For a sharp negative this sure leaves a lot of questions. The buildings to the left looks like part of the 1905 powerhouse to me. It seems like the aqueduct is just being constructed, but it's an Alva Day photo and we think his first negatives are from 1917. The film format wasn't made before 1916. It looks awfully wet, but is that ice or water?
My interpretation: This is a construction photo of the aqueduct for the 1923 Powerdale station, taken where the new aqueduct passes the old power house. This is a long exposure taken while the river is at flood stage. The Mt. Hood Railroad train is assisting with construction.
Do you agree?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1920s Alva_Day aqueduct bridge electricity Powerdale railroad train Tucker
My guess is, ice is involved. I would say snow covered with ice, but there is no snow on the hillsides so perhaps flood waters that pooled up in this area, then a drop in temperature that turned it to ice.
L.E. on 15th February 2016 @ 7:59am
It does resemble a long exposure of water flowing. But I think LE is correct.
Dan on 15th February 2016 @ 8:50am
Doesn't look like ice to me. I vote for long exposure.
Dave J. on 15th February 2016 @ 10:46am
I would say that it is a long exposure of flowing water and we are looking down stream which if it is the Hood River would mean we are looking northward. Not sure where it is and how the railroad fits in.
Longshot on 15th February 2016 @ 1:30pm
If it was standing water that froze it would be flat. Even rivers that freeze do so flat. Long exposure of running water is my vote.
Yard on 16th February 2016 @ 11:44am
I wonder if one of those homes up there on the hill, is this one?
L.E. on 16th February 2016 @ 1:19pm