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We love reading (and dissecting) vintage (or would they be antique?) ads from our collection of 1940 Oregonian newspapers.

“See this utterly amazing new, exclusive Philco development! A Radio that you can strap on your shoulder, just like a candid

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Martha Garkey, identified in a 1940 Oregonian caption as a “star outfielder for the Lind-Pomeroy girls’ softball team who is rated one of the outstanding feminine stars in the northwest.”

Along with “hitting any pitch,” Miss Garkey (no “Ms.” In … Continue Reading

Once Portland’s Million-Dollar Playground; Now a Lower-to-Middle Class Parking Lot

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