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Oregonian glass negatives

  • Org Lot 139
  • Collection
  • 1850-1930

This collection consists of glass negatives taken by photographers for the Portland, Oregon based newspaper, The Oregonian. Most of the photographs in this collection are undated but the bulk of the photographs are believed to be taken between 1890 and 1920.

Oregonian (Firm)

Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway (Center) with three unidentified people at a counter. Several certificates for Columbia Life are visible on the counter.

Abigail Scott Duniway receiving prize cup from Rose Festival Committee

Abigail Scott Duniway, seated at the center of the group, is being presented a silver loving- cup by the Rose Festival Committee for the Oregon Suffrage Association’s parade float. Also included in the photograph from left to right: Rev. Albert Ehrgott, Chairman of the State Central Campaign Committee; Dr. Eugenia G. Little, Chairman of the Float Committee; Mrs. L. W. Therkelsen of the State League; Mrs. A. King Wilson, of the Women’s Club; Dr. Viola M. Coe, of the State League; Miss Emma Waldo of the College League; Dr. Emmet Drake, of the Rose Festival Association; and W. C. Duniway. The photograph ran in the Morning Oregonian for June 18, 1912 with the headline, “Prize Cup for Suffrage Float Given to Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway.”

Abigail Scott Duniway signing Oregon’s Equal Suffrage Proclamation

Abigial Scott Duniway (seated) signing Oregon’s Equal Suffrage Proclamation. Standing beside her are Governor Oswald West (r) and President of the Oregon Equal Suffrage Association, Dr. Viola M. Coe (L.). The photograph was taken November 30, 1912 at Dr. Coe’s home. This photograph ran in the Sunday Oregonian on December 1, 1912 with the caption, “snapshot of Mrs. Duniway Presenting certificate of life membership in the suffrage league to governor west.”

Abigail Scott Duniway’s 78th birthday celebration

Abigail Scott Duniway (Standing in the center rear of image) on the platform at the Gipsy Smith Auditorium surrounded by family and supporters at her 78th birthday celebration. Wilkie C. Duniway and Henry L. Pittock stand beside her. Also included in the photograph are Miss Buckman, Mrs. Mary Cartwright, Mrs. Frederick Eggert, Mrs. M. L. Dalton, Mrs. Elizabeth Lord, W. M. Davis, Colonel Robert A. Miller, D. Lee Paget, Dr. Viola M. Coe, Frederick V. Holman, A. E. Clark, Governor Oswald West, and Charles W. Fulton. A cropped version of this photograph ran in the Morning Oregonian on October 23, 1912 with the caption, “Scene on the platform at the Gipsy Smith Auditorium last night when Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway received Birthday Congratulations.”

Helen Miller Senn, Abigail Scott Duniway, and Dr. Viola M. Coe outside a polling tent

Helen Miller Senn, Abigail Scott Duniway, and Dr. Viola M. Coe standing outside a polling tent shortly after voting for the first time in the May 3, 1913 election. This photograph ran in the Sunday Oregonian on May 4, 1913 with the caption, “A Trio of ardent suffrage workers--Mrs. Helen Miller Senn, Mrs. Duniway, and Mrs. Coe.”

Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway being helped into a taxi outside the polling tent. This photograph was likely taken following voting for the first time in the May 3, 1913 Oregon Election.

Abigail Scott Duniway voting

Abigail Scott Duniway voting for the first time in the May 3, 1913 Oregon election. This photograph ran in the Sunday Oregonian on May 4, 1913 with the caption, “Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway, the “Mother of Suffrage,” achieves her life’s desire.”

Abigail Scott Duniway registering to vote

Abigail Scott Duniway seated at a table signing the precinct voter registration book. County Clerk John B. Coffey stands beside her. Duniway was the first female voter to register in Multnomah County, Oregon. This photograph ran in the Oregonian on February 15, 1913 with the caption, “Pioneer Suffragist who is first woman to register as voter in Multnomah County.”