Kenneth G. Ollar Photographs

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Kenneth G. Ollar Photographs

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(1912-2007)

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Kenneth G. Ollar was born in Tacoma on April 29, 1912. He attended Stadium High School, University of Puget Sound, and Washington State University before beginning a career as a photographer. He served in the Signal Corps as Combat Photo Unit Commander for General Patton during World War II and continued to serve in the Army Reserve for 21 years. Between 1940 and 1977, Ollar was a staff photographer for Tacoma General Hospital where he started the Newborn Baby Picture Program. During his time at the hospital, he took over 80,000 photographs of newborns. He also worked as a Mount Rainier National Park Photographer and freelance photographer.

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Includes 22 8x10 photographs of the Browns Point Salmon Bake, circa 1960.

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Acquired from Eric S. Swanson, 2012.

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