Southeast Waterfront, 1955

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 southeast waterfront between the Morrison Bridge and the Hawthorne Bridge, looking south, 1955.

 

Southeast waterfront, 1955

Southeast waterfront, 1955

 

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The Columbian 3, circa 1950

The Columbian 3, an 1860’s fire engine, was pulled by firefighters who also worked the pump by hand. This photo was taken outside of Station 19 (6049 SE Stark Street), circa 1950. The engine is currently on display at the Fire Museum which is located at 35th Avenue and Belmont Street.

 

The Columbian 3, Circa 1950: A2001-083

The Columbian 3, Circa 1950: A2001-083

 

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Microfilm Program, 1955

Mayor Fred L. Peterson micro-photographing the first document in the City’s microfilm program, February 23, 1955. The other men L-R are Commissioner William A. Bowes, Head of the Portland Civil Defense program; Captain Jack Lowe; Mayor Peterson; and, Auditor Will Gibson. The microfilm program was considered an integral component of Portland’s CD program.

 

Mayor Fred L. Peterson micro-photographing the first document in the City's microfilm program, 1955: A2011-004.167

Mayor Fred L. Peterson micro-photographing the first document in the City’s microfilm program, 1955: A2011-004.167

 

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Grant Park, circa 1955

Women bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955. Text on the back of the image states, “Bicycles may be counted in almost unbelievable numbers at every park and playground in the city. They get one to the fun so fast! These two teen-age girls are Lila Andrews (brunette) and Shirley Floyd (blonde) who were headed for the Grant Park swimming pool.” For more information on Grant Park, please click here.

 

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

 

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