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1932 Portland Rose Festival Queen Frances Kanzler with court

Portrait of the 1932 Rose Festival queen and princesses, all wearing matching dresses. The queen, Frances Kanzler, is sitting on a throne and is holding a bouquet of roses. The princesses are sitting on the dais around and below her. A similar photograph, image No. 371N2994, was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “New Festival Queen and Her Royal Princesses.” That photograph had the following caption: “Queen Frances Kanzler, Washington high school senior, and her seven high school princes [sic] who will rule over Portland’s annual fiesta of the rose, June 16-17-18, in their royal robes. Front row, from left: Hazel May Bennett, Lincoln; Leone Hale Baker, Franklin; Florence Marie Kelly, Grant. Back row, from left: Miriam Alice Parsons, Roosevelt; Jeanne Van Dersal, High School of Commerce; Queen Frances; Garlyn Genevieve Morgan, Girls’ Polytechnic, and Ferol Helen Richardson, Jefferson.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Shirley Fowler posing with baking ingredients

Half-length portrait of Shirley Fowler, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Franklin High School. Fowler was later selected as the Rose Festival queen. She is standing at a table, facing slightly left, and smiling. On the table in front of her are a mixing bowl, a plate of eggs, a canister of baking powder, a bottle of liquid, and a canister of Hershey’s cocoa. She is holding a sifter in one hand. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “INVADER—Shirley Louise Fowler, Franklin high school princess, takes over the home economics laboratory to indulge her favorite pastime, baking a chocolate cake. (Good, too!).” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0287, 375A0288, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Margaret Grasle, sitting at piano

Half-length portrait of Margaret Grasle, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Lincoln High School. She is sitting at a piano with one hand on the keys. She is facing right, looking toward the front, and smiling. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “PRACTICED WOMAN — That’s Margaret (‘Peggy’) Grasle, Lincoln high school princess and piano student for the last five years, taking time off from Rose Festival preparations to work on arrangements for the boys’ glee club, for which she is accompanist.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0287, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

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Albina Engine & Machine Works vice president L. R. Hussa at desk

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland, sitting at a desk and looking to the left. He is holding a pen over a document lying in front of him. The number 140 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unconfirmed note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

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Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Isaac Patterson, Oregon governor; and Ralph Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1483, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “From the left, Senator A. W. Norblad of Clatsop, president of the senate; Governor Patterson and Speaker Ralph Hamilton of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: The following text is handwritten on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image: “Ralph Hamilton — Gov Patterson A. W. Norblad.” The number 10 is also written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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Congressman Charles H. Martin and B. F. Irvine at Democratic Party picnic

Photograph showing Congressman Charles H. Martin (left) and Oregon Journal editor Benjamin Franklin Irvine sitting on a bench outdoors. The photograph was taken during a Democratic picnic held at Viking Park on the Sandy River on July 16, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal’s home edition on Monday, July 17, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “And They All Came Out to Honor General Martin.” The photographs had the following caption: “Ralph Vincent, a Journal staff photographer, caught these shots at the big all-state Democratic picnic Sunday.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “General Martin and B. F. Irvine, editor of The Journal, one of the speakers.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Martin and the picnic. Also see related image No. 371N0471. Image note: The text “Irvine + Martin” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

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Violinist Benno Rabinof playing at rehearsal with Portland Symphony Orchestra

Photograph showing violinist Benno Rabinof playing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (now the Oregon Symphony) during a rehearsal. A cropped version of this photograph was published in on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal’s home edition on Monday, November 19, 1934. The photograph had the headline “His Guadanini Sings Sibelius” and the following caption: “Benno Rabinof, American violinist, photographed at rehearsal Monday morning with the Portland Symphony orchestra for night concert at The Auditorium. Rabinof will play Finland’s famous composer’s stupendous concerto, which Rabinof says is most intriguing—and tricky. Willem van Hoogstraten, conductor, was reading the opening phrases when Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, caught the picture of Rabinof in action.” Image note: The name “Benno Rabinoff [sic]” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is now the Oregon Symphony. See related image No. 371N2064.

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing searchers transporting the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas by packhorse from Mount Jefferson to Olallie Lake on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Riding the horse at front is Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service. The three climbers were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. The Oregon Journal published a story about the effort to recover their bodies, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0511.

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Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

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Wreckage of steamship Laurel near mouth of Columbia River

Aerial photograph of part of the steamship Laurel after it wrecked on a sandbar near the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. According to reporting in the Oregon Journal, the steamer, carrying a load of lumber, encountered high seas from a gale as it left the river on Saturday, June 15, 1929. Around 2:30 or 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, the ship struck a sandbar and broke in two. One crew member, Russell Smith, died when a wave swept over the ship and he was washed overboard. Rescue boats retrieved the remaining crew members on June 16 and June 17, except for the captain, Louis Johnson, who initially refused to leave. He was rescued on Wednesday, June 19. A photograph similar to this one was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 18, 1929, under the headline "All Hands Off But the Skipper -- And He's Still There." That photograph had the following caption: "In this remarkable air view of the wrecked hulk of the steamship Laurel lying in the breakers off North jetty beach the figure of Captain Louis Johnson shows near the rail as he waved goodbye to The Journal plane which circled over him Monday afternoon. The plane, piloted by Dick Rankin of the Rankin System, Inc., carried Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who took the picture, and Dick Rummel of The Journal staff." The photograph accompanied two articles about the Laurel shipwreck, one titled "Gale Balks Effort to Rescue Skipper; Seas Pound Laurel," and another titled "Journal Men Get Air View." Image note: The text "S. S. Laurel" is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

1932 Rose Festival Queen Frances Kanzler with court

Portrait of the 1932 Rose Festival queen and princesses, all wearing matching dresses. The queen, Frances Kanzler, is sitting on a throne and is holding a bouquet of roses. The princesses are sitting on the dais around and below her. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “New Festival Queen and Her Royal Princesses.” The photograph had the following caption: “Queen Frances Kanzler, Washington high school senior, and her seven high school princes [sic] who will rule over Portland’s annual fiesta of the rose, June 16-17-18, in their royal robes. Front row, from left: Hazel May Bennett, Lincoln; Leone Hale Baker, Franklin; Florence Marie Kelly, Grant. Back row, from left: Miriam Alice Parsons, Roosevelt; Jeanne Van Dersal, High School of Commerce; Queen Frances; Garlyn Genevieve Morgan, Girls’ Polytechnic, and Ferol Helen Richardson, Jefferson.” A story about Frances Kanzler's selection as queen was published on the front page, and this photograph of the court accompanied the continuation of the story on Page 2.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chief Jobe Colwash, and crowd at Western Washington state fair

Photograph showing Franklin D. Roosevelt seated atop his car at the Western Washington state fair in Puyallup on September 20, 1932, while he was in the Northwest to campaign for the presidency. A crowd of people is gathered near the car. At center right, in regalia, is Chief Jobe Colwash, also known as Jobe Charley, of the Yakama people. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 20 of the Oregon Journal on September 21, 1932, as part of a full page of photographs from Roosevelt’s trip through Oregon and Washington. The photographs were published under the headline “Great Crowds Welcome Governor Roosevelt to the Pacific Northwest.” This photograph had the following caption: “The governor speaking from his automobile at the Western Washington state fair at Puyallup Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer).” See related image Nos. 371N2175, 371N2176, 371N2177, 371N2178, 371N2179, 371N2180, 371N2181, 371N2182, 371N2183, 371N2184, 371N2185, 371N2187, 371N2188, 371N2189, 371N2191, 371N2198, 371N2199, 371N2200, and 371N2201.

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Frances Kanzler, 1932 Portland Rose Festival queen

Three-quarters portrait of Portland Rose Festival Queen Frances Kanzler, a senior at Washington High School, sitting on a throne and holding a large bouquet of roses. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “Queen Frances of Rosaria!” and with the following caption: Frances Kanzler of Washington high school.” The text “Queen Frances Kanzler” is written on the negative and is faintly visible at the bottom of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Angler fishing from rocks on the beach at Oceanlake, Oregon

Photograph, taken from behind, showing an unidentified man standing on a large rock on the beach at Oceanlake, Oregon, as he fishes in the surf. A cropped version of this photograph was part of a full page of photographs published in the Oregon Journal on August 11, 1935, under the headline “With The News Photographers.” This photograph had the following caption: “The lone fisherman on the rocks off Ocean Lake on the Oregon coast tries his luck in the surf as the sun drops toward the rim of the sea. Such scenes are familiar ones to the thousands of Oregonians and the visitors within their gates who annually spend vacation days or weeks ‘at the beach.’ (Photo by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer.)”

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1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

Photograph showing the 1944 Portland Rose Festival queen, Jo Anne Bush (center) surrounded by her court at the selection ceremony on May 27, 1944. The ceremony was held at the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). A cropped and reversed version of this photograph and image No. 375A0280 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on May 28, 1944. This photograph had the following caption: “POSED FOR THE FIRST TIME as rule of the realm of Rosaria for 1944, Queen Jo Anne Bush of Grant high school, is pictured wearing her jeweled crown and surrounded by her royal court of princesses following their selection at The Auditorium Saturday night. Front, from [right]—Princesses Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt; Harriet McGill, Franklin; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln; Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic. Rear row from [right]—Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson; Erna Gawehn, Washington, and Lorraine McCrea, High School of Commerce.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline “Jo Anne Bush New Queen of Rosaria” and the subheading “Blonde, Green-Eyed Grant High Senior Wins Vote of Rose Festival Judges.” See additional related image Nos. 375A0317, 375A0319, and 375A0322.

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Pat Mulligan, welder at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing welder Pat Mulligan at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is kneeling next to a metal structure, facing slightly left, and smiling. She is wearing a welder’s mask on her head and heavy clothing. The number 164 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 6, 1943. The picture was part of a multi-photo spread headlined “Northwest Women Aid War on Every Front.” This photograph had the following caption: “HERE’S A SERVICE MAN’S WIFE who welds Hellships as her lick at the Axis. She’s Albina’s Pat Mulligan, whose Irish songs and Irish eyes have the sparkle of a well struck arc.” Also see image No. 375A0628. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0491, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Putting a body in the Clackamas lake ranger station fire truck, which carried the victims to Wapinitia highway.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0485.

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USS Constitution under way on Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution sailing on the Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. That day, a similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal under the headline “The Ship That Was a Navy When the Nation Was Young.” That photograph had the following caption: “The United States frigate Constitution in the Columbia River off Wauna on her way to Portland for a 20-day visit. The picture was taken Wednesday from the air by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who flew to meet the veteran of the wars with the Barbary coast pirates and of 1812, in an airplane of Rasmussen-Meadows, Inc. The U. S. S. Grebe, mine sweeper, is towing the gallant old craft, while the river towboat Shaver acts as an auxiliary. Puget island is in the background [at upper left]. The ship was under the brow of scenic Clatsop Crest on the lower Columbia River highway when the picture was taken.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Old Frigate Nears Berth In Portland.” Also see image Nos. 371N3703 and 371N3708.

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USS Constitution, tugboat Shaver, and USS Grebe under way on Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution (center), towed by the USS Grebe and accompanied by the tugboat Shaver, on the Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington, on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. The frigate and crew were en route to Portland for a three-week visit, from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Also see image Nos. 371N3702 and 371N3708.

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Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier at The Grotto

Portrait of Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) in Portland on Saturday, August 11, 1934. The cardinal traveled from Rome to attend the Marian Congress at The Grotto, held from August 12-15, 1934. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 12, 1934. It had the headline “Portland Host to Distinguished Churchman,” and the following caption: “Alexis Henry [sic] M. Cardinal Lepicier, O. S. M., of Rome, prefect of the Congregation of the Religious, photographed Saturday in the rectory garden of the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. He is here for the first Marian Congress ever held on American soil, in session the next four days at the Sanctuary.” The photograph accompanied a story about the cardinal and the Marian Congress, headlined “Church Held Major Need of Mankind.” Image note: The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the photograph.

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Wreckage steamship Laurel near mouth of Columbia River

Aerial photograph of the wreckage of the steamship Laurel after it struck Peacock Spit near the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. According to reporting in the Oregon Journal, the ship, carrying a load of lumber, encountered high seas from a gale as it left the river on Saturday, June 15, 1929. Around 2:30 or 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, the ship struck a sandbar and broke in two. One crew member, Russell Smith, died when a wave swept over the ship and he was washed overboard. Rescue boats retrieved the remaining crew members on June 16 and June 17, except for the captain, Louis Johnson, who initially refused to leave. He was rescued on Wednesday, June 19. A photograph similar to this one was published with several others on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 18, 1929. The photographs appeared under the headline "Exclusive Photographs of Wrecked Steamer Laurel and Her Crew." Image note: The text “S. S. Laurel” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the photograph.

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Masthead of wrecked steamship Iowa

Photograph, taken Monday, January 13, 1936, of the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked on Peacock Spit, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The ship wrecked during a storm early on the morning of Sunday, January 12. All 34 people aboard the Iowa were killed. A similar photograph, 371N3179, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 14, 1936, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.”

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Masthead of wrecked steamship Iowa

Photograph, taken Monday, January 13, 1936, of the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked in a storm near the mouth of the Columbia River on Sunday, January 12. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 14, 1936, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph had the following caption: “Closeup of visible remains of the sturdy States’ line steamer, pounded into the sands of Peacock Spit, taking lives of 34 men on board early Sunday morning. Photograph taken by Ralph Vincent, Journal cameraman, from the 38-foot lifeguard boat from Fort Canby coast guard station which braved gigantic swells Monday to search for bodies near the wreck.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.” Image note: Damaged negative.

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