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Original Format

4 photos on black paper album page, 1 loose photo below

Original Size

6.5 x 9.5 in


Lower left, Photo 1: woman wearing houndstooth pattern suit, jacket and hat posed in a studio; upper left, Photo 2: woman wearing floral print dress and white headband or hat posed in front of a curtain;

Center, Photo 3: woman and man standing on porch of brick house, man in dark Navy uniform, woman wearing man's military beret and wearing white blouse and dark skirt, porch chair behind them;

Right, Photo 4: group of adults outside a single-story building, dressed for church or similar function;

Loose photo, Photo 5: woman in dark suit and lighter coat opening purse next to man in dark suit and fedora (probably same event as pictured in Photo 4)


Buildings in Photo 4 correspond to images of buildings in Vanport, Oregon, 1943-48.

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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