Here's another fine interior from the 1890s. Not only do we know the names of most of the patrons, we know their occupations:
The caption indicates Roy Slocum's camera was one of the earliest in Hood River.
Roy Slocum was born in 1879. He was orphaned as a young boy and came to live with his aunt Georgiana Smith, wife of E.L. Smith.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
ok, must be the "carpenter on the left, I'm old enough to have used a brace and bit (with my dad, of course!), but there's another contraption on the one in his hand. Ideas from the other greybeards?
spinsur on 27th August 2014 @ 7:07am
Little Roy Slocum's aunt was a sister of his father. Her maiden was was Slocum and she had two brothers, George and Roy, but which was his father I don't know, maybe he was Roy Jr. Naturally E. L. Smith was Ezra Leonard Smith.
What a lucky little guy to have had a camera of his very own in that time frame. Most adults didn't.
First thing I noticed was those pants, looks like they might be bibs.
charlott on 27th August 2014 @ 7:19am
brings to mind how much work it was just to light a room......wick maintenance, globe cleaning, fueling, lighting, extinquishing.....
Arlen Sheldrake on 27th August 2014 @ 9:16am
Was this the Georgiana Smith that the Library named the park after?
Judy on 27th August 2014 @ 9:28am
Yes, the Library Park is named after Georgiana Smith. She was instrumental in growing the lending library before the Carnegie Library was built. The property the Library is on was donated in her name by her daughter after Georgiana passed away. The large yellow house on the corner of State & Sixth (now businesses) was the Smith's house. They did take in the Slocums.
Kate on 27th August 2014 @ 9:38am
Spinsur I was wondering the same thing,could that be some kind of 'carrier' when not using the drill bit? And does the man behind the little boy have some kind of floral pants, or is that just age and discoloration?
nels on 27th August 2014 @ 8:42pm
spinsur, the device in the carpenter's hands is actually a combo brace and bit and hand drill. His right hand is on an eggbeater handle which couples into the brace handle, so you could rotate the bit in two different ways.
Arthur on 27th August 2014 @ 10:21pm
Interesting, that's what it appeared, but I'd never seen one! Thanks!
Nels, I took that to be the painter, and a combination of his line of work, and photo degradation.
spinsur on 28th August 2014 @ 6:22am
The Library Foundation helped with the park. Thanks so much to Virginia Hosford.
Judy on 28th August 2014 @ 9:15am
THE 1890 AND 1891 HR Glacier, refer to it as the Hanna & Ziegler Store. In April of 1891, Mr. Ziegler sells his interest.
L.E. on 18th July 2017 @ 5:55pm