Attendees in redface at a Pacific University alumni dinner

Title

Attendees in redface at a Pacific University alumni dinner

Description

A photograph of attendees (probably alumni) wearing redface costumes at a Pacific University alumni dinner held sometime between 1957-1959. One man wears an feather headdress, while a server (probably a student) wears a costume with makeup in the background. A tipi and trees are visible as props behind them. There were at least two alumni dinners held at Pacific University during this time period, which were advertised under the title, "Pow-wow Dinner." The event did not actually include Native Americans. From photographs, it appears to have included: white performers dressed in wigs, makeup and costumes performing a fake "pow-wow" dance; attendees wearing Native-style chieftain headdresses; attendees being given headbands with feathers to wear; and decorations mimicking a forest setting. This took place in Pacific University's Old Gymnasium. The photographer, Herb Drew, was a student who took pictures for the campus newspaper.

Creator

Date Created

1957-1959

Medium

gelatin silver prints; photographic prints

Identifier

PUApic_009280

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Pacific University Archives at archives@pacificu.edu.