The Prosaic and the Personal: Minor White's Other Portlands

05/20/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




  • $20.00  -  General Public
  • Free  -  Genesis Members
  • $12.00  -  AHC Members


The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.

This is the second of two special lectures in conjunction with the AHC exhibit: Parting Shots: Minor White's Images of Portland, 1938-1942.

We hope you'll join us as Dr. Kenneth Hawkins returns to discuss White’s lesser-known images of the Portland area.



This lecture program is held at the Architectural Heritage Center - 701 SE Grand Avenue


Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets - just to the north of the Grand MarketplaceDo not use the lot where Dutch Bros. Coffee is locatedThank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.



Image: Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society

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