Item 371N1884 - A. W. Norblad being sworn in as Oregon governor with mother in attendance

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A. W. Norblad being sworn in as Oregon governor with mother in attendance


  • 1929-12-22 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 4.75 x 6.75 in

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Photograph showing Gus. C. Moser (left) and A. W. Norblad (right) facing each other, each with his right hand raised, as Moser administers the oath of office to Norblad following the death of Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson. At center, sitting in a wheelchair, is Norblad's mother, Betty Norblad. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 23, 1929, under the headline “Governor Norblad Takes Oath of Office.” The photograph had the following caption: “Senator Gus C. Moser (left) swearing in Senator A. W. Norblad (right) who, as president of the senate, becomes governor of Oregon, succeeding the late Governor Patterson. Mrs. Betty Norblad, the new governor’s mother, sits between them. The ceremony took place Sunday afternoon at Mrs. Norblad’s home, No. 67 Shaver St.” Image note: The name “Al Norblad” is written on the negative. Also see related image No. 371N1885.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N1884

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December 14, 2018 9:52 AM

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