Portrait of the John Holmason Family at home


Portrait of the John Holmason Family at home


Sepia-toned image of a family on the front steps of a house, the parents seated in chairs and the children standing on the steps in front of them. There are flower boxes on the porch and fresh flowers hang from the eaves of the porch. All appear to be dressed in their best clothes, and Mr. and Mrs. Holmason as well as their oldest child wear corsages. Since the clothing worn in this picture is the same as that worn in WMCpic_012008, it is very likely that these two pictures together form a 'before and after' set of images, showing the family at their 'old' home, the tent, and then at their new, stick-built home. The Holmasons came to Oregon in the early 1900s from Hungary with their two oldest children, August and Josephine, as part of the Hungarian work force recruited by Orenco Nursery. Listed in the 1910 census as owning their home in Orenco and judging by the ages of the children in the image, this picture was very likely taken in celebration of moving into their new house. (See WCMpic_012008 and WCMpic_012007 for other images of this family.)
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Date Created

circa 1910


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