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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Park Blocks, circa 1890

August 19, 2014

What a wonderful example of winter fashion from this time period! Here we have five girls playing in the snow in the Park Block area. This image was taken circa 1890.

 

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

 

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Fireboat 3 Station, 1938

August 18, 2014

Here we have an excellent view of the floating Fireboat 3 Station when it was located at the St. Johns Bridge. In this view, we are looking northeast, towards St. Johns. In the background you can see the building that is now the Portland Police Bureau: Training Division building. Three identical fireboats, built in the late 1920s, were located near the Hawthorne Bridge (Fireboat 1, Mike Laudenklos), in lower Albina (Fireboat 2, David Campbell) and in various locations in St. Johns area (Fireboat 3, Karl Gunster). The David Campbell is still active today as a reserve fireboat and is located at Station 6 in Northwest Portland near Front Ave.

 

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

 

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Union Station, 1913

August 15, 2014

This is a great image of the exterior of Union Station from an atypical vantage point looking towards NW Broadway. To the left you can see the Depot Bar and in the center of the photograph, the Hotel Carlton shuttle. This image comes from a glass negative.

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 :  A2009-009.76

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 : A2009-009.76

 

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NE Broadway, 1929

August 14, 2014

Today was have another Number Man image. Here he is standing in front of The Sugar Bowl. To the right you see the Irvington Bakery. Before the street renumbering, the address for The Sugar Bowl was 678 E Broadway. The current address is 1916 NE Broadway.

 

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

 

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Rosy the Elephant, 1953

August 13, 2014

Rosy the elephant came to live at the Portland Zoo in 1953. This photograph captured part of the ceremony that celebrated her arrival to the city. In this image we Rosy with the mayor at the time, Fred Peterson, in front of City Hall.

 

Peterson & Buckley with Rosy the Elephant at City Hall, 1935 : A2005-005.1330.12

Peterson & Buckley with Rosy the Elephant at City Hall, 1935 : A2005-005.1330.12

 

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The Forestry Building, 1905

August 12, 2014

Here we a have a picture of two women sitting in the upper balcony of the Forestry Building. This image really displays how massive the support logs were. Keep in mind, this image is from 1905. Imagine what they must have gone through during the constructions of this building. It is truly spectacular!

Two women on upper balcony of Forestry Building

Two women on upper balcony of Forestry Building, 1905 : 7200-03

 

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