of snapshot portraits and scenes illustrating family and social
life in Grants Pass and Portland (Oregon) during and shortly
after WWI through the eyes of Marie Anensen, a young Norwegian
Marie Anensen was a young Norwegian immigrant. Her father
Abraham Anensen (1868–after 1920), who was a baker, brought the
family to the United States in 1905, and Marie graduated either
from Grants Pass High School or from Washington High School
(Portland) in 1916 or 1917. Later in life, she resided in
Portland with her sister Ragna (1902-1986) and worked as a
bookkeeper in the Jones Lumber Co.
52 stock album leaves. Three real photo postcards
circa 8.5 x 13 cm and 435 original gelatin silver photographs,
including three large loosely inserted photos circa 19.5 x 24
cm, 303 larger mounted photos, circa 8 x 13.5 cm, and 129
smaller ones, circa 5 x 7.5 cm. Three large loose photos signed
"Acme Photo" in negative. The vast majority of the mounted
photos are dated and captioned in white manuscript ink. The
compiler's name is written in white ink on the inner side of
the front board. With two Oregon newspaper clippings dedicated
to the victory in WWI mounted at rear.
26 x 30.5 centimeters
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