Item 373G0037 - Vice President Calvin Coolidge breaking ground for Roosevelt statue, Portland

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Vice President Calvin Coolidge breaking ground for Roosevelt statue, Portland


  • 1922-08-15 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 3.25 x 4.25 in

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Photograph showing Vice President Calvin Coolidge turning the first shovelful of earth during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt statue in Portland’s south park blocks on Tuesday, August 15, 1922. A crowd is watching in the background. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 373G0032 and 379G0023, that was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Wednesday, August 13, 1922. The photographs were published under the headline “When The First Earth Was Turned.” This photograph had the following caption: “The vice president caught in the act.” See additional related image Nos. 373G0031, 373G0034, 373G0035, and 373G0036.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 373; 0373G037

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1.6 MiB


June 7, 2018 4:24 PM

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