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Original Format

Paper album page and one photo print

Original Size

Album page: 12.7 x 9.7 in


Paper album page with one mounted black & white photo of a man in shirt, slacks, and tie, standing on pavement

Empty photo corners on page indicate up to three missing photos.

Inscribed in cursive handwriting in ballpoint ink: lower left "Franke Griggs" (part of inscription is torn off); center: "Aunt Ella"; alongside photo at upper right: "William Griggs"; lower right: "LaVern Edwards my step niece"


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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