Black and white image of four men, one of whom is shoveling smelt from the bottom of a boat into wooden boxes. The boxes have the words "From the Columbia River Smelt Co. Kelso, Wash." stamped on them. The man doing the shoveling is an older man with his back to the camera. He is wearing a hat with a brim, a long-sleeved shirt, a vest with a large hole in the back, workpants and shoes. To his left, a younger man kneels, holding on to one of th boxes with his right hand. He is wearing a brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and pants. In another boat facing the camera is an elderly man dressed in a suit, with jacket, white shirt and bowtie, and a brimmed hat. Next to him in the boat is a younger man, without a hat, wearing work pants, and a long-sleeved shirt with the collar pulled up around his neck. Behind them is the river and the opposite shore can be seen in the distance.
Three men pose in an automobile parked in front of the Perkins Hotel in Portland, Oregon. A wheel is mounted to the side of the automobile displaying a sign that reads, Official Pacific Coast Automobile Blue Book 1915 American Automobile Association. The men are dressed in suits, neckties, jackets, and hats. Behind the men is a partial view of the New Perkins Hotel, which has an arched entryway, and a covered walkway with eaves. A partial view of the exterior of the Perkins Restraunt is visible on the left side of image. Also visible in the background is a lamp post, decorative columns, windows, and a hanging flowering plant.
Crowds of people fill the streets of Portland, Oregon for the Third Libery Loan rally. Automobiles draped with American flags and two plaster replicas of the Statue of Liberty mounted on pedestals line the streets. Spectators are seen peering out of windows and standing on balconies of the tall surrounding buildings. Posters that read, Third Liberty Loan : A Libery Bond is your declaration of independence, are displayed on detailed columns of the building from wihch an American flag hangs.
Black and white image. A group of men, identified as Wells Fargo employees, participate in a flag-raising ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The men stand in v-shaped formation and are dressed in suits and neckties. Many of the men raise their htst toward the American flag that is being raised. A man standing beneath the flag pulls on a rope attached to the flag. In the backgroung is a brick building with a sign on its surface that reads, Wells Fargo and Company Express. Also visible in the image are utility poles, windows, a wooden fence, and a covered walkway.
An interior view of a room containing large steam turbines at a location identified as the Pittock Station in Portland, Oregon. The floor of the room is made of cement. Stains are visible on the surface of the floor. Large pipes extend across the room. Various knobs and gauges protrude from the turbines. Light fixtures are attached to the wall near the ceiling. Narrow vents are visible on the on the ceiling. Drains coved by grated metal can be seen on the lower left side of the image.
A locomotive raised on wooden planks on display at the Lewis and Clark Exposition fairgrounds. A wood framed sign on the locomotive reads in part, I am on my way to the Lewis and Clark Exposition at Portland, Oregon. On the side of the locomotive are the words, The Oregon Pony. 1862-1905. A metal bell is visible on the front of the locomotive. Written on the side of the wooden plank is the number 25 below the word Fairgrounds. In the background are buildings in the process of construction, railroad ties, lumber, and a fire hydrant. A typed label is attached to the bottom edge of the print.
Five individuals pose on a float decorated for the Rose Festival parade. A woman on the far right side of the float is seated in a chair with a tall back that is raised on a platform. Two cherubs hold a crown attached to the pointed back of the chair. A tall architectural structure with a marble finish, columns, and detailed eaves is visible directly behind the cherubs. The seated woman is dressed in a flowing gown and wears a crown and flowers in her hair. In front of the lady are two women. One of the women stands dressed in a long gown. The other is seated dressed in a long skirt, long sleeved top, and layered material surrounding her face. Two children, with this same layered material surrounding their faces, stand in a large vase-shaped container with a lion head on its surface. Surrounding them is a curved roof structure with light bulbs on its surface that is supported by four twisting columns. The surface of the float is lined with lightbulbs and is decorated with a butterfly, and large flowers with leaves. On the front of the float hangs a sign that reads 16 Rosebuds Oregon's Crowning Glory. The float is situated on railroad tracks that are visible beneath the float. A large sheer piece of material hangs behind the float partially concealing a large classically styled building with a pediment and columns. Grass fills the foreground of the image.
A group of four individuals, two women and two men, picket on a city sidewalk in front of the Governor's Building located in Portland, Oregon. The group is identified as culinary workers and bartenders belonging to a local labor union. The man on the far left of the image is dressed in a hat, turtleneck, trousers, and a piece of material with the handwritten words, Unfair to C.I.O Local 636 and Organized-Labor. The man standing behind him is dressed in a suit and necktie. One of the women is dressed in a hat. Both women wear coats, skirts and hold purses. The sidewalk on which they stand is lined with buildings, businesses, metal balconies, doorways, pedestrians, and signs. Signs that read Silver Grill, Superiot Eats, Mission Orange, and Coca Cola project from the surface of the buildings. Automobiles are parked next to the curb of the sidewalk. Buildings and signs are visible in the distance.
A crowd gathered at the Lewis and Clark Exposition with women in white uniforms moving in formation in the foreground. The women are dressed in white with hats, long sleeved shirts, and long skirts. They hold long wooden spears with pointed metal tips in their right hands. Lining the dirt path on either side of the women are men in military uniforms holding swords. In the background of the image are spectators, exposition buildings with flags, and an architectural structure supported with columns.
A view of children riding a ferris wheel at a carnival. Children are seated in seats on the ferris wheel that is surrounded by multiple posters advertising the store Fred Meyer. A small picket fence surrounds the ferris wheel and is attached to a large sign that reads, The Giant Ferris Wheel. In front of the sign is a small wooden ticket booth with a striped pointed canvas roof. A man dressed in a hat, sweater with zipper, trousers, and lace up boots leans on the front of the ticket booth. Surrounding the base of the ferris wheel is a group of men and a boy who leans on the picket fence. Visible in the background are multiple canvas tents and a ticket booth.