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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SE McLoughlin Boulevard, 1951

SE McLoughlin Boulevard north of SE Bybee Boulevard, looking north, September 29, 1951.

 

SE McLoughlin Blvd. north of SE Bybee Blvd. looking north, September 29, 1951: A2005-001.424

SE McLoughlin Blvd. north of SE Bybee Blvd. looking north, September 29, 1951: A2005-001.424

 

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NE 22nd Avenue, circa 1950

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.

This view of the Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, dates from circa 1950. It is located at NE and NE Sandy Boulevard and comes from the Juvenile Services Commission records.

 

The Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, circa 1950

The Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, circa 1950

 

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