Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors, of a young man facing front. He is wearing a hat, coat, and button-up shirt, and has his hands in his coat pockets. A cropped version of this photograph and related image No. 371N1507, depicting Lessard’s son Joseph, were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, October 25, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Whalers.” The photographs had the following caption: “Edward O. Lessard, arrested for harpooning whale in Oregon slough. The deep sea denizen had been a rare novelty to 150,000 more more Oregon and Washington folk. Below—Lessard’s son, Joe taken with him.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Slough Whale Slayers Held; Body Unfound.” Image note: The name “Joe Lessard” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.