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Ollie Davis

Half-length portrait of a man facing front and wearing a suit, hat, and tie. The name “Ollie Davis” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image. Davis, the Indiana state adjutant of the American Legion, arrived in Portland on April 22, 1932, to make arrangements for members of the Indiana American Legion to attend an upcoming convention.

Ollie Davis

Half-length portrait of a man facing front and wearing a suit and tie. The name “Ollie Davis” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image. Davis, the Indiana state adjutant of the American Legion, arrived in Portland on April 22, 1932, to make arrangements for members of the Indiana American Legion to attend an upcoming convention.

E. E. Spafford in airplane, shaking hands with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph showing E. E. Spafford sitting in an airplane at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, and shaking hands with Portland Mayor George L. Baker, who is standing next to the plane. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 9, 1928, after Spafford, national commander of the American Legion, arrived to speak in Portland. An article and other photographs about Spafford's visit, including image No. 371N2400, were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, 1928. See related image Nos. 371N2398, 371N2399, and 371N2400. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

E. E. Spafford in airplane, shaking hands with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph showing E. E. Spafford sitting in an airplane at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, and shaking hands with Portland Mayor George L. Baker, who is standing next to the plane. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 9, 1928, after Spafford, national commander of the American Legion, arrived to speak in Portland. An article and other photographs about Spafford’s visit, including image No. 371N2400, were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, 1928. See related image Nos. 371N2397, 371N2399, and 371N2400. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Mayor George L. Baker and Dr. Archie C. Van Cleve greeting E. E. Spafford

Photograph showing Portland Mayor George L. Baker (left) and Dr. Archie C. Van Cleve (right) standing next to an airplane and greeting E. E. Spafford, who is sitting in the plane’s rear seat. Spafford, national commander of the American Legion, and Van Cleve, commander of Portland Legion post No. 1, are shaking hands as Baker watches. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 9, 1928, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, after Spafford arrived to speak in Portland. An article and other photographs about Spafford’s visit, including image No. 371N2400, were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, 1928. See related image Nos. 371N2397, 371N2398, and 371N2400. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

E. E. Spafford and unidentified man at Pearson Field

Photograph showing E. E. Spafford (center), national commander of the American Legion, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on Monday, April 9, 1928, after he arrived to speak in Portland. The man at right is unidentified. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 9, under the headline “Legion Commander Air Fan.” The photographs accompanied an article with the headline “Head Of Legion Visits Portland.” See related image Nos. 371N2397, 371N2398, and 371N2399. Image note: The name “Spafford” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Edward A. Hayes?, Joseph K. Carson, and unidentified man at American Legion event

Photograph showing three men standing in a row, all wearing American Legion garrison caps. The man at left may be Edward A. Hayes, American Legion national commander from October 1933 to October 1934. The man at center is Joseph K. Carson. The man at right is unidentified. The photograph may have been taken in August 1934, when Hayes spoke at the Oregon American Legion convention, held August 23 through August 25.

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of six men standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several of the men are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The second man from left is Charles H. Martin; the other men are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at the Dalles” or “S. A. at the Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1106.

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of a group of people standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The fourth person from left, wearing a dark jacket and holding a hat, is Charles H. Martin; the others are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at The Dalles” or “S. A. at The Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1105.

A. S. Pollard, holding American Legion membership receipt

Photograph of A. S. Pollard holding his receipt for membership in the American Legion. The receipt has the following text: “The American Legion / Portland, Oregon, Post No. 1 / July 7, 1919 / Received of A. S. Pollard / Two Dollars / for Membership Fee.” The text “Pollard, Mr. A. S. / 1st American Legion receipt / 1919” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0287.

A. S. Pollard, American Legion

Half-length portrait of a man facing to the left and looking toward the front. He is wearing a garrison cap and a uniform with medals pinned to the chest pocket. The text “Pollard, Mr. A. S. / 1st American Legion receipt / 1919” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image No. 376G0286.

Photograph of collage showing American Legion drummers

Photograph of a collage composed of three photographs of men with drums, each one cut out of a larger image. The man on the left is wearing a uniform and is carrying a drum with an emblem in the center and the words “LaGrande, Ore.” above the emblem and the words “Post 43” below it. The man in the center is sitting atop a drum and is wearing a garrison cap and a coat bearing the emblems of the 40 and 8 and the Los Angeles voiture. His drum has the emblem of the 40 and 8 in the center, with the words “Voiture No. 47” above it and “Los Angeles” below it. The man on the right is wearing a uniform and is carrying a drum with a rose emblem in the center and the words “Portland Post No. 1” above the emblem and “American Legion” below it. The name “Bob Mesmehu” is written at the edge of the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Carl D. Gabrielson, Isaac L. Patterson, and Ben S. Fisher at state American Legion convention, Salem, Oregon

Photograph, taken outdoors, showing (from left) Carl D. Gabrielson, Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson, and Ben S. Fisher standing in a row and facing front. All three are wearing suits and ties. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “From left, Gabrielson [chairman of the general convention committee], Governor Patterson, who welcomed the veterans, and Ben S. Fisher, Marshfield, present commander of the Oregon department.” Also see image Nos. 371N0892, 371N0916, 371N1702, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: On the negative, the name “Carl D. Gabrielson” is written next to the man on the left, and the name “Ben S. Fisher” is written next to the man on the right.

Syd S. George of Eugene at state American Legion convention in Salem, Oregon

Head and shoulders portrait of a man, Syd S. George of Eugene, facing front and looking toward the left. He is wearing a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. The photograph was taken in August 1929 in Salem, Oregon, during the state American Legion convention. The name “Syd S. George” is written on the negative, and the word “Eugene” is written just below it. The writing is visible on the right side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0892, 371N0916, 371N1702, and 371N2685.

Syd S. George and Don Graham at state American Legion convention in Salem, Oregon

Photograph showing two men facing each other, smiling, and holding cigarettes. Both are wearing hats and suits. They are standing in front of a window draped with bunting. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Don Graham, Prineville, left, and Syd S. George, Eugene, both mentioned for state commander.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0892, 371N1702, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The name “Don Graham” is written on the negative next to the man on the left, and the name “Syd S. George” is written on one edge of the negative next to the man on the right. The writing is visible in the image.

Carl D. Gabrielson at state American Legion convention in Salem, Oregon

Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors, of a man facing front. He is wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Carl D. Gabrielson, Salem, chairman of the general convention committee, who may be the new state commander or vice commander.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0916, 371N1702, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The text “Galbrielson [sic] – Salem” and the number 11 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Don McLeod of Hood River at state American Legion convention, Salem, Oregon

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man facing front. He is wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Don McLeod of Hood River, who has also been mentioned as a potentiality for commander or vice commander.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0892, 371N0916, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The text “Don McLeod Hood River” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the photograph.

American Legion drum major Mutt Williamson posing with baton

Full-length portrait of American Legion drum major Mutt Williamson in the middle of a street, standing with one hand on his hip and holding a drum major’s baton in the air with the other hand. He is smiling and is wearing a hat, a long-sleeved collared shirt, breeches, and boots. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Lloyd (Mutt) Williamson, drum major, Medford drum and bugle corps, winner of drum major honors at 1928 convention and out to repeat.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0892, 371N0916, and 371N1702, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The name “Mutt Williamson” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and commander of American Legion Post No. 35?

Photograph of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson (right) and an unidentified man in the mayor’s office at Portland City Hall. Carson (right) is holding a booklet and looking toward the other man, who may be the commander of Rose City Post No. 35 of the American Legion. He is wearing a garrison cap with the word “commander” on the side and the number 35 on the front.

Major George E. Sandy presents U. S. history books for library of USS Constitution

Photograph, taken aboard the frigate USS Constitution, showing Major George E. Sandy (third from left) presenting a two-volume set of James Truslow Adams’ “March of Democracy” for the ship’s library on August 18, 1933. The presentation occurred during the ship’s three-week visit to Portland as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on the day of the presentation. The photograph had the headline “Democracy Marches on ‘Old Ironsides.’ ” It had the following caption: “Presentation of a set of United States history books to the library of the frigate Constitution Friday morning by major George E. Sandy on behalf of Rose City post No. 35, American legion. Left, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Metress; Commander Louis J. Gulliver, commanding the ship; Major Sandy, presenting the books; Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley, executive officer, and Marine Sergeant Billett.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Frigate Gets History She Helped Make.” The story gave the following explanation about the gift of the books: “When the ship arrived in Portland, it was discovered that the library issued by the bureau of navigation did not have a history of the United States or an English dictionary. Lieutenant David W. Tolson commented on the lack and the embarrassment caused at times when questions on points of history were asked. The comment was overheard by Sandy, who set about to rectify the condition.”