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Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and commander of American Legion Post No. 35?

Photograph of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson (right) and an unidentified man in the mayor’s office at Portland City Hall. Carson (right) is holding a booklet and looking toward the other man, who may be the commander of Rose City Post No. 35 of the American Legion. He is wearing a garrison cap with the word “commander” on the side and the number 35 on the front.

Joseph K. Carson and unidentified man with bricks and concrete cylinders on steps at city hall

Photograph showing Joseph K. Carson on the steps at Portland City Hall, leaning against two stacks of what appear to be concrete cylinders and rounds of various sizes. Carson is looking at an unidentified man standing on the other side of the cylinders and holding up a brick. Both men are smiling. The word “Brookfield” is visible on two of the cylinders. The photograph was probably taken while Carson was mayor of Portland.

Walter T. Snearley, candidate for Portland city commissioner

Head and shoulders portrait of Walter T. Snearley, a candidate for Portland city commissioner, outside Portland City Hall. He is facing left and looking toward the right. He has a cigar in his mouth and is wearing a suit and tie. The name “Walter T. Snearley” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image No. 371N2381. Image note: Negative damage at right.

Portland city commissioner candidate Walter T. Snearley with Walter T. Snearley Jr. outside city hall

Full-length portrait of Portland city commissioner candidate Walter T. Snearley and his son, Walter T. Snearley Jr., outside Portland City Hall. Snearley is sitting on a box and holding a parcel. A campaign poster bearing his name and photograph is leaning against the box at his feet. Walter T. Snearley Jr. is standing next to his father and facing front. The text “Walter T Snearley Jr + Sr” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image No. 371N2380.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor presenting a letter to Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, as five others watch. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925, under the headline “O. A. C. Debaters Given ‘Bon Tour.’ “ The photograph had the following caption: “From left—Earl W. Wells, coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Mayor Baker; Frank E. Andrews, president Portland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Kerr, Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debaters.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the send-off, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. See related image No. 371N0132 and 371N0133.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor presenting a letter to Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, as five others watch. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A nearly identical photograph, image No. 371N0131, was published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925, under the headline “O. A. C. Debaters Given ‘Bon Tour.’ “ That photograph had the following caption: “From left—Earl W. Wells, coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Mayor Baker; Frank E. Andrews, president Portland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Kerr, Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debaters.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the send-off, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. Also see related image No. 371N0133.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor shaking hands with Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, after presenting him with a letter at a sendoff for the team. With Baker and Kerr are (from left) Earl W. Wells, debate coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Frank E. Andrews, president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce; and Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debate team members. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A similar photograph, image No. 371N0131, and a story were published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925. The story was headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the sendoff, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. Also see related image No. 371N0132.

Commander Louis J. Gulliver presenting picture of USS Constitution to Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Photograph showing Commander Louis J. Gulliver (left) and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding up a framed picture depicting the frigate USS Constitution in Portland with the St. Johns Bridge in the background. The photograph was taken at Portland City Hall on August 26, 1933. The Constitution visited Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Gulliver, commanding officer of the Constitution, returned to Portland while the ship was visiting Longview, Washington, to present the picture of the frigate to the city. The picture was created by artist Duncan Gleason of Hollywood, California.

Unidentified group at fire chiefs’ convention?

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people standing in two rows outside Portland City Hall, possibly at a fire chiefs’ convention. Most of the people in the photograph are wearing suits and ties; some are in uniform. On the building behind them is a banner with an emblem and the words “FIRE CHIEFS WELCOME” on it. See related image No. 371N3058. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker congratulating police Captain John T. Moore on retirement

Photograph showing Portland Mayor George L. Baker shaking hands with Portland police Captain John T. Moore in the council chambers at City Hall on October 26, 1932. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal home edition that day under the headline “39 Long Years of It.” The photograph had the following caption: “Mayor George L. Baker (standing at left) congratulating Captain John T. Moore, veteran police officer, on completion of his 39 years of service. Moore will retire November 1. At the right is Chief of Police [Leon V.] Jenkins. In front of the group are Sigel Grutze, deputy city auditor, who has had 42 years’ service with the city, and Mrs. George Houck, assistant clerk of the city council.” Image note: The text “Insp Moore” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the photograph.

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