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"Aunt Marie" Christensen, friend of disc jockeys

Radio enthusiast "Aunt Marie" Christensen, seated at a table in her Portland home. She tunes a radio with one hand while holding a teacup with another. At the time of her death in 1959, she had collected the autographs of approximately 1000 radio and television performers (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Cindy" and football, Scrimmage Time Pal

A Boston terrier named “Cindy”, owned by Garry Grunseth (3420 S.E. 33rd Avenue). She poses with both front paws on a football. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 7, 1952 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Curly" Jossal's puppy

A puppy owned by “Curly” Jossal, photographed on top of a desk with a telephone. It sits next to the telephone, with its head turned towards the camera (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Flame" of 1954 winner, Marilyn Craghead

Marilyn Craghead being crowned “Miss Flame” of 1954 during a luncheon for the Junior Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland. She stands on a chair as a man sprays her with a fire extinguisher. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 29, 1954 (negative 3 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Flame" of 1955 contest

Contestants for “Miss Flame” of 1954 at a Junior Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland. The contestants are wearing bathing suits while standing on chair, each holding a sign with a number and name. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 29, 1954 (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

“Miss Oregon” contestants from Astoria, Lebanon, and Tongue Point, posing together on swings in Seaside. They wear matching bathing suits and sashes. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 21 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

“Miss Oregon” contestants on a stage at Seaside. They wear dresses and tutus, as they stand in a line in front of a painted background. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 9 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

“Miss Oregon” contestants from Eugene and Portland sit together on a piece of driftwood on a beach in Seaside. They wear matching bathing suits and sashes. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 11 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

“Miss Oregon” contestants from Newport, Tillamook County and The Dalles pose together on a lifeguard stand on a beach in Seaside. They wear matching bathing suits and sashes. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 18 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

Thirteen contests for the “Miss Oregon” contest pose as a group on a beach in Seaside. They each wear a matching bathing suit and sash representing their city or town. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 2 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest at Seaside

“Miss Oregon” contestants ride in the back of cars at the Seaside promenade on the Oregon Coast. The cars are looping around a monument for the Lewis and Clark trail, as one man stands in the middle holding a microphone. Spectators are gathered around the edges of the loop, and the beach can be seen in the distance. Thirteen contests for the “Miss Oregon” contest pose as a group on a beach in Seaside. They each wear a matching bathing suit and sash representing their city or town. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 29, 1951 (negative 8 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Oregon" contest winner, Seaside

Audrey Ann Mistretta being crowned the 1951 “Miss Oregon” winner. She wears a crown and cape while holding a bouquet of roses. She looks upward at a man in a suit. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, July 30, 1951 (negative 7 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Miss Portland" Marilyn Craghead leaving for Seaside

"Miss Portland" Marilyn Craghead leaving Portland for the “Miss Oregon” competition in Seaside. She sits on the hood of an automobile waving, as a smiling man stands next to her holding a suitcase. Several multi-story buildings in downtown Portland can be seen in the background (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Operation Snowbird" flight to Alaska from Larson Air Force Base

Interior view showing mechanical infrastructure and bomb holding for an airplane in flight to Galena, Alaska. The flight departed from Larson Air Force Base, Washington to participate in "Operation Snowbird" a polar military training exercise (negative 8 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Pole cats" crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

The “pole cats” crew of welders at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Several people are kneeling in the front of the group while facing away from the camera, showing off “Pole Cats” painted across their backs. Some of the men and women are wearing safety helmets or face shields. A similar photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 13, 1943 (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

1955 Rose Festival Princesses

Nine members of the 1955 Rose Court gathered around the open door of a car as they prepare to leave for a trip to the beach (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A cat with apples from the Luelling Orchard

A cat seated on a grass lawn behind two large apples. The apples came from one of the suving apple trees from the original Luelling orchard planted in 1847 (negative 6 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.A.U. track meet at Jefferson High School track

Photograph showing two runners racing on a track at Jefferson High School. One is wearing a jersey reading “Salem”, and both are mid-stride, running towards the camera. People can be seen watching from bleachers at the other side of the track, and a Jefferson High School building is in the distance (negative 11 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.A.U. track meet at Jefferson High School track

Photograph showing a shot putting athlete at a meet at Jefferson High School. He is wearing a jersey with a “C” on the front, and appears to be mid-throw, with his right arm in the air. A man is laying on the ground in front of the thrower. Spectators are standing in the background watching (negative 13 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.A.U. track meet at Jefferson High School track

Photograph showing a man doing a long jump at a track and field meet at the Jefferson High School track. He is wearing cleat shoes, a t-shirt that reads “Portland Air Base Oregon” and has been captured mid-jump. People can be seen standing in a field behind the jumper (negative 1 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.A.U. track meet at Jefferson High School track

Photograph showing a young man using a pole to high jump at a track and field meet at the Jefferson High School track. His body is partially over the high wooden beam, which is set up on a track area. Two younger boys are laying the ground and looking upward at the jumper, while people seated on bleachers watch from afar (negative 2 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.A.U. track meet at Jefferson High School track

Photograph showing five young men racing on a track at Jefferson High School. The runners are mid-stride and facing towards the camera. People can be seen on both sides of the track, and a seated audience is in bleachers along the far side. Jefferson High School building can be seen in the distance at the other end of the track (negative 6 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.B. Marcus showgirls at Orpheum Theatre

A group of women pose backstage at the Orpheum Theatre next to a low table, on which sits a small cake. One of the women is wearing a two-piece stage costume. Pictured: Lorraine Lyons, Arline Hennings, Violet Maguire, Dale Adams (whose birthday it is), Sue Mae Lee, Bobbye Renee, Mitzi Haase (negative 3 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

A.E. McIntosh and his telescope

A.E. McIntosh, head of the West Oregon Lumber Company, and his telescope at 4212 S.W. Arthur Way. McIntosh is looking upward while holding the eyepiece of the telescope with one hand. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Monday, June 2, 1947 (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Accident at Portland Drive-in

Maynard Moore being rescued from a platform after falling from a broken scaffold at the Portland Drive-in, at 9727 N.E. Union Avenue. Moore is in a litter, which is on top of a ladder. Several people are on a platform, which can be seen under the broken pieces of a scaffold. A sign above the group reads “Grand Re-Opening Friday, Many Improvements, Big Picture” (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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