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Vintage photos of:
July 1970 Our house and part of our yard shot on Kodachrome with a fisheye attachment. Around this time most of my father's grapevines were suffering from the phylloxera blight, which explains the non-living state of the Thompson Seedless vine on the arbor. View full size.