Line of Cars near a Waterfront


Line of Cars near a Waterfront


A photograph of a line of cars by a wooden walkway, possibly lining up for a ferry or bridge crossing near an unidentified body of water, dating from the late 1920s or early 1930s. A woman driver wearing a cloche hat is visible in the driver's seat of the first car. A man wearing a suit stands on a wooden walkway flanking the cars. The silhouette of another man in a tall hat stands in the mid-ground; he appears to be interacting with the cars and might be a ticket-taker. A large three-story building is in the background. This photograph was likely taken in the United States, possibly in the Pacific Northwest, but its location is unknown.

This image is a digital positive scan of the original negative, which measured about 2.5 x 2.5 inches. The negative was discovered by Forest Grove resident Charlotte Lumae in 2023. It was buried in a strip of soil between the sidewalk and the street next to a residence at 1904 22nd Ave., Forest Grove. When found, it was covered in dirt, but had somehow survived at least several decades buried in the ground.



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