Historic Hood River
Babies on Parade
At first glance this was one of hundreds of parade images in our collection, but the parade float is not one you would find in a parade today. The float features a nurse looking over an assortment of babies, presumably to advertise the services of the local hospital. Using babies in displays like this wasn’t unusual in this era. The Lewis and Clark Exposition featured an infant incubators building, complete with “live infants”. The Dionne quintuplets lived in a nursery with a public viewing area.
Bennett Bros. on the corner of 4th and Cascade was a Dodge Bros., Chandler and Cleveland automobile dealer, as well as Brunswick tires.