Historic Hood River
The subject of this nice Joe Kollas portrait is Jessie Vannier. Notes indicate her husband was Walter Vannier, and they lived on Westside Road. A 1965 article newspaper clip recounts her 90th birthday celebration.
I believe she is reading her Bible. This was very common in portraiture from the 18th and 19th centuries, but I haven’t seen this classic pose much in 20th century works.
I look forward to hearing any of your recollections of Jessie or Walter Vannier.