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Dean Kirkland

Vintage Portland

http://vintageportland.wordpress.com/

Located in Portland

Last update: July 18th, 2016 at 06:00 am

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A photo blog exploring Portland's past through historical images.

Ships at Portland’s Westside Waterfront on the Willamette River looking north toward the Steel Bridge, circa 1924.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1920s, Bridge, Steel Bridge

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The launch of the Joseph N. Teal liberty ship, 1942.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s

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The interior of W.S. Cutler and Son Grocery, circa 1914. The two employees pictured here are Ross Everett and Jack Howard. The store was located at 1009 Union Avenue, which is now 4749 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.   …

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Troops conducting drills at the Portland Air Base, 1941.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s

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Aerial view of St. Johns North Precinct and the east side of the St. Johns Bridge, 1976. This building was built as the City Hall for St. Johns and also housed the local volunteer fire department. St. Johns was annexed … Continue

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Aerial photograph of the southern section of the Guilds Lake war housing project with views of the Montgomery Ward Building and Vaughn Street Ballpark in the background, circa 1946.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: …

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The site of an airplane crash in Eastmoreland, 1919.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1910s, Eastmoreland, Southeast

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WWII home front war efforts included many varied activities. In this image we see women from a Red Cross sewing unit at work, circa 1944. View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s

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Westaway’s Grocery Market horse and wagon, circa 1909.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1910s, Going Street, Humboldt, Northeast, Williams Avenue

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Does anyone know where this house is located? It is somewhere in Northwest Portland. The image was taken circa 1992.  Filed under: 1990s, Help Us Out!, Northwest

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Construction of the 4th Avenue extension, now SW Barbur Boulevard near SW Condor Avenue, circa 1932.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, Barbur Boulevard, Condor Avenue, Southwest

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NW Front Avenue near Centennial Mills, 1974.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1970s, Front Avenue, Northwest

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Laying the keel for Victory ship SS United Victory, November 18, 1943.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s

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The clearing process in the 4th Avenue extension, now SW Barbur Boulevard. This view is looking south along SW Barbur Boulevard (the 4th Avenue extension) toward SW Arthur Street, showing where old train trestle had been torn down, 1933.   …

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8410 NW Skyline Boulevard looking south, June 30, 1964.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Forest Park, Northwest, Skyline Boulevard

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SW 6th Avenue looking north toward SW Alder Street, circa 1960.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, 6th Avenue, Alder Street, Downtown, Southwest

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In the last post we saw an aerial of the southwest waterfront, south of the Hawthorne Bridge. The image for today shows a woman sitting on the harbor wall seen in the aerial, about ten years later, circa 1950.   … Continue

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Aerial of Battleship Oregon in its newly built park. It was located on the southwest waterfront at the foot of SW Jefferson Street just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, May 9, 1940.     View this image in Efiles by … Continue

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Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus at Swan Island shipyard, circa 1945.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, North, Overlook

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Vanport Theater, circa 1944.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, North, Vanport

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Supervised playground near the Swan Island shipyards, circa 1945. N Going Street and the Overlook Neighborhood can be seen in the background.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, North, Overlook

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U.S. Navy Admiral Halsey in a motorcade traveling south on SW 6th Avenue with a brass band in foreground, circa 1944.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, 6th Avenue, Downtown, Southwest

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Snow covering Swan Island shipyards, circa 1945.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, North, Overlook

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NW Front Avenue with Standard Steel and Western Warehouse in the background, 1974.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1970s, Front Avenue, Northwest, Northwest District

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A number man standing in front of 4000-4016 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) near NE Shaver Street, looking east, 1929. For more information on the number man, please click here.     View this image in Efiles …

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View of southwest Portland from Portland Heights, circa 1885.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1880s, Downtown, Southwest, Southwest Hills

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View of ships in the Portland Harbor on the Willamette River. This image comes from a 1904 souvenir picture book.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1900s

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Completed in 1872, this image shows the Jacob Kamm residence at its original location on SW 14th Avenue and SW Main Street, 1892. The structure was moved to make way for the construction of Lincoln High School and is now … Continue reading

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Crew on Truck 3, a 1950 American LaFrance, leaving Station 3 at 1425 NW Glisan Street, 1950. This structure, currently Touché Restaurant, is slated to be demolished to make way for a multi-unit apartment complex.     View this image …

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In 1941, the Oregon Art Project of the Works Project Administration wrote Portland’s Commissioner of Public Works and proposed that this photo of Portland’s Front Avenue be the basis of a painting for his office. The photo was taken two …

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