Portland, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Publicity Photo of a Dancer in Portland - Fink Studio

    A Dancer in a Classic Art Deco Pose - c. 1929

    An unknown performer strikes an Art Deco pose for this publicity photo by Fink Studio in Portland, probably in 1929. Learn More
  2. A Music Hall Fiddler - Joseph Buchtel

    A Music Hall Fiddler - circa 1875

    First seen in Britain in the 1830s, by the 1870s the popularity of music halls had spread to most good-sized towns in the Pacific Northwest Learn More
  3. Adagio Dancers in Portland - Fink Studio

    Adagio Dancers in Portland - c. 1930

    In the 1920s, acrobatic dance routines became extremely fashionable and the dances were either described as ‘whirlwind’ or ‘adagio’. Adagio dances were slower, and often involved the partners holding a pose for some period of time. Learn More
  4. Blackface Performer in Portland - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Blackface Performer in Portland - circa 1900

    An unnamed vaudeville performer is captured in his blackface persona in the publicity photo from Portland at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  5. Five Young Ladies Rehearsing Their Parts - Gifford

    Five Young Ladies Rehearsing Their Parts - c. 1892

    In this early Benjamin Gifford photo, we see five girls in matching dresses apparently rehearsing for a stage performance. Learn More
  6. Jazz Age Flapper "Twins", Portland - George W. Davies

    Jazz Age Flapper "Twins", Portland - c. 1928

    This publicity photo was taken by George Davies in Portland. Show business photographs were a specialty of his. Learn More
  7. Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland

    Publicity Shot for "Pretty Babies" in Portland - 1929

    An unknown performer shows a lot of leg in this publicity photo for the show "Pretty Babies", performed in Portland in the summer of 1929. Learn More
  8. The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - Davies

    The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - circa 1928

    The "sheik" of the 1920s was in many ways the male equivalent of the flapper - a hip young man who liked jazz and danced the foxtrot, and rebelled against the ethics of his parents' generation. Learn More
  9. Vaudeville Dancer, Portland Publix Theatre - Davies

    Vaudeville Dancer, Portland Publix Theatre - c. 1928

    This publicity photo of a vaudeville dancer was taken by Portland photographer George Davies, near the end of the "roaring twenties". Learn More
  10. Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - George W. Davies

    Young Woman Costumed as an Indian, Portland - c. 1915

    This young woman is wearing an elaborate (though not particularly authentic) costume, and appears to be in a wig and in redface. Learn More

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