Multnomah County (Or.)

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49 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 “Before the Dawn” written on a sign at the front. Three men in full white outfits stand on the left side, while three women in Native American garb pose on the float. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which depicts a Native American with animals and a tipi. On the right side of the frame, parade viewers can be seen along the side of the street standing in front of a brick building.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Life on the Plains” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes a horned oxen and and three women on horses. People viewing the floats stand along the road in the background.

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.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Elephant parade float

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing a parade float in the shape of an elephant with a raised trunk. It is completely made of flowers, and includes a smaller elephant on the left side of the frame. In front of the flat, a man in a suit is faced away from the camera. Written on the negative is "50-495." (Image note: see related images PGE 50-500, PGE 50-501).

Troops marching on 6th Street, Portland, during War Activities parade

Photograph showing troops marching in formation past crowds of spectators on Sixth Street (now Southwest 6th Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken during the War Activities parade on Saturday, April 6, 1918. The parade was among events marking the issuance of the third Liberty Loan bond to finance the war effort during World War I. The Oregon Journal published a related photo, image No. 376G0309, and a story about the parade on the front page of the city edition on Sunday, April 7, 1918. See additional related image No. 376G0310.

Multnomah Guard marching on 6th Street, Portland, during War Activities parade

Photograph showing troops marching in formation past crowds of spectators on Sixth Street (now Southwest 6th Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken during the War Activities parade on Saturday, April 6, 1918. The parade was among events marking the issuance of the third Liberty Loan bond to finance the war effort during World War I. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, April 7, 1918. The photograph had the following caption: “The Multnomah Guard, Lieutenant Colonel John B. Hibbard commanding, made its first public appearance in War Activities parade Saturday.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Big Pageant Wins Cheers Of Throngs.” See related image Nos. 376G0308 and 376G0310.

Troops marching on 6th Street, Portland, during War Activities parade

Photograph showing troops marching in formation past crowds of spectators on Sixth Street (now Southwest 6th Avenue) in Portland. The photograph was taken during the War Activities parade on Saturday, April 6, 1918. The parade was among events marking the issuance of the third Liberty Loan bond to finance the war effort during World War I. The Oregon Journal published a related photo, image No. 376G0309, and a story about the parade on the front page of the city edition on Sunday, April 7, 1918. See additional related image No. 376G0308.

Fife and drum corps marching in parade

Portrait of two unidentified men and two unidentified boys in front of a fife and drum corps marching in a Portland parade. At left is the Pacific Building, located in downtown Portland between SW 5th and 6th avenues and SW Yamhill and Taylor streets.

Parade on Burnside Bridge

Photograph of a parade crossing the Burnside Bridge in Portland. At the front of the parade are two people carrying a banner with the text “Oregon Journal Juniors / In Portland We Do.” Following them is a small group of people carrying signs that say, “Prevent Fires / ‘In Portland We Do.’ “

Military color guard marching in parade

Photograph of six uniformed men marching in a Portland parade. The four men at center are carrying flags. They are walking past the Pacific Building (at left), located in downtown Portland between SW 5th and 6th avenues and SW Yamhill and Taylor streets. The men are unidentified.

Parade on Portland? street

Photograph of people in a parade traveling down a city street, possibly on SW Broadway at Yamhill Street in Portland. At left is a group of women with a banner that reads: “Silver Oak Circle / No. 203 / Neighbors of Woodcraft / Chico, Cal.” Image note: Light leak on negative.

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