This is a bit grainy because of a poor exposure, but I like the image. It's September 1933, and the Paris Fair Building is getting a face lift. For a building which is so distinctive, it's amazing how many times the entrance and street level windows have been reconfigured since 1906.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I don't know what it is about Alva Day's photos that I can usually recognize one.
I think it is his ability to somehow include so much detail in a very simple photo.
l.e. on 25th October 2012 @ 7:08am
The owner is spending a lot of scarce money during the depression, love the street lights, what is the object/sign on the 2nd floor corner?
Jim Gray on 25th October 2012 @ 7:18am
Curious as to what it says next door in what was originally the Bartmass funeral parlor. That was the 5 and 10 cent store when I was little. Also see the sign Kelly Bros. in the back ground. That was a fruit company and then on the other corner it says Tucker. Tucker had feed and grain initially. Arthur, is that one of those scales that used to be all over the place so people can weigh themselves down in front of the next building (the round thing)
charlott on 25th October 2012 @ 7:22am
For me, it is hard to look at the Paris Fair and not think of the x-ray machine they kept in the shoe department to see how your foot fit in the shoe. I wonder what date that machine was put into use.
Bill Seaton on 25th October 2012 @ 7:31am
I can't pull in as much detail as I would like due to the over exposure, but the sign next door is for "Cobb's 5-10-49 (cent) Store." I think Charlott is right about the scale in front of Cobbs, but the car is in the way. I can't make out the detail on the second story projecting sign, but I know we've got many other views of it.
Arthur on 25th October 2012 @ 8:19am