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Unidentified man marking Portland Gas & Coke Co. car with civilian defense insignia

Photograph showing an unidentified man crouching next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company vehicle. He is facing to the left and is placing a sign bearing the civilian defense insignia for utility repair on the side of the car. He is also wearing an armband with the same insignia and a pouch for carrying a gas mask. The number 2318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The text “Repair car insignia” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 375A0819. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Two U. S. Navy servicemen posing with Portland Gas & Coke Co. car

Photograph showing two unidentified United States Navy servicemen posing next to a Portland Gas & Coke Company car. They are smiling and attaching a sign to the side of the car. The sign reads: “CHOOSE NAVY NOW / WHILE YOU CAN.” An unidentified Portland Gas & Coke employee is sitting in the driver’s seat of the car. The number 2629 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 375A0842. Image note: Light leak on negative.

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.

Unidentified people posing with cars and travel trailers, Southeast 6th and Alder, Portland

Photograph showing a group of people standing in the street next to a row of parked cars with travel trailers. The vehicles are outside a building at Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast Alder streets in Portland, which housed the East Side Commercial Club and Roosevelt Masonic lodge No. 187. See related image Nos. 372A0850 and 372A0852.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (second from left) and two unidentified men with a car parked outside Portland City Hall. Baker and the man at right are each standing with one foot on the car’s front bumper and looking at the man on the left. That man, who may be Oscar F. Willing, is facing them and looking downward. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

Beauty contestants posing with car at Jantzen Beach

Portrait of a group of women posing with a car at Jantzen Beach in Portland on August 15, 1929. They are wearing sashes and swimming suits. The women, each representing a business or organization, participated in a beauty contest held as part of a picnic sponsored by the East Side Commercial Club. The woman at front center, sitting on the bumper of the car and wearing an “Oriental Theatre” sash, is Jerry Chenoweth, who won the contest. Standing next to her is Mary Benoit, representing Sears Roebuck Co., who took second place. A brief story about the contest and picnic was published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 16, 1929, under the headline “Bathing Girls Not Afraid to Get Hair Damp.”

Beauty contestants posing with car at Jantzen Beach

Portrait of a group of women posing with a car at Jantzen Beach in Portland on August 15, 1929. They are wearing sashes and swimming suits. The women, each representing a business or organization, participated in a beauty contest held as part of a picnic sponsored by the East Side Commercial Club. The woman at front center, sitting on the bumper of the car and wearing an “Oriental Theatre” sash, is Jerry Chenoweth, who won the contest. Standing next to her is Mary Benoit, representing Sears Roebuck Co., who took second place. A brief story about the contest and picnic was published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 16, 1929, under the headline “Bathing Girls Not Afraid to Get Hair Damp.”

People posing with car, possibly at county fair

Photograph of eight young women, a boy, and a man posing with an automobile parked on the lawn next to a building, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The four women on the left are wearing matching costumes consisting of capelets, short dresses with a cross on the chest, and matching caps. The four women on the right are wearing matching costumes that include hats, neckerchiefs, and fringed vests. The man is wearing a suit and the boy is wearing a uniform. The people in the photograph are unidentified. Also see image Nos. 374N0575, 374N0585, 374N0587, 374N0588, 374N0589, 374N0590, 374N0592, and 374N0612.

Hickman Products Company warehouse, Portland

Photograph showing two unidentified men and a parked vehicle outside the Hickman Products Ltd. Company warehouse at at 1310 Southeast Union Avenue (now Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard) in Portland. This building is also shown in image No. 372A1200, when it was the Frank Fink Company warehouse.

T. E. McGraw and A. S. Butler receiving prizes from Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Portrait of T. E. McGraw (left front), A. S. Butler (left rear), and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson with a 1937 Plymouth sedan in February 1937. Carson is handing the car keys to McGraw and a check to Butler. A sign on the car reads: “This car won by Mr. T. McGraw / Portland, Oregon / For submitting the best limerick in the Listerine cough drop limerick contest / Car delivered by W. W. Shipley Co.” Butler received $100 as the owner of Gloden's pharmacy in Portland, which sold the cough drops to McGraw.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt arriving to give speech at Bonneville dam construction site

Photograph of two cars driving along a muddy roadway at the Bonneville dam construction site as President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrives to deliver a speech on August 3, 1934. Crowds are visible on the left side of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was one of nine that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 4, 1934, under the headline “President Roosevelt Visits One of Administration’s Big Projects.” This photograph had the following caption: “The presidential party entering the area set apart for officials connected with the dam ceremony.” The images were part of a two-page photo spread included in the newspaper’s coverage of Roosevelt’s visit. See related image Nos. 371N2168, 371N21769, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2194, 371N2195, 371N2197, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

Elks ambassadors and group posing with tour cars in Portland

Full-length portrait of Al Rasmussen (third from right) and Richard T. Flood Jr. (second from left) with a group of unidentified men after Rasmussen and Flood’s arrival in Portland on June 4, 1935. They are gathered in front of two tour cars parked outside the Elks lodge at 1532 Southwest Morrison Street. Rasmussen and Flood’s visit was part of an Elks goodwill tour in which fleets of ambassadors stopped in a variety of cities around the United States on their way to the national Elks convention in Columbus, Ohio, in July 1935. The text “Elks” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 372A0833, 372A0835, and 372A0836. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified man greeting Elks goodwill ambassadors in Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man greeting Al Rasmussen (center) and Richard T. Flood Jr. of Sacramento after their arrival in Portland on June 4, 1935. Rasmussen is sitting in the passenger seat of the ambassadors’ car and is shaking hands with the unidentified man. Flood is leaning against the car next to them. Rasmussen and Flood’s visit was part of an Elks goodwill tour in which fleets of ambassadors stopped in a variety of cities around the United States on their way to the national Elks convention in Columbus, Ohio, in July 1935. The text “Elks” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 372A0833, 372A0834, and 372A0836.

Women in decorated car

Photograph of four unidentified women in a car decorated with streamers and wings. The car is on Madison Street in Portland’s South Park Blocks. The photograph is probably related to a parade. Also see image No. 371N4880.

Two men with car under “Win this Buick” sign at Piggly Wiggly store

Photograph showing two men at a Piggly Wiggly store posing with a Buick being given away as part of an Ivory Soap promotion. They are standing in the store doorway under a sign that reads “WIN this BUICK. Ask Us.” The men are unidentified; the man at right is a Piggly Wiggly employee. The photograph was probably taken at the Piggly Wiggly at 2030 Northeast Broadway in Portland.

Unidentified man and woman posing with promotional car, 18th and Couch, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified man and woman posing with a promotional car on the street outside St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Northwest 18th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street in Portland. The man is wearing a jacket, tie, and kilt. The woman is wearing a jacket, blouse, and skirt, and is standing next to the open passenger door with one foot inside the car. On top of the car is a large sign consisting of the General Gasoline name and pegasus emblem. On the side of the car are the words “Ask the driver / Test your skill and win a prize.” See related image No. 371N5489.

Two vehicles parked outside Holman and Lutz mortuary, 14th and Sandy, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing two vehicles parked outside the Holman and Lutz mortuary at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 14th Avenue in Portland. A plate attached to the passenger door of the vehicle at right, a hearse, reads “HOLMAN AND LUTZ.” A second plate attached to the window reads “FUNERAL COACH.” See related image Nos. 371N5629 and 371N5635. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Funeral coach parked outside Holman and Lutz mortuary, 14th and Sandy, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a hearse parked outside the Holman and Lutz mortuary at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 14th Avenue in Portland. A plate attached to the passenger door reads “HOLMAN AND LUTZ.” A second plate attached to the window reads “FUNERAL COACH.” See related image Nos. 371N5629 and 371N5634. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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