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Widespread Flooding, Vanport Flood

Aerial photograph of widespread flooding in Vanport during the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. In the foreground, Denver Avenue and Vanport ramp are visible. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948 by a someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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 a someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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 a someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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 a someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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 a someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Flooded Building and Debris, Vanport Flood

Aerial photograph looking down on flooded buildings and debris in Vanport during the Vanport Flood. Several apartment buildings float in the floodwater after having been lifted from their foundations. The cloverleaf roads in the bottom left corner are south of the Interstate Bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 31, 1948 by someone named "Vail." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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.

NW Airlines - Portland-Columbia Airport - Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing an aerial view of the Portland-Columbia Airport, known today as the Portland International Airport. Two Northwest Airlines planes sit on the tarmac next to a building. Handwriting on negative reads, "N.W. Airlines - Columbia Airport - Portland, Oregon. Christian 11-856."

Christian (Photographer)

Portland University - Portland, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing an aerial view of Portland University, known today as the University of Portland. There are several buildings and large fields. A portion of the Willamette River is visible at the top of the frame. Handwriting on negative reads, "Portland University - Portland, Ore. Christian 11-855A." This phrase is written twice on the negative.

Christian (Photographer)

Bonneville Dam - Oregon - Washington

Negative of a photographic postcard showing an aerial view of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Water rushes out of the spillway gates, also known as floodgates, of the dam. View looks east past the dam and up the river. Handwriting on negative reads, "Bonneville Dam - Oregon - Washington. Christian 11-625." Number printed in bottom right corner: 112189

Christian (Photographer)

Aerial view of Portland

An aerial view of Rose City Golf Course in Portland, showing houses, fields, and roads. The road along the right side of the image is NE Halsey St. (negative 2 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Portland

An aerial view of Rose City Golf Course in Portland, showing houses and fields (negative 1 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial View of Bonneville Dam

Aerial photograph of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking east, up the river. Stamp on the back of the print reads, "Taken by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Please credit." Second stamp reads, "H.W.S. Apr 1, 1948." Third stamp reads, "Beaver Engraving Co." of Portland, Oregon.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration

Aerial View of Morrison Bridge Construction in Portland, Oregon

Aerial view of the Willamette River flowing through Portland, Oregon. Four bridges are visible. From left to right, they are the Steel Bridge, the Burnside Bridge, the Morrison Bridge (under construction) and the Hawthorne Bridge. A wing of the plane is also visible on the lower right (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of University of Portland

An aerial view of University of Portland, looking northwest. The Willamette River can be seen curving around a bluff, with the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5.1 spanning across (negative 3 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of University of Portland

An aerial view of the University of Portland, looking east. Several buildings can be seen at the top of a bluff over the Willamette River (negative 1 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship stuck at Swan Island outlet, Portland

Norwegian ship Thomas S. Gregory, stuck at the outlet of the Swan Island lagoon in Portland. Buildings at the University of Portland can be seen above the Willamette River. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, May 20, 1948 (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship stuck at Swan Island outlet, Portland

Norwegian ship Thomas S. Gregory, stuck at the outlet of the Swan Island lagoon in Portland. Buildings at University of Portland can be seen above the Willamette River. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, May 20, 1948 (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Portland International Airport

An aerial view of terminal buildings at Portland International Airport, looking west. Three clusters of buildings can be seen along a tarmac and runway area, with one parked airplane. At the right side of the frame is the Columbia River (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Portland Airport

An aerial of Portland Airport, looking southwest. Several airplanes can be seen parked next to the terminal buildings. The Columbia River is at the right side of the frame (negative 5 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Astoria Column

An aerial view of the Astoria Column, with the town of Astoria and the Columbia River visible in the distance (negative 3 of 6).

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

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