Item 371N0459 - Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking oath of office

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Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking oath of office


  • 1933-07-01 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing (from left) George R. Funk, Burton K. Lawson, O. R. Bean, Joseph K. Carson, and J. E. Bennett standing in a row in the council chambers at Portland City Hall on Saturday, July 1, 1933. 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: “Scene in the council chambers today as the choice of the Portland voters last November succeeded Mayor [George L.] Baker. From left—City Auditor Funk reading Carson’s oath of office; Burton K. Lawson, newly appointed chief of police; O. R. Bean, new city commissioner; Mayor Carson taking his oath, and Commissioner Bennett, who began his four-year term today.” See related image Nos. 371N0452, 371N0453, 371N0467, and 371N0469.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N459

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1.2 MiB


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