Historic Hood River
Frankton School, 1893
This is a great early school photo. The print was so faded you couldn’t make out any faces, but fortunately the scan captured enough detail to coax this image out of it. It looks like it was a relatively long exposure as several of the students are blurred, so it was probably a gloomy day. Notes indicate it was taken in May, 1893.
Amazingly we have names for all 38 people labeled in faded ink on the reverse, matching the carefully placed numbers on the front. I’ve done my best to transcribe them: 1) RS Andrews (teacher), 2) Caesar Absten (non pupil), 3) Louis Campbell, 4) Ida Nickelsen, 5) Maggie Nickelsen (non pupil), 6) Tom Calkins, 7) Gertrude Bishop, 8) May Boarman, 9) Eddie McFarland, 10) Edith Potter, 11) Margaret Locke, 12) Will Ellis, 14) Don Ellis, 15) Ralph Bishop, 16) Clara Blythe, 17) Elton Hayden, 18) Mary Foley, 19) Martin Nickelsen, 20) Rosa Nickelsen, 21) Bernice Foley, 22) Grace Campbell, 23) George Boarman, 24) Laura Ellis, 25) Luke Absten, 26) Helen Absten, 27) Roy Ellis, 28) Emory Davenport, 29) Ned Blythe, 30) Madge Warren, 31) Dasie Campbell, 32) Alf Eastman, 33) Mattie Foley, 34) Eben Boarman, 35) Elmer Campbell, 36) Edith Eastman, 37) Mell Foley, 38) Willie Warren, 39) Earl McFarland.
If you are looking really closely you may notice there is no #13. Apparently the recorder was superstitious.