This fine hand colored postcard demonstrates a little hometown pride. The H.F. Davidson wagon has a sign boasting "20 Boxes of Apples/ $90 / For Hankow, China/ Grown at Eggermont, Hood River". The rig is posed in front of the Davidson Fruit building on Cascade Avenue.
The card is postmarked from Hood River in 1909, and addressed to Vernon Shoemaker of Hood River. The message is short:
From Maude the MuleThere is a small drawing which looks more like a frog wearing sunglasses than a mule, but I suppose mules are not known for their drawing skills.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1900s agriculture apples carriage Cascade_Avenue Davidson horses postcard wagon
Pretty spendy apples for 1909. Is that someone's humor, or for real?
nels on 9th July 2014 @ 11:27am
The only thing I know about the fruit industry is what went on in those orchards after dark.
Buzz on 9th July 2014 @ 9:20pm
Vernon Shoemaker was a woman. She worked in the post office in Hood River, most of her life I think. Her father had an orchard on Hwy 35 in the Pine Grove area.
Chuckle, chuckle, Buzz..............bet you do!!!
Charlott on 10th July 2014 @ 7:24am