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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Camping in Yosemite 1940's

Camping in Yosemite 1940's

This is from a group of photos of my dad's family during a road trip to Yosemite National Park. Judging from other pictures with my dad as a kid in them, I'm thinking this was around 1946. (Sadly he is not around anymore) I wish that old Ford was still around, though not likely as he traded in cars every few years.

 
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