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January 2017

Ross Family at Wheatland

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Photo Highlights|Tags: , , , , , |

https://www.willametteheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Ross-Family-at-Wheatland-e1484076771842.jpg This Ross family photo shows Joseph Benjamin Ross, his wife Lillie Mae Ross and their son Elmer Ross with their dog "Snipe" [...]

September 2016

Elliott Family Photos — Maybe?

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Photo Highlights|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott taken October 1937.  Photo Source: Willamette Heritage Center 0082.029.0002.004. This photograph, inscribed "Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott taken October 1937. Born Jan. [...]

February 2016

April 2015

December 2014

Nanninga Family, 1949

December 6th, 2014|Categories: Photo Highlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Inevitably, every local historical society ends up with materials in their collection with only a passing connection to their geographic location.  Such is the case with this photo.  It was part of a family collection for a woman who ended up in our area (Salem, Oregon), but it appears that the majority of these relatives lived in Kansas.  What’s a museum to do?  Gratuitously post these materials on the internet so that if anyone is looking for them, they can find them. Photo: Willamette Heritage Center, 63.1.64.1.10. Group portrait of the Nanninga Family taken June 9, 1946.  Left to right are Edward Nanninga, Mrs. T.M. (Emma) Tharpe, Mrs. Henry (Elizabeth) Sand, Mrs. Galena Klager, […]

November 2014

October 2014

What ever happened to the $5 shoe?

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: History Tidbits, People, Photo Highlights|Tags: , , , |

“This Spring discriminating men are turning to Friendly Five Shoes for the best in footwear. Their superior quality and style leadership plus the fact that every pair sells for five dollars is the reason. You too, will learn that they are indeed fine shoes for less. Try a pair.” Friendly Five shoes were a brand developed by the Jarman Shoe Company founded in 1924 by James Franklin Jarman and William Hatch Wemyss, both former salesmen for the Carter Shoe Company in Nashville, Tennessee. The shoes were made of genuine calf or kid leather and billed as “friendly to the feet.” […]