Somewhat amazing the flimsy construction of the trike. I really don't think it would stand up to the "abuse" modern day little boys would give it. At least not Hood River farm boys. Would it have stood up for you Bill, Arlen and Buzz?
Now we all know where the words...."put your big boy pants on...." comes from. He does not at all look comfortable dressed as he is. Maybe "Sunday go to meetin' clothes."
From the quality of their clothes I would make a guess that they are of a somewhat upper class of children of the day in The Dalles. They certainly were not farm children that is for sure.
Nellie on 20th August 2019 @ 7:06am
I think Anne Lang went to Portland or back east to take this photo.
L.E. on 20th August 2019 @ 7:13am
most definitely a city slicker trike.....
Arlen Sheldrake on 20th August 2019 @ 7:57am
There was quite a bit of wealth in the Dalles in 1900, where Anne Lang lived at the time. We have a bunch of Anne Lang images with manicured yards and fences. I can't definitively place them in the Dalles, but that would be my first guess. We know she traveled to Portland on occasion so I wouldn't rule it out. We'll have to keep searching for clues.
ArthurB on 20th August 2019 @ 9:56am
That trike would probably have been good for a long ride on a steep hill. And a one-way trip.
Buzz on 20th August 2019 @ 11:53am
On the other hand, it would've been made out of good ol' American steel, and not over engineered for guaranteed obsolescence! Think about the steel used in cars of that vintage compared to today.
starboard on 20th August 2019 @ 1:31pm
If they were from the Dalles maybe those "button shoes" came from A. M. Williams & Co.
Roger Sheldrake on 20th August 2019 @ 7:00pm
Was A. M. Williams the name of the shoe factory at Rockland?
Charlott on 21st August 2019 @ 7:08am
Button hook just stamped The Dalles, Ore.
Roger Sheldrake on 21st August 2019 @ 12:38pm