It must have been a pretty special occasion to get both cake and pie, What's the occasion? Today is the 7th birthday of Historic Hood River. Since its inception March 9, 2011, we've posted 1801 images from our collection, each with a story. Better yet, we've had almost 15,000 comments added by our knowledgeable readers, crowd sourcing a local history for the whole world to enjoy. We're currently running about 50% from Hood River/ the Dalles/ Portland, and 50% from the rest of the world. We've had approximately 2 million photo views over those seven years. So, yes, both cake and pie are called for!
You think those four boys are brothers?
Undated Alva Day photograph.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Arthur, thank you very much for undertaking this task!
Hood Rivers photo history is full of surprises and not losing the information is a treasure.
Dale Nicol on 9th March 2018 @ 7:04am
Yes I would bet those four boys are brothers. And by the facial looks, they no doubt had a heavy handed father, and mother too. Happiness does not come easy it appears, in those days....
James on 9th March 2018 @ 7:33am
Congratulations on the anniversary, always enjoy the history. 👍
Paul on 9th March 2018 @ 8:00am
What a spread!
I did not recognize it as an Alva Day photo, but perfectly fitting to have one of his photos, celebrate HHR.
How long have you been waiting to post this one Arthur?
Thanks for everything you have done with this project.
What do you suppose is in the crock? Whip Cream? Or maybe homemade ice cream?
Perhaps the boys had a case of head lice. Or perhaps, their parents gave them a buzz cut to spiffy them up for the party.
However, since the clothes are similar, there is a possibility of welfare or orphanage.
L.E. on 9th March 2018 @ 8:07am
Thank you for taking the time and effort to post these wonderful photos. A daily glance at our history is a great form of perspective.
Rusty Neff on 9th March 2018 @ 8:08am
When my mom was young, back in the 1920's, her father abandoned the family. The mother and five children were given welfare assistance. She said, welfare children throughout the county were recognizable because the clothes were similar.
L.E. on 9th March 2018 @ 8:20am
Not one disposable dish, cup, or utensile in sight. :) Every bit of that spread would be reused again and again, instead of heading for a landfill.
Photographer's note: the motion blur is likely a cascade effect... it's because he had to leave the shutter open longer, which he had to do because he had to close down the aperture nice and small, which itself was forced by having subjects up close AND far away who all needed to be in focus. He did his best, and as usual, his best was far better than average.
Kyle on 9th March 2018 @ 8:31am
What an amazing and awesome accomplishment that has enriched so many of us. Thanks so much Arthur.
(Did you realize what you were getting in to?!)
nels on 9th March 2018 @ 9:44am
Congratulations on the 7th anniversary! It is one of the highlights of my day to come see what you have posted every day. I hope you have at least another 1800 images to be posted.
kmb on 9th March 2018 @ 9:52am
I just think these boys were just not very happy at having to attend this “party”. Boys can be that way. It was nice that they were invited. At least they won’t be needing haircuts anytime in the near future! Thanks Art for the work you have done and continue to do for the History Museum. So many photos you have scanned! Keep up the good work.
Judy on 9th March 2018 @ 11:59am
To answer LE's question about how long I've been holding this one back: I just ran across it last week and thought it worth sharing. I popped in in the queue as a lighter "Friday image". It was only 2 days ago I realized it was our birthday, and we had a birthday image queued up. Happy coincidence.
Arthur on 9th March 2018 @ 3:44pm
Arthur, So ‘appreciative’ of your undertaking of this ‘Historical’ project 😇
I would have to guess the ‘Antique Crock’ serves as a ‘Punch bowl’ 🎂
Patti on 9th March 2018 @ 4:06pm
Congratulations Arthur, on HHR's seventh anniversary. The community is a better place for all the knowledge you and this online group have shared with the rest of us. Cake and pie all around!
Tina on 9th March 2018 @ 4:35pm
Thanks for 7 great years of Hood River history, Arthur!
A treasure trove, revealed one at a time, day by day, always looking forward to the next one. . .
b.rad on 9th March 2018 @ 4:58pm
Thank your Arthur. This sight has so much history and enjoyment for me visiting with friends and seeing our past.
Mary Bartmess Kramer on 9th March 2018 @ 10:47pm
I really appreciate all you have done for our community. Being a relative newcomer (1981) i am learning so much about this wonderful spot. Thank you, Arthur!
Maria Kollas on 10th March 2018 @ 6:11pm
YES, happy birthday!!!! from the sea of china on the way to hong kong...
arlen sheldrake on 10th March 2018 @ 10:48pm