When I posted some pictures from a 1936 field trip to Koberg Beach a few months ago someone asked "Where are all the girls?" We found 'em. They must have brought the girls down on a different day, but fortunately the photographer was there.
If you think you or a relative might have been part of this group, let me know. This image is from an 8"x10" negative, so we can zoom right in to most of the faces to try to make a positive ID. It would be great to identify a few of these eager faces.
Do we know what school this is from?
Looks like most of them have the same type of hat/cap on. Wonder what this all about.
Charlott on 8th September 2011 @ 7:12am
In 36 Mom would have been 17 her sister 2, wide range in ages, even some mom's & toddlers so maybe, The 2nd Bus looks like my grandparents so my grandmother my be there as she drove bus.
Jim Gray on 8th September 2011 @ 7:13am
In the photo of the boys at the beach the bus is labeled "Parkdale," but this bus has no markings other than the license plate and PUC number. But the kids in both pictures have similar hats, and the PUC numbers of the buses are consecutive.
Arthur on 8th September 2011 @ 8:30am
Grandma's bus served the Dee & Parkdale area as the school attendance areas were changing every few years. her bus was a early thirties Chevrolet.
I have a picture of it with a bus load of kids in front of the Dee School. Her bus was owned by my Grandparents, Grandpa would drive when the weather turned bad and the Dee Mill would shut down for the winter where he worked.
Jim Gray on 8th September 2011 @ 5:52pm
Are the hills in the background facing the right way, or is there a chance the picture is backwards?
l.e. on 9th September 2011 @ 7:15pm
Those hills are across the river in Washington, so picture is like it should be.
Charlott on 10th September 2011 @ 5:17am
We're lucky to have the negative of this image, so we're sure the image is printed correctly. Also, the text in the image reads correctly, though I've been fooled before by images with text reflected in glass.
Arthur on 11th September 2011 @ 7:34pm
Jim, was it unusual for women to drive bus in the 1930's?
OK. I'll take your word for it that the picture is correct. But I think I will print a copy and go stand somewhere down by the river and make sure those hills line up the right way.
l.e. on 12th September 2011 @ 9:33am
Definitely the picture is correct. On the Oregon side the hills go more or less straight up and are populated with brush and trees. I looked this area all over thoroughly the other day when I went to The Dalles.
Back ground hills are definitely on the Washington side of river.
Charlott on 16th September 2011 @ 5:20am
My mom has macular degeneration so when I showed her this photo, she can't see it well enough online to identify individuals. But she remembers going to Koberg's in grade school (at Mt. Hood) in the early 30's with the Parkdale school, and said this is the bus they rode. I asked her if the hats identified their school group and she said no, they were the height of fashion then and EVERYONE just had to have one!
Dedilee on 21st September 2011 @ 10:44am