Portrait of Alex Duncan, Clatsop man

Title

Portrait of Alex Duncan, Clatsop man

Description

Portrait of Alex (or Alexander) Duncan, a member of the Clatsop tribe who attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School and Chemawa School. He entered the school at age 16 in November 1884. He is leaning on a book in this photograph, possibly indicating that this was a graduation portrait. Based on other similar photographs in the Pacific University Archives and on the dates when the photographer was active, this photograph was most likely taken in Salem between 1886-1888. (See: Robinson, Oregon Photographers, 1993, p. 394.)

Identifier

PUApic_008364.jpg

Date

1886-1888

Other Media

[front] W. P. Johnson, Salem, Or. [back] Alex Duncan