Historic Hood River
“who knew Lincoln”
This portrait of E.L. Smith appears to be from the archives of The Hood River News. You can see the pencil crop marks preparing it for embedding in a layout. Notes on the reverse show the editor working on the caption. Initially is was to say, “E.L. Smith, of Hood River, who recalls Republican Nomination of 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was named standard bearer of the Republican party.” Blue pencil marks indicate he changed it to, “E.L. Smith, of Hood River, who knew Lincoln.” I wonder how well he knew him?
This portrait was taken on Oak Street in from of the Smith Building (SE corner of Oak and 3rd).