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Tex Rankin in airplane On-to-Oregon, shaking hands with Maurice L. Smith

Photograph showing pilot Tex Rankin leaning out of the cabin of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, to shake hands with Maurice L. Smith, manager of Jantzen Beach. The photograph was taken on Sunday, August 17, 1930, at the Rankin airfield in Portland before Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, began their first attempt to set an endurance flying record. Jantzen Beach financed the effort. The attempt begun August 17 was one of four tries, all unsuccessful, that the Rankins made that month. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6051, 371N6063, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Air race winners Charles W. “Speed” Holman and R. B. Knowles with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph of (from left) R. B. Knowles, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, and pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman standing in front of a biplane on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby that day; Knowles was his passenger. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph, showing only Holman, was one of four photographs, including image Nos. 371N6108 and 371N6126, published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “C. W. (Speed) Holman, who won the class A race yesterday from Spokane to Portland by a matter of seconds over E. E. Ballough.” The photographs accompanied a continuation of a front-page story about the air races. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: Handwritten on the negative is the text “Holman - Mayor - Knowles.” The writing is visible on the right side of the image.

Eddie Stinson and party with plane at air show in Portland

Photograph of pilot Eddie Stinson (right) standing in a row with three men and two women next to his Stinson Detroiter monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, after the group’s arrival for an air show at Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 371N6105 and 371N6108, that were published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph had the following caption: “Members of the Eddie Stinson party as they arrived at the airport; from left, A. H. Harris, Fred Koehler, Mrs. Bert Acosta, wife of the famous flier; J. T. Whitaker, Mrs. Thomas Mulroy, wife of [Richard E.] Byrd’s chief engineer, and the famous Eddie himself.” The photographs accompanied a story about air races and other events related to the show. See related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: The text “Stinson 1” and “Acosta 4” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Tex Rankin with biplane, Rose O’Portland

Portrait of pilot Tex Rankin standing next to the rose painted on the nose of an airplane named the Rose O’ Portland. Rankin flew the plane in an air race from New York to Los Angeles in September 1928. This photo may have been taken on August 24, 1928, before his departure. See image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Damaged airplanes in pile at Swan Island after windstorm

Photograph showing an overturned Student Prince airplane lying on top of a Breese monoplane, the City of Portland, at the Swan Island airport in Portland after a windstorm on the night of Wednesday, February 19, and early morning of Thursday, February 20, 1930. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two images published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on February 20 under the headline “The Wind’s Idea of a Good Time.” The photograph had the following caption: “The ‘bit of a blow’ which Portland had this morning, in addition to causing much hat chasing, did some actual damage. At Swan island airport it inspired a Student Prince plane to fly without a pilot, with the result shown in the top photograph—the Student Prince upside down the back of a Breese plane and the two leaning against a third ship.” The photograph accompanied an article about the storm, titled “Wind and Rain Wallop City; Poles Broken.” Also see image Nos. 371N5958, 371N5959, 371N5960, and 371N5961.

Carol Mangold loaning pilot Tex Rankin her black cat for air race

Photograph, taken on August 24, 1928, of pilot Tex Rankin (center), Carol Mangold of Portland (right), and an unidentified person, possibly Cy Larsen of the Line Material Company. They are standing next to Rankin’s airplane, the Rose O’Portland, and Rankin is holding Mangold’s pet cat, Alba Barba. Rankin borrowed the black cat to accompany him on a national air race from New York to Los Angeles. Alba Barba was one of two “jinxes” that Rankin deliberately adopted for the race; the other was to enter his plane under the number 13. On August 24, the day Rankin departed, the Oregon Journal published a Page 2 story about the pilot and the cat, titled “Rankin and His Jinxes Go East to Start Derby.” See related image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, and 371N6222. Also see the following images related to Rankin's return from the race: 371N5921, 371N5922, 371N5923, 371N6141, 371N6150, and 377N0032.

Unidentified clergyman at The Grotto, Portland

Full-length portrait of an unidentified clergyman standing behind the stone fence in front of the cave at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) in Portland. See related image No. 377N0142. Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

Barney Oldfield and unidentified man holding Oldfield tire

Full-length portrait of Barney Oldfield (left), an auto racer and president of the Oldfield Tire Company, and an unidentified man standing outside the Fletcher & James tire shop in Portland. They are holding an Oldfield tire. The name “Oldfield, Barney” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken in January 1920, when Oldfield visited Portland on business and stopped at Fletcher & James, a distributor of Oldfield tires. See related image No. 373G0151.

Ramin

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front. He is wearing a fur-trimmed overcoat, a collared shirt, and a tie. He is outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name “Ramin” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the photograph. Image note: Marks and scratches on negative.

Carlo Sposito

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and wearing a sweater, collared shirt, and tie. He is probably standing outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The name “Carlo Sposito” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Milton Swartwood?

Head and shoulders portrait of a man looking to the right. He has a mustache and is wearing an overcoat, collared shirt, and tie. He is standing outside the Journal Building (now known as the Jackson Tower) in Portland. A name that could be either “Milton Swartwood” or “Milton Swaitwood” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Kathryn York and Frank Tarsia, 1947 Junior Rose Festival royalty

Three-quarters portrait of Kathryn York and Frank Tarsia, both age 10, who were selected as the Junior Rose Festival princess and prince from district 10 on April 28, 1947. York attended Guilds Lake school, and Tarsia attended Failing school. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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.

Sir Austen Chamberlain and family at Union Station, Portland

Full-length portrait of British statesman Sir Austen Chamberlain; his wife, Ivy Muriel (left); his daughter, Diane (center); and his son Lawrence on a platform at Union Station in Portland. This photograph was likely taken during a brief visit the Chamberlain family made to Portland on October 28, 1928. The text “Chamberlain + family” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Secretary of War George Henry Dern

Photograph of Secretary of War George Henry Dern facing front. At right, partly outside the frame, is Brigadier General James Kelly Parsons. This photograph was taken on August 2, 1934, when Dern was in Portland for a visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The name “Dern” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the photograph. See related image Nos. 371N0609, 371N0610, and 371N0684. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Secretary of War George Henry Dern, Brigadier General James Kelly Parsons, and Major General Malin Craig

Half-length portrait of (from left) Secretary of War George Henry Dern, Brigadier General James Kelly Parsons, and Major General Malin Craig in Portland on August 2, 1934. Dern and Craig are facing each other, and Kelly is facing front. Dern and Craig were in Portland for a visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On the negative, the name “Dern” is written below the man on the left, the name “Parsons” is written below the man in the center, and the name “Craig” is written below the man on the right. The writing is visible at the bottom of the photograph. See related image Nos. 371N0609, 371N0611, and 371N0684.

Easter portrait of Joan Adele Ringo holding rabbit

Half-length portrait of a smiling girl sitting in a wicker chair surrounded by Easter lilies. She is holding a rabbit on her lap. A similar photograph, image No. 377N0038, was one of two published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 8, 1928, under the headline “Mother Nature Joins Conspiracy to Make Easter Gladsome for Time for Children.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Fine Weather Forecast For Milady’s New Bonnet And Easter Day Services.” Also see image No. 377N0037.

Easter portrait of Joan Adele Ringo holding rabbit

Full-length portrait of a girl sitting in a wicker chair surrounded by Easter lilies. She is holding a rabbit on her lap and is looking to the right. A cropped version of photograph was one of two published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 8, 1928, under the headline “Mother Nature Joins Conspiracy to Make Easter Gladsome for Time for Children.” This photograph had the following caption: “Little Miss Joan Adele Ringo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ringo, No. 112 Brainard street, sits demurely surrounded by lilies, and yet it is easy to tell she is considerably more interested in the squirming rabbit she holds so tightly.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Fine Weather Forecast For Milady’s New Bonnet And Easter Day Services.” Also see image Nos. 377N0034 and 377N0037. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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