John Holmason family and friends, with strawberries

Title

John Holmason family and friends, with strawberries

Description

Sepia-toned image of a group of adults and children gathered around a table covered with quarts of strawberries, with almost everyone in the family holding strawberries. John Holmason and his wife, Rosa, are the couple in the center of the picture. Since the clothing worn in this picture is the same as that worn in WCMpic_12008 and WMCpic_012009, it is very likely that this picture was taken at the same time and also at the Holmasons' new, stick-built home. It is not known whether Holmason also acquired the fields which produced the strawberries with the house or the picture was taken because it was working at Oregon Nursery Company which enabled Holmason to afford this home for his family. The Holmason family immigrated from Hungary in 1905 with their two oldest children, part of a large work force recruited by the Oregon Nursery Company. In addition to Magyar (Hungarian) listed as the Holmasons' native tongue, the same page in the census lists neighbors who spoke Japanese, Romanian, and Canadian French. (See WCMpic_012008 and WCMpic_012009 for other images of this family.)

Date Created

circa 1910

Subject

Emigration and immigration
Housing, Single family
Agricultural laborers
Nurseries (Horticulture)
American Dream
Photography of families
Hungarian Americans
Strawberries
Holmason, John
Holmason, Rosa
Holmason, Martin
Holmason, August
Holmason, Josephine
Holmason, Rosie
Human Migration
Economic History
Ethnic & Cultural Studies

Place

Orenco, Oregon

Medium

photographic postcards

Identifier

WCMpic_012007

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 Washington County Museum at librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org.

Source

Robert L. Benson Research Library, Washington County Museum