Item 371N0469 - Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing document at his inauguration

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Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing document at his inauguration


  • 1933-07-01 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing a document in the city council chambers at his swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 1933. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 2, 1933, under the headline “Signing on the Dotted Line.” The photograph had the following caption: “Thereby completing the official routine of becoming mayor of Portland. Thus Mayor Carson took full grip of the reins and began his four-year term Saturday as mayor of the City of Roses, succeeding George L. Baker. An assemblage that overflowed the council chambers witnessed the ceremony midst [sic] a profusion of flowers.” The photograph accompanied two stories about the new mayor and the inauguration events, headlined “Mayor Carson Pledges Economy” and “Mayor Busy Opening Day.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0459, and 371N0467.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N469

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1.3 MiB


May 22, 2018 9:59 AM

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