Portland's Municipal Rascal:
Introducing Jonathan Bourne Jr.
This fold-out poster of Portland, published in 1879, shows the Portland that greeted Jonathan Bourne Jr. when he first set foot in his new hometown, stepping off the gangplank of a ship that had carried him over from the Far East, where he'd been stranded by shipwreck. Portland would never be the same .... (Image: Library of Congress)
The man himself — Jonathan Bourne Jr. as he appeared in the 1880s, sporting the most spectacular moustache in town. (Image: Oregon Historical Society)
A lovely hand-tinted image of ships in the Portland Harbor during the 1880s or 1890s; some of these ships may actually have been whaling barques.The noticeable absence of oceangoing steamships from this image suggests it's on the older side. (Image: Oregon State University archives)
The clubhouse of the posh, plutocrats-only Arlington Club as it appeared in the 1910s. Bourne was a charter member of the club. (Image: City of Portland Archives)