Historic Hood River
Piers and Cradles
Usually I show you scans from our collection of almost 2500 Alva Day negatives, but we also have a collection of hundreds of his prints. Most of these match negatives in our collection, but some of them don’t. Most bear the neat stamp “Photo by Alva L. Day Hood River, Oregon” as well as a neatly typed caption. This one is captioned, “Looking northwest from Mt Hood Railroad grade. Showing piers and cradles for the pipeline.” It’s part of a series showing the repair of the Powerdale pipeline after a washout destroyed a large section of pipe and railroad track. This image was from the same event.