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Frank Hirahara Photo Collection

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Capturing a Generation:
Frank Hirahara Photo Collection

The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American museum located in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, is proud to open its 25th Anniversary season with its new exhibit, “Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens: The Photographs of Frank C. Hirahara, 1948-54.”

On view until June 15 is an extraordinary collection of post-war photographs, taken by Frank C. Hirahara, of Portland’s Japanese American and Chinese American communities alongside such notable city events as the Portland Rose Festival.

Featured prominently in the exhibit is former 1952 Portland Rose Festival Princess who became Miss Oregon, Patti Throop, alongside other photographs taken as part of the Oregon Camera Club’s and the Portland Photographic Society’s activities.