Here's a nice selfie of Alva Day after a July 1938 fishing expedition. He made an error annotating the negative with his "autographic camera" so you can see the note which is usually on the other end of the negative. He proudly noted the fish's weight at 10 3/4 pounds.
A nice Steelhead and around 1935 Chevy Coupe!
Dale Nicol on 6th March 2018 @ 7:06am
The fishing pole is longer than the car! :O
Melody Shellman on 6th March 2018 @ 10:17am
Dale, I thought you would like this-- a steelhead and an old car!
Arthur on 6th March 2018 @ 10:54am
On this fishing trip he must have driven, or maybe he is just resting his pole for the photo. I wonder if Alva would walk to the edge of the HR bluff from his house and then hike down to the river to fish.
L.E. on 6th March 2018 @ 11:10am
Look at his dress. How many fishermen wear a shirt with a tie to go fishing today?
gc on 6th March 2018 @ 11:29am
Dale Nicol on 6th March 2018 @ 6:25pm
the tie is the worst male attire known to mankind......
arlen sheldrake on 10th March 2018 @ 10:56pm
That picture is taken on the west side of his house at 420 June St. He traded this car in on a !953 Chev. My grandma had just had her 7th stroke and he wanted something easier riding for her. She died shortly after this with her eighth stroke.
My grandpa died shortly after this when a jeep he was riding in on a hunting trip slide on ice and he was killed. Some of his fishing and hunting gear was passed
onto me when my dad died in 1990.
Dennis Day on 23rd June 2018 @ 1:37pm
It was a 1935 coup all right. My Grand Dad traded it in on a 1953 Chev. IO was not expected to live much longer and he knew she would like it. Alva told me there was quite a discussion about who was going to get the chance to own it at the GM sales
office. I remember that on the visor there was a hang Hitler badge. Alva would give me a bad time if I played with it to much. It had a string on it that when you pulled it it would hang hitler I now own it.If Arther enlargers Alva
display I'll donate it along with a beautiful presentation fly rod from the then governer of Oregon that was presented to Alva. It has never been used.
Dennis Day on 23rd November 2018 @ 12:52am