Not sure what was being delivered to the Day's house on June Street on this fine spring day of 1942, but I thought the artwork on the truck was worth sharing. Poster art and propaganda posters reached new heights during WWII. This one says, "If you stop the trucks you stop the supplies. Truck, keep 'em rolling." I'm not exactly sure what they were asking people to do.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Quality and composition are so"Day." What a fine amateur photographer with a gift of seeing a study in what we all think is so mundane until decades later.
nels on 10th April 2015 @ 11:08am
I think it might have been something about the war and gas rationing - many truck and freight lines needed to keep them rolling and so did the people who depended on the cargo inside the trucks. My grandmothers piano was delivered from Hood River to Edmonds, Washington (north of Seattle) by two, wounded vets who had a freight hauling truck. It was close to the end of the war. Imagine what THAT drive must have been like!
Jill on 10th April 2015 @ 1:09pm
On May 13, 1942 Alva Day was down at the train depot taking photos of Japanese families waiting to board the train out of town.
Perhaps Alva is storing some of their furniture.
L.E. on 10th April 2015 @ 1:54pm
Nice view of the Ford, those were the days with
4" rearview mirrors and no turn signals.
Kenn on 12th April 2015 @ 2:34pm
I think that delivery truck would be part of and precursor to CF (Consolidated Freightways) which was based out of Portland. Also, the WW2 propaganda signage on the side is quite period for the early 40's..
Robo on 10th July 2019 @ 9:38am