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George L. Baker, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Frank C. Riggs at Union Station, Portland

Full-length portrait of (from left) Portland Mayor George L. Baker, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Rose Festival association president Frank C. Riggs standing outside Union Station in Portland on January 20, 1927. The photograph was taken after Cadman’s arrival in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. Baker and Riggs greeted him at the station. That day, the Oregon Journal published a story about Cadman’s arrival, headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music,” along with two photos, on Page 18. See related image Nos. 371N0135, 371N0393, and 371N0394.

Charles Wakefield Cadman on trip to Portland to plan Rose Festival music

Head and shoulders portrait of a smiling man, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, facing front. He is outdoors at Union Station in Portland and is wearing an overcoat and scarf. The photograph was taken on January 20, 1927, when Cadman arrived in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. The Oregon Journal published a similar photograph, image No. 371N0394, on Page 18 that day, along with a story headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music.” See additional related image Nos. 371N0135 and 371N0136. Image note: The name “Cadman” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Frances Kanzler, 1932 Portland Rose Festival queen

Three-quarters portrait of Portland Rose Festival Queen Frances Kanzler, a senior at Washington High School, sitting on a throne and holding a large bouquet of roses. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “Queen Frances of Rosaria!” and with the following caption: Frances Kanzler of Washington high school.” The text “Queen Frances Kanzler” is written on the negative and is faintly visible at the bottom of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Vincent, Ralph

1942 Portland Rose Festival princess visiting patient at Shriners Hospital?

Photograph showing one of the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princesses with a young girl sitting on a bed. The photograph may have been taken on Thursday, June 11, 1942, when the Rose Festival court visited patients at Shriners Hospital in Portland. The princess and the girl are both unidentified. The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The Oregon Journal published two other photos of the Rose Festival court’s visit to the hospital on Friday, June 12, 1942.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Margaret Grasle, Lincoln High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Margaret Grasle, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Lincoln High School. She is facing right and is looking upward and toward the front. She is wearing a corsage and a short-sleeved blouse or dress. The text “Rose Festival / Princess / Margaret Grasle / 5/19/42 / Lincoln HS” is written on the negative sleeve. The month and day written on the sleeve are unconfirmed. See related image Nos. 375A0293, 375A0294, and 375A0296.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Jean Grashorn, Roosevelt High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Jean Grashorn, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Roosevelt High School. She is smiling, facing slightly right, and looking upward. She is wearing a dress, necklace, and corsage. The text “Rose Festival princess 1942 / Jean Grosborn [sic] / Roosevelt HS” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0304 and 375A0305.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Jean Hart, Jane Addams High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Jean Hart, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Jane Addams High School. She is facing left and looking toward the front. She is wearing a dress, necklace, and corsage. The text “Rose Festival princess 1942 / Jean Hart / Jane Adams [sic] HS” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0309 and 375A0311.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Madelyn Devaney, Jefferson High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Madelyn Devaney, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Jefferson High School. She is facing front and smiling. She is wearing a dress, necklace, and corsage. The text “Rose Festival princess 1942 / Madelyn Denady [sic] / Jefferson HS” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0313 and 375A0314.

1944 Portland Rose Festival court at selection ceremony

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.

Vincent, Ralph

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Carolyn Hobson, Jefferson High School

Half-length portrait of Carolyn Hobson, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Jefferson High School. She is facing right, smiling, and looking back over her shoulder. She is wearing a dress, necklace, and corsage. The text “Carol of Jeff – 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Carol / Jefferson HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0323, 375A0324, and 375A0325.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Virginia Walker, Grant High School

Half-length portrait of Virginia Walker, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Grant High School. She is facing to the right and smiling. She is wearing a dress and corsage. The text “Virginia – Grant – 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Virginia / Grant HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0328, 375A0329, and 375A0330.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Melba Bavaro, Girls Polytechnic High School

Half-length portrait of Melba Bavaro, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Girls Polytechnic High School. She is seated, facing slightly right, and looking toward the left. She is smiling and is wearing a dress and corsage. The text “Melva [sic] Poly – 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Melva [sic] / Girls Poly HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0331, 375A0333, and 375A0334.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Melba Heyser, Lincoln High School

Half-length portrait of Melba Heyser, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Lincoln High School. She is seated, facing front, and looking toward the left. She is wearing a dress and corsage. The text “Melva [sic] – Lincoln 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Melva [sic] / Lincoln HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0335 and 375A0336.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Adele Rasch, Jane Addams High School

Half-length portrait of Adele Rasch, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Jane Addams High School. She is seated and facing left. She is wearing a dress and corsage. The text “Adele – Jane Adams [sic] – 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Adela [sic] / Jane Adams HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0339 and 375A0340.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Joan Williams, Washington High School

Half-length portrait of Joan Williams, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Washington High School. She was later selected as the 1945 Rose Festival queen. She is seated, facing front, and looking to the right. She is smiling and is wearing a jacket or dress and a corsage. The text “Joan – Wash – 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Joan / Washington HS / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0341, 375A0342, and 375A0343.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Sylvia Sundberg, Commerce High School

Half-length portrait of Sylvia Sundberg, the 1945 Portland Rose Festival princess from Commerce High School. She is facing left, looking to the front, and smiling. She is wearing a dress, necklace, and corsage. The text “Sylvia – Comm 45” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. The text “Rose Festival / Princess Sylvia / Commerce HS? / 1945” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0346, 375A0347, and 375A0348.

1932 Rose Festival Queen Frances Kanzler with court

Portrait of the 1932 Rose Festival queen and princesses, all wearing matching dresses. The queen, Frances Kanzler, is sitting on a throne and is holding a bouquet of roses. The princesses are sitting on the dais around and below her. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “New Festival Queen and Her Royal Princesses.” The photograph had the following caption: “Queen Frances Kanzler, Washington high school senior, and her seven high school princes [sic] who will rule over Portland’s annual fiesta of the rose, June 16-17-18, in their royal robes. Front row, from left: Hazel May Bennett, Lincoln; Leone Hale Baker, Franklin; Florence Marie Kelly, Grant. Back row, from left: Miriam Alice Parsons, Roosevelt; Jeanne Van Dersal, High School of Commerce; Queen Frances; Garlyn Genevieve Morgan, Girls’ Polytechnic, and Ferol Helen Richardson, Jefferson.” A story about Frances Kanzler's selection as queen was published on the front page, and this photograph of the court accompanied the continuation of the story on Page 2.

Vincent, Ralph

Procession of Portland Rose Festival court

Photograph of a Royal Rosarian in a suit and cape escorting a woman into a park as spectators look on. She is wearing a gown and carrying a large bouquet. Behind them is a group of women who are also wearing gowns and carrying bouquets. This photograph was likely taken at the Portland Rose Festival on June 10, 1929, as festival queen Lenore Tamiesie (probably the woman at the front of the procession) and her court arrived at Laurelhurst Park for the queen’s crowning.

Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

A group of adolescent boys pulling a wooden cart holding a dummy during the 1954 Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. The appears to be wearing jeans, a checkered shirt, and leg cast. On the side of the cart of a sign reading “This Could Be You” (negative 8 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival parade

A photograph taken from a high angle and looking downward at the Portland Rose Festival parade on S.W. Broadway. A marching band is walking down the street, behind a line of people carrying flags. The Paramount Theatre can be seen at the right side of the frame, across from the J.J. Parker Theatre (negative 5 of 14).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rose Festival visitors at trailer camp

A group of people sits in under the canopy of a camping trailer. Five of them identified as Mr. and Mrs. Mervin F. Lyon of Long Beach, CA, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Van Meter of Santa Ana, CA, and Mr. and Mrs. Mack McCammon of Rosemead, CA are posing browsing a newspaper and a map of Portland while a sixth person identified as Dulcie Pridgeon of Phoenix, AZ is kneeling in front of them holding a camera. This photo was published in the June 8, 1956 issue of the Oregon Journal (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Queen Sharon Frey at rose show with Harry Wheatcroft, Sam McGredy, and Jess E. Parker winner of Nicholson Bowl

Photograph of four people, identified from left to right as Jess E. Parker of Corvallis, OR holding the Nicholson Bowl; Harry Wheatcroft of Nottinham, England; Rose Festival Queen Sharon Frey; and Sam McGredy of Portadown, Northern Ireland holding an envelope (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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