Five children stand on different steps of a staircase, each holding up a sign with one word written on it. Beginning at the top of the staircase, the signs read, "Thank you for helping us." The children smile and look up at the camera. The photograph is taken at an angle, looking down at the children. They are kindergartners who attend the Volunteers of America day nursery for working mothers. This is part of a fundraiser for the United Way. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "United Fund Thank You stunt with children - Diane Hart, Wayne Michigami, Debra Cote, Bruce McKay, Debra Mayer." This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on October 30, 1958 (negative 1 of 2).
A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume shakes the hands of children watching the Fairy Tale Parade in downtown Portland, Oregon. He shakes hands with a girl on the sidewalk while reaching down to shake hands with another child seated on the street. They are part of a large crowd watching the parade (negative 6 of 9).
A child sits in a wheelchair while watching the 1954 Portland Rose Festival from an open window. A woman stands behind the wheelchair, with one hand on each handle. Two balloons are tied to the chair (negative 10 of 14).
Portland Beaver catcher Joe Rossi and “Miss Oswego” Karen Kruse, standing with 3-year-old Jeffrey Patterson (holding bat) and Kent Huth (kneeling with mitt). Rossi holds an umbrella over the children as the group stands on a baseball field, most likely at Vaughn Street Park. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, July 1, 1954 (negative 3 of 4).
7-year-old Joan Rose Papasadero with a gibbon, “Cheetie,” at her home at 27 S.E. 53rd Avenue in Portland. Cheetie hangs from the mantle of a fireplace as Papasadero holds one of his arms. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 9, 1954 (negative 2 of 5).
Children stand outside a bakery during the Washington County Fair Centennial, most likely in Hillsboro. A large multi-tiered cake is displayed in a window, with frosting that reads “100th anniversary, Washington County Fair, ‘Pioneers on Parade’” (negative 8 of 11).
Carole Christal tying a white scarf on the neck of Roger Christal who is preparing to participate in the 1955 Junior Rose Festival Parade. Roger Christal wears a satin sailor suit and stands beside his bicycle which is decorated with streamers and fabric roses (negative 1 of 3).
A child laces skates on the side of the frozen pond at Westmoreland Park. A bicycle sits on its side in the snow in the foreground, several groups of skaters are on the ice in the background (negative 1 of 3).
A teacher, identified in the Oregon Journal as Marion Multine, instructs a group of Navajo girls how to write checks. She is standing pointing with a ruler at a board with monetary amounts listed. A group of seven girls sit around a table holding pencils writing in practice check books. This photograph was printed in the February 12, 1956 issue of the Oregon Journal under the headline "Training Navajo Youngsters for Northwest Living is Main Project at Chemawa" (negative 14 of 14).
Three girls around a dictation machine. One is seated in front of the machine holding the microphone to her mouth, one is standing holding a knob on the machine, and a third is seater to the right of the frame watching. Some photographs from this series were printed in the February 12, 1956 issue of the Oregon Journal under the headline "Training Navajo Youngsters for Northwest Living is Main Project at Chemawa" (negative 5 of 14).
A woman and a young girl Identified in the Oregon Journal as Priscilla and Penelope Colt (wife and daughter of Portland Art Museum director Thomas C. Colt) stand against a wall looking at a bronze sculpture The Great Warrior of Montauban (1898) by Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) from the Walter Chrysler Jr. Collection exhibition at Portland Art Museum. This photograph was printed in the Feb 10, 1956 issue of the Oregon Journal. (negative 3 of 16).
A group of five children are seated in front of a wood stove or boiler eating hot dogs. Two are seated on the floor, and three are sitting on barrels. Several illustrations of cartoon rabbits are tacked to the wall behind them. (negative 1 of 12).
A group of eight children posed on a wagon in front of a farmhouse. Three are seated at the driver's seat, while three are in the back and one is standing on the step on the side of the wagon. Several of them are holding easter baskets. (negative 2 of 12).
A man walks next to an ox pulling a carriage with children on it in a parade through Pendleton, OR. A small boy walks on the right side of the frame, riders on horses are on the left side of the frame (negative 2 of 12).
Two-year-old Larry Mills sits on the ground next to his black dog named Mutt. They sit on a rug in front of a sofa. A doll lies on the ground near Mills. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "Larry Mills, age 2, and dog, Mutt, who went along when Larry wandered from home at 1223 N.E. Killingsworth at 5am - dog's license tag provided clue to boys identity" (negative 2 of 3).
Two girls put their arms around a young donkey. To the right, a full grown donkey, the mother of the young colt, eats grass. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "Bambi, burrow (sic) at Southwood Park - with her 6-day-old colt" (negative 2 of 2).
A person dressed as a mouse interacts with children during the Fairy Tale parade in Portland. The woman has her arm extended towards children seated on the curb, who are smiling. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, November 25, 1949 (negative 1 of 21).
Three-year-old Donald Swanson, suffering from nephritis, with his mother Mrs. George Swanson and a man dressed as Santa Claus. Mrs. Swanson is holding a cake in front of Donald, for a belated birthday, who sits in a chair next to a tree. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 24, 1949 (negative 3 of 4).
An unidentified boy and Paula Kenworthy (right) seated on the ground with rabbits. The children are on a fur rug, each holding a rabbit toy, while the boy, dressed as a cowboy, reaches toward a live rabbit. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 12, 1950 (negative 1 of 8).