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People viewing flood damage during the Vanport flood

A photograph of unidentified people viewing the damage caused by the Vanport flood. Several people are visible standing on the rooftops of flooded buildings and three unidentified men are attempting to navigate a rowboat through the debris. The back of the image is stamped with, "Camera Art Studio 4706 N. E. Glisan VE, 3866 Portland, 13, Oregon. 3810 21."

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Sandbags around Union Station during the Vanport flood

A photograph of a line of sandbags holding back flood waters in downtown Portland, Oregon. Union Station and the railroad yards are visible submerged in floodwater in the background. Several unidentified men are working to help reinforce the sandbag wall at various point. The back of the image is stamped with, "Camera Art Studio 4706 N. E. Glisan VE, 3866 Portland, 13, Oregon. 3810 23."

Camera Art Studio (Portland, Or.)

Flood at Night, Vanport Flood

Nightime photograph of an area affected by the Vanport Flood. Billboards and buildings are reflected in the flood water. Handwritten note on back reads, "Jerry," indicating this was likely taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome when he was a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Flooded Building, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris and a destroyed building in the water of the Vanport Flood, 1948. The building floats in the floodwater after having been lifted from its foundation. There are 2 people on the roof. Buses line the side of a road in the background. Photograph is slightly blurry. Two handwritten notes on back read, "Jerry," and "Doyle," indicating this was possibly taken by either Jerry Jiro Yasutome or another student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flooded Building, Vanport Flood

Photograph of flood water surrounding a long building during the Vanport Flood, 1948. Handwritten note on back reads, "Jerry," indicating this was likely taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome when he was a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Widespread Flooding, Vanport Flood

Aerial photograph of widespread flooding during the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948 by someone named "Dixon." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography. This print is from the same negative or take as OrgLot762_B1F8_029.

Steel Bridge, Vanport Flood

Photograph of the Steel Bridge over the flooded water of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. The high water has reached the bottom of the bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flood Control, Vanport Flood

Photograph of a crew of people with tools, standing on top of mounds of dirt and sandbags, trying to stop the spread of flooding during the Vanport Flood. In the foreground is a pile of empty bags. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Boat in Flood, Vanport Flood

Photograph of people in a boat surveying the damage of the Vanport Flood. Behind them, an apartment building floats in the floodwater after having been lifted from its foundation. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Locomotive and Union Station in Flood Water, Vanport Flood

Photograph of a steam locomotive in flood water just outside Union Station in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. Widespread flooding is visible in the area around Union Station. A long line of sandbags is visible on the left. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Hawthorne Bridge, Vanport Flood

Photograph of the Hawthorne Bridge over the flooded water of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. The draw bridge is up and a boat passes underneath. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Train on Steel Bridge, Vanport Flood

Photograph of a train crossing the Steel Bridge over the flooded water of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. The high water touches the bottom of the bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flooded Buildings and Debris, Vanport Flood

Photograph of debris and flooded buildings in the water of the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. Two water towers rise in the background. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Widespread Flooding on the Willamette River, Vanport Flood

Photograph of widespread flooding on the Willamette River during the Vanport Flood. Taken from the east side of the river, there is a submerged railroad in the foreground. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Men Look at Flood Damage, Vanport Flood

Photograph of 3 men standing on a road, looking at the damage caused by the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. In the foreground, a power pole, debris, and the roof of a building sit in high flood water. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Aerial view of Vanport wreckage fire

An aerial view of burning buildings at Vanport City. Flames and plumes of smoke can be seen above the buildings, many of which appear to be apartments (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Radio communication at Portland American Red Cross

People using ham radios at the American Red Cross headquarters, at S.W. 15th Avenue and S.W. Alder Street in Portland, during a flooding event in Vanport. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, May 31, 1948 (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of dike work at Marine Drive and Gertz Road

An aerial view of dike work being done at Marine Drive and Gertz Road in Portland, near Vanport City. A group of houseboats can be seen at the right side of the frame, likely on the Columbia River at Marine Drive (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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