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General John J. Pershing saluting at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing General John J. Pershing facing to the left and saluting. Behind him, at right, is a group of men in military dress. The photograph was taken at Union Station in Portland on Sunday, January 18, 1920. Pershing stopped in Portland during a tour to inspect military bases around the United States. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 373G0154, 373G0156, 373G0160, and 373G0161, was one of seven published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on January 19, 1920, under the headline “A ‘Moving Picture’ of General Pershing’s Day in Portland From His Welcome at Train to His Farewell.” This photograph had the caption: “An excellent photograph of Pershing standing at a military salute.” Also see image Nos. 373G0155, 373G0157, 373G0158, and 373G0159.