Baby Richey

Lester Alan Richey

Not only do I love this baby face, I love the little outfit he has on. According to the back of the picture, this is baby Lester Alan Richey, aged 6 months and 17 days. But no date of course!

The style of the photograph and how it’s mounted suggests it was taken in the 1920’s or 30’s. That information was corroborated when I did a little research on D. Perry Evans Photographers from Portland, Oregon and found this:

D. Perry Evans, a leading photographer of Portland, conducting the Rose Studio in the Washington building and recognized as an artist of unquestioned skill, was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 18S0

(I think that should be 1880??)

Mr. Evans

took up the study of photography and there continued active along that line until 1907 when he came to the west, taking up his residence in Portland where he has since remained

This information comes from The History of Oregon, Vol. 2 by Charles Henry Carey.

I have not yet found other historical documents to back up this cutie pie’s pic – but when I do, I’ll be sure and post it!

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