Portrait of Roscoe Dixon

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Portrait of Roscoe Dixon


  • 1881? (Creation)


black-and-white prints (photographs); 5 x 7 inches

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A bust portrait of Roscoe Dixon. He is wearing a light-colored striped suit and has a handlebar moustache. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Roscoe Lee Dixon. Owner of Roscoe's Oyster House, Astoria, Oreg. Born in 1843. born in Richmond, Va. Sent by Underground Railroad to New Bedford, Mass. Later came west with part of the family and lived in Astoria until Railroad came to Portland, lost their business & moved to Seattle. 1 son- Chester Dixon born in Astoria about 1881?" The photograph is a copy print from an earlier photograph.

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No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

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Dixon family photographs, Org. Lot 1421, Item 004

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