Say We Are Here: Selections from the Verdell A. Burdine and Otto G. Rutherford Family Collection
The Burdines and Rutherfords in Oregon, 1895-1925
Eventually the Rutherford brothers established their own barber shop in Portland on NW Flanders. African American-run businesses – including groceries, undertaking, liveries, publishers, midwifery, and tavern-keeping – provided important services to the community during the era of segregation.
W.H. and Lottie Rutherford, 1898.
Left to right: Dolores, Verdell, Alfred, mother Maggie, father Earle with son Earle on his knee.