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Commander Louis J. Gulliver returning to USS Constitution after leave

Photograph showing Commander Louis J. Gulliver (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley (right) and unidentified sailors saluting as Gulliver resumes command of the frigate USS Constitution after returning from a 30-day leave. The photograph was taken aboard the Constitution on August 11, 1933, while the ship and crew were in Portland for a three-week visit as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N3713 were published on Page 4 of the August 11, 1933, under the headline “Piping the Skipper Over The Side.” This photograph had the following caption: “Commander Louis J. Gulliver, left, stepping onto the decks of ‘Old Ironsides,’ with side-boys at salute, and welcomed by Lieutenant-Commander Henry Hartley, who had command of the frigate during Gulliver’s absence on leave. Hartley relinquished command and resumed his duties as executive officer.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Gulliver Back As Boss Over Old Ironsides.” The story described the honors for Gulliver as follows: “The side honors accorded the captain consisted of mustering the marine guard, which presented arms as he came across the gangway between the line of four side-boys, who stood at salute while the chief boatswain’s mate blew a rail on his pipe. Lieutenant David W. Tolson, officer of the deck, gave the formal salute as the captain stepped on the deck.” See additional related image No. 371N3718. Image No. 371N3735 may also depict part of the honors marking Gulliver’s return.

Commander Louis J. Gulliver, commanding officer of USS Constitution

Half-length portrait of Commander Louis J. Gulliver facing front. The photograph was taken in Portland in May 1933, when Gulliver, commanding officer of the frigate USS Constitution, inspected the moorage at Swan Island prior to a visit by the frigate and crew in August as part of a national tour. With Gulliver were Lieutenant. H. St Johns Butler (background, left), the ship’s navigating officer, and Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley, executive officer. A story, headlined “ ‘Old Ironsides’ Chief Praises Moorage Here,” and related image No. 371N3715 were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on May 12, 1933.

Group at tea during visit of USS Constitution to Portland

Portrait of the commanding officer of the frigate USS Constitution, members of his family, and others at a tea on Friday, August 18, 1933. The tea was held during a three-week visit to Portland by the ship and its crew. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 20, 1933, under the headline “No Dull Moments on Deck of Old Frigate Constitution.” This photograph had the following caption: “Group at Friday tea, in front row from left are Phylis Drake and Grace Gulliver and in rear row Marion Bass, Commander [Louis J.] Gulliver, Mrs. Gulliver and Marjorie Bass.” Also see image Nos. 371N3717, 371N3730, and 371N3736, which were published with this photograph.

Descendants of Revolutionary War captain William Van Cleve aboard USS Constitution in Portland

Full-length portrait showing six descendants of William Van Cleve posing aboard the frigate USS Constitution. The photograph was taken in August 1933, during a three-week visit to Portland by the ship and crew as part of a national tour. A cropped version of this photograph and a short story were published on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on August 10, 1933, under the headline “Ship Visit Unites Family.” The photograph had the following caption: “Lieutenant Joseph Collins Van Cleve of U. S. S. Constitution brings definite proof to Circuit Judge Clarence H. Gilbert and Dr. Archie Van Cleve of Portland that they are descendants of William Van Cleve, a captain in the Revolutionary war. From left, aboard Old Ironsides, are Judge Gilbert, Dr. Van Cleve, Bertelle Van Cleve, 5; Katherine Gilbert, 20; Joanne Van Cleve, 12; Lieutenant Van Cleve.” According to the accompanying story, Bertelle and Joanne Van Cleve are the daughters of Archie Van Cleve, and Katharine Gilbert (spelled differently in the caption than in the story) is the daughter of Judge Gilbert.

Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting plaque to Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley aboard USS Constitution

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson holding a bronze plaque commemorating the visit of the frigate USS Constitution to Portland. The photograph was taken during a ceremony aboard the frigate on Thursday, August 10, 1933, in which Carson presented the plaque to the ship’s executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Henry Hartley (second from right). Several unidentified men are watching Carson; the man at left may be City Commissioner Earl Riley. A story about the presentation, headlined “City Presents Bronze Plaque to ‘Ironsides,’ ” was published in the Oregon Journal the day of the ceremony. See related image Nos. 371N3728 and 371N3729.

Veterans in Bonus Army?

Photograph of two unidentified men, possibly World War I veterans participating in the Bonus Expeditionary Forces, also known as the Bonus Army. The man on the left is wearing a ribbon and tie on which the word “BONUS” is visible. This photograph may be related to image Nos. 371N0809, 371N0810, and 371N0811.

Crew of Point Adams Coast Guard station near Hammond, Oregon

Full-length portrait of six men standing in a row, facing front, next to the station house at the Point Adams Coast Guard station near Hammond, Oregon. The text “Point Adams CoastGuard Station Crew / (Lars Bjelland in center)” and the unverified date “10/22/1934” are written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 371N0241, 371N5711, 371N5713, 371N5714, and 371N5715.

Webster Jones, lieutenant, U. S. Naval Reserve

Head and shoulders portrait of Webster Jones facing to the right and looking toward the front. He is wearing glasses and a U. S. Navy uniform. The number 2631 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. A story about Jones and a related photograph, 375A0847, were published in the Oregon Journal on Page 8, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on November 22, 1942. The story reported that Jones, a lieutenant in the naval reserve and a member of the advertising staff at the Portland Gas & Coke Company and Northwestern Electric, had been called to active duty. See additional related image Nos. 375A0846, 375A0848, 375A0849, and 375A0850. Image note: The name “Webster Jones” is written on the negative sleeve.

Webster Jones, lieutenant, U. S. Naval Reserve

Head and shoulders portrait of Webster Jones facing front. He is wearing glasses and a U. S. Navy uniform. The numbers 2635 and 16 are written on the negative and are visible in the image. A story about Jones and a related photograph, 375A0847, were published in the Oregon Journal on Page 8, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on November 22, 1942. The story reported that Jones, a lieutenant in the naval reserve and a member of the advertising staff at the Portland Gas & Coke Company and Northwestern Electric, had been called to active duty. See additional related image Nos. 375A0845, 375A0846, 375A0848, and 375A0850. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative. The name “Webster Jones” is written on the negative sleeve.

Events

Photographs related to social and civic events, predominantly unidentified. Events depicted include weddings, parties, banquets, ceremonies, and dedications.

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George L. Baker, two boys with flag, and crowd at unidentified ceremony

Photograph of two unidentified boys in uniforms holding a United States flag during a ceremony. They are standing in front of a sculpture or pedestal on the sidewalk outside a building. A crowd of people, mostly women, is gathered behind the sculpture. To the left of the sculpture are two men; the man closest to the sculpture is George L Baker, who was probably mayor of Portland when this photograph was taken. See related image No. 371N0143.

Charles H. Martin and Johnson, seated at outdoor event

Photograph of two men sitting in chairs outdoors at an unidentified event and leaning toward each other. The name “Martin” is written on the negative below the man on the left; he is Charles H. Martin. The name “Johnson” is written on the negative below the man on the right. The writing is visible at the bottom of the photograph. See related image Nos. 371N0877, 371N1324, 371N1325, 371N1326, and 371N1650. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Group of people dining at event

Photograph of a group of unidentified people sitting at a dining table. Female musicians are performing in the background; their drum has the words “Elma Novaks Band” on it. The musicians may be Elma Novak and a band she led called Novak’s Vaudettes or Novak’s Vaudette Orchestra. The number 10 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. See related image No. 371N2824.

Diners at formal event

Photograph showing a group of unidentified people sitting at a long dining table during an event. The men are wearing tuxedoes and the women are wearing formal dresses. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Unidentified men at formal event

Photograph showing a group of men, most wearing tuxedoes, seated at a dining table. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the photograph. Image note: Image shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Three unidentified people at event

Photograph showing two unidentified men and an unidentified woman standing next to a dining table. The man on the right is holding a napkin, and the woman appears to be either rising from or sitting at the table. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. See related image Nos. 371N2949, 371N2950, 371N2952, 371N2953, 371N2954, 371N2955, and 371N2956.

Unidentified people eating at dinner party?

Photograph showing three unidentified men and an unidentified woman sitting at a dining table and eating a meal, possibly during a party. The number 1 is written on the negative. See related image Nos. 371N2949, 371N2950, 371N2951, 371N2952, 371N2954, 371N2955, and 371N2956.

Earl Riley, Grace Meier, L. E. Kern, and Rufus C. Holman at dedication of Waverly Baby Home, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) Earl Riley, Oregon first lady Grace Meier, L. E. Kern, and Rufus C. Holman at the dedication of the new Waverly Baby Home building in Portland on November 28, 1931. They are standing in front of the building’s cornerstone, which has not yet been placed, and Meier is holding a bouquet of flowers. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N3021 were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on November 29, 1931, under the headline “New Home for Babies Dedicated.” This photograph had the following caption: “From left, Earl Riley, city commissioner; Mrs. Julius L. Meier receiving bouquet from L. E. Kern, president of the board of trustees of the Waverly Baby home, and State Treasurer Rufus C. Holman, at the dedication of the new $115,000 home for parentless waifs Saturday. Riley represented the city and Holmes for the state.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the opening of the new building.

Crowd at unidentified event

Photograph showing a crowd at an unidentified event. At lower left, on one side of a cordon, is an unidentified man standing a microphone. Behind him are six unidentified women in matching hats, jackets, and skirts or dresses. Men wearing matching light-colored suits are standing in a U shape behind them. A crowd is watching from the opposite side of the cordon.

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