This image is captioned "E.L. Smith Living Room, Early 1900s." The sheet music on the piano is for "My Heart Loves You, Too." This piece was published in 1899. You can learn more about it in the University of Oregon Digital Library.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Before TV, before radio, before couches, I can imagine the evenings spent in such a parlor. A good rocker must have been prized! Three in this picture?
Rawhyde on 3rd February 2022 @ 8:31am
My first impression is I am just glad I do not have to dust this room!
Norma on 3rd February 2022 @ 9:30am
I'm trying to figure out the vines on the walls and light. Are they real?
As Norma says, what dust collectors.
L.E. on 3rd February 2022 @ 10:42am
That piano was the television, stereo, and internet all rolled into one. At that time, pianos were in such high demand that an entire chunk of Boston (in the South End) is still known as "the piano district" from all the factories that sprang up to satisfy the demand.
Kyle on 3rd February 2022 @ 12:02pm
It might be daytime with the blinds pulled for photography reasons. It appears
there is light at the bottom on the window.
nels on 3rd February 2022 @ 3:51pm
I think the hanging stuff on picture railings are drying bunches of herbs. I hang herbs kind of like that to dry them at the end of the season.
another hukari on 3rd February 2022 @ 6:31pm
Looks to be pre-electricity. The lamp hanging from the ceiling would be oil, the lamp on the table to the right would be oil. There are several candles. But I can't figure out if that is some type of lamp, in the center of the picture, in front of the window, with what appears to be a white, ruffled lampshade? And is there a fireplace in the lower left corner of the picture?
kmb on 3rd February 2022 @ 11:22pm