Portland Rose Festival (Portland, Or.)

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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.

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.

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).

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 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 50-502.3).

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).

Portland Rose Festival float with women in flower dresses

Photograph showing a float at the Portland Rose Festival with four women in large skirts made up of flowers. In the background is a large clown float, and the stands at Multnomah Stadium (now known as Providence Park). Written on the side of the first float is "First P" (second word cut off by the frame). Written on the negative is "51-873."

Portland Rose Festival Float with large ski jump structure

Photograph showing a flower adorned float at the 1951 Portland Rose Festival at Multnomah Stadium, with the large wooden ski jump structure in the background (at 155 feet high, the structure was built to celebrate the upcoming 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games). Two women in large flower skirts and a man in a tuxedo can be seen on the float in the center, while another float with a 4-H logo can be seen to the right. Extensive scaffolding can be seen under the ski jump.

Charles Wakefield Cadman on trip to Portland to plan Rose Festival music

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, facing front. He is outdoors at Union Station in Portland and is wearing an overcoat and scarf. The photograph was taken on January 20, 1927, when Cadman arrived in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. The Oregon Journal published a similar photograph, image No. 371N0394, on Page 18 that day, along with a story headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music.” See additional related image Nos. 371N0135 and 371N0136. Image note: The name “Cadman” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

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