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Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Wreckage of steamship Laurel near mouth of Columbia River

Aerial photograph of part of the steamship Laurel after it wrecked on a sandbar near the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. According to reporting in the Oregon Journal, the steamer, carrying a load of lumber, encountered high seas from a gale as it left the river on Saturday, June 15, 1929. Around 2:30 or 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, the ship struck a sandbar and broke in two. One crew member, Russell Smith, died when a wave swept over the ship and he was washed overboard. Rescue boats retrieved the remaining crew members on June 16 and June 17, except for the captain, Louis Johnson, who initially refused to leave. He was rescued on Wednesday, June 19. A photograph similar to this one was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 18, 1929, under the headline "All Hands Off But the Skipper -- And He's Still There." That photograph had the following caption: "In this remarkable air view of the wrecked hulk of the steamship Laurel lying in the breakers off North jetty beach the figure of Captain Louis Johnson shows near the rail as he waved goodbye to The Journal plane which circled over him Monday afternoon. The plane, piloted by Dick Rankin of the Rankin System, Inc., carried Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who took the picture, and Dick Rummel of The Journal staff." The photograph accompanied two articles about the Laurel shipwreck, one titled "Gale Balks Effort to Rescue Skipper; Seas Pound Laurel," and another titled "Journal Men Get Air View." Image note: The text "S. S. Laurel" is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

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Wreckage steamship Laurel near mouth of Columbia River

Aerial photograph of the wreckage of the steamship Laurel after it struck Peacock Spit near the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. According to reporting in the Oregon Journal, the ship, carrying a load of lumber, encountered high seas from a gale as it left the river on Saturday, June 15, 1929. Around 2:30 or 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, the ship struck a sandbar and broke in two. One crew member, Russell Smith, died when a wave swept over the ship and he was washed overboard. Rescue boats retrieved the remaining crew members on June 16 and June 17, except for the captain, Louis Johnson, who initially refused to leave. He was rescued on Wednesday, June 19. A photograph similar to this one was published with several others on Page 10 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 18, 1929. The photographs appeared under the headline "Exclusive Photographs of Wrecked Steamer Laurel and Her Crew." Image note: The text “S. S. Laurel” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the photograph.

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Masthead of wrecked steamship Iowa

Photograph, taken Monday, January 13, 1936, of the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked on Peacock Spit, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The ship wrecked during a storm early on the morning of Sunday, January 12. All 34 people aboard the Iowa were killed. A similar photograph, 371N3179, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 14, 1936, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.”

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Masthead of wrecked steamship Iowa

Photograph, taken Monday, January 13, 1936, of the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked on Peacock Spit, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The ship wrecked during a storm early on the morning of Sunday, January 12. All 34 people aboard the Iowa were killed. A similar photograph, 371N3179, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 14, 1936, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.” Image note: Light leak on negative.

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Masthead of wrecked steamship Iowa

Photograph, taken Monday, January 13, 1936, of the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked in a storm near the mouth of the Columbia River on Sunday, January 12. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 14, 1936, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph had the following caption: “Closeup of visible remains of the sturdy States’ line steamer, pounded into the sands of Peacock Spit, taking lives of 34 men on board early Sunday morning. Photograph taken by Ralph Vincent, Journal cameraman, from the 38-foot lifeguard boat from Fort Canby coast guard station which braved gigantic swells Monday to search for bodies near the wreck.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.” Image note: Damaged negative.

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Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier at The Grotto

Portrait of Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) in Portland on Saturday, August 11, 1934. The cardinal traveled from Rome to attend the Marian Congress at The Grotto, held from August 12-15, 1934. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 12, 1934. It had the headline “Portland Host to Distinguished Churchman,” and the following caption: “Alexis Henry [sic] M. Cardinal Lepicier, O. S. M., of Rome, prefect of the Congregation of the Religious, photographed Saturday in the rectory garden of the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. He is here for the first Marian Congress ever held on American soil, in session the next four days at the Sanctuary.” The photograph accompanied a story about the cardinal and the Marian Congress, headlined “Church Held Major Need of Mankind.” Image note: The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the photograph.

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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.

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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.

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Violinist Benno Rabinof playing at rehearsal with Portland Symphony Orchestra

Photograph showing violinist Benno Rabinof playing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (now the Oregon Symphony) during a rehearsal. A cropped version of this photograph was published in on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal’s home edition on Monday, November 19, 1934. The photograph had the headline “His Guadanini Sings Sibelius” and the following caption: “Benno Rabinof, American violinist, photographed at rehearsal Monday morning with the Portland Symphony orchestra for night concert at The Auditorium. Rabinof will play Finland’s famous composer’s stupendous concerto, which Rabinof says is most intriguing—and tricky. Willem van Hoogstraten, conductor, was reading the opening phrases when Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, caught the picture of Rabinof in action.” Image note: The name “Benno Rabinoff [sic]” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is now the Oregon Symphony. See related image No. 371N2064.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Violinist Benno Rabinof and conductor Willem van Hoogstraten during Portland Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Photograph showing Benno Rabinof (left), holding his violin at his chin and looking toward Portland Symphony Orchestra conductor Willem van Hoogstraten (right). The photograph was taken during a rehearsal on the morning of Monday, November 19, 1934, before Rabinof performed with the symphony that evening. The names “Rabbinoff [sic]” and “Von Hoogstratten [sic]” are written on the negative and are visible in the image. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is now the Oregon Symphony. See related image No. 371N2063.

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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.

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Paul F. Burris and W. Fred Drager outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of Paul F. Burris (left) and W. Fred Drager standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem and facing front. This photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929. It was cropped into two separate pictures, one of each man. The photographs, along with image Nos. 371N1676 and 371N1970, were published under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The four photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Paul G. [sic] Burris and Fred Draper [sic], rival candidates for clerkship of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Image note: The names “W. Fred Drager” and “Paul F. Burris” are written on the negative. The number 6 is also written on the negative. The writing is visible in the image.

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Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Full-length portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; and Ralph S. Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the legislative session. A related photograph, image No. 371N1970, was published on the front page of the January 14 edition of the Oregon Journal, alongside a story headlined “Legislature Organizes for Session.” The text “Hamilton – Gov – Norblad” and the number 9 are written on the negative and are visible at the top of the image. Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

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Dorothy McCullough Lee outside Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing State Representative Dorothy McCullough Lee standing outside the Oregon State Capitol on January 14, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1970, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Dorothy McCullough Lee of the Multnomah delegation.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” The 1929 session was Lee’s first in the Legislature. Image note: The text “Dorothy McCullough Lee of Mult.” and the number 7 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

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A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of A. W. Norblad outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing front and looking to the left. This photograph was probably taken on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the 1929 legislative session. Norblad was president of the Oregon Senate. See related image Nos. 371N1036 and 371N1970. Image note: The number 11 and the name “A. W. Norblad” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

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Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Isaac Patterson, Oregon governor; and Ralph Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1483, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “From the left, Senator A. W. Norblad of Clatsop, president of the senate; Governor Patterson and Speaker Ralph Hamilton of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: The following text is handwritten on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image: “Ralph Hamilton — Gov Patterson A. W. Norblad.” The number 10 is also written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chief Jobe Colwash, and crowd at Western Washington state fair

Photograph showing Franklin D. Roosevelt seated atop his car at the Western Washington state fair in Puyallup on September 20, 1932, while he was in the Northwest to campaign for the presidency. A crowd of people is gathered near the car. At center right, in regalia, is Chief Jobe Colwash, also known as Jobe Charley, of the Yakama people. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 20 of the Oregon Journal on September 21, 1932, as part of a full page of photographs from Roosevelt’s trip through Oregon and Washington. The photographs were published under the headline “Great Crowds Welcome Governor Roosevelt to the Pacific Northwest.” This photograph had the following caption: “The governor speaking from his automobile at the Western Washington state fair at Puyallup Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer).” See related image Nos. 371N2175, 371N2176, 371N2177, 371N2178, 371N2179, 371N2180, 371N2181, 371N2182, 371N2183, 371N2184, 371N2185, 371N2187, 371N2188, 371N2189, 371N2191, 371N2198, 371N2199, 371N2200, and 371N2201.

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Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing searchers transporting the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas by packhorse from Mount Jefferson to Olallie Lake on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Riding the horse at front is Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service. The three climbers were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. The Oregon Journal published a story about the effort to recover their bodies, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0511.

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0491, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Putting a body in the Clackamas lake ranger station fire truck, which carried the victims to Wapinitia highway.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0486, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The end of the Skyline trail—Rex Wilson, forest guard at Olallie lake, leading the pack horses which bore the bodies over the 10-mile trail to the road.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Snow-covered road and cars outside Battle Axe Inn, Government Camp, Oregon

Photograph showing a row of cars parked outside the Battle Axe Inn in Government Camp, Oregon. The inn is surrounded by deep snow, and the inn’s roof and some of the cars are snow-covered. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 31, 1934, under the headline “Mount Hood Snow too Plentiful for Skiing.” The photograph had the following caption: “Too much, not to little, snow forced postponement of Sunday’s scheduled Mount Hood ski tournament until New Years [sic] day.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Cars buried in snow in front of Battle Ax [sic] Inn.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Predict Good Ski Weather For New Year,” which reported that about three feet of snow had fallen since the previous Friday. Image note: A mark that may be the number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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Rex Wilson leading packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

Photograph showing Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service riding at the front of a pack train carrying the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas on Saturday, September 9, 1933, after searchers recovered their remains. The three men died in an accident during an attempt to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Their bodies were transported 10 miles by pack train from the mountain to Olallie Lake. The Oregon Journal published a story about the recovery effort, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0485.

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USS Constitution under way on Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution sailing on the Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. That day, a similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal under the headline “The Ship That Was a Navy When the Nation Was Young.” That photograph had the following caption: “The United States frigate Constitution in the Columbia River off Wauna on her way to Portland for a 20-day visit. The picture was taken Wednesday from the air by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who flew to meet the veteran of the wars with the Barbary coast pirates and of 1812, in an airplane of Rasmussen-Meadows, Inc. The U. S. S. Grebe, mine sweeper, is towing the gallant old craft, while the river towboat Shaver acts as an auxiliary. Puget island is in the background [at upper left]. The ship was under the brow of scenic Clatsop Crest on the lower Columbia River highway when the picture was taken.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Old Frigate Nears Berth In Portland.” Also see image Nos. 371N3703 and 371N3708.

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