Arthur, it is so nice to be able to put a face to Alva since we've heard so much about him. This is a great picture.
Connie on 11th April 2012 @ 7:31am
I have clammed on these beaches. They are much harder to dig in than our sandy Washington and Oregon beaches. There are chunks of coal in the sand.
Looking through the Alva Day tag of photos, it is noticeable that his later photos became clearer. I suppose better equipment.
If you want to see a questionable older version of Alva Day check out #216. Is it the same guy twelve years later?
Seeing this photo makes me suspect even more, that your Mystery Monday #230 could possibly be a coastal photo.
l.e. on 11th April 2012 @ 7:32am
#230 a coastal photo? That was my immediate impression. Then i opted for vacillation...
Were there coal trains running there already? :-)
PK on 11th April 2012 @ 1:15pm
I asked my husband if he knew what kind of clams. He didn't know for sure, but thought they were Horse Clams.
PK can vacillate with that one. :-)
This is definitely a posed photo. The digger doesn't even have sandy hands, much less sandy clothes.
That nose resembles the nose in #75.
Did Alva leave any notes if someone traveled with him?
l.e. on 11th April 2012 @ 2:12pm