These photos give you a glimpse of what the town of Alder looked like during the early 1900s. The logs were being milled, roads were being built and the ladies were looking fine.
Note: In the last photo of the road gang you might notice, besides the dog, the roots of the enormous tree that fell to their left.
Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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5 responses to “Snap Shot of Old Alder”
Makes you wonder if those were freshly picked flowers on the womens hats ? Probably had to put a new bunch on every time they wore their hat, I think the gal on the left must have a headach, looks to be a hot water bottle on her head ! The black gloves on the other two seems a bit sinister though !
Interesting you should notice the gloves. From what I’ve read, they were a sign of mourning.
They probably are not black gloves. Just looks black being a black and white photo. I find the photos of these particular women very interesting. Especially the photo of the one holding a cat in front of a house. Ahem…
It’s hard to tell. I looked up the use of black gloves back then, and it was pretty common to wear them for quite a while after someone passed away. Glad we don’t have to do that now.
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