You probably recognize this man by now. He's Alva Day, photographer who shot so many of the Historic Hood River photos. This is my favorite self portrait of his, and it's here to announce a special opportunity which is sure to interest HHR fans. A special display of Alva Day photographs has just gone up at the History Museum. Matt and I cleaned up 20 of our favorites and printed them on large paper so you can see the details. Some are photos you've already seen on HHR, and some will be new to your eyes. You're all invited to an "opening" this Sunday, November 3, 2-5PM. At 3PM Matt and I will be talk about the photo project, followed at 3:30 by Aaron Nice, who will be reprising his Cemetery Tales role as Alva Day. Admission is free, so come on down and join us.
Interesting that he's got his sidearm in a quick-draw position.
Rawhyde on 30th October 2013 @ 7:17am
Ohhhh, I love it.
Has Tom Kloster seen this?
He is making sure you can see his side arm isn't he?
It looks like a cable instead of rope holding up the tent, so possibly a permanent camping spot.
l.e. on 30th October 2013 @ 7:23am
My first glance at this picture reminded me of a previous photo, which proved to be on 08-02-13. Do you know if that was also Alva Day?
Buzz on 30th October 2013 @ 7:48am
Also, this photo of Mr. Day struck me as somewhat of a "show of arms". Possibly Mr. Day also has a little "urban cowboy" in his makeup.
Buzz on 30th October 2013 @ 7:57am
His "leggings" look like they are made from Ace bandages, spiral wrapped around his legs for protection.
dsc on 30th October 2013 @ 8:16am
Those leggings are nice, the early version of boot gaitors....!
james on 30th October 2013 @ 8:53am
Has a backpack on. Trying to figure out if his jacket is leather, canvas, or just sturdy cloth.
nels on 30th October 2013 @ 10:41am
I wonder if the jacket is a "Filson" jacket.....looks similar to the current cruiser jacket.....Filson was very popular over
100 years ago.
dsc on 30th October 2013 @ 11:15am
My husband says probably a 92 or 94 Winchester 30-30.
I think I have an old coat like that around here somewhere. It isn't canvas, but a soft, heavy cloth. Now I'm hoping I didn't throw it away.
Is that a spruce tree?
l.e. on 30th October 2013 @ 11:20am
Wore heavy wool filson jackets for 20 years. Very warm and would soak up a lot of rain water before it soaked through. But the permanent creases in the arms of this coat are indicative of canvas. Used to wear what were called "tin pants" that were a canvas material and they creased like this coat. Kept out the rain and devil clubs.
Buzz on 30th October 2013 @ 12:38pm
Is this filson anything like the navy pea coat with the heavy wool outer?
nels on 30th October 2013 @ 11:18pm
The filson I used to wear wasn't quite as heavy as a navy pea coat, but it had a double layer of wool across the shoulders and upper back.
Buzz on 31st October 2013 @ 6:18am
I think he is out on a hunting trip.
charlott on 31st October 2013 @ 6:32am