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I'd reckon this is the late 1930s in Yosemite. Yosemite seems to be where a lot of these travel pictures were taken. And I can generally judge the age by the kind of negative it is, which is a larger size than the later ones from the '50s and '60s. But tterrace disagrees on the age:
The aspect ratio of the negs is the same as those in our collection from 116 roll film, neg size 2¼ x 4 inches. A popular Kodak Brownie size that could be contact-printed for snapshot-sized prints. Ours date all the way from 1919 up through 1946. Judging by the clothing here, this seems considerably later; 1960s maybe?
What do you think? Scanned from the 4 x 2½ inch negative. View full size.