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Original Format

Paper album page with black & white photo; one loose photo

Original Size

Album page: 12.7 x 9.7 in


Same image as Album 2, p07a recto, with loose photo at bottom reversed to show inscription and stamps.

Back of loose photo is stamped: Left: "American Studios / Jul 22 1940 / LaCrosse, Wis."; Right: "Let me enlarge this picture or any other for $1 / R. Lee Thomas - Beloit, Ala."; inscribed in cursive handwriting upper right: "Bro (?) Wm. Thomas"


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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“Courtesy of Oregon Black Pioneers Historic Photograph Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, Portland State University Library. [Image title]”

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