This Monday morning mystery requires a bit of sleuthing. Who-what-when-where? The photographer left us quite a bit to work with.
I think there are enough clues here to determine "where" within a few hundred feet. "What" is easy. When? We should be able to get close to the decade.
I'm not expecting much on "who" but feel free to surprise me. Those faces are pretty clear, so maybe someone will recognize a relative.
Well, I will leave all of the sleuthing up to the knowledgeable HR sleuths, but it is a neat picture.
I look at the little girl's white dress and think of trying to get strawberry stains out of it.
l.e. on 16th May 2011 @ 7:32am
Somewhere near the present day airport is my guess as to where.
Russ on 16th May 2011 @ 10:22am
What's with the shenanigans in the front row, sitting on top of the berry row and some ne'r-do-well tempting the sweet young thing into a smile, and mom in the back looking like she is not a happy camper.
Ever notice those women of the earlier day didn't smile much? Especially the wagon train women. And you never see fat people.
nels on 16th May 2011 @ 11:56am
The woman in the middle sitting on the ground looks like the same woman in the "Summer Outing" picture posted on April 22.
Maybe it is just because the hair style is the same.
l.e. on 16th May 2011 @ 11:57am
Russ is within a mile on the location, which rates a "warm", but the clues can get us closer. I can't verify who's related to whom, so I'll let Nels continue to speculate along those lines. And this is not from the same collection as "Summer Outing," but nice try.
Arthur on 16th May 2011 @ 1:12pm
Courting in the strawberry patch. Her husband is the man on the left. Her father/father-in-law is on the right. One of their sons is sitting to the left looking very disengaged, or just got scolded for throwing a strawberry at one of the siblings. Others are relatives and hired hands. Which the woman has to fix a meal for - just as soon as she picks more berries. IMHO.
nels on 16th May 2011 @ 5:56pm
The trees drop down very quickly on the other side of the fence. Maybe out Tucker Rd at the Ext Station area or the airport or Copper Dam area on the flat above the river?
nels on 16th May 2011 @ 5:58pm
Based on triangulation using the hills in the background, it is most likely this photo was taken near the stretch of Tucker Road between the cemetery and Nobis, very likely within a stone's throw of Schlosser Machine's current location. As you drive along Tucker Road you can see those mountains only line up that way in a very narrow corridor. The fence lined road with power lines must have been a major route, and the way the land falls off on the other side makes a solid case for this ID.
Arthur on 2nd June 2011 @ 10:39am
So, Arthur, do you have access to land records to find out who owned property in the area in the year.......?
l.e. on 3rd June 2011 @ 6:19am
Personally think I have seen this picture before and I think it is in the Pine Grove area looking back towards the Old Dalles Road, that went up the draw between the two hills in the back ground.
Charlott on 8th June 2011 @ 11:18am