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Original Format

3 photos on a black paper album page, 1 loose photo below

Original Size

6.5 x 9.5 in


Left, Photo 1: man and woman with young boy standing on a concrete path outside a house: man in 3-piece pinstripe suit & patterned tie, woman in fur coat, black gloves and checked skirt, boy in military-style beret, double-breasted overcoat and dark pants;

Center, Photo 2: portrait of woman wearing glasses, pin-stripe jacket and white blouse with wide collar, first letter of inscription is obscured by photo corner, remaining inscription reads "ander";

Right, Photo 3: 3 adults outside in front of a house on a dirt path and wire/wood fence. One woman wears a light top and dark skirt underneath a white apron with white shoes, man in the middle wears dark trousers, white shirt, and light jacket and fedora, the other woman wears white blouse and skirt with black shoes and purse;

Loose photo, Photo 4 (back): inscribed "Mrs. BeRie Johnson/Sept 1937/Gary Indiana"


All dates (unless specified in inscription) are approximate.

Many of the individuals depicted in these photographs remain unknown. Oregon Black Pioneers appreciates and welcomes information from the public which could help identify the subjects of this collection.


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