Historic Hood River
I can’t resist a mystery car image. I know this sporty new roadster is not a Ford, but I don’t know what it is. My only clue is one of the hubcaps has an “H” on it. This scan is from an Ella May Davidson negative, circa 1912-20.
Many cars in this era had split windshields like this, presumably to regulate the flow of air while you’re driving. I own a car with a windshield just like this, and I cannot figure out why they would position the windshield like you see in this image.
Oh, and welcome to post #3000 on Historic Hood River! We technically reached the 3000th post last week if you count “reruns” but this is #3000 excluding those. Since our start in March 2011 this site has served roughly 3.5M page views, with an average visit lasting about 3.5 minutes (a couple of hours in internet time) and visiting 4.5 images. More importantly, we’ve collected 23,000 posts helping us disover and interpret the history behind the photos on these pages. Let’s take a minute to remember Charlott, Buzz and Kenn who added so much to this experiment in crowdsourcing history.