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Young man next to foliage

Portrait from the knees up of a man in a suit. He stands in front of a backdrop, with grassy foliage to his right. Under the photograph is a caption reading “Guess who it is?” The man individual is likely seen in PGE136-3 at an older age (O.B. Coldwell). Also written on the photograph is “Watson, 225 First Street, Portland Ore.”

Wrecking building and cars

Photograph showing a wrecked building with street cars in the debris. Several men stand on top of one of the cars while looking at the camera. A large pile of building debris surrounds the cars, and other buildings can be seen in the background. The photograph is a reproduction of a printed image.

Work train #927

Photograph showing work train #927 in front of a two-story wooden building. On the left side of the image, a brick drugstore can be seen. What appears to be a rope and pulley system are visible on the train car.

Women with card punch machine

Photograph showing two women standing next to a punch card machine. The woman on the right holds a stack of cards in each hand, with one stack being fed into the machine, while the woman on the left holds another stack. Closed blinds can be seen in the background. Written on the negative is "51-864."

Women looking at shrub

Photograph showing three women in jackets and hats looking at a shrub. The woman at the left side of the frame is holding a branch and smiling. In the background is a building and chain link fence. (Image note: see related image PGE 51-767).

Women in office with holiday decorations

Photograph taken in a office showing a group of women sitting or standing around a desk area. Holiday decorations can be seen on the windows around the group, and a Christmas tree can be seen at the very edge of the frame. Written on the negative is 49-303 (Image note: see related image PGE 49-312).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph of a woman on an elephant float from the 1950 Portland Rose Festival holding a ribbon award and looking at the camera. The float is made entirely from flowers. (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500, PGE 50-501, PGE 50-502.3).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph of a woman on an elephant float at the 1950 Portland Rose Festival receiving a ribbon prize from a man reaching up from the ground. The woman is wearing a bathing suit and is looking down towards the man. In the background, the seating for Multnomah Stadium can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-501." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph of a woman on an elephant float from the 1950 Portland Rose Festival holding a ribbon award and looking at the camera. The float is made entirely from flowers. (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-500, PGE 50-501, PGE 50-502.2).

Woman on elephant float

Photograph taken at Multnomah Stadium (now Providence Park) showing a young woman in a bathing suit posing on the raised trunk of an elephant parade float during the 1950 Portland Rose Festival. The float is made up of flowers and includes a sign with the number "33." In the background is another float in the shape of a horse and chariot, with "Sears Roebuck and Co." written in flowers. Written on the negative is "50-500." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-495, PGE 50-501).

Woman getting on twin train

Photograph showing a women getting on a twin car train. The woman is wearing a hat with a veil and a striped dress. To either side of the woman, two other attached cars are separated by safety gates. (Image note: top left corner of glass negative is broken).

Willamette river boat

Photograph looking towards to the west, showing a barge and tug boat on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne Bridge is visible to the right, and numerous buildings along the waterfront can be seen. Written on the negative is "50-471."

Willamette Valley Railway car #11

Photograph of train car with “Willamette Valley Railway Company” painted on side. Several tracks can be seen around the train, as well as wooden poles and power lines. In the distant background, two automobiles are visible, as well as two wood structures next to a dirt road.

Watson Station

Photograph of Watson Station, Springwater Division, at 92nd Street. Looking down the dirt road, a railroad crossing can be seen in the distance, next to several wooden buildings. Electric lines can be seen along both sides of the road.

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