Dick and Ruth Groat Share Great Portland Photos

Longtime Portland residents Dick and Ruth Groat brought some of their treasured photos to the first scanning session for the Portland Memories book. The Oregonian | OregonLive has invited the public to participate in this unique community book project and the Groats jumped on the opportunity.

Dick and Ruth Groat discuss their photos with Pediment Publishing President Brad Fenison.

Dick and Ruth Groat discuss their photos with Pediment Publishing President Brad Fenison.

Dick and Ruth are both collectors, having gone to expos and paper shows, collecting photos and movie posters. When they read the article in the Oregonian they decided to bring a few items in. We're delighted they did! Here's a sampling of what the Groats shared:

A view of the brightly lighted corner of Broadway and Washington in 1929.

A view of the brightly lighted corner of Broadway and Washington in 1929.

The furniture department at Meier & Frank in 1937.

The furniture department at Meier & Frank in 1937.

Sailors and Marines marching in Portland during Fleet Week, July 1936.

Sailors and Marines marching in Portland during Fleet Week, July 1936.

Learn more about this extraordinary community book project in this article by Mark Katches, editor and vice president of content at Oregonian Media Group.

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