Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors, of A. L. Kates, editor of the Claremore Daily Progress in Claremore, Oklahoma. He is facing front and wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, tie, and glasses. He has a flower and a ribbon attached to his lapel. On the ribbon is the text: The following text is visible on the ribbon: “47th Annual Convention and Tour / National Editorial Association / through Redwood Empire to San Francisco and Los Angeles.” The photograph was taken in July 1932, when NEA members stopped in Portland on their way to the convention in San Francisco. Image note: The text “A. L. Kates of Claremore, Okl.” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. Another name was also written on the negative, then crossed out.