Piedmont Post Office, circa 1960

This photo comes from Vintage Portland follower, Nick Weston and the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82 in Portland.

Piedmont Post Office, circa 1960. This photo was taken outside of the front entrance on NE Killingsworth, at the Piedmont Post Office on 630 NE Killingsworth.  In 2010, the Piedmont Post Office was officially renamed the MLK Post Office, in honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.

 

Piedmont Post Office, circa 1960. National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82 Historical Committee.

 

 

Powers Portable Delicatessen

This photo comes from Vintage Portland follower, Mel Monsen.

The Powers Portable Delicatessen, owned by Dorothy (on the left) and Charles Powers (by the wheel). The Powers’ Restaurant was at what is now 2383 NW Thurman Street. Can anyone help us with the date on this image? There is no date is associated with the photo, but it was taken before the Portland street renumbering project in 1933.

 

Mel Monsen

The Brainerd Victory

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 Oregon Maritime Museum.

The Brainerd Victory was launched from Oregon Shipyards in St Johns on September 12, 1945 and was fully completed November 1945. The vessel was Sold to Pope &Talbot who renamed it the P&T Voyager in 1951. In 1962 Pope & Talbot sold the vessel to Smith Shipping who renamed it the Smith Voyager. The Voyager sank in 1964 after her cargo of wheat shifted 780 miles southeast of Bermuda. All hands were rescued.

Oregon Maritime Museum

Crime Scene, 1932

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.

Here’s a picture from the Sheriff’s Office collection showing an unidentified crime scene from 1932.

 

Crime Scene, 1932, Multnomah County Archives

Crime Scene, 1932, Multnomah County Archives

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Transportation Division, circa 1920

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 Transportation Division photo is of the county road crew trucks, probably located at the Rocky Butte Shops ca. 1920’s.

 

County road crew trucks, circa 1920

County road crew trucks, circa 1920

 

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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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