Part of the Alva Day collection was carefully arranged in a series envelopes labelled with years from 1917 to 1955. After many hours carefully examining negatives I got to the "1955" envelope. Even though I've never met Mr. Day, it was hard to look at his final photograph without getting choked up. Io Day passed away in January 1955. Alva took this image of her gravestone in August. He joined her in November.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
In Alva's own unique way of photography, he has shown us the events of life.
L.E. on 7th July 2016 @ 7:53am
His photographs and legacy might have stayed in those envelopes without your commitment to share them with us, Arthur. Thanks for all the work you do to keep our history alive and relevant!
Tom Kloster on 7th July 2016 @ 8:03am
I tip my hat in respect to the always somber looking man who gave us so much to remember of the Gorge and Oregon and the events that took place.
And a tip of my hat to his always smiling, always cheerful, heavyset wife with the strange name.
One of the last photos we saw of Io, she was mowing her lawn. She was no longer young and no longer heavy, and that bothered me. But she still had her cheerful smile.
Thank you Arthur for introducing us to a very special couple.
L.E. on 7th July 2016 @ 8:04am
Do you know where this gravestone is located?
nels on 7th July 2016 @ 8:44am
Idlewilde. Here's a link to what it looks like nowadays.
Melody Shellman on 7th July 2016 @ 1:08pm
The headstone is located in Idlewilde Cemetery, Block 9, Lot 24, Grave 4 and 5.
Jeffrey Bryant on 7th July 2016 @ 9:36pm
I think this gravesite was highlighted during the museum's Cemetary Tales wasn't it?
Judy on 8th July 2016 @ 4:04pm