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My mother, grandmother and Cesar Romero; San Francisco, CA 1956.
I'm assuming this was taken during brunch based on the mode of dress, table setting and menu offerings.
My grandmother was active in the arts and social circles of San Francisco during this time; I wish I had more of her photos available, I'm sure there were some great photo ops. View full size.