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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Sequoia: 1953

Sequoia: 1953

My in-laws loved to travel, usually in California. This was the Sequoia National Park stop for the Tracy family's summer vacation of 1953. My father-in-law would have set the camera on a rock or a log, set the timer, and hustled to get into the picture. To this day my wife and I (she's the littlest one in the picture) still love to sit next to streams and watch them flow by. Photo by M. Tracy. View full size.

Peaceful

I love pictures of idyllic family settings from the past. This is a good one.

 
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