These gents were Hood River High School students on their way to Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) in 1920. They were representing Hood River in some sort of agricultural fair . Following pages in the album show all sorts of cows, bulls, chickens, horses and miscellaneous livestock.
the trip itself must have been quite the adventure
Arlen L Sheldrake on 2nd December 2022 @ 9:44am
Go Beavers! Actually, I had to look it up when they adopted the Beavers name. One source says between 1910 and 1916, so it would have been Beavers back then when this was taken. The two guys on the right - what are they wearing for pants? Looks almost like some leg-hugging tights, or perhaps the precursor of the "skinny" jeans we have today? I am also wondering what the little shed with windows is on the left side behind the car. I was thinking maybe this was a filling station but not sure.
kmb on 2nd December 2022 @ 10:06am
The Hood River County Extension reports cover an annual trip to OSU, but I believe the students travelled by bus.
Will on 2nd December 2022 @ 11:00am
kmb: those are leggings. they were a standard part of the uniforms worn by "doughboys" during World War One.
Just like high school boys during recent periods of military conflict (think jungle camo during the Vietnam War or "chocolate chips" during Iraq/Afghanistan), these boys seem to have adopted a "militarized" fashion sense.
wa, these boys seem to have adopted military fashion influence.
JEC on 2nd December 2022 @ 11:16am