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Beauty contestants posing with car at Jantzen Beach

Portrait of a group of women posing with a car at Jantzen Beach in Portland on August 15, 1929. They are wearing sashes and swimming suits. The women, each representing a business or organization, participated in a beauty contest held as part of a picnic sponsored by the East Side Commercial Club. The woman at front center, sitting on the bumper of the car and wearing an “Oriental Theatre” sash, is Jerry Chenoweth, who won the contest. Standing next to her is Mary Benoit, representing Sears Roebuck Co., who took second place. A brief story about the contest and picnic was published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 16, 1929, under the headline “Bathing Girls Not Afraid to Get Hair Damp.”

Beauty contestants posing with car at Jantzen Beach

Portrait of a group of women posing with a car at Jantzen Beach in Portland on August 15, 1929. They are wearing sashes and swimming suits. The women, each representing a business or organization, participated in a beauty contest held as part of a picnic sponsored by the East Side Commercial Club. The woman at front center, sitting on the bumper of the car and wearing an “Oriental Theatre” sash, is Jerry Chenoweth, who won the contest. Standing next to her is Mary Benoit, representing Sears Roebuck Co., who took second place. A brief story about the contest and picnic was published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 16, 1929, under the headline “Bathing Girls Not Afraid to Get Hair Damp.”

Wrecked car next to railroad tracks

Photograph of two unidentified men in uniforms looking at the wreckage of a vehicle lying next to a set of railroad tracks. On the left side of the image is a railroad crossing sign. The photograph was taken at night. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Photograph of car being pulled from water

Photograph of a picture of a submerged car being lifted out of water by its nose. The vehicle has a partially obscured Oregon license plate. The visible portion of the number on the plate is “78-18.” Several unidentified men are standing nearby on what appears to be a dock.

Car on dirt road south of Mount Hood

Photograph of a car on a rocky dirt road through forest south of Mount Hood, which is faintly visible in the background. An “X” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Two women posing with car

Photograph of two unidentified women sitting on the front fenders of a car parked on a tree-lined street. The women are wearing swimsuits and high-heeled shoes. The car’s license plate has the word “DEALER” above the plate number.

Car stopped on hill

Photograph, taken from the side, of an unidentified man in a car on a hill, parked at an incline. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Unidentified people posing with cars and travel trailers, Southeast 6th and Alder, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people standing in the street next to a row of parked cars with travel trailers. The vehicles are outside a building at Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast Alder streets in Portland, which housed the East Side Commercial Club and Roosevelt Masonic lodge No. 187. See related image Nos. 372A0850 and 372A0852.

Scene of car crash

Photograph, taken from the front, showing a wrecked car that has struck a utility pole next to a road. The car is on the sloped embankment bordering the road and is leaning against the pole at an angle. People are gathered in the road next to the wreck. See related image No. 373G0258.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (second from left) and two unidentified men with a car parked outside Portland City Hall. Baker and the man at right are each standing with one foot on the car’s front bumper and looking at the man on the left. That man, who may be Oscar F. Willing, is facing them and looking downward. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

Wrecked car overturned on sidewalk

Photograph showing a wrecked car overturned on the sidewalk near a house. The roof of the car is crushed. At left, partially outside the frame, are two unidentified men. The wreck depicted in this photo may be the same one show in image No. 373G0260.

Oregon Journal car on Cloud Cap Road with view of Mount Hood

Photograph showing the view of Mount Hood from a segment of the newly completed Cloud Cap Road in October 1926. An Oregon Journal car is stopped on the road at left. On October 6, 1926, the Oregon Journal published three related photographs and a front-page story about the completion of the road, headlined “Cloud Cap Road Finished; Fine View Unfolded.” The story reported that the 10-mile-long road, ending at the Cloud Cap Inn, would officially be known as the Cooper spur of the Mount Hood Loop Highway. Construction of the road had begun in 1925. Two years after this photograph was taken, a cropped version was part of of a photo essay published on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on May 27, 1928. The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Wild Forest Scenery at City’s Door,” about the views along the Mount Hood Loop Highway. Note: See related image Nos. 374N0470, 374N0471, 374N0502, 374N0519, 374N0521, 374N0522, 374N0523, 374N0524, 374N0526, and 374N0527, also taken on the Cloud Cap Road in October 1926.

Oregon Journal car on Cloud Cap Road, Mount Hood

Photograph, taken from the rear, showing an Oregon Journal car on the newly completed gravel Cloud Cap Road on the north side of Mount Hood in October 1926. The road is surrounded by forest. The words “Staff Cameraman” are visible on the cover of the car’s spare tire. On October 6, 1926, the Oregon Journal published three related photographs and a front-page story about the completion of the road, headlined “Cloud Cap Road Finished; Fine View Unfolded.” The story reported that the 10-mile-long road, ending at the Cloud Cap Inn, would officially be known as the Cooper spur of the Mount Hood Loop Highway. Construction of the road had begun in 1925. See related image Nos. 374N0470, 374N0471, 374N0472, 374N0502, 374N0519, 374N0521, 374N0523, 374N0524, 374N0526, and 374N0527.

Wreckage of Peter Iredale

Photograph of an automobile parked next to the remains of the Peter Iredale, a four-masted ship that ran aground on Clatsop Spit in October 1906. The wreck, located in what is now Fort Stevens State Park, subsequently became a tourist attraction.

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