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San Francisco Mayor James Rolph picking rose in Salem

Photograph of Mayor James Rolph of San Francisco leaning over a rosebush to pick a flower after his arrival in Salem on Friday, October 26, 1928. Cropped versions of this photograph and image No. 371N2160 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 27, 1928, under the headline " 'Here We Are, Says Mayor James Rolph.' " The photograph had the following caption: "The visiting mayor is caught in the act of helping himself to an Oregon rose. He got it in the Salem railway station parking. For it, he discarded a California geranium." The photographs accompanied a story about Rolph's visit to Salem and Portland, titled "Rolph Party Plays Golf, Goes Driving." The Journal reported that Mayor Rolph was accompanied by 20 San Francisco businessmen and officials. The group's visit on October 26-27 included a stop at the statehouse, a banquet, golf, a luncheon, and a drive on the Columbia River Highway. Image note: The name “Rolfe” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

San Francisco Mayor James Rolph in Salem

Photograph of San Francisco Mayor James Rolph, probably taken on Friday, October 26, 1928, after Rolph arrived in Salem by train. Rolph and a delegation of San Francisco businessmen and officials visited Salem and Portland on October 26-27, according to a story on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 27, 1928. The story, titled "Rolph Party Plays Golf, Goes Driving," reported that the group's visit included a stop at the statehouse, a banquet, golf, a luncheon, and a drive on the Columbia River Highway. According to the story, the San Francisco delegation was returning a visit by a party from Oregon in February 1928. Image note: The text “Mayor Rolfee” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

George L. Baker, Isaac Patterson, James Rolph, and Philip J. Fay

Portrait of (left to right) Portland Mayor George L. Baker, Oregon Governor Isaac Patterson, San Francisco Mayor James Rolph, and San Francisco Chamber of Commerce President Philip J. Fay with others on Friday, October 26, 1928. Cropped versions of this photograph and image No. 271N2158 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 27, 1928, under the headline " 'Here We Are, Says Mayor James Rolph.' " This photograph had the following caption: " 'I told you we were coming,' said the genial San Francisco mayor to the equally genial Mayor Baker of Portland, when the two men embraced at Salem Friday afternoon. With Rolph were 20 prominent San Franciscans, who saw the Willamette valley from motorcars as they drove from Salem to the Rose City. Governor Patterson welcomed the visitors to Oregon at the state house. In the photograph at top are Mayor Baker (left), Governor Patterson, Mayor Rolph and Philip J. Fay, president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce." The photographs accompanied a story about Rolph's visit to Salem and Portland, titled "Rolph Party Plays Golf, Goes Driving." The story reported that the San Francisco delegation's visit on October 26-27 included a banquet, golf, a luncheon, and a drive on the Columbia River Highway. According to the story, Rolph and his party were returning a visit by a delegation from Oregon in February 1928. The name “Rolfe” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

San Francisco Mayor James Rolph in Salem

Photograph of San Francisco Mayor James Rolph, probably taken on Friday, October 26, 1928, after Rolph arrived in Salem by train. The man partially visible on the left is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. Mayor Rolph and a delegation of San Francisco businessmen and officials visited Salem and Portland on October 26-27, according to a story on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 27, 1928. The story, titled "Rolph Party Plays Golf, Goes Driving," reported that the group's visit included a stop at the statehouse, a banquet, golf, a luncheon, and a drive on the Columbia River Highway. According to the story, Rolph and his party were returning a visit by a delegation from Oregon in February 1928. Image note: The text “Mayor Rolfe” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker and San Francisco Mayor James Rolph

Photograph of San Francisco Mayor James Rolph (right) shaking hands with Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The photograph was probably taken on Friday, October 26, 1928, after Rolph arrived in Salem by train. Rolph and a delegation of San Francisco businessmen and officials visited Salem and Portland on October 26-27, according to a story on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, October 27, 1928. The story, titled "Rolph Party Plays Golf, Goes Driving," reported that the group's visit included a stop at the statehouse, a banquet, golf, a luncheon, and a drive on the Columbia River Highway. According to the story, Rolph and his party were returning a visit by a delegation from Oregon in February 1928. Image note: The text “Rolfe + Baker” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.