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In the Pace of Cultural Change department, here are some of my brother's friends on the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus 53 years ago this month. Almost could have been taken today, you might be thinking.
Now, put yourself back in time to 1957 and imagine that you're looking at a photo shot 53 years previously to that, in 1904. Might the same thought occur to you?
35mm Ektachrome slide by my brother. View full size.