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George L. Baker, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Frank C. Riggs in snow at Union Station, Portland

Photograph of (from left) Portland Mayor George L. Baker, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Rose Festival association president Frank C. Riggs standing in ankle-deep snow outside Union Station in Portland on January 20, 1927. That day, a cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N0394, was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal. The photographs were published under the headline “Getting Ready for June’s Roses.” This photograph had the following caption: “Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer of ‘Rosaria,’ arrives to confer with Rose Festival board on coming pageant. Above—F. C. Riggs, president of festival association, Wakefield and Mayor Baker revel in snow in front of Union station.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music,” which reported that Cadman was serving as director general of the 1927 festival pageant. See additional related image Nos. 371N0136 and 371N0393.

George L. Baker, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Frank C. Riggs at Union Station, Portland

Full-length portrait of (from left) Portland Mayor George L. Baker, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Rose Festival association president Frank C. Riggs standing outside Union Station in Portland on January 20, 1927. The photograph was taken after Cadman’s arrival in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. Baker and Riggs greeted him at the station. That day, the Oregon Journal published a story about Cadman’s arrival, headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music,” along with two photos, on Page 18. See related image Nos. 371N0135, 371N0393, and 371N0394.

Charles Wakefield Cadman on trip to Portland to plan Rose Festival music

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, facing front. He is outdoors at Union Station in Portland and is wearing an overcoat and scarf. The photograph was taken on January 20, 1927, when Cadman arrived in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. The Oregon Journal published a similar photograph, image No. 371N0394, on Page 18 that day, along with a story headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music.” See additional related image Nos. 371N0135 and 371N0136. Image note: The name “Cadman” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Charles Wakefield Cadman on trip to Portland to plan Rose Festival music

Head and shoulders portrait of composer Charles Wakefield Cadman facing right. He is outdoors at Union Station in Portland and is wearing a hat, scarf, and overcoat. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N0135, was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal on January 20, 1927, the day Cadman arrived in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. The photographs were published under the headline “Getting Ready for June’s Roses.” See additional related image Nos. 371N0396 and 371N0393. Image note: The name “Cadman” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Vogler Boy III and Oregon Wolf IV racing in Portland Rose Festival regatta

Photograph showing two unidentified men racing a speedboat named Vogler Boy III on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background are a second boat and a bridge, probably the 1905 Morrison Bridge or the 1894 Burnside Bridge. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 14, 1917, under the headline “Spectacular Speed Boat Race of Annual Rose Festival Regatta.” The photograph had the following caption: “Vogler Boy III, Pacific Coast speed boat champion, leading the Oregon Wolf IV in the free-for-all race of the Rose Festival regatta.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Vogler Boy III Wins Free-For-All Event Of Carnival Regatta” and the subheading “Vogler's Champion Defeats Oregon Wolf IV by Margin of One Second.” See related image No. 376G0161.

Vogler Boy III and Oregon Wolf IV racing in Portland Rose Festival regatta

Photograph showing two unidentified men racing a speedboat named Vogler Boy III on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background are a second boat and a bridge, probably the 1905 Morrison Bridge or the 1894 Burnside Bridge. A similar photograph, image No. 376G0160, was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 14, 1917, under the headline “Spectacular Speed Boat Race of Annual Rose Festival Regatta.” That photograph had the following caption: “Vogler Boy III, Pacific Coast speed boat champion, leading the Oregon Wolf IV in the free-for-all race of the Rose Festival regatta.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Vogler Boy III Wins Free-For-All Event Of Carnival Regatta” and the subheading “Vogler’s Champion Defeats Oregon Wolf IV by Margin of One Second.”

Procession of Rose Festival court

Photograph showing the Portland Rose Festival court and members of the Royal Rosarians walking in two columns down a street near the Hoyt and Olympia hotels. The festival queen is carrying a large floral key to the city. At right, walking ahead of the procession, is Portland Mayor George L. Baker.

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.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

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.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Participants in Portland Rose Festival clean-up campaign

Photograph showing a group of unidentified children and adults standing in front of a huge pile of papers, boxes, and other material stacked next to a building. Several of the men are wearing uniforms. A child on the left side of the image is holding a sign with the following text printed on it: “Clean up! / Spade up! / Paint up! / Dress up! / And / KEEP IT UP! / FOR OUR ROSE FESTIVAL.”

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)

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)

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.

Procession of Portland Rose Festival court

Photograph of a Royal Rosarian in a suit and cape escorting a woman into a park as spectators look on. She is wearing a gown and carrying a large bouquet. Behind them is a group of women who are also wearing gowns and carrying bouquets. This photograph was likely taken at the Portland Rose Festival on June 10, 1929, as festival queen Lenore Tamiesie (probably the woman at the front of the procession) and her court arrived at Laurelhurst Park for the queen’s crowning.

Rex Oregonus dismounting from elephant

Photograph of Tommy Luke, in the role of Rex Oregonus, sliding off a crouching elephant at Multnomah Civic Stadium during the 1929 Rose Festival. Rex Oregonus was co-regent with the Rose Festival queen. Portland Mayor George L. Baker is walking nearby on the right side of the image. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Also see image No. 371N2998.

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