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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Somewhere, in Color

Somewhere, in Color

A lake and old cars, somewhere in California? Another thrift store slide. View full size.

San Diego

This was taken from Point Loma, looking toward San Diego; Naval Air Station jutting from right. Here's a recent shot I found online.

A Lake Or...?

I was going to say the town of Clearlake in Lake County, on what else, Clear Lake. But it is way too developed to be that. It is probably in SoCal, along the Coast. May not be a lake, there are lots of large marinas there. The vegetation looks like Southern California. Clear Lake area has similar vegetation.

 
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