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Nurse and patient aboard ship

Photograph showing a nurse and patient on a ship. The patient is lying in bed and the nurse is standing next to him, looking at a thermometer. The number 17 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish

Photograph showing Joseph John Osbourne sitting on the witness stand in Multnomah County Circuit Court as he testifies during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish, age 70, who was found dead in a pond at his Northeast Portland home on December 12, 1934. The photograph was taken on March 25, 1935. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal under the headline “On the Stand in His Own Defense.” The photograph had the following caption: “Joseph John Osbourne, on trail for his life in connection with the fishpond murder of Simon Mish, takes the stand as witness and leans forward to answer cross-examination of Deputy District Attorney Joe Price. The head of Circuit Judge Crawford is seen behind books on his desk in the foreground.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Osbourne’s testimony. On March 28, 1935, the Journal reported that the jury had convicted Osbourne of second-degree murder, which carried a mandatory life sentence. See related image No. 372A0795. Image note: The text “Osborne [sic] Trial” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish

Photograph showing Joseph John Osbourne sitting on the witness stand in Multnomah County Circuit Court as he testifies during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish, age 70, who was found dead in a pond at his Northeast Portland home on December 12, 1934. The photograph was taken on March 25, 1935. That day, the Oregon Journal published a front-page story about Osbourne’s testimony and a related photograph, image No. 372A0796, also showing Osbourne on the stand. On March 28, 1935, the Journal reported that the jury had convicted Osbourne of second-degree murder, which carried a mandatory life sentence. Image note: The text “Osborne [sic] Trial” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Frank La Belle, murder suspect, and unidentified man at Portland police headquarters

Photograph, taken November 30, 1935, showing murder suspect Frank La Belle (left) of Jewel, Oregon, and an unidentified man sitting at a table. The man on the right is holding a pencil and a piece of paper filled with handwriting. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, December 1, 1935, under the headline “Death Signs the Register.” The photograph had the following caption: “Frank La Belle, 68-year-old barber. La Belle was photographed at police headquarters as he told the sordid story of a ‘suicide pact’ that was only half fulfilled.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Killer Confesses Shooting Woman.” The story reported: “Detectives searching the city for the slayer who left Mrs. Myrtle A. Service dying in the Belmont hotel, 230 N. W. 6th avenue, from a bullet in the neck Saturday, arrested a 68-year-old-man at 4;15 p.m. and held him under a first-degree murder charge.” The story further reported that Service had separated from her husband a month earlier, and that under police questioning, La Belle had admitted to the shooting, saying he and Service “had made a suicide pact that went awry after he had shot the woman.” Image note: The name “Frank La Belle” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Frank La Belle, murder suspect, at Portland police headquarters

Photograph of murder suspect Frank La Belle of Jewel, Oregon, sitting at a table and holding a cigar. He is looking left at a person mostly outside the frame. The photograph was taken at Portland police headquarters on November 30, 1935, after La Belle’s arrest. A similar photograph, image No. 372A0331, and a story about La Belle were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 1, 1935. the story, headlined “Killer Confesses Shooting Woman,” reported: “Detectives searching the city for the slayer who left Mrs. Myrtle A. Service dying in the Belmont hotel, 230 N. W. 6th avenue, from a bullet in the neck Saturday, arrested a 68-year-old-man at 4;15 p.m. and held him under a first-degree murder charge.” The story further reported that Service had separated from her husband a month earlier, and that under police questioning, La Belle had admitted to the shooting, saying he and service “had made a suicide pact that went awry after he had shot the woman.” Image note: The name “Frank La Belle” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Photograph of murder victim Mildred Hook

Photograph of a head and shoulders portrait of a young woman wearing a blouse or dress. The original photograph is tacked to a wall or bulletin board. The name “Mildred Hook” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. In November 1935, Mildred Hook was kidnapped by her ex-husband, Douglas Van Vlack, in Tacoma, Washington. Her body was later found near Twin Falls, Idaho. Van Vlack was convicted of her murder.

Portland police captain reading Oregon Journal

Half-length portrait showing an unidentified Portland police captain sitting at a desk and looking at the front page of the Sunday, October 29, 1939, edition of the Oregon Journal. He is in uniform and is facing to the left. The photograph may have been taken on November 1, 1939; a desk calendar at bottom left is turned to that date.

County sheriffs, 1935

Full-length portrait of ten unidentified men in two rows. The men in the front row are seated and those in the back row are standing behind them. The text “County Sherrifs [sic] — 1935” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Four unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men standing in a row. The three men at left are looking toward the man at right. All four are wearing suits and ties. The number 4318 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0887, and 375A0888.

Four unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men standing in a row. The men at left and second from right are each holding papers in one hand. All four men are wearing suits and name tags. The number 4317 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0887, and 375A0889.

Two unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing two men standing side by side. The man at right is holding a document and looking at the man at left. Both are wearing suits, ties, and name tags. The number 4316 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0886, 375A0888, and 375A0889.

Five unidentified men at convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men, all wearing suits, ties, and name tags, standing in a row and talking. The number 4315 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0887, 375A0888, and 375A0889.

Unidentified man at lectern during convention

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing at a lectern on a stage. He is facing to the left. The number 1732 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, and 375A0793.

Four unidentified people posing during convention

Photograph showing four unidentified people, two women and two men, standing in a row in a hallway. The men are standing between the two women, and each woman is affixing a rosebud to the lapel of the man next to her. All four people are smiling. The number 1731 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing four unidentified men eating a meal. They are sitting around a bench that they are using as a table. More diners are visible at tables in the background. The number 1730 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve.” Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting at folding tables and eating a meal. More diners are visible in the background. The number 1729 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting at folding tables and eating a meal. More diners are visible in the background. The number 1728 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing five unidentified men sitting in a row at a dining table during a meal. The number 1727 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0788, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing three unidentified men sitting in a row at a dining table during a meal. The number 1726 is written on the negative. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0787, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794. Image note: Light leaks on negative.

Unidentified men dining during convention

Photograph showing a group of unidentified men sitting in a row at a dining table during a meal. The number 1725 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unverified note “Convention pictures” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0788, 375A0789, 375A0790, 375A0791, 375A0792, 375A0793, and 375A0794.

Members of Progressive Club in costume

Photograph showing a group of unidentified men, probably members of the Progressive Club posing at a stadium or arena. Most of the men are wearing matching costumes consisting of shorts, striped short-sleeve shirts, and straw hats with pom-poms. Some of the men are holding bunches of carrots. The text “Progressive Club” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. See related image Nos. 372A0828 and 372A0831.

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