This must have been the peak of the hat era. I can only imagine what happened when the wind kicked up a notch.
We know this is a Hood River Women's Club outing in 1912-13. We don't know the location or any of the members names.
Since we saw a similar image way back in 2011, I think I can recognize one of the ladies.
I think the lady in the center back, might be Pansy DeWitt.
I like this version better, because you can see more of the background. That is White Salmon's Burdoin Mtn. in the back ground isn't it?
L.E. on 27th March 2017 @ 7:30am
It does appear to be the dock on the north side, perhaps at the bottom of Dock Grade?
Melody Shellman on 27th March 2017 @ 10:54am
It has the feeling of Bingen to me, but I couldn't find any landmarks to be sure.
Thanks for finding the duplicate LE. It felt familiar, but turns out it's from a different source. Post 251 was from a Davidson Collection negative, and for some reason I didn't give it a keyword "hat". Post 1651 is from a period postcard. It looked like a "Davidson" image to me, and now we know it is.
Arthur on 27th March 2017 @ 5:45pm
Mrs. J.L. Hershner was part of the HR Women's Club. The two ladies in photo #1075 might be part of this group.
L.E. on 27th March 2017 @ 6:04pm
Arthur, I well remember the 2011 photo, because there were some remarks at the HR weather site, about the appearance of the women. I remember laughing at the impression that these ladies, who were out for a fun day, did not make the men's hearts beat faster.
L.E. on 27th March 2017 @ 6:10pm
All the women in fancy hats, except for the mother with babe in arms, a straw hat.
nels on 28th March 2017 @ 3:05pm
It seems like this was taken in 1912. I just got a feeling. I like that some of them are smiling, which I see rarely in photos of the 19 and 20th centuries
mauro on 29th August 2018 @ 6:53pm