Item 375A0321 - 1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

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1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony


  • 1944-05-27 (Creation)


Photograph; safety film; 3.125 x 4.125 in

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Photograph showing the 1944 Portland Rose Festival queen, Jo Anne Bush (center) surrounded by her court at the selection ceremony on May 27, 1944. The ceremony was held at the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium). A cropped and reversed version of this photograph and image No. 375A0280 were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on May 28, 1944. This photograph had the following caption: “POSED FOR THE FIRST TIME as rule of the realm of Rosaria for 1944, Queen Jo Anne Bush of Grant high school, is pictured wearing her jeweled crown and surrounded by her royal court of princesses following their selection at The Auditorium Saturday night. Front, from [right]—Princesses Francesca Haffner, Roosevelt; Harriet McGill, Franklin; Barbara Lee Patterson, Lincoln; Josephine Schulberg, Girls Polytechnic. Rear row from [right]—Rebecca Larkin, Jane Addams; Arlene Boehi, Jefferson; Erna Gawehn, Washington, and Lorraine McCrea, High School of Commerce.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline “Jo Anne Bush New Queen of Rosaria” and the subheading “Blonde, Green-Eyed Grant High Senior Wins Vote of Rose Festival Judges.” See additional related image Nos. 375A0317, 375A0319, and 375A0322.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 375; 375A0321

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