Historic Hood River
DeWitt, Baker and Rogers
Here is a fine W.D. Rogers cabinet card of Pansy DeWitt with her sister Marjorie Baker, circa 1903. I believe Pansy is to the left, and Marjorie to the right.
This was definitely the golden age of hats. We see Pansy in an equally fashionable view in this image. We know Hood River had at least one millinery shop, which you can see to the right in this image.
W.D. Rogers set up a studio in Hood River sometime around 1900, and our collection is full of cabinet cards he produced. This portrait of corn is my favorite.
The Rogers family suffered the tragic loss of a son in a drowning accident. It appear he eventually moved from photography to selling confectionery and ice cream. Unfortunately, despite his contribution to the photographic record, we don’t seem to have an image of Rogers himself.