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Group of men posing in Portland City Council chambers

Portrait of a group of men posing in two rows on the dais in the Portland City Council chambers. In the front row are young men seated at the officials’ desk; the others are standing in a row behind them. The man at right in the second row is Portland Police Chief Leon V. Jenkins; the second man from right is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The others in the photograph are unidentified. See related image No. 371N0095.

Group of men posing in Portland City Council chambers

Portrait of a group of men posing in two rows on the dais in the Portland City Council chambers. In the front row are young men seated at the officials’ desk; the others are standing in a row behind them. The man at right in the second row is Portland Police Chief Leon V. Jenkins; the second man from right is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The others in the photograph are unidentified. See related image No. 371N0094.

George L. Baker and unidentified man at Portland City Hall

Portrait, taken from the side, of George L. Baker (right) and an unidentified man standing outside Portland City Hall. They are facing each other and holding a document or envelope. The unidentified man has a beard and is holding a valise similar to a doctor’s bag. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0107, 371N0108, and 371N0109.

George L. Baker and unidentified man at Portland City Hall

Portrait, taken from the side, of George L. Baker (right) and an unidentified man standing outside Portland City Hall. They are facing each other and holding a document or envelope. The unidentified man has a beard and is holding a valise similar to a doctor’s bag. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0106, 371N0108, and 371N0109. Image note: Light leak on negative.

George L. Baker and unidentified man shaking hands at Portland City Hall

Photograph, taken from the side, showing George L. Baker (right) shaking hands with an unidentified man. They are standing outside Portland City Hall. Baker is holding a document or envelope and resting his free hand on the man’s shoulder. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0106, 371N0107, and 371N0108.

George L. Baker and group of men posing with large rock outside Portland City Hall

Full-length portrait of George L. Baker (front row, third from right) and a group of unidentified men posing with a boulder outside Portland City Hall. Several of the men are sitting on the boulder. Most of the men in front are wearing jackets, shorts, and knee-high socks. At right, partially outside the frame, is a large rock on a wooden sled. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

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.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (second from left) and two unidentified men with a car parked outside Portland City Hall. Baker and the man at right are each standing with one foot on the car’s front bumper and looking at the man on the left. That man, who may be Oscar F. Willing, is facing them and looking downward. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (left) and three unidentified men with a car outside Portland City Hall. Baker is shaking hands with the second man from left, who may be Oscar F. Willing. The other men are watching, one sitting in the driver’s seat and one standing at right. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

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.

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 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.

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