Historic Hood River
Waiting by the Wayside
This image of two Native women waiting by the side of a street was in an album which included some local images and some from elsewhere. Fortunately we can make out a bit of the Park Street school in the background, so we know exactly where this was taken. The women were sitting beside 9th Street near the Dumble-Shaw House (9th and Sherman). Based on other images in the album I think it is likely this was taken circa 1900, and the women were here to pick strawberries. This part of town had strawberry fields in this period, and there was an annual migration of Native American families who came to harvest the berries.