Item 371N2938 - Tommy Luke playing Santa at Christmas party for orphans

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Tommy Luke playing Santa at Christmas party for orphans


  • 1934-12-18 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of children gathered around a man dressed as Santa Claus, crouching in front of a stack of wrapped gifts. The man is Tommy Luke; the children are unidentified. This photograph and two others were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on December 18, 1934, under the headline “Breakfast Clubbers Prove Santa Real.” The photographs accompanied a story about the party, titled “Santa Claus Hails Orphans at Breakfast.” The party was held at Hotel Portland, and more than 100 children attended. The party included music and clowns, and the children were given gifts and gray tin helmets. See image No. 371N0477, which was published with this image, and image No. 371N0962, which was not published with the story but may also have been taken at the party.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N2938

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1.5 MiB


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