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USS Constitution and USS Grebe under way on Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon?

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution (left) being towed by its companion ship, the USS Grebe, in August 1933. The photograph was probably taken on August 2, 1933, while the ships were sailing on the Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, and Puget Island, Washington, en route to Portland. The Constitution and its crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Also see image Nos. 371N3702 and 371N3703.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

USS Constitution under way on Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution sailing on the Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. That day, a similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal under the headline “The Ship That Was a Navy When the Nation Was Young.” That photograph had the following caption: “The United States frigate Constitution in the Columbia River off Wauna on her way to Portland for a 20-day visit. The picture was taken Wednesday from the air by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who flew to meet the veteran of the wars with the Barbary coast pirates and of 1812, in an airplane of Rasmussen-Meadows, Inc. The U. S. S. Grebe, mine sweeper, is towing the gallant old craft, while the river towboat Shaver acts as an auxiliary. Puget island is in the background [at upper left]. The ship was under the brow of scenic Clatsop Crest on the lower Columbia River highway when the picture was taken.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Old Frigate Nears Berth In Portland.” Also see image Nos. 371N3703 and 371N3708.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

USS Constitution, tugboat Shaver, and USS Grebe under way on Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution (center), towed by the USS Grebe and accompanied by the tugboat Shaver, on the Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington, on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. The frigate and crew were en route to Portland for a three-week visit, from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Also see image Nos. 371N3702 and 371N3708.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing searchers transporting the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas by packhorse from Mount Jefferson to Olallie Lake on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Riding the horse at front is Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service. The three climbers were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. The Oregon Journal published a story about the effort to recover their bodies, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0511.

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0491, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Putting a body in the Clackamas lake ranger station fire truck, which carried the victims to Wapinitia highway.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0485.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0486, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The end of the Skyline trail—Rex Wilson, forest guard at Olallie lake, leading the pack horses which bore the bodies over the 10-mile trail to the road.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Snow-covered road and cars outside Battle Axe Inn, Government Camp, Oregon

Photograph showing a row of cars parked outside the Battle Axe Inn in Government Camp, Oregon. The inn is surrounded by deep snow, and the inn’s roof and some of the cars are snow-covered. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 31, 1934, under the headline “Mount Hood Snow too Plentiful for Skiing.” The photograph had the following caption: “Too much, not to little, snow forced postponement of Sunday’s scheduled Mount Hood ski tournament until New Years [sic] day.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Cars buried in snow in front of Battle Ax [sic] Inn.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Predict Good Ski Weather For New Year,” which reported that about three feet of snow had fallen since the previous Friday. Image note: A mark that may be the number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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Angler fishing from rocks on the beach at Oceanlake, Oregon

Photograph, taken from behind, showing an unidentified man standing on a large rock on the beach at Oceanlake, Oregon, as he fishes in the surf. A cropped version of this photograph was part of a full page of photographs published in the Oregon Journal on August 11, 1935, under the headline “With The News Photographers.” This photograph had the following caption: “The lone fisherman on the rocks off Ocean Lake on the Oregon coast tries his luck in the surf as the sun drops toward the rim of the sea. Such scenes are familiar ones to the thousands of Oregonians and the visitors within their gates who annually spend vacation days or weeks ‘at the beach.’ (Photo by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer.)”

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chief Jobe Colwash, and crowd at Western Washington state fair

Photograph showing Franklin D. Roosevelt seated atop his car at the Western Washington state fair in Puyallup on September 20, 1932, while he was in the Northwest to campaign for the presidency. A crowd of people is gathered near the car. At center right, in regalia, is Chief Jobe Colwash, also known as Jobe Charley, of the Yakama people. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 20 of the Oregon Journal on September 21, 1932, as part of a full page of photographs from Roosevelt’s trip through Oregon and Washington. The photographs were published under the headline “Great Crowds Welcome Governor Roosevelt to the Pacific Northwest.” This photograph had the following caption: “The governor speaking from his automobile at the Western Washington state fair at Puyallup Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer).” See related image Nos. 371N2175, 371N2176, 371N2177, 371N2178, 371N2179, 371N2180, 371N2181, 371N2182, 371N2183, 371N2184, 371N2185, 371N2187, 371N2188, 371N2189, 371N2191, 371N2198, 371N2199, 371N2200, and 371N2201.

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Congressman Charles H. Martin and B. F. Irvine at Democratic Party picnic

Photograph showing Congressman Charles H. Martin (left) and Oregon Journal editor Benjamin Franklin Irvine sitting on a bench outdoors. The photograph was taken during a Democratic picnic held at Viking Park on the Sandy River on July 16, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal’s home edition on Monday, July 17, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “And They All Came Out to Honor General Martin.” The photographs had the following caption: “Ralph Vincent, a Journal staff photographer, caught these shots at the big all-state Democratic picnic Sunday.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “General Martin and B. F. Irvine, editor of The Journal, one of the speakers.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Martin and the picnic. Also see related image No. 371N0471. Image note: The text “Irvine + Martin” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Isaac Patterson, Oregon governor; and Ralph Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1483, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “From the left, Senator A. W. Norblad of Clatsop, president of the senate; Governor Patterson and Speaker Ralph Hamilton of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: The following text is handwritten on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image: “Ralph Hamilton — Gov Patterson A. W. Norblad.” The number 10 is also written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of A. W. Norblad outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing front and looking to the left. This photograph was probably taken on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the 1929 legislative session. Norblad was president of the Oregon Senate. See related image Nos. 371N1036 and 371N1970. Image note: The number 11 and the name “A. W. Norblad” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Dorothy McCullough Lee outside Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing State Representative Dorothy McCullough Lee standing outside the Oregon State Capitol on January 14, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1970, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Dorothy McCullough Lee of the Multnomah delegation.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” The 1929 session was Lee’s first in the Legislature. Image note: The text “Dorothy McCullough Lee of Mult.” and the number 7 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Full-length portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; and Ralph S. Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the legislative session. A related photograph, image No. 371N1970, was published on the front page of the January 14 edition of the Oregon Journal, alongside a story headlined “Legislature Organizes for Session.” The text “Hamilton – Gov – Norblad” and the number 9 are written on the negative and are visible at the top of the image. Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

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Paul F. Burris and W. Fred Drager outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of Paul F. Burris (left) and W. Fred Drager standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem and facing front. This photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929. It was cropped into two separate pictures, one of each man. The photographs, along with image Nos. 371N1676 and 371N1970, were published under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The four photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Paul G. [sic] Burris and Fred Draper [sic], rival candidates for clerkship of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Image note: The names “W. Fred Drager” and “Paul F. Burris” are written on the negative. The number 6 is also written on the negative. The writing is visible in the image.

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Violinist Benno Rabinof and conductor Willem van Hoogstraten during Portland Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Photograph showing Benno Rabinof (left), holding his violin at his chin and looking toward Portland Symphony Orchestra conductor Willem van Hoogstraten (right). The photograph was taken during a rehearsal on the morning of Monday, November 19, 1934, before Rabinof performed with the symphony that evening. The names “Rabbinoff [sic]” and “Von Hoogstratten [sic]” are written on the negative and are visible in the image. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is now the Oregon Symphony. See related image No. 371N2063.

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Violinist Benno Rabinof playing at rehearsal with Portland Symphony Orchestra

Photograph showing violinist Benno Rabinof playing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (now the Oregon Symphony) during a rehearsal. A cropped version of this photograph was published in on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal’s home edition on Monday, November 19, 1934. The photograph had the headline “His Guadanini Sings Sibelius” and the following caption: “Benno Rabinof, American violinist, photographed at rehearsal Monday morning with the Portland Symphony orchestra for night concert at The Auditorium. Rabinof will play Finland’s famous composer’s stupendous concerto, which Rabinof says is most intriguing—and tricky. Willem van Hoogstraten, conductor, was reading the opening phrases when Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, caught the picture of Rabinof in action.” Image note: The name “Benno Rabinoff [sic]” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is now the Oregon Symphony. See related image No. 371N2064.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

Photograph showing the 1944 Portland Rose Festival queen, Jo Anne Bush (center) surrounded by her court at the selection ceremony on May 27, 1944. The ceremony was held at the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). A similar photograph, image No. 375A0321, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on May 28, 1944. In the front row, from left, are princesses Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt High School; Harriet McGill, Franklin High School; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln High School; and Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic High School. In the back row, from left, are princesses Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams High School; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson High School; Erna Gawehn, Washington High School; and Lorraine McCrea, High School of Commerce. See additional related image Nos. 375A0280, 375A0317, and 375A0319.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

Photograph showing the 1944 Portland Rose Festival queen, Jo Anne Bush (center) surrounded by her court at the selection ceremony on May 27, 1944. The ceremony was held at the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). A cropped and reversed version of this photograph and image No. 375A0280 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on May 28, 1944. This photograph had the following caption: “POSED FOR THE FIRST TIME as rule of the realm of Rosaria for 1944, Queen Jo Anne Bush of Grant high school, is pictured wearing her jeweled crown and surrounded by her royal court of princesses following their selection at The Auditorium Saturday night. Front, from [right]—Princesses Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt; Harriet McGill, Franklin; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln; Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic. Rear row from [right]—Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson; Erna Gawehn, Washington, and Lorraine McCrea, High School of Commerce.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline “Jo Anne Bush New Queen of Rosaria” and the subheading “Blonde, Green-Eyed Grant High Senior Wins Vote of Rose Festival Judges.” See additional related image Nos. 375A0317, 375A0319, and 375A0322.

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1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

Photograph showing the Portland Rose Festival Queen, Jo Anne Bush of Grant High School, sitting on her throne at the selection ceremony, held May 17, 1944 at the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). Seated on the stage next to her, four on each side, are the eight princesses. The four princesses on the left are, from left to right: Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt High School; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson High School; Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams High School; and Harriet McGill, Franklin High School. The four princesses at right are, from left: Erna Gawehn, Washington High School; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln High School; Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic High School; and Lorraine McCrea, Commerce High School. See related image Nos. 375A0280, 375A0319, 375A0321, and 375A0322.

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Portland Rose Festival Princess Janet Newman, walking in park

Photograph showing Janet Newman, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Washington High School, walking in a park. She is facing front and smiling. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “NOBODY’D ‘WANNA WALK WITHOUT’ this ‘baby,’ and Janet Adele Newman, Washington high school princess, finds plenty of companionship on her frequent hikes, her favorite sport. See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0287, and 375A0288, which were published on the same page. Also see related image No. See related image No. 371A0318. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Margaret Grasle, sitting at piano

Half-length portrait of Margaret Grasle, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Lincoln High School. She is sitting at a piano with one hand on the keys. She is facing right, looking toward the front, and smiling. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “PRACTICED WOMAN — That’s Margaret (‘Peggy’) Grasle, Lincoln high school princess and piano student for the last five years, taking time off from Rose Festival preparations to work on arrangements for the boys’ glee club, for which she is accompanist.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0287, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Leona Kunce, posing in gym

Three-quarters portrait of Leona Kunce, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Girls Polytechnic High School in Portland. She is wearing a letter sweater, facing front, and looking toward the left. She has one arm draped over a net, possibly a badminton net, and is holding a doughnut-shaped object. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “INTERWOVEN as the ‘G’ on her sweater are Princess Leona Helen Kunce and athletics. She is the only girl ever to attend Girls Polytechnic high school who has been qualified to wear a four-year athletic sweater with the letter woven in.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0288, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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