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Photograph of President Truman visiting Vanport during the 1948 flood.

1/1/48, 12:00 AM

The provenance of this movie is unclear. It was transferred to the County Archives by the Sheriff’s Office but may have been produced by the Oregon Historical Society for Multnomah County. It is in color, silent, and lasts a little over eleven minutes. It is not dated but probably was made in the late 1940’s. The movie primarily documents the activities related to the Multnomah County Hospital. The first minute and a half appears to have scenes from the Poor Farm/Edgefield. The remainder shows the exterior of the hospital and grounds, medical records, reception, patients in bed, kitchen and food preparation and delivery, charting, patient tests and procedures, surgery, equipment sterilization, and the baby ward.

2/18/21, 10:50 PM

This movie was made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is in color, silent, and lasts about twelve and a half minutes. It appears to be some sort of promotional movie made to show off functions and equipment of the Sheriff’s Office. It is not dated but internal evidence indicates it was probably made in the mid 1940’s. It includes staged scenes of criminal division motorcycle deputies responding to a call; firing range practice and weapons use; responding to a hit and run including ambulance response; dragging a lake for a drowning victim; and river patrol fire hose response to a house fire.

1/4/21, 4:00 PM

 B/W image looking in the window of the Airport Police office at Portland International Airport (PDX). Inside the office are several uniformed officers and a woman wearing a dress.

9/17/64, 12:00 AM

B/W image of Lyndon B. Johnson greeting a crowd at the airport after deplaning from Air Force 1. Reporters are gathered around him as he is signing things for people in the crowd.

9/17/64, 12:00 AM

 Raincoat clad MCSO motorcycle officer on his motorcycle parked in front of Air Force 1 with a crowd of reporter's standing nearby.

9/17/64, 12:00 AM

This movie was probably made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is just over seven minutes long and is black and white with no sound. It documents the visit of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater to Portland on October 10, 1964. The movie shows the sheriff’s detail at Portland International Airport, crowd scenes at the airport, Goldwater and his team deplaning, protesters at his speech at the Portland Exposition Center, a shot of him speaking, and the motorcade leaving for the airport.

1/1/64, 12:00 AM

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