Historic Hood River
While I found this in a completely different collection, this image is the setup to another fruit picking image we saw earlier. This one is from the Benjamin Gifford album prepared for the Commercial Club, but it also appears in a series in the A. I. Mason Liberty Home Orchard album. The Mason album has several different views of the same event. They moved the “bridge” around to a few different spots for effect.
It adds to my appreciation of these images to know they spent some time thinking about how to make a dramatic image, then constructing a bridge of ladders and getting everyone in place for the photographer, presumably Mr. Gifford. This says to me they were proud of what they were doing and wanted to share it.