SW 6th Avenue, 1941

“If it’s December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York? I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.” -Rick Blaine, Casablanca

The date on this photo of SW 6th Avenue looking north from Oak Street is circa 1941. Christmas decorations date this to possibly December; it could have been taken just about the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

(City of Portland Archives)