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Original Format

6 photos on black paper album page

Original Size

6.5 x 9.5 in


Clockwise from lower left:

Lower left, Photo 1: woman in dark buttoned coat or dress, wearing glasses, in front of draped backdrop (this woman seen also in Album 1, p12 verso, now smiling);

Center left, Photo 2: young person in pants and plaid jacket straddling bicycle in front of house or garage;

Upper left, Photo 3: school portrait of girl wearing plaid dress or blouse, bow in hair, pigtails;

Center, Photo 4: woman and man seated side-by-side in studio portrait, woman wearing black dress with decorative applique at bosom, man seated on edge of woman's chair in light pants, dark suit jacket, striped tie and tall fedora;

Upper right, Photo 5: portrait of woman in dark sweater over white blouse collar, smiling, inscribed "From Lorna Jane";

Lower right, Photo 6: young girl seated in studio shot wearing white dress with tousled hair, in front of draped background


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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