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Camera Obscura, circa 1906

August 20, 2014

In this image we see the Camera Obscura booth that was located on Hawthorne Terrace. The photograph is from circa 1906.

Camera Obscura booth on Hawthorne Terrace, circa 1906 : A2001-049

Camera Obscura booth on Hawthorne Terrace, circa 1906 : A2001-049

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Rocky Butte, circa 1948

August 6, 2014

Today we have an image of the Joseph Wood Hill Park, sent to us by David Lewis. This is an oblique aerial photograph of Rocky Butte, one of Portland’s most significant viewpoints. It is believed that this image was taken in June of 1948.

One wonders what has brought everyone to the summit. Possibly to view the flooding that took place that year. The view is looking southwest. Please click here for more information on the park.

Rocky Butte Viewpoint 1948 : David Lewis

Rocky Butte Viewpoint 1948 : David Lewis

City Park, 1913

August 1, 2014

This photograph was taken at a bridge in City Park in 1913. City Park later became Washington Park. This image comes from a souvenir book called Night in Portland.

Night in Portland-Night view of a bridge in City Park, 1913 : A2004-002.7421

Night in Portland-Night view of a bridge in City Park, 1913 : A2004-002.7421

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Swan Island and Mocks Bottom, 1935

July 16, 2014

Today we have an aerial of the airport on Swan Island and Mocks Bottom. This images was taken on February 7, 1935. You get a great view of the Swan Island Airport, Mocks Bottom, and the oil company docks in Northwest Portland.

Swan Island Airport and Mocks Bottom, Feb. 7, !935 :  A2005-005 1397.2

Swan Island Airport and Mocks Bottom, Feb. 7, !935 : A2005-005 1397.2

 

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Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905

July 3, 2014

In previous post we saw a wonderful map, an illustration, and a beautiful hand tinted photograph of the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Today we are looking at a photograph from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition Esplanade taken in 1905. The Exposition was located in the Northwest Portland/Guild’s Lake area.

Lewis and Clark Exposition Esplanade 1905 : A2004-002.1001

Lewis and Clark Exposition Esplanade 1905 : A2004-002.1001

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SE Morrison, circa 1932

July 2, 2014

This is an excellent view of SE Morrison Street in 1932. We are looking east from SE Grand Avenue. Both buildings on opposite sides of the street are still standing today. There appears to be some construction on the streetcar tracks, and you can also see the Clifford Hotel on the north side of the street.

SE Morrison St looking east from Grand Ave, circa 1932 : A2009-009.751

SE Morrison St looking east from Grand Ave, circa 1932 : A2009-009.751

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Grant Pool, 1950

June 25, 2014

As it is today, back in the 1950s one of the best things to do on a hot summer’s day was head to the community pool. Here you see adults and children enjoying the water at the Grant Pool, a summer favorite for several decades. The pool is open to the public and located on NE 33rd Ave in U.S. Grant Park.

Grant Pool 1950 : A2001-030.2771

Grant Pool 1950 : A2001-030.2771

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