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Bartlet

Portrait of a man wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, tie, and glasses. The name “Bartlet” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Eddie Cartwright?, boxer

Portrait, taken from the side, of a man facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing gloves and shorts. The name “Cartright” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The boxer’s name may be misspelled on the negative; he may be Eddie Cartwright. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Eddie Cartwright?, boxer

Portrait of a man posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing gloves, shoes, and shorts. The name “Cartright” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. The boxer’s name may be misspelled on the negative; he may be Eddie Cartwright. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Eddie Cartwright?, boxer

Close-up portrait of man with no shirt. The name “Cartright” is written on the negative and appears on the right side of the image. The boxer’s name may be misspelled on the negative; he may be Eddie Cartwright. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Eddie Cartwright?, boxer

Portrait, taken from the side, of a man facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing gloves, shorts, and shoes. The name “Cartright” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. The boxer’s name may be misspelled on the negative; he may be Eddie Cartwright. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Holman Crawford?, golfer

Portrait of a young man or teenage boy outdoors, posing with a golf club. He is looking to the left and is wearing a hat, collared shirt, tie, and knickers. His sweater has the letter “J” on the front. The number 2 and the name “Crofford” are written on the negative, but that name may be a misspelling; the golfer could be Holman Crawford. The name and the number 2 are visible on the right side of the photograph, next to another name that has been crossed out. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Cannady, Daniels, and Armentrout, Grant High School football players

Portrait of three football players in a row, posing with their hands on their knees.The players, all young men or teenage boys, are wearing sweatshirts, pads, football pants, and cleats. A building is partially visible in the background. On the negative, the name “Cannedy [sic]” is written next to the player on the left; the name “Daniels” is written above the player in the center; and the name “Armintrous [sic]” is written next to the player on the right.

Reverend Hill

Portrait of a man with a mustache. He is wearing an overcoat, collared shirt, and tie. The text “Rev Hill” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Teddy McDaniel and friends during birthday party at Cotton Club, Portland

Portrait of smiling children posing next to a table during a birthday party for Teddy McDaniel (center) at the Cotton Club in Portland on May 23, 1934. A birthday cake is on the table in front of McDaniel. According to a story about the party on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on May 25, 1934, McDaniel was a performer in stage shows led by entertainer Ted Lewis, and the party celebrated McDaniel’s eighth birthday. See related image No. 371N1518.

Teddy McDaniel posing with birthday cake at Cotton Club, Portland

Portrait of a boy, Teddy McDaniel, sitting at a table and posing with his birthday cake during a party at the Cotton Club in Portland on May 23, 1934. McDaniel is smiling and holding a knife as though about to cut the cake. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on May 25, 1934. It had the following caption: “Teddy McDaniel, pal of Ted Lewis and hit of the latter’s show at the Oriental, cutting the cake that made his eighth birthday anniversary, Wednesday, the best ever.” According to a short story accompanying the photograph, McDaniel was a performer in stage shows led by entertainer Ted Lewis, and Lewis was among those to attend the party. See related image No. 371N1517. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Charles Long, boxer

Portrait of a man posing with his fists up. He is wearing a sweater under a sleeveless shirt, and his fists are wrapped. The text “Chas Long” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Wilson Yarbo, boxer

Portrait of a man looking to the right and posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing gloves, shorts, and shoes. The name “Wilson” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Wilson Yarbo, boxer

Portrait of a man posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. The name “Wilson Yarbo” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Drummer at his kit

Portrait of an unidentified drummer in a suit and tie, seated behind his drums. He is smiling and holding one drumstick in the air. Text that appears to be “A 2655” is written on the negative and is visible on the upper right side of the image.

Boxers Barney Ross and Baby Joe Gans during match at Multnomah Stadium, Portland

Photograph of two boxers in the ring during a bout at Multnomah Civic Stadium in Portland on September 6, 1935. The boxer at left is Barney Ross; the boxer at right is Baby Joe Gans (also known as Gerald Slaughter). Ross won the match by knockout. Image note: The name “Barney Ross” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Boxers Barney Ross and Baby Joe Gans with others in ring at Multnomah Stadium, Portland

Photograph of two boxers standing in the ring, facing one another, at Multnomah Civic Stadium in Portland on September 6, 1935. They are surrounded by a small group of unidentified men. The boxer at left is Barney Ross; the boxer at right is Baby Joe Gans (also known as Gerald Slaughter). Ross won the match with Gans by knockout. Image note: The name “Barney Ross” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Booker T. Washington

Half-length portrait of Booker T. Washington, seated and facing to the right. He is wearing a suit and bow tie. Written on the negative sleeve is the name “Washington, Booker T.”

Booker T. Washington

Half-length portrait of Booker T. Washington, seated and looking slightly left. He is wearing a suit and bow tie. Written on the negative sleeve is the name “Washington, Booker T.”

O.B. Williams anniversary party

The Vancouver Baptist Church congregation celebrated the 30th anniversary of O.B. Williams as pastor in 1975. Williams formed the congregation in 1945 in Burton Homes, Washington, and facilitated its permanent move to Albina in Portland. He served as an important community and civil rights leader throughout his tenure as pastor.

First Baptist Church of Burton Homes

The Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church began as the First Baptist Church of Burton Homes, a federal wartime housing project managed by the Vancouver Housing Authority (Washington state). Most of the people in this 1945 photo of an early service were employees of the Kaiser Shipyards. The church moved to the Bagley Downs housing project later that year, then to Vanport City in 1946, and finally to the Albina neighborhood in Portland after Vanport was flooded in 1948. The current building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance to the history of civil rights in Oregon.

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