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Oregon Girl's Photograph Album
MC303  
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Description
Extensive collection 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 immigrant.
Background
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.
Extent
1 volume 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
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.