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George L. Baker and unidentified man at Portland City Hall

Portrait, taken from the side, of George L. Baker (right) and an unidentified man standing outside Portland City Hall. They are facing each other and holding a document or envelope. The unidentified man has a beard and is holding a valise similar to a doctor’s bag. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0107, 371N0108, and 371N0109.

George L. Baker and unidentified man at Portland City Hall

Portrait, taken from the side, of George L. Baker (right) and an unidentified man standing outside Portland City Hall. They are facing each other and holding a document or envelope. The unidentified man has a beard and is holding a valise similar to a doctor’s bag. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0106, 371N0108, and 371N0109. Image note: Light leak on negative.

George L. Baker and unidentified man shaking hands at Portland City Hall

Photograph, taken from the side, showing George L. Baker (right) shaking hands with an unidentified man. They are standing outside Portland City Hall. Baker is holding a document or envelope and resting his free hand on the man’s shoulder. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. See related image Nos. 371N0106, 371N0107, and 371N0108.

George L. Baker and group of men posing with large rock outside Portland City Hall

Full-length portrait of George L. Baker (front row, third from right) and a group of unidentified men posing with a boulder outside Portland City Hall. Several of the men are sitting on the boulder. Most of the men in front are wearing jackets, shorts, and knee-high socks. At right, partially outside the frame, is a large rock on a wooden sled. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (second from left) and two unidentified men with a car parked outside Portland City Hall. Baker and the man at right are each standing with one foot on the car’s front bumper and looking at the man on the left. That man, who may be Oscar F. Willing, is facing them and looking downward. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland.

Mayor George L. Baker and unidentified men with car at Portland City Hall

Photograph of George L. Baker (left) and three unidentified men with a car outside Portland City Hall. Baker is shaking hands with the second man from left, who may be Oscar F. Willing. The other men are watching, one sitting in the driver’s seat and one standing at right. The photograph was probably taken during Baker’s tenure as mayor of Portland. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Group of men posing in Portland City Council chambers

Portrait of a group of men posing in two rows on the dais in the Portland City Council chambers. In the front row are young men seated at the officials’ desk; the others are standing in a row behind them. The man at right in the second row is Portland Police Chief Leon V. Jenkins; the second man from right is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The others in the photograph are unidentified. See related image No. 371N0095.

Group of men posing in Portland City Council chambers

Portrait of a group of men posing in two rows on the dais in the Portland City Council chambers. In the front row are young men seated at the officials’ desk; the others are standing in a row behind them. The man at right in the second row is Portland Police Chief Leon V. Jenkins; the second man from right is Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The others in the photograph are unidentified. See related image No. 371N0094.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor presenting a letter to Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, as five others watch. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925, under the headline “O. A. C. Debaters Given ‘Bon Tour.’ “ The photograph had the following caption: “From left—Earl W. Wells, coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Mayor Baker; Frank E. Andrews, president Portland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Kerr, Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debaters.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the send-off, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. See related image No. 371N0132 and 371N0133.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor presenting a letter to Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, as five others watch. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A nearly identical photograph, image No. 371N0131, was published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925, under the headline “O. A. C. Debaters Given ‘Bon Tour.’ “ That photograph had the following caption: “From left—Earl W. Wells, coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Mayor Baker; Frank E. Andrews, president Portland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Kerr, Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debaters.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the send-off, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. Also see related image No. 371N0133.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker presenting letter to Oregon Agricultural College debate team

Photograph showing Portland Mayor shaking hands with Robert Kerr, a member of the Oregon Agricultural College transcontinental debate team, after presenting him with a letter at a sendoff for the team. With Baker and Kerr are (from left) Earl W. Wells, debate coach; Lindsey S. Spight, publicity agent; Frank E. Andrews, president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce; and Frank De Spain and Blair Stewart, debate team members. The photograph was taken outside Portland City Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1925. A similar photograph, image No. 371N0131, and a story were published on Page 13 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 22, 1925. The story was headlined “Debate Team to Leave Today For 10,000-Mile Trip / Oregon Aggie Men Given Formal Farewell Saturday by Mayor Baker and Business Men.” The Oregonian newspaper, in its coverage of the sendoff, reported that the letter the mayor gave to Kerr was a greeting from Baker to the mayor of Portland, Maine. The debaters were to deliver the letter at the end of their tour. Oregon Agricultural College is now Oregon State University. Also see related image No. 371N0132.

Portland Mayor George L. Baker congratulating police Captain John T. Moore on retirement

Photograph showing Portland Mayor George L. Baker shaking hands with Portland police Captain John T. Moore in the council chambers at City Hall on October 26, 1932. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal home edition that day under the headline “39 Long Years of It.” The photograph had the following caption: “Mayor George L. Baker (standing at left) congratulating Captain John T. Moore, veteran police officer, on completion of his 39 years of service. Moore will retire November 1. At the right is Chief of Police [Leon V.] Jenkins. In front of the group are Sigel Grutze, deputy city auditor, who has had 42 years’ service with the city, and Mrs. George Houck, assistant clerk of the city council.” Image note: The text “Insp Moore” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the photograph.