Union (now MLK) & Alberta, 1936.

hfgfrom the city of Portland archives

It looks like the Walnut Park Theater was showing Little Miss Nobody.

Here’s a 1936 Robert Johnson song that was ‘inspired’ by the Hudson Terraplane. The Terraplane’s slogan: On the sea that’s aquaplaning, in the air that’s aeroplaning, but on the land, in the traffic, on the hills, hot diggity dog, THAT’S TERRAPLANING!

On the extreme right you can see a sliver of the Piedmont Pharmacy; the building now holds St Vincent de Paul’s Garlington Center.


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