I really enjoy everyone's expression in this photo. Dad is thrilled they are finally getting going, the girl framed by the spare tire is dreaming of their destination, the girl in the middle is crying because her brother and sister are taking all the legroom, the dog is happy just to be included...
They are leaving Alva Day's house on June Street. Perhaps they are headed up to Lost Lake for a camping weekend.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Do you really think that rig would make it to Lost Lake? Doesn't look like it has much of a motor. Looks like camp stools tucked in behind what is either a tent or a body.
Great photo of outdoor Hood River life.
Charlott on 17th April 2015 @ 7:03am
Is that Grandma on the sideboard?
L.E. on 17th April 2015 @ 7:28am
I wouldn't be surprised if that old boy has tools and parts stowed away to fix about anything that can go wrong with his pride and joy.
Buzz on 17th April 2015 @ 7:53am
That's actually a normal model T engine. 4 cylinder 20HP, and they could definitely make it to Lost Lake. You might have to stop a few times to let her cool down, but those machines could go anywhere.
Arthur on 17th April 2015 @ 7:54am
I see a Norman Rockwell painting in this photograph.
LMH on 17th April 2015 @ 8:53am
This looks like the same house as the moving van picture. In that picture the porch support is made of these concrete blocks, same as in this picture.
nels on 17th April 2015 @ 9:50am
ah yes, the sunday drives that many times ended watching trains at the HR depot.....
bet the drive to Lost Lake was one tough trip (it wasn't easy in the 50s either)....just like grandfather John H. liked it so that those damn Portlanders wouldn't ruin the lake. (yep, I are one now.)
GREAT picture.....one that Rockwell would surely paint.
Time to get a check off to the Museum to help support this excellent work.
Arlen Sheldrake on 17th April 2015 @ 10:52am
Didn't need much of a road to get a Model T up. If a team could pull a wagon over it a T would likely make it through. Of course on a steep hill it might have to go up backwards to get sufficient gravity fuel flow for that 20HP power plant.
Longshot on 17th April 2015 @ 1:12pm
Interesting to view property to the west of this house - the neighborhood must have looked awfully "empty" 90 years ago!. The house looks the same, painted white now and a better kept yard, but the same.
Susan Baldwin on 20th April 2015 @ 8:33am