Do you remember these folks? We met them a while back in one of my favorite Alva Day photographs. Now we learn a bit more about them from a newly acquired print by Alva Day. It turns out they were visitors from Colorado. The 1919 Colorado license plate and the "Denver" pennant give that away. We also learn how they deployed the tent on their running board for some shelter. My guess is the kids slept on the car seats and Mom and Dad slept in the tent.
Driving from Colorado to Oregon in a late teens Model T was a serious adventure!
The excitement on their faces speaks volumes.
Dan Kleinsmith on 14th December 2018 @ 7:59am
So...in the previous photo, maybe they are getting ready to head back to Colorado?
I wonder if they are in Alva Day's backyard in this photo. You can see buildings in the background.
Does Dennis know if these are relatives?
L.E. on 14th December 2018 @ 4:27pm
When I reviewed the prints with Dennis he did not have a name for these folks.
Arthur on 14th December 2018 @ 5:34pm
Could the name be mined from the license plate number?
longshot on 14th December 2018 @ 6:41pm
I don't think it was Alva's brother or sister. They had already left Colorado and were living here in Oregon.
L.E. on 15th December 2018 @ 8:50am
longshot, I have only seen a database of motor vehicle registrations for Oregon and Nevada. I don't know what information exists in the public record for Colorado.
Arthur on 16th December 2018 @ 7:27pm