I believe this is a self-portrait of Alva Day in front of his house. The house is still there, and looks much the same as it did when Mr. Day shot this image in 1929. Today's bragging rights go to the first person to provide the correct address. There's a big hint staring right out at us.
The car belongs to Mr. Day's employer, Pacific Power and Light Company. Check out those leg wrappings-- can someone explain their function?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
120 Pine Street........my guess as there is a house similiar or is that one. I don't really know....
Charlott on 16th January 2012 @ 7:07am
Close, but it's not 120 Pine.
Arthur on 16th January 2012 @ 8:20am
June Street, one block east of 7th
Jim Gray on 16th January 2012 @ 8:29am
I'll give it to Jim-- the address is 420 June Street, which is the NE corner of 5th and June. Since there is no 6th Street in that area, it is in fact one block east of 7th.
And the car, Jim?
Arthur on 16th January 2012 @ 9:44am
My eyes don't work too good.
Charlott on 16th January 2012 @ 10:39am
The leg wrappings as you call them must be what most peole call leggings to protect the bottoms of trousers / wearers legs etc.
Gordon on 16th January 2012 @ 11:35am
It looks like a Ford Model A pickup, late 20's early 30's, wonder if the leggings are to protect his pants and legs as mentioned for his job working for Pacific Power climbing power poles and attaching the spikes.
Jim Gray on 16th January 2012 @ 12:39pm
That car looks like a late Model T Ford...probably 1927. The wheels look close to the 21 inch wheels found on the early Model A Fords. Want to be sure...go to the WAAAM museum at the Ken Jernstedt airport where you can see a number of Model T Fords,
John on 16th January 2012 @ 5:30pm
For sure not a Model T, Model A 1928 to 31, The Model A roadster p/u is one of the most desired vehicles for hot rodders.
Jim Gray on 16th January 2012 @ 5:44pm
Snakes? Was Mr. Day headed into snake country?
l.e. on 16th January 2012 @ 7:44pm
It's a 28 or 29 Model A roadster p/u. There is one on display at WAAAM
Paul Kollas on 17th January 2012 @ 9:12pm
Wow. My father and mother, Boyd and Opal Holloway, bought this house in 1955, I believe from the Day family. My brother was born there, my stepmother, Linda Holloway, still lives in the house, and it DOES look much like it did in 1929!
Susan Baldwin on 20th June 2012 @ 12:40pm
Thanks for that info, Susan. We just finished scanning a series of images showing the construction of the detached garage in painful detail. Alva Day really liked to document things. The final picture we have of the house is one of Alva Day harvesting string beans in 1955, a few months before he passed away.
Arthur on 20th June 2012 @ 1:57pm
Some extra information about Alva Day and his family.
From the March 3, 1910 HR Glacier
"Wm. M. Stewart of Denver, Colorado, is visiting his daughters, Mrs. Sanford Tate and Mrs. Alva L. Day. He arrived Saturday and will investigate Hood River Valley. He expects to visit Coos Bay Later."
Io Day's sister Helen was married to Sanford Hunt Tate and also living in Hood River.
Their father William M. Stewart and mother Adelia King Stewart both moved to Hood River and passed away here.
L.E on 20th November 2017 @ 8:24pm