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Jane Brewster

Portrait of a young woman wearing a collared dress or blouse. The name “Jane Brewster” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on September 26, 1929, next to a photo of a boy. The two photos were published under the headline "Here's Healthy Pair," and had the following caption: “Jane Brewster, 13, and Kenneth Cliff Jr., 11, both of Irvington school here, who took first honors in the health contest at Salem state fair. Jane scored 999 and Kenneth scored 1000, so they are pretty well, thank you. The photographs accompanied a story about Brewster and Cliff, headlined “2 Portland Youngsters Healthiest.”

Velma Dick and Doris Lyndes, holding award plaques from Portland City Club

Three-quarters portrait of students Velma Dick and Doris Lyndes holding their award plaques from a Portland City Club contest. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 19 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, May 15, 1931, under the headline “Win Award.” The photograph had the following caption: “From left: Velma Devore Dick of Beaumont school and Doris Lyndes of Richmond school, who won first and second, respectively, in audition contest staged by the City club.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Club Host At Lunch to Pupils.” The story described the contest as follows: “The city club gave a radio broadcast program of four sections on the subject of mass transportation. The contesting pupils wrote continuities on the material thus presented. … The winning continuities will be presented over KTBR at 8:15 p.m. Monday.” Image note: The text “City Club Winner” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Two men with car under “Win this Buick” sign at Piggly Wiggly store

Photograph showing two men at a Piggly Wiggly store posing with a Buick being given away as part of an Ivory Soap promotion. They are standing in the store doorway under a sign that reads “WIN this BUICK. Ask Us.” The men are unidentified; the man at right is a Piggly Wiggly employee. The photograph was probably taken at the Piggly Wiggly at 2030 Northeast Broadway in Portland.

T. E. McGraw and A. S. Butler receiving prizes from Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Portrait of T. E. McGraw (left front), A. S. Butler (left rear), and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson with a 1937 Plymouth sedan in February 1937. Carson is handing the car keys to McGraw and a check to Butler. A sign on the car reads: “This car won by Mr. T. McGraw / Portland, Oregon / For submitting the best limerick in the Listerine cough drop limerick contest / Car delivered by W. W. Shipley Co.” Butler received $100 as the owner of Gloden's pharmacy in Portland, which sold the cough drops to McGraw.