When I first saw this image it seemed a little odd, but I couldn't put my finger on it. The caption "Ethel uses a Flash" explains it. Everyone is braced for what they must have known would be a very bright explosion of flash powder. The photographer, Ethel Rand, seems the most apprehensive.
The party includes (l-r) Mrs. Gibbs, Laura Turner, Ethel Rand, D.A. Turner and Mr. Gibbs. I believe we met Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs in this picture of them at their Hood River home.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
David Turner looks like he was quite the character.
If the Turner house was where I think it was, then the Gibbs family didn't live too far from them.
Always love looking at the clothing and furnishings.
charlott on 26th March 2014 @ 7:05am
You are right Charlott. On the 1910 census sheet, the Turners are 107 Sherman St. and the Gibbs's are down a few lines at 280 2nd St.
William E. and Christine Gibbs with son Francis F. age 13.
The address doesn't match up with the previous Gibbs photo, but at least they lived in the same area.
Gibbs is listed as a carpenter so they may have built and lived in more than one house on the hill.
The professions of Turner's neighbors on the census page are interesting. A couple of wagon drivers, bookkeeper in a bank, several dressmakers, telephone operators, teacher, box factory laborer, newspaper printer, electrician for supply house, engineer for ice plant.
l.e. on 26th March 2014 @ 7:47am
Anyone who is involved in farming has heard of the Capital Press.
Ethel Rand's brother Dewey was the owner of the newspaper for many years.
Their father Ed Rand and mother Luella Turner Rand built this house which is on the Historic Registry in Baker City.
In 1918, the family moved to Portland and Ethel Rand's photo appears in several Oregon newspaper articles for her musical ability.
l.e. on 26th March 2014 @ 2:35pm
I agree Charlotte - David Turner is a "character". I wonder if someone played the organ? And what did they play? Mr. Gibbs is facing the flash with eyes wide open! These are wonderful pictures.
Jill on 26th March 2014 @ 2:50pm
Mr. Gibbs (E.W. Gibbs) is my paternal Great Grandfather. He was a very successful carpenter/home builder/home mover In Hood River. My Grandfather (F.F. Gibbs) was a life long resident of Hood River. And of course, my father W.E. "Bud" Gibbs grew up in Hood River (1928-1949) and now resides in Corvallis, Oregon. I have never seen a picture of my Great Grandmother/Great Grandfather. Thanks for the peak into the past. E.W. looks very similiar to his son (my Grandfather). I wondering now if my Great Grandfather built my Grandfather's home of 50+ years on State Street in Hood River also......Jeff Gibbs Milwaukie, OR.
Jeff Gibbs on 17th July 2016 @ 9:40am