1943, Oak and Fourth, and beyond.....
James on 5th October 2020 @ 2:52pm
Bedlam and It's a Wonderful Life both released in 1946.
Will on 5th October 2020 @ 3:06pm
Is the house in the background the Button home?
nels on 5th October 2020 @ 3:19pm
Hudson's year was `1954. Is that the clue?
nels on 5th October 2020 @ 3:34pm
Its a Wonderful Life wasn't widely released until January 1947. This doesn't look like a winter picture to me, so maybe summer of 1947 at earliest?
kmb on 5th October 2020 @ 4:16pm
This has some good memories.
L.E. on 5th October 2020 @ 4:25pm
Thanks LE, I was having a feeling of deja vu but Gorge Net was down so I couldn't change the post.
Will is correct that both the movies at the Rialto were 1946 releases. In those days a town like Hood River was way down the list for getting prints of first releases, so a summer 1947 date seems plausible. As you can see the Oak trees at the Button house are fully leafed out.
And as LE pointed out, it's worth following her link to the first post of this six years ago. I get to see all the comments as they come in, but you may not have seen the comments that came in up to 3 years later.
ArthurB on 5th October 2020 @ 4:35pm
Probably the best photo of the Button home that we have seen.
War is over and the good times are back in Hood River.
Nellie on 6th October 2020 @ 7:05am
I remember the bowling alley and café. It was also a Greyhound bus stop. My mom worked in the café so I spent lots of time in the bowling alley. That was in the early 60's.
Dave on 6th October 2020 @ 9:20am