This image is labeled "Mt. Hood Inn/ Sees Place" on the reverse. I think that means this is the Mt. Hood Tavern/ Tamarack Lodge/ McMullins which we've seen a few times, as opposed to Homer Rogers Mt. Hood Lodge. Fortunately there is still family around to weigh in. I hope they are paying attention!
Note the player piano in the parlor. The shelves to the left are full of music rolls.
Arthur, this photo appears to show the player mechanism is external to the piano.
If so, this is one I have not seen before.
dale nicol on 14th October 2021 @ 7:06am
I am sure glad I wasn't the one who had to dust that room. I know all Oriental Rugs look similar, but that sure looks like the one my mother in law had on her living room floor.
L.E. on 14th October 2021 @ 7:26am
I wonder what the chains hanging from the ceiling are for.
Jeff Bryant on 14th October 2021 @ 8:13am
Good eye, dsc-- rather than a typical player piano, this is a piano with a player mechanism added to it with little fingers which depress the keys just like a human player would. You can read about these devices here: https://www.worldpianonews.com/general/explainers/superdroid-piano-player/
ArthurB on 14th October 2021 @ 9:45am
Re the ceiling, would there be additional exterior coverage on top of the planks? They look rather random in age and solidness. If that is the only roofing it would be a rather cold room, long and with the fireplace at the very end. Maybe an additional heat source behind the photographer's stance?.
nels on 14th October 2021 @ 10:24am
Arthur, thanks for the link.....just unreal!
I kept the WAAAM player piano working for a few years that was located in the kids learning center. It was always fun to see a child watch in amazement as the player roll unwound and the music magically appeared.
Made a quick trip to Salem today and brought back a really nice 1924 Chevy Model 490 touring car......just need to get it running for car rides.
dale nicol on 14th October 2021 @ 7:21pm