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Agriculture and animals

Photographs related to agriculture, horticulture, and animals from approximately 1920 - 1945. The bulk of the photographs depict people, animals, and scenes at fairs and livestock shows, probably the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, and the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, Oregon. Other images depict topics such as cats, dogs, wild birds, poultry, and Tusko the elephant; farms and farmland; flowers, flower shows, and gardens.

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Chicken, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a chicken standing on the ground next to a building and facing to the left. An unidentified person is partially visible at left. The text “Triangle” and two X’s are written on the negative and are visible at the bottom of the image. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Sheep showing at Pacific International Livestock Exposition?

Photograph showing three people with a sheep, possibly during judging at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. At left is a person resting both hands on the sheep’s side; at center is a person wearing a Future Farmers of America badge; and at right is a man sitting on a bucket, holding the sheep’s head, and wearing a sign bearing the letter “C” around his neck.

Dog, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a dog outdoors, facing to the right and holding a pose. An unidentified person partially outside the frame is holding the dog’s chin and the tip of its tail. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The exposition began to include a dog show in 1931.

Log windmill exhibit, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph showing wooden windmill on display indoors. The windmill has a log base and stands next to a pool lined with rocks. Water is pouring from a spout at the base of the windmill into the pool. In the background are log cabins, and at right are tanks of water. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Triangle Milling Company booth, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph showing a booth displaying jars of of grains and packages of rolled wheat. A sign at the top of the booth reads “TRIANGLE MILLING COMPANY.” A sign at the bottom of the booth reads “TRIANGLE POULTRY and DAIRY FEEDS / FOR better RESULTS.” The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Elliott, three-quarters portrait, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Three-quarters portrait of a man sitting on a wooden ramp outdoors and facing to the left. He is smiling and is wearing a Western-style hat, a coat, and trousers. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The name “Elliott” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The name “McCarty” was written on the negative, then crossed out. Image note: Residue from rubber band on negative.

Whitey Hoffman, three-quarters portrait, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Three-quarters portrait of a man sitting on a wooden ramp outdoors and facing front. He is smiling and is wearing jeans and a Western-style hat and shirt. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The name “Whitey Hoffman” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Alvin Gordon, three-quarters portrait, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Three-quarters portrait of a man sitting on a wooden ramp outdoors and facing front. He is smiling and is wearing chaps and a Western-style hat and shirt. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The name “Alvin Gordon” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Jim McGee, three-quarters portrait, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Three-quarters portrait of a man sitting on a wooden ramp outdoors and facing front. He is wearing a Western-style hat, a collared shirt, and jeans. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The name “Jim McGee” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the photograph.

Ward Watkins, three-quarters portrait, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Three-quarters portrait of a man sitting on a wooden ramp outdoors and facing front. He is smiling and is wearing a Western-style hat, a plaid collared shirt, and jeans. The photograph was probably taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. The name “Ward Watkins” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Unidentified man with cow at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a cow outdoors, facing to the left. An unidentified man is standing in front of the cow and holding the animal’s lead rope. The photograph was taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland. See related image No. 375A0200 of the same man with a different cow. The man may also be same person shown in image No. 375A0198.

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