Meet the "Blue Goose." I believe Blue Goose was the name of an apple packing house, and this colorfully attired man is participating in one of the pet parades of the early 1930s. At least I am guessing he is colorfully attired.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I colorized the photo on MyHeritage, and it is indeed colorful and the goose is blue(ish).
Jeffrey W Bryant on 7th April 2020 @ 7:06am
Yes someone in Hood River used that label. It wasn't the name of a packing house. The Blue Goose had something to do with the American fruit Growers Association.
I am probably totally wrong here, but I want to say that the Blue Goose label had something to do with either Pooley or Duckwall.
Nellie on 7th April 2020 @ 7:16am
I wonder if this goose chased little kids like our goose did.?
L.E. on 7th April 2020 @ 8:45am
Looking at the goose close up, I think it may be a sculpture. There doesn't appear to be anything holding it still, and the legs don't look very realistic.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 7th April 2020 @ 10:09am
You are right Jeffrey. On closer look, I probably would not have to worry about this goose hissing and chasing me around the back yard.
L.E. on 7th April 2020 @ 11:36am
Hood River shows that Pooley Fruit Co. used the Blue Goose for Blue Goose Pears. Blue Goose was also used by others not in Hood River.
Gordon h Cook on 7th April 2020 @ 11:44am
I also found that that Blue Goose label was used in California in the orange industry. Probably also in the south.
Charlott on 8th April 2020 @ 7:06am
It looks like the carton top, the goose is sitting on says "Apples" Blue Goose.
Dale Nicol on 8th April 2020 @ 7:08am
Dale is correct, it does say "Apples" on the Blue Goose crate.
ArthurB on 8th April 2020 @ 7:53am