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Museum exhibit reveals the photography and adventurous spirit of Alva Day

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Sept. 4, 1944, along the Columbia: Alva Day used his Kodak Autographic camera to capture H. Avery snagging a salmon. Specialized film for the Autographic contained a carbon layer for writing notations on the negative, using a stylus equipped with the camera.

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Alva Day in his element: a self-portrait while hunting somewhere in eastern Oregon in the 1930s.

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“TENT CAMP” like Alva Day’s is part of the museum exhibit. Clothing and gear can be worn for “historic” photos.

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Every year in the 1930s and 1940s, Alva Day recorded the annual Mount Hood climbs guided by the American Legion.

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Antique cameras, including the Autographic, right, can be seen in The History Museum’s display cases.

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AARON NICE as photographer Alva Day in the 2013 Cemetery Tales.


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