The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - circa 1928


The Sheik, Portland, Oregon - Davies

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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. The slang term was inspired by the 1921 film starring Rudolph Valentino. This particular photo is likely a publicity photo for a dancer, taken in Portland by George W. Davies, known for his show business portraits.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1065
Photographer George W. Davies
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Performers, Portraits
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Photographer's Number No