Item 375A0287 - 1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Leona Kunce, posing in gym

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375A0287

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1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Leona Kunce, posing in gym

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  • 1942-05 (Creation)

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Photograph; safety film; 3.125 x 4.125 in

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Three-quarters portrait of Leona Kunce, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Girls Polytechnic High School in Portland. She is wearing a letter sweater, facing front, and looking toward the left. She has one arm draped over a net, possibly a badminton net, and is holding a doughnut-shaped object. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “INTERWOVEN as the ‘G’ on her sweater are Princess Leona Helen Kunce and athletics. She is the only girl ever to attend Girls Polytechnic high school who has been qualified to wear a four-year athletic sweater with the letter woven in.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0288, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 375; 375A0287

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135a8730-bed3-4404-b1a7-aa9976ef99eb-375A0287.jpg

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986 KiB

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