Stanton Yard, 1935 Posted on March 23, 2022 by Vintage Portland 6 Men painting street signs at Stanton Yard, 1935. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2000-025.883. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
A neat photo of a happy group of guys doing their work. Happy to have steady jobs (hopefully) in the Great Depression. I love those old fashion lunch boxes visible in the background between the two men on the right. One even has the owner’s initials — LB — scratched on its side. My dad used to carry one like that to work each day. .
This was welcome work for these older men during the depression.
Here are some news headlines from Thursday, April 4, 1935:
British PM Anthony Eden ended his European peace tour in Prague with the statement, “In the world today no nation can prosper on another’s ruin. We are too intimately connected for that. We stand and fall together.”
Hermann Goring visited the Free City of Danzig in an attempt to influence Sunday’s parliamentary elections in favor of Nazi candidates.
Three days later: Parliamentary elections were held in the Free City of Danzig. Although the Nazis won 59% of the vote, this was short of the two-thirds majority needed to set up a dictatorship. A German Nazi and a Pole were shot during an outbreak of violence in Brenau.
They were made of 2x4s?
This is so neat! I’ve been searching for my mother’s employment as she worked for a Victory plating company and a Tavern where the couple who owned the tavern took her in when she needed. I’m not sure how to use the email correspondence but have been a member for a while. I am pretty sure the bar was called Victory Tavern. 7137 SW Macadam Ave in the early 1950s.
The rounded top of the lunch boxes held a thermos bottle, probably filled with hot coffee.
see those road paver bricks on the far right of the image stacked up by the door i have some of them made by western clay MFG CO.