Historic Hood River
Shepler Logging, Circa 1900
We have a nice collection of very faded logging prints with “AJ Shepler” scrawled on the back of each in large script. Fiddling with the knobs to try to reverse the fading usually also amplifies the noise in the image, so while it makes for a more readable view it isn’t pretty. This one was a big surprise. After a few minutes adjustment this barely visible scan came back to life. It’s about as clean and sharp as you could hope for from a 120 year old print.
My first guess was AJ is the man to the left, but notes seem to indicate he is towards the middle of the image. The guy standing on the log to the left would be my second choice.
Notes date the image to 1900. We saw AJ as an infant in this 1882 tintype.