According to notes, this Weister image of Cloud Cap Inn features Mrs. Will Langille in the rocking chair. We've seen plenty of images of her husband, the mountain guide, but this is the first of seen of her. Hopefully we can dig up a little biographical information on Mrs. Langille.
First off this photo is backwards. I am quite certain at least one of those rocking chairs is still in use at Cloud Cap, could be more. I am trying to figure what those little tags are up on the beams, where the ferrets used to run at night and stare down at you with their beady little eyes in the flicker of the fire in the fireplace. Mrs. Langille was born in Brooklyn, New York where she trained as a nurse at the Brooklyn Hospital. She married Langille in Portland in 1911 and they had 3 or 4 daughters. Her father was Oliver W. Slate and after he died her mother lived in Sag Harbor.
Charlott on 15th August 2019 @ 7:19am
Great image! I wonder if the framed photo of Mount Hood hanging on the far wall still exists?
Tom Kloster on 15th August 2019 @ 7:30am
The photo is not backwards, the doors and windows as well as the interior has been changed over the years. The door in the background was removed and the doorway widened some time in the 30s.
Ron Kikel on 15th August 2019 @ 9:45am
I have so many questions. The tags on the beams, yes, but also one over the mantel. Is that a mossy branch over the door? Are those vines growing inside the building, over the windows? Is she asleep?
Kyle on 15th August 2019 @ 10:00am
And what's in the center guy's lap.... a globe? Almost looks like a blotch in the negative but it has correct shading / shadows.
Kyle on 15th August 2019 @ 10:02am
The tags on the ceiling are business cards from the guest, you placed it by putting a thumb tack through the card and tossing it with a silver dollar to make it stick.
Ron Kikel on 15th August 2019 @ 10:55am
Yes, Ron and I spent some time a couple of years ago reviewing the Ann Lang photos from the same era which show how this room was reconfigured from the way it is now. The fireplace is in the same place, but the doors have been swapped around a bit.
If you folks haven't taken the USFS tour of Cloud Cap, call them and sign up. Not sure if Ron is still running them but it's well worth the money. You can call (541) 352-6002 for details.
ArthurB on 15th August 2019 @ 12:25pm
Marie Slate Langille, age 71, passed away in 1950. she was living in Salem, OR. Her daughters were Mrs. Webb Ware Trimble, of Seattle: Mrs. Ivan L. Langley, and Mrs. Clyde P. Carroll of Portland.
L.E. on 15th August 2019 @ 2:03pm
To the best of my knowledge doors and windows are where they always were. I most certainly can find out quite quickly as I know who would know.
Charlott on 15th August 2019 @ 2:30pm
Yes, I do apologize. I pulled out some very old photos I have and this configuration is like it was, but not like it is today. The closed door goes into the hallway and dining room. The door by the fireplaces goes out on the back deck facing the mountain.
I am wondering if that might be a tamberine?
Charlott on 15th August 2019 @ 2:37pm
I looked at the original scan to figure out what that guy has in his lap. My best guess is some sort of hat. It looks like a beret, or the top of a train conductor style hat.
ArthurB on 15th August 2019 @ 3:06pm
We have a very nice painting of the north/west side of Cloud Cap Inn, mountain, and Elliot Glacier. Painted by G. E. McConn 1967. I think he lived across the street from the Percy Mancer home
Roger Sheldrake on 15th August 2019 @ 3:39pm