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Two unidentified girls in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Half-length portrait of two unidentified teenage girls posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. They are standing side by side, facing front and wearing costumes. The girl at left is wearing a cap, a vest, a dress with puffed sleeves, and a lace apron. The girl at right is wearing a cap, a blouse and a vest. See related image Nos. 374N0130 and 374N0132. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Unidentified girl in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified teenage girl posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. She is facing left and looking toward the front. She is in costume and is standing with her arms crossed and held in front of her. See related image Nos. 374N0131 and 374N0132. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Two unidentified girls in costume, posing outside YWCA building in Portland

Three-quarters portrait of two unidentified teenage girls posing outside the YWCA building at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street in Portland. They are standing side by side, facing front and wearing costumes. The girl at left is wearing a cap, a vest, a dress with puffed sleeves, and a lace apron. The girl at right is wearing a cap, a blouse, a vest, and knee-length pants with a stripe down the side. See related image Nos. 374N0130 and 374N0131. The text “YWCA” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Unidentified person in costume milking goat, probably at Pacific International Livestock Exposition

Photograph, taken from the side, showing an unidentified person in costume sitting on a stool, facing to the left, and milking a goat. The person is wearing a hat, face paint, leggings, socks, and sneakers. A second unidentified person, partially outside the frame, is holding the goat’s lead rope. The photograph was probably taken at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

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.

Dancers holding dresses

A group of dancers poses while holding the sheer edges of their costume dresses. The four front women kneel, while the others stand. A patterned curtain can be seen in the background, as well as a light hanging from the ceiling (negative 5 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Performers in costume at Earl Carroll's Vanities Road Show, Portland

Performers posing for a group photograph at Earl Carroll’s vanities road show at the Mayfair Theatre in Portland. The women are wearing long skirts with flower motifs with a matching top and decorative hat. A man kneels in the center of a group, wearing a hat and holding two pistols (negative 15 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Children in park play

Photograph showing two young people wearing period costumes, and clasping hands. One is wearing a dress with loose sleeves and a waist tie, while the other is wearing a long jacket and knee-length pants (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artists Ball at Alderwood Golf Club

Photograph showing party-goers in costume at the Artists Ball at Alderwood Golf Club in Northeast Portland. A woman wearing a sequined top and bottom dances in front of onlookers, some seated on the ground. The floor is littered with paper streamers (negative 18 of 19).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Artists Ball at Alderwood Golf Club

Photograph showing party-goers in costume at the Artists Ball at Alderwood Golf Club in Northeast Portland. One man is dressed as Uncle Sam, while another person behind him is dressed as a clown (negative 4 of 19).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland city parks, kids' circus

Children dressed as animals stand outside Portland City Hall. Several children appear to be dressed as sheep, while two others hold poles with paper chains hanging between them (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women welders masquerade party

People dressed in costume for a women welder masquerade party, likely in Portland. They’re walking out a arched doorway, towards the camera (negative 4 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland neighborhood children playing in garage

Portland children, dressed in costume, playing in a garage. One boy is holding a pole with a small animal on it, while several others have mustaches painted on their faces. Two children are holding a cardboard sign reading “Chinese War Relief Party, Admission 10 cents” (negative 25 of 28). Original sleeve title: Kids on our block.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Jefferson High School, Latin Club

Jim Blue and two other members of the Jefferson High School Latin Club in Portland. Blue is kneeling down and holding the sandal of another student, who stands against a stair handrail. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 16, 1948 (negative 14 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Frank Mallory and Monte Herring, Jefferson High School Latin Club

Frank Mallory and Monte Herring, members of the Jefferson High School Latin Club, stage a sword fight during a club banquet. They’re wearing togas, and people are watching the pair from a long table. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 16, 1948 (negative 4 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People posing with car, possibly at county fair

Photograph of eight young women, a boy, and a man posing with an automobile parked on the lawn next to a building, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The four women on the left are wearing matching costumes consisting of capelets, short dresses with a cross on the chest, and matching caps. The four women on the right are wearing matching costumes that include hats, neckerchiefs, and fringed vests. The man is wearing a suit and the boy is wearing a uniform. The people in the photograph are unidentified. Also see image Nos. 374N0575, 374N0585, 374N0587, 374N0588, 374N0589, 374N0590, 374N0592, and 374N0612.

Costumed young woman holding rabbit

Photograph of an unidentified young woman holding a rabbit. The woman is standing in the aisle between rows of cages, and she is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Three costumed young women with cattle

Photograph of three unidentified young women posing with cattle. The women are wearing matching costumes consisting of a neckerchief and fringed vests, skirts, and armguards. They are standing on a lawn, and onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image Nos. 374N0575 and 374N0586. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Woman with rooster on shoulder

Photograph of an unidentified woman in a costume, looking upward at a rooster perched on her shoulder. The woman is standing outside the doors to a building. The photograph was likely taken at the annual Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland.

Santa Claus in Portland

A man dressed as Santa Claus, sitting on a decorative chair and wearing a long beard and hat (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Costumed young woman posing with chicken

Photograph of an unidentified young woman standing in front of a cage and posing with a chicken perched on top of the cage. The young woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet, a short dress with a cross on the chest, and a matching cap. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Young woman posing with two calves

Photograph of an unidentified young woman kneeling between two calves, possibly at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon. The woman is wearing a costume consisting of a capelet and a short dress with a cross on the chest. Onlookers and buildings are visible in the background. Also see image No. 374N0586.

Suey Sing members with instruments and lion-dance costume

Full-length portrait showing members of the Suey Sing Chamber of Labor and Commerce posing with instruments and a lion-dance costume. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, December 8, 1933, under the headline “Prepare ‘Hot Time’ in Chinatown.” The photograph had the following caption: “Leaders and regalia which will head a parade Sunday through Chinatown by Suey Sing tongmen celebrating their establishment in new headquarters at 510 Southwest 2d avenue. The man-footed lion, which will dance through the streets, is pictured in the foreground and is surrounded by the banners and other paraphernalia which will flank it during the parade.” The photograph accompanied a story about the upcoming celebration, headlined “Local Chinese to Celebrate in Big Parade.”

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