We have only a few leaves from the album of Lois Peironnet Cloud of Parkdale, but they give us a wonderful glimpse at life in Parkdale 100 years ago. Here we see Gabriel DuVal and Frances Evans riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle circa 1913.
Oooh, that has all the makings of a great film.
I notice Mr. DuVal is wearing a boutonniere. Is this a date or a marriage?
l.e. on 14th February 2013 @ 7:09am
Frances does have a rather seductive smile there.
db on 14th February 2013 @ 8:36am
Clearly, love is in the air!
Jill Stanford on 14th February 2013 @ 10:25am
Funny thing is when I queued this up several weeks ago I didn't even realize it would fall on Valentine's Day.
Arthur on 14th February 2013 @ 10:59am
Well, I was kind of waiting for Charlott to chime in with some knowledge about this photo.
Especially about the photographer Lois Adams Peironnet Coud.
Not a lot of information out there. Especially about the illusive Mr. Gabriel DuVal.
Might not be as romantic as we thought. In 1910, Frances M. Evans is 26 years old, a single school teacher and living with her parents, Henry and Joanna (Mohr) Evans, on Strawberry Road.
In 1920 she is 36 years old, living in Portland on Washington St. and is a teacher in the public schools.
In 1924 Frances Marian Evans marries Lawrence E. Swan. In 1930 they are living in Portland where Frances is a school teacher and Lawrence is a railroad engineer. That is the last I could find.
l.e. on 15th February 2013 @ 8:16am