August and Myrtle Blassing, travelling with friends and baggage

Title

August and Myrtle Blassing, travelling with friends and baggage

Description

A photograph of August and Myrtle Blassing Family with two children and another woman, next to a loaded cart. This photograph probably dates to around 1910.

August Blassing was born in Baden, Germany in 1876, and came to the Unites States in 1891. Myrtle Brown Blassing was born in Iowa. They came to Oregon sometime in the early 1900s, and settled in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon before World War I.

The Blassings are standing on steps leading up to what appears to be a loading platform, next to a cart piled high with baggage, chests, and rolled bundles. 'Myrtle' and 'August' stand in back. A power pole stands upright in the background.
[front] [pen] Myrtle. August.

Date Created

circa 1910s

Medium

gelatin silver prints

Identifier

WCMpic_015972

Rights

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Collection