Life In Vanport PGE Lithograph WWII Shipbuilding City Black Americana John Hatch
For Sale: NITF – P. Life In Vanport: Waiting for the 4:40 Bus – By Sergeant John W. Hatch for Portland General Electric Co. Cica 1944 – A true piece of Oregon, Black Americana, WWII History! One of four, Nearly Impossible To Find, lithographs from P. To promote Vanport, Oregon; the world’s largest shipbuilders’ city. In addition, the back of this lithograph includes a letter to the Vanport Citizen from James H. Polhemus, President, Portland General Electric Co. Presented with the compliments of the Portland General Electric Company, which delivers the power used by Vanport’s 40,000 citizens; prepared as a salute from PGE to America’s Fastest Shipbuilders. I only have 1 of these NITF lithographs, so Don’t Miss Out! A Must Have for the Black Americana History / Portland History / Oregon History/ Vanport / PGE / Shipbuilder / WWII Completist! Lithograph Measures 18″ x 12″; actual art image is 14¼” x 8½”. Vanport, sometimes referred to as Vanport City or Kaiserville, was a hastily constructed city of public housing located in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, between the contemporary Portland city boundary and the Columbia River. It is currently the site of Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway. Vanport construction began in August 1942 to house the workers at the wartime Kaiser Shipyards in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. Vanport – a portmanteau of’Vancouver’ and’Portland’ – was home to 40,000 people, about 40 percent of them African-American, making it Oregon’s second-largest city at the time, and the largest public housing project in the nation. Vanport was dramatically destroyed at 4:05 p. On May 30, 1948, when a 200-foot (61 m) section of the dike holding back the Columbia River collapsed during a flood, killing 15. The city was underwater by nightfall leaving its inhabitants homeless. The lithographs touted the community aspect of Vanport, but didn’t actually reflect the feelings of the citizens. As a hub of transient laborers from all corners of the country, few residents had any long-term connections with each other and little opportunity or interest to build them. The temporary nature of the new city contributed to an overall sense of insecurity and anxiety among residents. The lack of businesses and recreation opportunities contributed to a sense of distrust, and the relative isolation of the largely male workforce meant there was little demand for community institutions such as a newspaper or high school. In addition, the establishment of Vanport coincided with an unprecedented influx of African-Americans into Oregon. The state had a population of fewer than 1,800 blacks in 1940; by 1946 more than 15,000 lived in the Portland area, mostly in Vanport and other segregated housing districts. Vanport led Portland and Oregon in integrating blacks. “The first black teachers and policemen in the state were hired in Vanport during the war years”. One of those black teachers, Martha Jordan, later became the first black teacher hired by Portland Public Schools. Artist Sergeant John W. Hatch : During his fifty-year career as an artist, John Woodsum Hatch explored the people, the landscape, and the seascape around him. From his extensive travels to his years in New Hampshire, he developed a body of work that captures a sense of place. Through watercolor, ink and sand, he depicted the grandeur of the White Mountains. The crisp light and distinct topography of the Isles of Shoals and Great Bay Estuary are precisely and clearly documented in acrylic and tempera paintings. His ability to convey the sheer scale and longevity of the mountains and sea, and by comparison the fleeting nature of human life, conveys in a not-so-subtle way that the natural environment is to be revered and preserved. The Very Large photos are NOT stock photos and are of the actual lithograph you will receive. Why is that important? I had somebody put in a Best Offer and added the condition “Thank You”, which was nice, but it kept their offer from being auto-accepted. Later that night, before I saw the offer, somebody else bought the item at full price. From a SMOKE FREE & PET FREE location. Check out my Feedback and you can see that I aim to please! Did I mention Satisfaction Guaranteed! I do appreciate your understanding. If you win more than 1 item from me, please contact me, before you pay so I can send you a consolidated invoice. SMOKE FREE / PET FREE! So no smelly surprises and no dander flying around when you open up your package! We will do everything we can to correct any misunderstandings. Thank You for looking at our Item. We appreciate your business. Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. The item “Life In Vanport PGE Lithograph WWII Shipbuilding City Black Americana John Hatch” is in sale since Sunday, November 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Posters & Prints”. The seller is “imapaqrat” and is located in Beaverton, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.