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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Bored in Yosemite

Bored in Yosemite

My dad, my aunt Susan and my grandmother in Yosemite, 1947. I would say they'd rather be home watching TV except they didn't own a TV until many years later. View full size.

Glacier Point

This is Glacier Point overlooking the Yosemite Valley. The rock feature behind the fence pole is "North Dome". "Half Dome" would be just out of sight to the right of the picture.

Austrian look

looking at the hair style and blouse of your grandma, I would swear this to be Austria. Nice looking lady!

 
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