County Parade Float, circa 1940

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

The County’s Rose Festival float and the sheriff’s deputy escort. The photo is from the records of the County Sheriff, circa 1940.

County Parade Float, circa 1940

County Parade Float, circa 1940

 

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N Lombard Street, 1945

Intersection of N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945.

 

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945: A2005-001.377

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945: A2005-001.377

 

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SS Meriwether Lewis, 1941

Mrs. Earl Riley, Doris Lee Riley, and Mayor Earl Riley at the launching of SS Meriwether Lewis, October 19, 1941.

 

Mrs Earl Riley, Doris Lee Riley and Mayor Earl Riley at the launching of Meriwether Lewis, October 19, 1941: A2010-019.73

Mrs Earl Riley, Doris Lee Riley and Mayor Earl Riley at the launching of Meriwether Lewis, October 19, 1941: A2010-019.73

 

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Vanport, 1948

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

Scenes from Vanport after the flood of 1948 from the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Vaport, 1948
Vanport, 1948

 

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SW Broadway, 1948

Commissioner William A. Bowes standing on SW Broadway below a Traffic Safety Commission sign, June 30, 1948.

 

Traffic engineering  Commissioner Bowes standing on SW Broadway below a Traffic Safety Commission sign reading C Sharp or B Flat, June 30, 1948: A2001-007.658

Traffic engineering Commissioner Bowes standing on SW Broadway below a Traffic Safety Commission sign reading C Sharp or B Flat, June 30, 1948: A2001-007.658

 

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