Historic Hood River
This image is labeled “Liberty Theater, 308 Oak Street” but I am not so sure. The Liberty Theater had a few names during its lifetime, but “Liberty” was the moniker in the World War I era. We saw it in one of my favorite HHR images. But the organ, piano and woodwork on this stage are a perfect match for other photos of the Rialto theater, a block to the west of the Liberty. The only difference is the radiator in this view which is missing in the other view.
We have images of a few different backdrops at this theater. One is a classic Mt. Hood scene which I suspect is a Percy Manser. This image is paired with another which look more like scenes from Europe than Oregon.
Tags: interior, Liberty, Oak Street, organ, Rialto, stage, theater
Wherever it is, it is pretty.
Are those microphones hanging up above or something for the curtains?
What is the machine to the left of the organ? Can you imagine being an orgnist for the silent films and then they come out with the 'talkies'? End of another profession with 'progress'.
Or are they painted-on tassels?
I'm guessing that's a piano to the left, and I'm with Melody on those being tassels painted on.