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Another of my father's 1957 Kodachromes. Taken in my grandparents' yard, Hamburg, New York (south of Buffalo). My grandfather owned a lot of land and had to mow a huge yard--hence the impressive mowing machine. Behind the badminton area is the clay tennis court, and behind that, the "rock garden" with a Japanese maple. Summer picnics there were an event. View full size.