Multnomah County (Or.)

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419 Collections results for Multnomah County (Or.)

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Sacajawea and the Coming of the White Man” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes several individuals dressed in western garb, as well as Native American statues. Two men in full white outfits stand to the left of the float, while viewers are visible in the background.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “The Birth of Trade” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes several individuals dressed in western garb, and two individuals in a canoe. Several men wearing full white outfits pose while looking at the camera.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “In Harvest Time” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes several individuals dressed in western garb, a large bushel of wheat and two people riding oxen. A man in a full white outfit stands at the back of the float, while viewers can be seen at the right side of the frame.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Blazing the Trail of Steel” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes two seated women in front of a train, which is emerging from a lighted tunnel. Several individuals can be seen standing on either side of the float, all of which are slightly out of focus due to exposure.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Apple Blossom Time in Oregon” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs and large apples adorn much of the float, and several individuals pose while looking at the camera. Flowers line the top of the float.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “The Wedding of the Oceans” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs line the ship-shaped float, which also includes a large globe and several individuals looking at the camera. The front of the boat includes a small battleship. Three men in white suits stand next to the float.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Garden of Rosaria” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs line the float, which is in the shape of a garden with a fountain and royal gazebo. An individual dressed as a queen sits inside the structure, looking at the camera.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Discovery of the Columbia River” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs line the float, which is in the shape of ship with “Columbia” painted on the side. Several men and women dressed in sailing attire stand on the deck of the ship while looking at the camera.

Broadway looking north from Salmon

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from street level, looking north on SW Broadway from SW Salmon Street. In the distance, the Journal Building (now Jackson Tower) is visible on the right side of the street. Several signs are strung over the street, including for the “Orpheum Vaudeville,” “Hippodrome,” “Baker Theater,” and “Liberty Theater.” Automobiles line both sides of the street, and two street cars can be seen in the distance.

Broadway north from Electric Building

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from a high vantage point from the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street, looking north. Street cars and automobiles are visible on the street. Signs for “Western Union Theater,” “Liberty Theater,” and “Bronson’s” are visible. Evergreen boughs are strung between streetlights, and two American flags hang at the front of the frame.

Ice skating rink

Photograph of the Portland Ice Hippodrome (later known as the Marshall Ice Arena) at NW 20th Ave. and NW Marshall St. Taken from an angle and across a street, street car tracks cross the front of the frame and a fenced field can be seen on the right. Several automobiles are parked in front of the building. Written on a sign in the window is “V.J. Carlson General Contractor.”

Product show at armory

Photograph of a land product show at armory (Portland?), showing electrical appliances. Written on the display is “Cook with Electricity,” “Do it Electrically, and “Electric Appliances.” On the left side of the frame, a large “Clackamas” sign can be seen. A “power table” and ”washer and wringer” are two of the available models.

Night view, Broadway

Photograph taken at night, looking south on SW Broadway taken near the intersection with SW Taylor St. Electric lights and signs line the street, with street car tracks and parked automobiles. A large lighted sign is strung across the street with “Hotel Oregon” written.

Laurelhurst at night

Photograph taken at night in Laurelhurst showing “Murphy” community residences in Laurelhurst. A sign on in the front yard says “For Sale, Inspection by Appointment, Paul C. Murphy.” Houses are illuminated by electric lights on the outside.

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