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Elmer Carlson, Washington High School football player

Portrait, taken from the side, of a football player posing near the former Washington High School in Portland. The player is facing to the right and is wearing a helmet, striped jersey, football pants, and cleats. The name “Elmer Carlson” and a number that may be either 24 or 29 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Dr. Joseph Caronia

Head and shoulders portrait of a man with a mustache. He looking to the right and is seated in front of a brick wall. The man is wearing glasses, a suit jacket, a collared tie, and glasses. On his lapel is a name tag with a ribbon and medal attached to it. On the medal is the text “AMA / Portland Oregon / 1929.” On the ribbon is the text “INVITED GUEST.” Image note: The name “Dr Joseph Caronia” and the number 4 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Peggy Carper, Queen of the May at Grant High School

Three-quarters portrait of a teenage girl sitting next to a sculpture outside Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland. She is smiling and is wearing a blouse, sweater vest, and skirt. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on May 7, 1932, with the following caption: “Miss Peggy Carper, with curly red hair, will be Queen of the May at the Grant high annual May fete, May 20. Peggy was elected by popular vote from girls of the seventh term class. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Carper, 560 East 38th street north.” The name “Peggy Carper” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image.

Harry Carson

Head and shoulders portrait of a young man facing slightly left and looking toward the front. He is wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. He is standing outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name “Harry Carson” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting police chief’s star to Burton K. Lawson

Photograph showing new Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson pinning the police chief’s badge on Burton K. Lawson’s lapel as an unidentified man watches. The photograph was taken in the city council chambers on Saturday, July 1, 1933, when Carson and Lawson were sworn in. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on July 1, 1933, under the headline “Joseph K. Carson Jr. Becomes Mayor.” The photograph had the following caption: “Carson pins chief’s star on on Lawson.” See related image Nos. 371N0453, 371N0459, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

K. Miyako, Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, and H. I. Satoh with cake replica of Japanese garden

Photograph showing K. Miyako, Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, and H. I. Satoh with a cake replica of a Japanese garden. The photograph was taken in the Portland city council chambers at Carson’s inauguration on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Highlights of a Mayor’s First Day in Office.” This photograph had the following caption: “Saturday was a red-letter day at Portland’s city hall and a hey-day in the life of Joseph K. Carson Jr., who at 9 a.m. became Mayor Carson. Many and varied were the important and colorful events of the day. Above, a cake replica of a Japanese garden, presented to the mayor by Portland Japanese. From left, K. Miyako, secretary of the Japanese association of Portland; the mayor and H. I. Satoh of M. Furuya company. The garden scene was the gift of the Nippon Yusan Kaisa Steamship company.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0459, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson and unidentified boy on ocean liner General Sherman

Photograph showing Portland Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson and an unidentified boy standing at the rail of the ocean liner General Sherman on March 17, 1933, as the steamship arrived in Portland from Asia. Carson had traveled to Japan, China, and the Philippines aboard the vessel. The Oregon Journal published a front-page story about Carson’s return on March 18, 1933, along with two photographs, related image Nos. 371N0458 and 371N0482. See additional related image No. 371N0481.

Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson kissing sister after return from trip to Asia

Photograph of Portland Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson kissing his sister, Alice Carson, on the ocean liner General Sherman on Friday, March 17, 1933, after his return to Portland from a trip to Asia aboard the steamship. The trip included stops in Japan, China, and the Philippines. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N0482 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, March 18, 1933, under the headline “Hizzoner-Elect Returns in Glory.” This photograph had the following caption: “Not a Mayor Baker act, for it’s his sister Alice who is welcoming him.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Carson Home; Gets Welcome Upon Arrival.” Also see additional related image Nos. 371N0455 and 371N0481.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking oath of office

Photograph showing (from left) George R. Funk, Burton K. Lawson, O. R. Bean, Joseph K. Carson, and J. E. Bennett standing in a row in the council chambers at Portland City Hall on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on July 1, 1933, under the headline “Joseph K. Carson Jr. Becomes Mayor.” The photograph had the following caption: “Scene in the council chambers today as the choice of the Portland voters last November succeeded Mayor [George L.] Baker. From left—City Auditor Funk reading Carson’s oath of office; Burton K. Lawson, newly appointed chief of police; O. R. Bean, new city commissioner; Mayor Carson taking his oath, and Commissioner Bennett, who began his four-year term today.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Father Dominic of Cork

Photograph of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and a clergyman sitting at a dining table during a farewell dinner for Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier at Hill Military Academy in Portland on Thursday, August 16, 1934. The cardinal had traveled to Portland from Rome for the Marian Congress, held at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) from August 12-15, 1934. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N4243, was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, August 17, 1934. The photographs were published under the headline “Prelate Honored with Farewell Dinner.” This photograph had the following caption: “Father Dominic of Cork, vice president of the first American Marian congress, who gained prominence by telling Mayor MacSweeney what to do, is here pictured giving a few hints to Mayor Carson at the farewell dinner Thursday night honoring Alexis Henry [sic] M. Cardinal Lepicier, O. S. M., of Rome.” Image note: The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson delivering radio address after his inauguration

Portrait of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson seated at a radio microphone and looking down at a sheaf of papers he is holding. The photograph was taken on Saturday, July 1, 1933, after Carson’s inauguration. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Highlights of a Mayor’s First Day in Office.” This photograph had the following caption: “The mayor delivering an address from KOIN-The Journal studios.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0459, and 371N0469.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing document at his inauguration

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing a document in the city council chambers at his swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Signing on the Dotted Line.” The photograph had the following caption: “Thereby completing the official routine of becoming mayor of Portland. Thus Mayor Carson took full grip of the reins and began his four-year term Saturday as mayor of the City of Roses, succeeding George L. Baker. An assemblage that overflowed the council chambers witnessed the ceremony midst [sic] a profusion of flowers.” The photograph accompanied two stories about the new mayor and the inauguration events, headlined “Mayor Carson Pledges Economy” and “Mayor Busy Opening Day.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0459, and 371N0467.

Congressman Charles H. Martin and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at Democratic picnic

Photograph of Oregon Congressman Charles H. Martin (left) and Joseph K. Carson at a Democratic picnic on July 16, 1933. They are standing at a table, smiling at one another, and Carson is carving meat. The picnic was held at Viking Park on the Sandy River. The Oregon Journal published a front-page story about the picnic and a related photograph, image No. 371N1250, on Monday, July 17, 1933.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting plaque to Junior Chamber of Commerce representatives?

Photograph of Portland Joseph K. Carson (right) and two unidentified men in the mayor’s office at Portland City Hall. Carson is presenting a plaque to the man on the left as the man at center watches. At the top of the plaque are the words “An appreciation / Presented to the Portland Junior Chamber of Commerce.” The rest of the text on the plaque is blurred, but the fourth and fifth lines appear to refer to the chamber’s role in conducting “Pay Your Taxes Week.”

Joseph K. Carson and Dan E. Gould boarding USS Constitution?

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and a man who may be Dan E. Gould walking up a ramp. Behind them are two men in uniform, one carrying the United States flag and the other carrying the Oregon state flag. A crowd is visible in the background. The photograph may show Carson, Gould, and other members of a reception committee boarding the frigate USS Constitution on August 2, 1933, when the ship and crew arrived for a three-week visit in Portland as part of a national tour. The ship was moored at Swan Island. In a story about the ship and its arrival on August 3, 1933, the Oregon Journal reported: “As soon as lines to the dock were made fast Lieutenant-Commander Henry Hartley, commanding the ship, invited the reception committee on board. Headed by Federal Judge James A. Fee, representing governor J. L. Meier, Mayor Joseph K. Carson, Dan E. Gould, chairman of the general committee, the group filed over the gangway.” Also see image No. 371N3740. Image note: Image shows marks due to negative damage.

Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Photograph of Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier speaking with Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, possibly at a farewell dinner for the cardinal at Hill Military Academy in Portland on Thursday, August 16, 1934. The cardinal had traveled to Portland from Rome to attend the Marian Congress, held at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) from August 12-15, 1934.

Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson

Photograph of Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at Union Station in Portland after the cardinal’s arrival on August 11, 1934. Cardinal Lépicier had traveled from Rome to attend the Marian Congress, held August 12-15, 1934, at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto). A similar photograph, image No. 371N4213, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 11, 1934. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding child at Portland Breakfast Club Christmas party for orphans

Photograph of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding a child whose arms are full of gifts. A “Merry Christmas” sign is hanging behind them. A cropped version of this photograph was published with two others on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 18, 1934, under the headline “Breakfast Clubbers Prove Santa Real.” This picture had the following caption: “Mayor Carson holds Nina F. Holderman from Volunteers of America home, who fared generously at Christmas party staged Tuesday by Portland Breakfast club.” The photographs accompanied a story about the party, titled “Santa Claus Hails Orphans at Breakfast.” According to the Journal story, the party was held at Hotel Portland, and more than 100 children attended. The party included music and clowns, and the children were given gifts and gray tin helmets. See image No. 371N2938, which was published with this image, and image No. 371N0962, which may also have been taken at the party.

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.

Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson posing with group after return from trip to Asia

Photograph showing Portland Mayor-Elect Joseph K. Carson (third from right) posing with a group of people aboard the ocean liner General Sherman on March 17, 1933, after his return to Portland from a trip to Asia aboard the steamship. The trip included stops in Japan, China, and the Philippines. Carson is holding his nephew, Billy Carson, and is standing next to his sister, Alice Carson (second from right). The Oregon Journal published a front-page story about Carson’s return on March 18, 1933, along with two photographs, related image Nos. 371N0458 and 371N0482. See additional related image No. 371N0455.

Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson posing with family members after return from trip to Asia

Photograph of Joseph K. Carson (second from left) posing with family members on Friday, March 17, 1933, after he returned from a trip to Asia aboard the steamship General Sherman. The trip included stops in Japan, China, and the Philippines. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N0458 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, March 18, 1933, under the headline “Hizzoner-Elect Returns in Glory.” This photograph had the following caption: “Joseph K. Carson Jr., next mayor of Portland, returned home Friday afternoon on the States liner General Sherman from the Orient. Top, from left—Charles Carson, brother of the mayor-elect; ‘Joe’ himself; Miss Alice Carson, sister, and Joseph K. Carson Sr. In front is Billy Carson, the future chief executive’s nephew.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Carson Home; Gets Welcome Upon Arrival.” Also see additional related image Nos. 371N0455 and 371N0481.

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