Historic Hood River
“A Costume Party”
This image is inscribed “A Costume Party, about 1906.” In the front row are (l-r): Leila Hershner, Frances Bragg, Grace Prather, and Pearl Bradley. In front is Torinda Cooper, the hostess. In the upper row are Homer Wood, Harold Hershner, Maiv Lano(?), and Estes Brosius.
Were they doing a skit?
Torinda Cooper was the daughter of Dr. F. Cooper who came to HR as a retired physician in 1904. Torinda married a Paul Hubbard and moved to California.
I was hoping someone could figure out these costumes. I don't see a theme, but I thought it was fun to see the kids of some of the names we've heard before. You'll be hearing more about Leila Hershner's father in the next week or two. The names Prather and Bradley should be familiar too.
We saw this photo http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=2637 a few days ago. Laraway's daughter Cora married Will Cooper. Torinda Cooper is his sister.
Perhaps this is the Cascade Literary Group. I did not find all these names together, but some of them were mentioned with the group throughout the year of 1906.
There was a Mair Dano in the group.
Jeffrey W Bryant
Hershner, not Herschner.
Thanks Jeffrey, corrected.