Historic Hood River
Photographer Up a Tree
As you can see it is May 1952 and a too-old-to-be-climbing-a-tree Alva Day is cutting down a tree in what I believe is the yard of his June Street house. He would have been well into his sixties at this date. Based on the leaves and bark I think it might be an ornamental cherry tree. I’m not quite sure who’s taking the picture. Alva Day enjoyed doing self portraits, but I can’t figure out how he released the shutter on this one.