Hood River, Oregon

hood-river-oregon-arthur-peck-osu-special-collections-and-archives“Good enough Farm House in Hood River, [Oregon]: View from front yard,” undated, via Arthur Peck Photograph Collection, OSU Special Collections and Archives Commons on flickr.

Arthur Peck was a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Oregon Agricultural College from 1908 to 1948. This picture was part of his teaching library of 24 boxes of glass lantern slides — now in OSU’s archives.

It is not clear whether “good enough” was his critical evaluation or the name of the farm.

Vintage landscape: horseshoes

Horseshoe fence 2, Nevada, 1978, Library of Congress

Horseshoe gate on the Pedroli Ranch, Paradise Valley, Nevada, July 1978, (35mm slide) by Richard E. Ahlborn, via American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress (both photos).

The ranch house gate was made by Pete Pedroli about 1950.  It has a counterweight for self closing. . .

Horseshoe fence latch, Nevada, 1978, Library of Congress
Photo by Suzi Jones

. . . and a latch made from a bridle bit.

There’s another photo of the house and gate here, by Carl Fleishhauer.