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USS Constitution and tugboat off Swan Island, Portland

Photograph, taken from shore, showing the frigate USS constitution and an accompanying tugboat under way on the Willamette River in Portland in August 1933. A small group of spectators are watching from the beach. In the background is Swan Island, where the frigate was moored while the ship and crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933. The visit was part of a national tour.

Sailors climbing into position on USS Constitution’s mizzenmast

Photograph showing sailors on the USS Constitution climbing ladders toward a platform on the mizzenmast in August 1933. The photograph was taken while the frigate and crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. The photograph may have been taken on August 18, 1933, when sailors on the Constitution set sails on the mizzenmast. A similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on August 19, 1933, along with image No. 371N3711 and a story headlined “Landlubbers See Frigate Unfurl Sails.”

Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting plaque to Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley aboard USS Constitution

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting a plaque to Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley aboard the frigate USS Constitution on Thursday, August 10, 1933, during the Constitution’s three-week visit as part of a national tour. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal under the headline “ ‘Old Ironsides’ Gets Plaque.” The photograph had the following caption: “Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley, commanding the frigate Constitution, with a plaque commemorating the visit of the historic ship in Portland harbor. The presentation was made at 10:30 a.m. Thursday on board the ship.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the presentation of the plaque. See related image Nos. 371N3729 and 371N3739.

Air race winners Charles W. “Speed” Holman and R. B. Knowles with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph of (from left) R. B. Knowles, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, and pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman standing in front of a biplane on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby that day; Knowles was his passenger. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph, showing only Holman, was one of four photographs, including image Nos. 371N6108 and 371N6126, published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “C. W. (Speed) Holman, who won the class A race yesterday from Spokane to Portland by a matter of seconds over E. E. Ballough.” The photographs accompanied a continuation of a front-page story about the air races. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: Handwritten on the negative is the text “Holman - Mayor - Knowles.” The writing is visible on the right side of the image.

Eddie Stinson and party with plane at air show in Portland

Photograph of pilot Eddie Stinson (right) standing in a row with three men and two women next to his Stinson Detroiter monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, after the group’s arrival for an air show at Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 371N6105 and 371N6108, that were published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “Members of the Eddie Stinson party as they arrived at the airport; from left, A. H. Harris, Fred Koehler, Mrs. Bert Acosta, wife of the famous flier; J. T. Whitaker, Mrs. Thomas Mulroy, wife of [Richard E.] Byrd’s chief engineer, and the famous Eddie himself.” The photographs accompanied a story about air races and other events related to the show. See related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: The text “Stinson 1” and “Acosta 4” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Pilots Frank M. Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) pilots Frank M. Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin next to Hawks’ airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Saturday, November 28, 1931, after Hawks flew from San Francisco for a brief stay in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, November 29, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Three Hours From San Francisco.” They had the caption: “Captain Frank M. Hawks said his exact time from San Francisco to Portland Saturday was three hours and five minutes. But at that, he wasn’t trying for speed—just jogging along.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Three famous fliers get together (from left), Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Hawks. Also see image Nos. 374N0276 and 374N0299, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 374N0300.

USS Constitution moored at Swan Island, Portland

Photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution moored at Swan Island, Portland, in August 1933, when the ship and crew visited for three weeks as part of a national tour. A crowd is partially visible in the foreground. This photograph may have been taken on Friday, August 18, 1933, when a large crowd of spectators watched sailors set the sails on the frigate’s mizzenmast. See image No. 371N3712.

Crowd watching crew members set sails on USS Constitution’s mizzenmast

Photograph showing a crowd of spectators watching crew members set sails on the mizzenmast of the USS Constitution on Friday, August 18, 1933. The ship was moored on Swan Island, Portland, during a three-week visit as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, August 19, 1933, under the headline “Constitution Preens Wings.” This photograph had the following caption: “While thousands of Portlanders looked on from the airport and the hill sides, sailors on ‘Old Ironsides’ set sails on the mizzenmast of the old warrior late Friday. Top picture shows the sails unfurled.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Landlubbers See Frigate Unfurl Sails.”

Commander Louis J. Gulliver returning to USS Constitution after leave

Photograph showing Commander Louis J. Gulliver (left) and Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley shaking hands as Gulliver resumes command of the frigate USS Constitution after a 30-day leave. The photograph was taken on August 11, 1933, during a three-week visit to Portland by the Constitution and crew as part of a national tour. A story about Gulliver’s return, headlined “Gulliver Back As Boss Over Ironsides” was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 11, 1933. See related image Nos. 371N3713 and 371N3719. Image No. 371N3735 may also depict part of the brief ceremonies marking Gulliver’s return.

Presentation of Oregon state flag to crew of USS Constitution?

Photograph showing two unidentified women and four U. S. Navy officers standing in a row on a ship, holding a flag depicting a beaver. The photograph was probably taken on August 2, 1933, at a reception aboard the frigate USS Constitution after the ship arrived in Portland for a three-week visit as part of a national tour. In a front-page story on August 3, 1933, the Oregon Journal reported the following about the ceremony: “The outstanding feature of the reception was presentation of the official flag of Oregon to Commander [Henry] Hartley and the ship by the Daughters of 1812. Mrs. George H. Root, president, made the speech of presentation telling how glad the people of Portland were to have the privilege of visiting the great naval shrine and welcoming the officers and men. Miss Esther Allen Jobes, granddaughter of the founding president of the organization, presented the flag to the commander.” Also see image No. 371N0473.

Three men, one in Santa suit, with airplane

Photograph of two unidentified men, one of them dressed as Santa Claus, standing on the wing of a plane at the Swan Island airport in Portland. A third unidentified man is standing on the ground next to the wing and is reaching up to shake hands with the man in the Santa suit.

George O. Noville at air circus on Swan Island, Portland

Portrait of a smiling man, aviator and explorer George O. Noville, wearing a suit, tie, and pince-nez. The photograph was taken on Saturday, June 9 or Sunday, June 10, 1928, at Swan Island airport in Portland. According to stories in the Oregon Journal on June 8 and June 10, 1928, Noville planned to attend the Portland’s second annual air carnival at Swan Island on June 10 and stay the week to see the Rose Festival. He arrived on June 9. See related image Nos. 371N2516, 371N2520, and 371N5952. Image note: The name “O. G. Noville [sic]” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

John P. Wood and F. H. Clewers

Portrait of two men wearing jackets and bow ties. The man on the right has a cigarette in his mouth. The text “John P. Woods [sic] - F. H. Clewers” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. The photograph may have been taken in mid-July 1928, when pilot John P. Wood and mechanic Frank Clewers arrived in Portland as part of the Ford national reliability air tour. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Charles W. “Speed” Holman, Phil, and E. E. Ballough next to airplane

Portrait of three men standing in a row next to an airplane, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. The man at left is pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman, and the man at right is probably pilot E. E. Ballough. The photograph was probably taken on September 27, 1927, after Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby and Ballough took second place. The text “Ballough - Phil - Holman” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6105, 371N6107, 371N6108, 371N6112, and 371N6126.

Man in cockpit of airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting in the cockpit of a Breese monoplane with the name “On-to-Oregon” on the side and the number X844 N” on the tail. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, July 22, 1930, under the headline “All Set for Good-Will Flight.” The photograph had the following caption: “The Breese monoplane On-to-Oregon, which is scheduled to take off from Swan Island airport, carrying good-will messages to the East, between 8 and 10 o’clock tonight. The flight, sponsored by On-to-Oregon, Inc., is planned to be made with only one stop—at Minneapolis.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Oregon Plane To Hop East Tonight.” According to the story, the plane was to be flown from Portland to New York by Major G. H. Eckerson, test pilot for Breese Aircraft.

Frank M. Hawks’ airplane at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing pilot Frank M. Hawks’ monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on November 28, 1931. On the nose of the plane are the words “TEXACO NO. 13.” The photograph was taken as Hawks arrived for a brief visit to Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, November 29, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Three Hours From San Francisco.” They had the caption: “Captain Frank M. Hawks said his exact time from San Francisco to Portland Saturday was three hours and five minutes. But at that, he wasn’t trying for speed—just jogging along.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The noted flier’s noted plane, Texaco No. 13, as it rolled to a stop on Swan Island.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Hawks. Also see image Nos. 374N0278 and 374N0299, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 374N0300.

Pilots Frank M. Hawks and Tex Rankin at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing pilot Frank M. Hawks and pilot Tex Rankin standing next to Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, November 28, 1931. The photograph was taken after Hawks arrived from San Francisco for a brief stay in Portland. A story about Hawks and three related photographs, image Nos. 374N0276, 374N0278, and 374N0299, were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 29, 1931.

Joseph K. Carson and Dan E. Gould boarding USS Constitution?

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and a man who may be Dan E. Gould walking up a ramp. Behind them are two men in uniform, one carrying the United States flag and the other carrying the Oregon state flag. A crowd is visible in the background. The photograph may show Carson, Gould, and other members of a reception committee boarding the frigate USS Constitution on August 2, 1933, when the ship and crew arrived for a three-week visit in Portland as part of a national tour. The ship was moored at Swan Island. In a story about the ship and its arrival on August 3, 1933, the Oregon Journal reported: “As soon as lines to the dock were made fast Lieutenant-Commander Henry Hartley, commanding the ship, invited the reception committee on board. Headed by Federal Judge James A. Fee, representing governor J. L. Meier, Mayor Joseph K. Carson, Dan E. Gould, chairman of the general committee, the group filed over the gangway.” Also see image No. 371N3740. Image note: Image shows marks due to negative damage.

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