This fifty year old picnic image made me wonder about the history of ice cream on a stick. It has a far more interesting history than I would have guessed. What I thought was a novelty at the time of this photo probably brought back childhood memories for the older folks at the table.
pretty healthy lean looking set of folks .... picnic post church ?
steve on 23rd August 2012 @ 7:21am
You're right. Not a pudgy one among them. My guess is that ice cream was a pretty rare treat.
db on 23rd August 2012 @ 9:06am
Yes, and that was long before there was such a thing as low fat and non fat ice cream - no "half n half, no margerine etc
steve s on 23rd August 2012 @ 9:11am
Nary a plastic anything, bring your mug, silverware, even real table cloths. And the boy is in well pressed slacks, Peds lace up tennis shoes, shirt tucked in.
Is that a lawn or a river in the background?
nels on 23rd August 2012 @ 10:08am
The boy with the ice-cream resembles a young Danny Campbell, but I don't recognize anyone of the adults in the picture.
Bill Seaton on 23rd August 2012 @ 10:48am
I agree with you Bill. That does look like a young Danny Campbell. The bald headed man in the white shirt with food going into his mouth might be Leo Drake, but that isn't his wife Stella beside him I don't think.
charlott on 24th August 2012 @ 7:06am
Danny Campbell was the first name that came to mind. He would've been 10 or so that year? The kid also bears a resemblance to Lynn McClain.
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 17th March 2013 @ 9:53am
I agree with Bill Seaton... It is Danny Campbell eating the ice cream cone! Thank you so much for posting pics of our beloved Hood River!
Patti on 9th October 2015 @ 2:48pm