Item 372A0066 - B. F. Boynton with 20-foot-long birthday cake at East Side Commercial Club, Portland

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B. F. Boynton with 20-foot-long birthday cake at East Side Commercial Club, Portland


  • 1935-11-13 (Creation)


Photograph; safety film; 3.825 x 4.825 in

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Photograph showing people sitting at a long dining table during a meeting of the East Side Commercial Club in Portland on Wednesday, November 13, 1935. At the front edge of the table is a 20-foot-long birthday cake with lit candles in honor of B. F. Boynton, the third person from left. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, November 14, 1935, under the headline “Not for Goliath, But for Boynton.” The photograph had the following caption: “This huge birthday cake, 20 feet long by 8 inches wide, was served Wednesday at the East Side Commercial club in honor of B. F. Boynton, prominent member. The 100-pound cake bore 80 anniversary candles and was presented by Dr. Paul E. Dutton, club president. From left are Jess L. Colby, manager of Alert Transfer company; Dr. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. Boynton, Art Lee and William Jossey, East Side Auto terminal directors.” See related image No. 372A0065. Image note: The name “Benny Boynton” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 372; 372A066

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