Category: [Downtown Hood River]
What a great photo!
Photo #29 shown way back 2011, has always been one of my favorites.
L.E. on 17th November 2016 @ 8:15am
My hat is off to anybody who could dance in a strawberry patch.
Buzz on 17th November 2016 @ 1:53pm
It's really remarkable to see such a candid photo from this era. I wonder if they knew the photographer was releasing the shutter. Maybe a minute before they were all lined up formally scowling for the standard group portrait of the era--> "Say 'cheese'. OK, thanks. CLICK"
Arthur on 17th November 2016 @ 4:53pm
I see so much in this particular photo.
Shows that they were dressed much like the white women of that particular time frame. Children dressed much like other little boys and girls.
They seem just to be taking a break from the horrible task of picking strawberries. Believe me, I know, been there and done that when I was first sent out at a very early age. It can be such a hot, sticky task. Bees absolutely adore you.
I assume that the children were also picking berries. They were taught to work and work hard at a very young age.
I notice the "carriers" haven't changed much over the passing years.
Wouldn't it be interesting to know what they were making per pound or carrier, which ever way they were paid? I doubt if it was very much. Seems like it was about 5 cents a pound when I first went out and there was a bonus if you remained all season.....
Charlott on 17th November 2016 @ 8:13pm
Since Thanksgiving is next week, here is an article from the Hood River News about the Coe Family Thanksgiving. No strawberries on the menu.
L.E. on 17th November 2016 @ 9:55pm
This link to page of the April 23, 1903 HR Glacier is full of strawberry information.
They are blooming in the lower valley, D.E. Miller has invented a strawberry planter, blankets and comforters for sale for strawberry pickers, crates being manufactured in the old Armory.
L.E. on 22nd November 2016 @ 11:08am