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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.

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).

Twenty year men

Photograph showing a group of men in an auditorium. Several men are seated on the stage, while one stands at the front. Other suited men sit in the audience facing the stage. Two American flags are hung at either side of the stage.

Sunnyside terminus of the Willamette Bridge Railway Company’s motor line

Photograph showing railroad cars at the Sunnyside terminus of the Willamette Bridge Railway Company’s motor line, two miles from Portland. Men sit and stand on the train cars while looking at the camera. The first two trains are enclosed models, while the last is open air. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame).

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing interior construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men look at the camera on the left and right sides of the frame. In the center, a piece of machinery is hand painted with “Portland General Electric, Portland, Or.” Another man stands on top of the unit.

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing the interior of Station E during construction (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men can be seen looking at the camera, with one standing in front of the unit, and another above at the top of a ladder. Large windows are visible on the other side of the large industrial machine.

Station E, interior construction

Photograph taken from a high angle showing interior construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men look at the camera, and two large round prices of machinery can be seen on the right. On the front of the round pieces is a hand painted “Portland General Electric C., Portland OR.” In the foreground, a rectangular package says “From General Electric Co.”

Station E, installation of boilers

Photograph showing the installation of the boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the top of wooden scaffolding while looking at the camera. A pile of bricks can be seen at the base of the wall, next to wooden debris and a wheelbarrow.

Station E, erection of the boilers

Photograph showing construction of the boiler system at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men stand in groups while looking at the camera, while one person raised a set of pipes with a hoist. Three men stand near the top of the structure.

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