Well, this is definitely a case of "Black Lives Matter", because she might be a clue to the photo album.
Is that a wedding band on her left hand?
The Noah Chapman family is well known in Glenwood/White Salmon history. Lucinda Chapman (1843-1908) was Black. Their children were Lucy, Courtland, Guy and Katy. In the 1887 census they are listed as Mulatto. Lucy, born in 1862 would maybe fit into this time era. She married Gilbert Knutson in 1900 and they lived in the Underwood/White Salmon area.
Might be a totally false lead. Charlott, do you know anything about the Knutson family?
L.E. on 4th January 2018 @ 9:01am
I'm cautious about divining ethnicity from faded black and white photos. I took a quick look through the scans of the other 50 pages of this scrapbook-- I think that lead is a dead end. But I'm glad I looked through these photos again. This scrapbook is full of great images and odd poses. There are also a few clues I will track down next time I'm at the museum. The scrapbook includes a photo from Teddy Roosevelt's 1903 visit to Portland, which adds evidence of a turn of the century date.
Arthur on 4th January 2018 @ 11:06am
I think I know almost exactly which spot on Lost Lake this was taken at... at least the tree lines look a lot like it. If I were right, then we're missing the mountain and some hills behind those trees that we can see, but the exposure is blown out pretty badly in the center, and the mountain is MUCH brighter than our subjects are, so it could well be that this photo was supposed to have had the mtn in it, but disappointed them once they got the print.
Kyle on 4th January 2018 @ 11:46am
The spot I'm thinking of, at Lost Lake:
Kyle on 4th January 2018 @ 12:21pm
That appears to not have worked. Here's a link to a shot from what I think is the same spot at Lost Lake:
Kyle on 4th January 2018 @ 12:23pm