Alva Day was always meticulous with his composition, so I can only assume this crop was intentional. He was the treasurer of the Game Protective Association, and we know from hundreds of photos that he played a key role in stocking the area with fowl.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Since Hood River used to have more farms, and farms used to plant more grain crops than now, I am assuming those pheasants could be local.
My husband used to hunt pheasants in fields that are now housing developments.
Excellent view of the shotgun. It isn't a '97 Winchester, which was a popular shotgun back then.
l.e. on 2nd November 2012 @ 7:28am
Any chance you've got what amounts to out-takes? she looks distracted to her lower right, perhaps the same distraction got Alva to twitch? The dog, it's got to be the dog! Car buffs, enlighten me - '37 chev?
spinsur on 2nd November 2012 @ 7:32am
spinsur; I think you are right it is a Chevy, but a little earlier, maybe a 34
Jim Gray on 2nd November 2012 @ 9:11am
The photo date is 10/1/1938. There are little Chevy emblems on the hubcaps. Let me know when you figure out the exact model/ year-- I want one.
Arthur on 2nd November 2012 @ 11:30am
According to del on the Hoodriverweather page - it looks like a 1934 chevvy coupe in this pic which he posted along with a link to pics of all chevvs from 1927-1949 http://www.cars-on-line.com/52885.html
steve schneider on 2nd November 2012 @ 12:22pm
The 1935 3 Window Coupe seems to be a match: http://www.cars-on-line.com/60991.html
Arthur on 2nd November 2012 @ 4:22pm
You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a 34 and a 35 Chevy by a photo, slight changes, bigger engine and the cowl vents open different, instruments are not the same, etc. Arthur, Chevys of that era are harder to find than Fords, the interior bracing in the early models are mostly wood, Fords had mostly metal bracing, leading to a shorter life for the Chevrolet bodies. Nice looking body style however.
Jim Gray on 2nd November 2012 @ 4:38pm
Looks like it is the same car that went to Lost Lake in #419.
I am told that the shotgun is a Winchester Model 12. First produced in 1912.
l.e. on 2nd November 2012 @ 10:48pm
Growing up on the farm, pheasants were very plentiful. There were problems with those nesting in orchards, as in the time of my childhood orchards were plowed and many no doubt were destroyed. Spray would have played a possble issue to the demiss of the numbers of them. Come to think of it I haven't heard or seen a pheasant around Pine Grove for a very long time
charlott on 3rd November 2012 @ 6:21am
Careful what you ask for Arthur, 34 Chev on sale on EBAY right now out of Dalles Oregon
Jim Gray on 6th November 2012 @ 3:48pm