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

Full-length portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; and Ralph S. Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the legislative session. A related photograph, image No. 371N1970, was published on the front page of the January 14 edition of the Oregon Journal, alongside a story headlined “Legislature Organizes for Session.” The text “Hamilton – Gov – Norblad” and the number 9 are written on the negative and are visible at the top of the image. Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

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A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of A. W. Norblad outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing front and looking to the left. This photograph was probably taken on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the 1929 legislative session. Norblad was president of the Oregon Senate. See related image Nos. 371N1036 and 371N1970. Image note: The number 11 and the name “A. W. Norblad” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

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USS Constitution and USS Grebe under way on Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon?

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution (left) being towed by its companion ship, the USS Grebe, in August 1933. The photograph was probably taken on August 2, 1933, while the ships were sailing on the Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, and Puget Island, Washington, en route to Portland. The Constitution and its crew were in Portland from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Also see image Nos. 371N3702 and 371N3703.

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Albina Engine & Machine Works vice president L. R. Hussa looking at ship part?

Photograph showing L. R. Hussa, vice president of Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. He is facing left and resting one hand on object that may be a part for a ship. The number 137 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The note “Albina shipbuilding / Roger & Huson / 11/12/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

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Welder, probably Pat Mulligan, working at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a welder, probably Pat Mulligan, working on a metal frame at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The welder is kneeling next to the frame, looking downward, and wearing a mask. The number 165 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image No. 375A0624 of Mulligan.

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Francis Fieger holding Albina Engine & Machine Works’ pledge against absenteeism

Photograph showing Francis Fieger, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, sitting at a table and holding open a large notebook. On the top page is the following text: “Pledge to My Country / And to / Franklin D. Roosevelt / President of the United States, as its leader, / We, the undersigned workers at / Albina Engine and Machine Works & Shipyard / builders of Subchasers, Portland, Oregon, aware that every man-hour counts in America’s War for Freedom, / do hereby pledge that we will refrain from taking even one hour off work unnecessarily, until the war is won. / May God give you and our country strength to achieve a glorious victory.” On the bottom page are two columns of handwritten signatures. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1943. It had the following caption: “NATIONAL PLEDGE, which President Roosevelt and Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins say will be used as a national pledge to help curb absenteeism in defense plants. Francis Fieger, Albina worker, signs the document which originated here.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Pledge to Become National / Albina Plan Wins Honors.” According to the story, the pledge was signed by every worker in the shipyard and by management. Image note: The number 227 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

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1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Jean Grashorn posing with shoe collectibles

Half-length portrait of Jean Grashorn, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Roosevelt High School, posing with shoe- and boot-shaped collectibles on a small table. She is facing front, smiling, and holding up one of the collectibles, which appears to be a ceramic or china boot. 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: “BAREFOOT KID? NAY, NAY! Jean Naomi Grashorn, Roosevelt high school’s ideal of Rose Festival royalty, started collecting miniature china and glass shoes about a year ago and the collection just kept on growing. Here’s Jean with a few of her shoes.” See related image Nos. 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 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 Madelyn Devaney posing with bicycle

Full-length portrait of Madelyn Devaney, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Jefferson High School. She is holding the handlebars of a bicycle and is standing outside the door to a brick building. She is smiling and facing slightly left. 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: “CIRCLES TO CYCLE—From the mad whirl of getting ready for the Rose Festival, Princess Mary Madelyn Devaney, Jefferson high school, turns briefly to her favorite sport, bicycling—just for relaxation.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0285, 375A0286, 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 Ann Tate posing with book

Three-quarters portrait of Margaret Ann Tate, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Commerce High School. She is sitting on a couch, facing front, and smiling. She is holding an open book. 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: “INDOOR GIRL is Princess Margaret Ann Tate, High School of Commerce, who admits that she’d rather ‘curl up with a good book’ than anything else—except sing.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0286, 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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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 similar photograph, image No. 375A0321, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on May 28, 1944. In the front row, from left, are princesses Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt High School; Harriet McGill, Franklin High School; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln High School; and Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic High School. In the back row, from left, are princesses Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams High School; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson High School; Erna Gawehn, Washington High School; and Lorraine McCrea, High School of Commerce. See additional related image Nos. 375A0280, 375A0317, and 375A0319.

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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, seated on a throne and holding a large bouquet of roses. A similar 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Snow-covered road and cars outside Battle Axe Inn, Government Camp, Oregon

Photograph showing a row of cars parked outside the Battle Axe Inn in Government Camp, Oregon. The inn is surrounded by deep snow, and the inn’s roof and some of the cars are snow-covered. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 31, 1934, under the headline “Mount Hood Snow too Plentiful for Skiing.” The photograph had the following caption: “Too much, not to little, snow forced postponement of Sunday’s scheduled Mount Hood ski tournament until New Years [sic] day.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Cars buried in snow in front of Battle Ax [sic] Inn.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Predict Good Ski Weather For New Year,” which reported that about three feet of snow had fallen since the previous Friday. Image note: A mark that may be the number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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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.” Image note: Light leak on negative.

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Dorothy McCullough Lee outside Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing State Representative Dorothy McCullough Lee standing outside the Oregon State Capitol on January 14, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1970, 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: “Dorothy McCullough Lee of the Multnomah delegation.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” The 1929 session was Lee’s first in the Legislature. Image note: The text “Dorothy McCullough Lee of Mult.” and the number 7 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

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