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Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing bride Myrtle Cradick and groom Joseph K. Carson, mayor of Portland, with their attendants at the end of their wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0110 were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “—And May They Live Happily Ever After.” This photograph had the following caption: “Members of the bridal party at the White Temple Saturday night, when Miss Myrtle Cradick became the bride of Mayor Joseph K. Carson.” To the left of the bride is Myrtle Cradick's sister, maid of honor Ethel Cradick. Her other attendants were Carson’s sister, Mrs. Elwyn Van DeWalker; Kathleen Furlong; Mavis Melvin; and Ruth Morris. To the right of the groom is Joseph K. Carson’s brother, best man James Carson. The Rev. William G. Everson (at rear left, behind bridesmaids) officiated, and Will A. Knight (at rear right) gave Cradick away. In addition to the photographs on Page 3, the Journal published two pictures and a story on the June 20 front page. See additional related image Nos. 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Myrtle Cradick and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at their wedding on Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. The man at right is unidentified. A front-page story and related photographs from the wedding were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937. See related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0110, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph of Myrtle Cradick, the Rev. William G. Everson, and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at the altar on Cradick and Carson’s wedding day, Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0112 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “The Mayor and Portland Gain First Lady.” This photograph had the following caption: “The Rev. William G. Everson, pastor of White Temple church, blesses the union of Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Miss Myrtle Cradick at the wedding rites Saturday night.” See additional related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0110, and 372A0111.

Joseph K. Carson wearing bib at bachelor party

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking a glass from two unidentified men as a third unidentified man watches. The photograph was taken on June 15, 1937, during a bachelor party for Carson at Waverley Country Club in Portland. Carson is sitting in a tall chair and wearing a bib. The dinner party included speeches and pranks. The Oregon Journal published a story about the party on Page 6, of the June 16, 1937 edition. The story was headlined “Gifts and Wisecracks Give Hizzoner Merry Old Time.” Carson married Myrtle Cradick on June 19, 1937. See related image No. 372A0115.

George L. Baker presenting actress Priscilla Dean with key to the city

Half-length portrait of (from left) actress Peggy O’Dare, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, actress Priscilla Dean, actor Herbert Rawlinson, and production manager G. B. Manly. Baker and Dean are holding a large key-shaped flower arrangement. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image No. 373G0008, 379G0191, and 379G0192.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Myrtle Cradick and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson walking down the steps from the altar on their wedding day, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0113 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “The Mayor and Portland Gain First Lady.” This photograph had the following caption: “The mayor and Portland’s new first lady step from rostrum into aisle.” See additional related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0110, and 372A0111.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting police chief’s star to Burton K. Lawson

Photograph showing new Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson pinning the police chief’s badge on Burton K. Lawson’s lapel as an unidentified man watches. The photograph was taken in the city council chambers on Saturday, July 1, 1933, when Carson and Lawson were sworn in. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on July 1, 1933, under the headline “Joseph K. Carson Jr. Becomes Mayor.” The photograph had the following caption: “Carson pins chief’s star on on Lawson.” See related image Nos. 371N0453, 371N0459, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing document at his inauguration

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing a document in the city council chambers at his swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Signing on the Dotted Line.” The photograph had the following caption: “Thereby completing the official routine of becoming mayor of Portland. Thus Mayor Carson took full grip of the reins and began his four-year term Saturday as mayor of the City of Roses, succeeding George L. Baker. An assemblage that overflowed the council chambers witnessed the ceremony midst [sic] a profusion of flowers.” The photograph accompanied two stories about the new mayor and the inauguration events, headlined “Mayor Carson Pledges Economy” and “Mayor Busy Opening Day.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0459, and 371N0467.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Myrtle Cradick and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at the altar on their wedding day, Saturday, June 19, 1937. Behind them is the Rev. William G. Everson, who officiated. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A front-page story and related photographs from the wedding were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937. See related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0109, 372A0110, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick in a car on their wedding day, Saturday, June 19, 1937. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0107 were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937, under the headline “—And May They Live Happily Ever After.” This photograph had the following caption: “Mr. and Mrs. Carson in their automobile following the ceremony.” In addition to the photographs on Page 3, the Journal published two pictures and a story on the June 20 front page. See additional related image Nos. 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0111, 372A0112, and 372A0113.

Joseph K. Carson wearing bib at bachelor party

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson during a bachelor party on June 15, 1937, at Waverley Country Club in Portland. Carson is sitting in a tall chair, wearing a bib, and holding a forkful of food from a small glass in front of him. The dinner party included speeches and pranks. The Oregon Journal published a story about the party on Page 6, of the June 16, 1937 edition. The story was headlined “Gifts and Wisecracks Give Hizzoner Merry Old Time.” Carson married Myrtle Cradick on June 19, 1937. See related image No. 372A0114.

Thompson, D. P.

Transcription from back: “D. P. [David Preston] Thompson. Mayor of Portland, prominent merchant and pioneer.”

Buchtel & Cardwell (Photographers)

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson delivering radio address after his inauguration

Portrait of Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson seated at a radio microphone and looking down at a sheaf of papers he is holding. The photograph was taken on Saturday, July 1, 1933, after Carson’s inauguration. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Highlights of a Mayor’s First Day in Office.” This photograph had the following caption: “The mayor delivering an address from KOIN-The Journal studios.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0459, and 371N0469.

K. Miyako, Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, and H. I. Satoh with cake replica of Japanese garden

Photograph showing K. Miyako, Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, and H. I. Satoh with a cake replica of a Japanese garden. The photograph was taken in the Portland city council chambers at Carson’s inauguration on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Highlights of a Mayor’s First Day in Office.” This photograph had the following caption: “Saturday was a red-letter day at Portland’s city hall and a hey-day in the life of Joseph K. Carson Jr., who at 9 a.m. became Mayor Carson. Many and varied were the important and colorful events of the day. Above, a cake replica of a Japanese garden, presented to the mayor by Portland Japanese. From left, K. Miyako, secretary of the Japanese association of Portland; the mayor and H. I. Satoh of M. Furuya company. The garden scene was the gift of the Nippon Yusan Kaisa Steamship company.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0459, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

Wedding of Joseph K. Carson and Myrtle Cradick

Photograph showing Myrtle Cradick and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at the altar on their wedding day, Saturday, June 19, 1937. Behind them is the Rev. William G. Everson, who officiated. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church (also known as the White Temple) in Portland. A front-page story and related photographs from the wedding were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 20, 1937. See related image Nos. 372A0107, 372A0108, 372A0109, 372A0110, 372A0112, and 372A0113.