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1932 Portland 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 similar photograph, image No. 371N2994, was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on June 5, 1932, under the headline “New Festival Queen and Her Royal Princesses.” That 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.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Vincent, Ralph

United States Marines marching in Portland Rose Festival grand floral parade

Photograph showing a detachment of U. S. Marines marching at the head of the Portland Rose Festival’s grand floral parade on Friday, June 15, 1917. They are marching south on Sixth Street (now Southwest Sixth Avenue) near the intersection with Morrison Street (now Southwest Morrison Street). Spectators are lining the street. See related image Nos. 376G0106, 376G0153, 376G0154, 376G0155, 376G0156, 376G0157, 376G0158, and 376G0159.

Portland Rose Festival Queen Nina Kitts and King Mac Lewis

Photograph showing Rose Festival Queen Nina Kitts and King Mac Lewis riding in an open-topped car and raising their clasped hands. The photograph was taken on June 13 or 14, 1917. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Journal on Thursday, June 14, 1917. See related image Nos. 376G0105, 376G0106, 376G0154, 376G0155, 376G0156, 376G0157, 376G0158, and 376G0159.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Shirley Fowler posing with baking ingredients

Half-length portrait of Shirley Fowler, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Franklin High School. Fowler was later selected as the Rose Festival queen. She is standing at a table, facing slightly left, and smiling. On the table in front of her are a mixing bowl, a plate of eggs, a canister of baking powder, a bottle of liquid, and a canister of Hershey’s cocoa. She is holding a sifter in one hand. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “INVADER—Shirley Louise Fowler, Franklin high school princess, takes over the home economics laboratory to indulge her favorite pastime, baking a chocolate cake. (Good, too!).” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0287, 375A0288, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Vincent, Ralph

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Margaret Grasle, sitting at piano

Half-length portrait of Margaret Grasle, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Lincoln High School. She is sitting at a piano with one hand on the keys. She is facing right, looking toward the front, and smiling. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal “News & Views” section on Sunday, May 24, 1942. The page featured photographs of each Rose Festival princess and a brief story headlined “Princesses Off Duty.” This photograph had the following caption: “PRACTICED WOMAN — That’s Margaret (‘Peggy’) Grasle, Lincoln high school princess and piano student for the last five years, taking time off from Rose Festival preparations to work on arrangements for the boys’ glee club, for which she is accompanist.” See related image Nos. 375A0281, 375A0282, 375A0283, 375A0284, 375A0285, 375A0286, 375A0287, and 375A0292, which were published on the same page. Image note: The unconfirmed date “5/19/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Vincent, Ralph

1942 Portland Rose Festival court and crown bearer at coronation

Photograph showing Portland Rose Festival Queen Shirley Fowler on her throne at her crowning in the Portland Public Auditorium (now the Keller Auditorium) on June 10, 1042. Gathered around her are the Rose Festival princesses and the crown bearer. In the bottom row, from left, are Jean Hart from Jane Addams High School; Marlene Hohenleitner, crown bearer; and Leona Kunce from Girls Polytechnic High School. In the center row, from left, are Margaret Ann Tate from Commerce High School; Margaret Grasle from Lincoln High School; Janis Korlann from Grant High School; and Madelyn Devaney from Jefferson High School. In the back row, from left, are Janet Newman from Washington High School; Fowler, from Franklin High School; and Jean Grashorn from Roosevelt High School. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the second page of a two-page spread of Rose Festival photographs published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 11, 1942. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower left corner of the image.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Janis Korlann, Grant High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Janis Korlann, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Grant High School. She is smiling, facing to the left, and looking toward the front. She is wearing a blouse or dress and a corsage. The text “Rose Festival / Princess / Janis Karlann [sic] / Grant HS” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0301 and 375A0302.

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 and facing slightly right. 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. 375A0303 and 375A0304.

1942 Portland Rose Festival Princess Leona Kunce, Girls Polytechnic High School

Head and shoulders portrait of Leona Kunce, the 1942 Portland Rose Festival princess from Girls Polytechnic High School. She is facing slightly left and is looking upward and toward the front. She is wearing a blouse or dress and a corsage. The text “Rose Festival princess 1942 / Leona Kuntz [sic] / Girls Poly HS” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 375A0306 and 375A0308.

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, looking to the left, 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. 375A0312 and 375A0314.

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 front, smiling, and looking upward and to the left. 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, 375A0325, and 375A0326.

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 front and smiling. 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 375A0326.

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 seated, facing slightly right, and looking to the left. She is smiling and 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. 375A0327, 375A0328, and 375A0330.

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 seated, facing front, and looking to the left. She is smiling and 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. 375A0327, 375A0328, and 375A0329.

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 left, and looking toward the front. She is wearing a dress and corsage. The text “Melva [sic] – Lin 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. 375A0336 and 375A0337.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Joan Williams, Washington High School

Head and shoulders 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 to the left, and smiling. She 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. 375A0342, 375A0343, and 375A0344.

1945 Portland Rose Festival Princess Joan Williams, Washington High School

Head and shoulders 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 left. 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 375A0344.

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 toward the front, and smiling. She is wearing a dress 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. 375A0345, 375A0346, and 375A0347.

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

Head and shoulders portrait of composer Charles Wakefield Cadman facing right. He is outdoors at Union Station in Portland and is wearing a hat, scarf, and overcoat. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N0135, was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal on January 20, 1927, the day Cadman arrived in Portland on a trip to plan that year’s Rose Festival pageant, of which he served as director general. The photographs were published under the headline “Getting Ready for June’s Roses.” See additional related image Nos. 371N0396 and 371N0393. Image note: The name “Cadman” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Junior Portland Rose Festival parade

A girl dressed as a carousel at the Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. A float and other people dressed for the parade can be seen in the background (negative 2 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival Court at Veterans Hospital

Princess Carol of the 1951 Rose Festival court presents a rose to Beuford Ledbetter during a visit the Veterans Hospital in Portland. Ledbetter is holding the rose with one hand, and appears to be missing it left arm. Dr. G.F. Asbury stands at the other side of Carol. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 7, 1951 (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Rose Festival Court at Veterans Hospital

Rose Festival Queen Gloria Krieger sings for an audience in front of Veterans Hospital in Portland, during a visit with the Rose Festival Court. She stands in front of a microphone while holding a scepter, with other court members standing behind. A similar photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 7, 1951 (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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