Rat in trap at Admiral terminal in Portland

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Rat in trap at Admiral terminal in Portland


  • 1926-10-01 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of a rat in a trap on a wall. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 8, section 6, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, October 24, 1926. This photograph and two others were published under the headline "War Progresses on the Front." The photograph was captioned: "But the front is the waterfront. Top--Big black rat caught in an ingeniously placed trap along a water line at the Admiral terminal." The photograph accompanied a story with the headline: "Terminal Rats Easy Prey of Expert's Trap." The story described how a man named Daniel Lake had successfully reduced the rat population at the Pacific Steamship company’s Admiral terminal on the Portland waterfront. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N3404

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