Who's photographing Alva Day? And who's taking this picture?
Alva Day and his friend Mr. Fredricy were on the board of the Hood River Game Protective Association, and we have many images showing their involvement in the introduction of game birds in the valley. We know they built the coop in the background and worked with the Oregon State Game Commission, whose truck we see here. I suspect the man with the camera is documenting this project for the state. I think that's a motion picture camera.
This scan is from a glass lantern slide collection which includes several Fred Donnerberg images, so maybe he's behind the camera behind the camera.
From the photos I have of him, I think that this is Fred Donnerberg standing at the camera. Can't be 100% certain.
Charlott on 18th January 2016 @ 7:07am
Have we ever identified the man standing next to Alva? Is that Mr. Fredricy? We have seen him quite a few times.
Here is my guess at some of the people.
Alva's wife Io. Alva. Unidentified but familiar face. Alva's son Carroll, Io's father William Stewart, daughters Emma and Helen, dog. Then ? and ?
L.E. on 18th January 2016 @ 7:37am
Yes, the man to Alva Day's left is Mr. Fredricy. He was railroad agent at the OR&N depot. You may remember him from this nice image: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=1133
I at first thought the man at the camera was Fred Donnerberg, but in the known photos of Mr. Donnerberg he is not that tall. Could be him, but I suspect it's not.
Arthur on 18th January 2016 @ 10:34am
The photos I have of him are a taller man.
Charlott on 18th January 2016 @ 11:14am
What is the building in the background?
Longshot on 18th January 2016 @ 11:52am
So were pheasants introduced about then? What about the Quail we now have in abundance? The only two 'game' birds I can think of....Turkey maybe came in later? Lots of questions, any answers?
James Holloway on 18th January 2016 @ 2:12pm
We have pictures of the construction of that building-- some sort of coop for raising young birds for release in the valley.
I ran across an article from 1910 or so describing the attempted release of chinese ring neck pheasants. I have lots of images of young birds emerging from boxes for release, but I can't identify the species. I'll post one or two sometime for the collective wisdom of HHR. We also have dozens of pictures of dead birds after a hunt. Quail, grouse, pheasants, geese, ducks...
Arthur on 18th January 2016 @ 7:44pm