I've recently been re-exploring the 500+ negatives from the Davidson collection, and I'm finding all sorts of great images for posting on this website. We don't know much about the circumstances of this image, but that's Ella May Davidson up front looking to our right. We suspect she was the photographer for many of the images in this collection. She appears in a high percentage of the frames also, so perhaps she used a timer or remote trigger, or perhaps there were several photographers in this group. A few of the negatives bear the initials "MD," possibly for her sister Maud Davidson.
Ella May and Maud Davidson were sisters to Horatio Davidson. Horatio was founder of Davidson Fruit Company, which later developed into the Apple Growers Association. Their father, Charles Davidson, also appears in many of the images, though he doesn't appear to have been invited to this sleep over.
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Me first- no way ! Nice framed pic for the day !
Steve on 14th February 2014 @ 7:03am
May Davidson boarded for a period of time at my grandfather's house. I guess she was a friend of his wife (not my grandmother).
I love the handiwork on the nightgowns and then there is the brass bed. Grandpa also had one of those in his house.
Nice little heart shaped frame for Valentine's Day on the wall.....
Charlott on 14th February 2014 @ 7:07am
Yep....you can tell when you open the page it is a Davidson photo. The family has provided quite a few "fun Fridays".
Seeing the metal bed frame reminds me of how happy my mother was, to throw out her metal frame and get a wooden one.
I later read the memories of an early Goldendale pioneer who said his mother was so happy to get metal bed frames and throw out the wooden ones. The metal ones helped prevent bed bugs.
l.e. on 14th February 2014 @ 7:11am
I have to mention.....one of my all time favorite HHR photos.
Probably Ella May. To me, it depicts the one thing that has not changed in HR history.
l.e. on 14th February 2014 @ 7:22am
My daughter used to have parties like this in her pre-high school years.
Buzz on 14th February 2014 @ 9:23am
You talk about all those old metal beds. They are very valuable now as antiques. My aunt had some she used on her sleeping porch, so what did she do, but cut the head boards off and use the foot boards for the head boards. Killed the value of those old beds. Would love to have one now....
charlott on 14th February 2014 @ 10:55am