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DeCeen and North, holding elk heads

Three-quarters portrait of two men holding elk heads. They are wearing overcoats and are standing next to the railing outside the Multnomah County central library in downtown Portland. The text “DeCeen + North” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

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 Joseph K. Carson with two unidentified people holding sign for earthquake benefit

Photograph, taken in March 1933, of Portland Mayor George L. Baker (left) and Mayor-Elect Joseph K. Carson (right) standing on either side of an unidentified woman and man holding a sign advertising a benefit for victims of an earthquake in Long Beach, California. They are standing at the bottom of steps outside a building, probably the Portland Municipal Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). The sign reads: “Auditorium Tues. March 28 / 10 Slashing Amateur Bouts / Northwest’s Leading Amateurs / Big League Vaudeville / Special Features / Monster California Earthquake Benefit / All Proceeds Go to the Red Cross for California Sufferers / Portland-Put This Over Big! / Sponsored by the “40-8” of the American Legion / Geo. L. Baker, Announcer / Joe Carson, Jr., Referee / Chief Leon Jenkins, Bouncer / Admission 25¢ to $1 / Starts 8 P.M.”

Group of unidentified boys posing in street

Full-length portrait of a group of unidentified boys, most wearing sailor hats, posing in the street, probably downtown Portland. The boys in the back may be standing on the hood of a bus or other vehicle. See related image No. 377N0627. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Nellie Cushman

Head and shoulders portrait of a woman, Nellie Cushman, sitting in a chair, facing front, and looking right, toward a window. She is wearing a hat, glasses, coat, and blouse or dress. A cropped version of this photograph and a story were published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Monday, January 31, 1921, under the headline “Woman Is Experienced Miner / Took $100,000 From Claim.” The photograph had the following caption: “Miss Nellie Cushman, on visit here from Alaska.” The story reported that Cushman “is in Portland after traveling more than 480 miles of Alaska’s most frigid domain by dog team as the first step in a trip that will take her to Bisbee, Ariz., to visit relatives.” The story also reported: “Miss Cushman has been in Alaska much of the time since 1874 and there became the owner of claim No. 19 on Bonanza creek at Dawson, from which she took out more than $100,000 in gold. She was among the first to go to Fairbanks when gold was discovered there.”

Clarence Darrow

Head and shoulders portrait of lawyer Clarence Darrow facing front. He is wearing a jacket, collared shirt, and tie. The photograph may have been taken on October 16, 1930, when Darrow participated in a debate about Prohibition with Dr. Clarence T. Wilson in Portland. The name “Clarence Darrow” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Katsuji Debuchi

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front. He has a mustache and is wearing an overcoat, collared shirt, and tie. The name “Katsuji Debuchi” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. Katsuji Debuchi was Japanese ambassador to the United States. The photograph was likely taken in May 1930, when he visited Portland.

Mr. and Mrs. Frip

Head and shoulders portrait of a man and woman standing next to each other outside the Oregon Journal building (now the Jackson Tower) in Portland. The man is wearing a suit, hat, and tie. The woman is wearing a hat, necklace, and blouse or dress. The text “Mr + Mrs Frip” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Pricilla Galue?

Head and shoulders portrait of a woman facing to the right. She is standing outside the Oregon Journal building (now known as the Jackson Tower) and is wearing a hat and a blouse or dress. A name that appears to be “Pricilla Galue” is written on the negative, but the surname is unclear. The writing is visible at the top of the image.

John A. Johnson, manager of Pantages Theatre, Portland

Half-length portrait of John A. Johnson, manager of the Pantages Theatre in Portland, sitting at a desk in November 1920. He is facing to the right and looking toward the front. He is holding a flier for the film “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” A story about Johnson and a cropped version of this photograph were published on Page 3, Section 5 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, November 28, 1920. The photograph was published under the headline “Who’s Who On Broadway--And Off.” It had the following caption: “ ‘Jack’ Johnson is right bower in Pantages organization after 16 years as manager of local theatre. Has spent 31 years in the game and acquired an ample girth while working 16 to 18 hours a day, more or less.” See related image No. 376G0391.

Dr. Wilson Johnston

Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors of a man facing front. He is wearing a jacket, collared shirt, tie, and glasses. A name tag and ribbon are pinned to his lapel. The text “Wilson Johnston” is handwritten on the name tag. The following text is visible on the ribbon: “A. M. A. / July 8-13, 1929 / RECEPTION.” The text probably refers to the annual convention of the American Medical Association, which was held in Portland in 1929. Image note: The name “Dr Wilson Johnston” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Teddy McDaniel posing with birthday cake at Cotton Club, Portland

Portrait of a boy, Teddy McDaniel, sitting at a table and posing with his birthday cake during a party at the Cotton Club in Portland on May 23, 1934. McDaniel is smiling and holding a knife as though about to cut the cake. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on May 25, 1934. It had the following caption: “Teddy McDaniel, pal of Ted Lewis and hit of the latter’s show at the Oriental, cutting the cake that made his eighth birthday anniversary, Wednesday, the best ever.” According to a short story accompanying the photograph, McDaniel was a performer in stage shows led by entertainer Ted Lewis, and Lewis was among those to attend the party. See related image No. 371N1517. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Captain J. Yawata of ocean liner Anyo Maru

Full-length portrait of Captain J. Yawata of the ocean liner Anyo Maru. He is facing to the right and is wearing an overcoat and visor cap. The photograph was probably taken on January 17, 1921, when the Anyo Maru was in Portland. The text “Anyo Maru and Capt. J. Yawata” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0117 and 376G0118.

Major General George W. Goethals in Portland

Half-length portrait of Major General George W. Goethals after his arrival in Portland on Monday, August 30, 1915. He is facing to the right and may be sitting in a vehicle. Goethals was chief engineer of the Panama Canal construction project and subsequently governor of the Panama Canal Zone. In a front-page story on August 30, the Journal reported that Goethals and his family were visiting Portland for three days on their way to the Panama-Pacific exposition. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, August 31, 1915, under the headline “Photograph of Major General G. W. Goethals.” It accompanied the continuation of a front-page story headlined “General Goethals Is Too Modest To Talk About Canal Work” and a Page 4 story headlined “Goethals Urges New System of Cargo Measuring.” Image note; The name “Goethals” and the number 125 are written on the negative. The number 525 was also written on the negative, then crossed out. On the negative is a tape frame around Goethals.

Joe Harty, news vendor, at Washington and Broadway, Portland

Full-length portrait of newsboy Joe Harty holding an armful of newspapers and looking at a flock of pigeons in the street in front of him. Harty, whose legs were amputated in a train accident when he was a child, is sitting on a board mounted on a roller skate. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 14 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, October 22, 1919. The photograph had the following caption: “Joe Harty, Portland’s favorite newsboy, whose happy disposition at his stand at Washington and Broadway makes it a ‘sunshine corner.’ “ Accompanying the photograph was a brief column, “The Stroller Notices,” devoted to Harty’s good cheer. In an earlier story on April 13, 1920, Harty described how he had lost his legs and devised the board and roller skate that he used to get around.

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