There is so much to see in this image once you know what you are looking at. This is the window of a railway ticket office in Portland in 1926, where the Hood River Chamber of Commerce has provided a display for National Apple Week (October 30- November 6). What makes this confusing is you are seeing the window, everything through the window including the apple display and the ticket lobby/counter beyond, as well as a very clear reflection of the Portland street scene behind us (in reverse). You can even make out details of the buildings across the street and a structure arching over the roadway.
I wish I could make out more of the National Apple Week poster to the lower left (and right). The cartoon shows a girl pushing a boy away with her foot, and a tag line "?onna be no core." The poster is a fine example of advertising art. How would you complete the tag line?
Many companies are working on applying image recognition techniques to the web. I wonder how long before someone's algorithms do a reasonable job with this one?
It will be interesting to see if Arlen can tell us the location of the train station. The reflection doesn't look like Union Station. It definitely looks more downtown.
I can't come up with a good completion for the line.
l.e. on 9th June 2014 @ 8:01am
GREAT image including a statement about rail travel options in Portland....consolidated ticket office.....union station.....all indications of serving multiple railroads.
Arlen Sheldrake on 9th June 2014 @ 8:03am
In 1918, Optometrist, Dr. A.P. DeKeyser was on on the Second Floor of the Columbia Building, 365 Washington at W. Park
l.e. on 9th June 2014 @ 8:10am
I'm guessing the display was set up in The Electric Building
Across the street was The Columbia Building: It was evidently designed by the same architect who designed Vista Hous. It is gone now.
The area is now the location of O'Bryant Square.....
"supposedly near the clearing where W.C. Overton and Asa Lovejoy agreed to found a town in November 1843. The square itself is named for Hugh Donaldson O'Bryant, a pioneer who migrated to Oregon from Georgia in 1843."
l.e. on 9th June 2014 @ 9:07am
What a fascinating window/photo! Kudos to i.e. for figuring out the location. I'd say the line was, "Ain't gonna be no core".
I have to say I miss trains a lot. Airline travel these days is a nightmare.
Jill on 9th June 2014 @ 2:44pm
I spy two people inside- and a few ghostly reflections ..... Yikes !
Is that a "gateway" arch over the street to the left ?
The picture would make one heck of a puzzle ....
Steve r on 11th June 2014 @ 7:26am