Woman painting as part of WPA project

Open original Objeto digital

Elementos de identidad

Código de referencia

OrgLot1284_0044_7

Nombre y localización del repositorio

Nivel de descripción

Unidad documental simple

Título

Woman painting as part of WPA project

Fecha(s)

  • 1936 - 1938 (Creación)

Extensión

Photograph; safety film; 4 x 5 in.

Nombre del productor

(1909-1998)

Historia biográfica

Alfred Anthony Monner was born on August 1, 1909, in Northeast Portland, Oregon. After spending much of his adolescence in the Kaskela and Madras areas, he later returned to Portland to attend Washington High School. Around this time, he also developed an interest in photography. After briefly attending Linfield College, he worked for Brubaker Surveys doing aerial photography, and as a printer for Photo Art Studio.

From 1936 to 1938, he worked as a photographer for the Oregonian newspaper in Portland, before being laid off. In 1938, he was hired as a photographer for the Oregon Journal newspaper, where he would stay until 1975. During his time as a photographer in Portland, Monner maintained friendships with fellow photographers in the area, including long-time friend Ray Atkeson. In the 1930s, he met Minor White, then a young freelancer living in Portland, and Monner later took master classes from him after White gained national recognition. Monner was also a member of the Oregon Camera Club. Beyond his commercial work for the Journal, Monner maintained a long-term personal interest in photography. He created photographs of Portland's Roma community, still-life scenes, landscapes, and portraits of everyday life in Oregon.

An avid outdoorsman as a young man, Monner was a member of the Mazamas, a mountaineering group in the Portland area, and was later a founding member of the Wy'East Climbers. Despite not considering himself a real climber, he summited Mount Hood 12 times, and also climbed Mount St. Helens. He continued to be a regular climber until the 1960s.

After retiring, Al Monner continued to take photographs for the Portland Art Museum. He died in 1998 after suffering a series of strokes.

Área de contenido y estructura

Alcance y contenido

A seated woman paints at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. She is holding a brush and leaning towards a framed painting, which is resting on a carved wooden stand (negative 7 of 11).

Sistema de arreglo

Condiciones de acceso y uso de los elementos

Condiciones de acceso

Acceso físico

Acceso técnico

Condiciones

Idiomas del material

  • eng

Escritura(s) de los documentos

Notas sobre las lenguas y escrituras

Instrumentos de descripción

Elementos de adquisición y valoración

Historial de custodia

Origen del ingreso

Valoración, selección y eliminación

Acumulaciones

Elementos de material relacionado

Existencia y localización de originales

Al Monner news negatives; Org. Lot 1284; Box 3; 44-7

Existencia y localización de copias

Unidades de descripción relacionadas.

Descripciones relacionadas

Elemento notas

Notas especializadas

Identificador/es alternativo(os)

Área de control de la descripción

Reglas o convenciones

Fuentes

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por autoridad

Tipo de puntos de acceso

Objeto digital metadatos

Objeto digital (Ejemplar original), área de permisos

Objeto digital (Referencia), área de permisos

Objeto digital (Miniatura), área de permisos

Área de Ingreso