Item 371N3734 - Descendants of Revolutionary War captain William Van Cleve aboard USS Constitution in Portland

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Descendants of Revolutionary War captain William Van Cleve aboard USS Constitution in Portland


  • 1933-08 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Full-length portrait showing six descendants of William Van Cleve posing aboard the frigate USS Constitution. The photograph was taken in August 1933, during a three-week visit to Portland by the ship and crew as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph and a short story were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 10, 1933, under the headline “Ship Visit Unites Family.” The photograph had the following caption: “Lieutenant Joseph Collins Van Cleve of U. S. S. Constitution brings definite proof to Circuit Judge Clarence H. Gilbert and Dr. Archie Van Cleve of Portland that they are descendants of William Van Cleve, a captain in the Revolutionary war. From left, aboard Old Ironsides, are Judge Gilbert, Dr. Van Cleve, Bertelle Van Cleve, 5; Katherine Gilbert, 20; Joanne Van Cleve, 12; Lieutenant Van Cleve.” According to the accompanying story, Bertelle and Joanne Van Cleve are the daughters of Archie Van Cleve, and Katharine Gilbert (spelled differently in the caption than in the story) is the daughter of Judge Gilbert.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N3734

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1.4 MiB


April 19, 2019 2:31 PM

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