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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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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SE Stark Street, 1959

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 picture was taken in 1959 as part of the County Road Department’s project documentation activities. The Silver Spur was located at 9409 SE Stark Street, which is currently at the off ramp for southbound Interstate 205.

 

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

 

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