Historic Hood River
DeWitt Ford Garage
This has a little motion blur (a common issue with the Ella May Davidson photos) but it looks like Charles Davidson is getting ready to cross Cascade Avenue to the Davidson Fruit Company building. Harry DeWitt’s Ford garage (215 Cascade Ave, now the Columbia Center For the Arts) looks brand new, dating this circa 1918. We have a good view of the Hotel Oregon, and the cupola of the Mt. Hood Hotel is just visible in the background.
When Matt and I were scanning this collection I promised if I got a chance to go back in time I would give Ella May a tripod so her photos would be sharp and square to the frame.