Large format glass negatives contain an enormous amount of detail, but sometimes it's not quite enough. Here we're zoomed in to view less than 1% of the original plate. I've been working a few days to read the detail of this signboard at the county fair, circa 1900. Unfortunately the edge of the negatives always suffers more wear, and the old camera lenses were most distorted at the fringes. What's your guess?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
My guess, and only a guess is that one word is Sandwich. the bottom word might be Apple, such as maybe they would have had apple pie, because up until the great freeze Hood River was known for its apples instead of pears. That word above might even be Gravenstein, because Gravenstein would be the pie apple of choice.
Charlott on 11th July 2011 @ 7:36am
Looks like the word under "lunch" is coffee ...
NancyR on 11th July 2011 @ 8:33am
Will you be posting the entire image as well? Fair is coming up at the end of this month and it's always interesting to see pictures from past years.
Connie on 11th July 2011 @ 9:10am
The Hood River County Fair starts July 27th. I'll be posting the full image in time to get everyone in the mood, maybe with a few more closeups too.
Arthur on 11th July 2011 @ 10:05am
At first I thought the word under lunch, might be Coho, as in salmon, but that last letter isn't an o.
l.e. on 11th July 2011 @ 11:06am
Now that I look at it once again I also think it says Coffee.
Charlott on 11th July 2011 @ 11:56am
Here's what i've got so far:
Arthur on 11th July 2011 @ 10:05pm
JP on 13th July 2011 @ 8:05pm
I think the second word is "coho", as in the fish. The sign might say,
Carmen on 12th August 2011 @ 10:09am