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.
Alva Day in his element: a self-portrait while hunting somewhere in eastern Oregon in the 1930s.
“TENT CAMP” like Alva Day’s is part of the museum exhibit. Clothing and gear can be worn for “historic” photos.
Every year in the 1930s and 1940s, Alva Day recorded the annual Mount Hood climbs guided by the American Legion.
Antique cameras, including the Autographic, right, can be seen in The History Museum’s display cases.
AARON NICE as photographer Alva Day in the 2013 Cemetery Tales.