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People posing with car, possibly at county fair

Photograph of eight young women, a boy, and a man posing with an automobile parked on the lawn next to a building, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The four women on the left are wearing matching costumes consisting of capelets, short dresses with a cross on the chest, and matching caps. The four women on the right are wearing matching costumes that include hats, neckerchiefs, and fringed vests. The man is wearing a suit and the boy is wearing a uniform. The people in the photograph are unidentified. Also see image Nos. 374N0575, 374N0585, 374N0587, 374N0588, 374N0589, 374N0590, 374N0592, and 374N0612.

Costumed young woman holding rabbit

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a rabbit. The woman is standing in the aisle between rows of cages, and she is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Three costumed young women with cattle

Photograph of three unidentified young women posing with cattle. The women are wearing matching costumes consisting of a neckerchief and fringed vests, skirts, and armguards. They are standing on a lawn, and onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0575 and 374N0586. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Woman with rooster on shoulder

Photograph of an unidentified woman in a costume, looking upward at a rooster perched on her shoulder. The woman is standing outside the doors to a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Two unidentified girls in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Half-length portrait of two unidentified teenage girls posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. They are standing side by side, facing front and wearing costumes. The girl at left is wearing a cap, a vest, a dress with puffed sleeves, and a lace apron. The girl at right is wearing a cap, a blouse and a vest. See related image Nos. 374N0130 and 374N0132. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Costumed young woman posing with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing in front of a cage and posing with a chicken perched on top of the cage. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet, a short dress with a cross on the chest, and a matching cap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Young woman posing with two calves

Photograph of an unidentified young woman kneeling between two calves, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. Onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Unidentified girl in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified teenage girl posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. She is facing left and looking toward the front. She is in costume and is standing with her arms crossed and held in front of her. See related image Nos. 374N0131 and 374N0132. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Two unidentified girls in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Three-quarters portrait of two unidentified teenage girls posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. They are standing side by side, facing front and wearing costumes. The girl at left is wearing a cap, a vest, a dress with puffed sleeves, and a lace apron. The girl at right is wearing a cap, a blouse, a vest, and knee-length pants with a stripe down the side. See related image Nos. 374N0130 and 374N0131. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Suey Sing members with instruments and lion-dance costume

Full-length portrait showing members of the Suey Sing Chamber of Labor and Commerce posing with instruments and a lion-dance costume. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, December 8, 1933, under the headline “Prepare ‘Hot Time’ in Chinatown.” The photograph had the following caption: “Leaders and regalia which will head a parade Sunday through Chinatown by Suey Sing tongmen celebrating their establishment in new headquarters at 510 Southwest 2d avenue. The man-footed lion, which will dance through the streets, is pictured in the foreground and is surrounded by the banners and other paraphernalia which will flank it during the parade.” The photograph accompanied a story about the upcoming celebration, headlined “Local Chinese to Celebrate in Big Parade.”

Costumed young woman standing with bull or steer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a bull or steer and holding the animal’s lead ropes. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat; a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards; and what may be a prop gun in a holster. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0586 and 374N0612.

Unidentified person in costume milking goat, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph, taken from the side, showing an unidentified person in costume sitting on a stool, facing to the left, and milking a goat. The person is wearing a hat, face paint, leggings, socks, and sneakers. A second unidentified person, partially outside the frame, is holding the goat’s lead rope. The photograph was probably taken at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Rex Oregonus on Portland Rose Festival parade float

Portrait of a man wearing a robe, sash, and plumed turban. He is standing on a float with six young women in matching gowns and headdresses. The man is holding a key to the city made from radishes, beets, and carrots. The words “Rex Oregonus” are painted along the bottom of the float. This photograph was probably taken at the 1929 Rose Festival, when Tommy Luke was crowned Rex Oregonus, co-regent with the festival queen. The number 8 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image. Also see image No. 371N4402.

Costumed woman with heifer

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing next to a heifer and holding the heifer’s halter and lead rope. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a hat and a fringed vest, skirt, and armguards. A barn is visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.