Item 371N0452 - Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting police chief’s star to Burton K. Lawson

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Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting police chief’s star to Burton K. Lawson


  • 1933-07-01 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing new Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson pinning the police chief’s badge on Burton K. Lawson’s lapel as an unidentified man watches. The photograph was taken in the city council chambers on Saturday, July 1, 1933, when Carson and Lawson were sworn in. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on July 1, 1933, under the headline “Joseph K. Carson Jr. Becomes Mayor.” The photograph had the following caption: “Carson pins chief’s star on on Lawson.” See related image Nos. 371N0453, 371N0459, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N452

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1.4 MiB


May 22, 2018 9:59 AM

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