Is this where babies used to come from? I'll let you use your imagination to fill in the rest of the details. Not sure if this was a July 4th parade, or one of the Depression era "pet parades."
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A 1922 biography of the Bennett Brothers: Ralph and Leigh
I am curious if they are the two gentlemen in the photo we saw a few days ago of the new Nash out on a test drive. #685.
l.e. on 19th April 2013 @ 7:21am
Is that background building the old Franz Hardware building, so Oak and second St. ???
James on 19th April 2013 @ 7:33am
Those look like wooden spokes on the truck wheels.
db on 19th April 2013 @ 8:29am
The brickwork is different from the Franz building. I think that's the Union Building in the background, so I'm guessing this is the NE corner of 4th and Cascade (Elks building now).
Arthur on 19th April 2013 @ 8:32am
I wonder why it says BRUINS at the top of the building?
l.e. on 19th April 2013 @ 4:41pm
I think that's Brunswick, a parts manufacturer? Also Dodge Brothers, Cleveland and Chandler, which were automobile manufacturers.
Arthur on 19th April 2013 @ 10:21pm
Oh yeh....Duh!. I guess I have been living around White Salmon too long.
l.e. on 20th April 2013 @ 9:53am
Here is a possibility for the baby wagon, although the dates may not match. This might be too early for the photo.
The lady in the wagon appears to be dressed as or is a nurse.
In 1918-1919 there were large fundraisers all through the Portland area to build a new Albertina Kerr Nursery Home.
It provided care and adoption services for young children.
l.e. on 20th April 2013 @ 4:13pm