August 15, 1922. A crowd is watching in the background. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 373G0032 and 379G0023, that was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Wednesday, August 13, 1922. The photographs were published under the headline “When The First Earth Was Turned.” This photograph had the following caption: “The vice president caught in the act.” See additional related image Nos. 373G0031, 373G0034, 373G0035, and 373G0036.

William Howard Taft walking with reception committee after arriving in Portland

Photograph showing William Howard Taft (front right) walking with members of the reception committee that greeted him upon his arrival in Portland on Sunday, August 22, 1915. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, August 23, 1915. The photograph had the following caption: “Ex-President Taft, on his arrival in Portland yesterday, and reception committee representing Oregon Bar Association. From the depot the ex-president was conducted to the Multnomah hotel, where a committee from the Portland Press Club was waiting to bear him and the Bar Association committee off to a newspaper men’s luncheon. In the picture, from left to right, are: Charles H. Carey, president Oregon Bar Association; J. N. Teal, Judge George N. Davis, and Mr. Taft.” During his visit, Taft spoke at the press club luncheon and the first joint convention of the Oregon and Washington bar associations, according to two front-page stories that accompanied the photograph. Taft departed on the afternoon of Monday, August 23. See related image Nos. 373G0201 and 373G0203. Image note: The number 15 is written on the negative and circled; it is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. The number 539 was written on the negative and crossed out. Light leak on negative.

President Woodrow Wilson in car during procession through Portland

Photograph showing President Woodrow Wilson standing in the back of of his car during a procession through Portland on Monday, September 15, 1919. Seated next to him at right is Oregon Governor Ben W. Olcott. Wilson was in Portland as part of a national speaking tour to build support for the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. See related image Nos. 373G0224, 373G0225, 373G0226, 373G0227, 373G0228, and 373G0538. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

President Woodrow Wilson in car during procession through Portland

Photograph showing President Woodrow Wilson standing in the back of of his car and doffing his hat during a procession through Portland on Monday, September 15, 1919. The photograph was taken as the procession passed the U. S. National Bank Building at Sixth and Stark in downtown Portland. Wilson was in Portland as part of a national speaking tour to build support for the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph was one of three photographs, including image No. 373G0228, that were published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal on September 15, 1919, under the headline “Triumphal Procession Brings President Into Close View.” This photograph had the following caption information: “President Wilson in the automobile that carried him through the city and to Crown Point for the official reception. Seated at the right of the president in the tonneau is C. S. Jackson; at the president’s left is Governor Ben W. Olcott and Mrs. Wilson.” See additional related image Nos. 373G0223, 373G0226, 373G0227, and 373G0538. Image note: Damaged negative. Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration.

Dr. Henry Waldo Coe at groundbreaking for Roosevelt statue, Portland

Head and shoulders portrait, taken Tuesday, August 15, 1922, of Dr. Henry Waldo Coe at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt statue in Portland’s south park blocks. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 373G0032 and 373G0037, that were published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Wednesday, August 16, 1922. The photographs were published under the headline “When The First Earth Was Turned.” This photograph had the following caption: “Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, donor of the Roosevelt statue.” See additional related image Nos. 373G0031, 373G0034, 373G0035, and 373G0036.

Customers at Peoples Bank, Portland, on opening day

Photograph showing a crowd of customers inside Peoples Bank in Portland on the bank’s opening day, Tuesday, April 20, 1920. The bank was located in the new Gordon Building at Fourth and Stark (now Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Stark Street). A cropped version of this photograph was one of two, along with image No. 373G0442, that was published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 25, 1920, under the headline “Bank Has Long Lease on Gordon Building.” The photograph had the following caption: “Opening of Peoples bank Tuesday morning.” See additional related image No. 373G0443.

Journal Building, Broadway and Yamhill, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high vantage, showing the northwest corner of the Journal Building and part of the intersection of Yamhill and Broadway in Portland (now Southwest Yamhill Street and Southwest Broadway). The Oregon Journal occupied the building from 1912 until 1948; it is now known as the Jackson Tower.

Frank J. Cobbs house and grounds, Montgomery Drive, Portland

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing the grounds and Jacobethan home of Frank J. Cobbs during construction in 1918. The home, located at what is now 2424 SW Montgomery Drive in Portland, was designed by architect Albert E. Doyle. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 373G0503 were published on Page 22 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 7, 1918. The photographs were published under the headline “Handsome Cobbs Home Nears Completion.” The pictures had the following caption: “Beautiful new home being built on Montgomery Drive for Frank J. Cobbs at a cost of approximately $150,000.” The photographs accompanied a story about the home.

Frank J. Cobbs house, Montgomery Drive, Portland

Photograph, taken from the road, showing the Jacobethan home of Frank J. Cobbs during construction in 1918. The home, located at what is now 2424 SW Montgomery Drive in Portland, was designed by architect Albert E. Doyle. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 373G0502 were published on Page 22 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 7, 1918. The photographs were published under the headline “Handsome Cobbs Home Nears Completion.” The pictures had the following caption: “Beautiful new home being built on Montgomery Drive for Frank J. Cobbs at a cost of approximately $150,000.” The photographs accompanied a story about the home.

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