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Yosemite Park: c. 1950s

Yosemite Park: c. 1950s

At the request of tterrace and with his help, I'm going to start uploading some pictures that a family friend has let me borrow for scanning purposes. The negatives range from 2 1/2 X 4 inches to 2 1/4 X 3 1/4. The trunk these negatives were found in was sealed in 1964 and was only recently opened. They belonged to the friend's uncle who was a land surveyor in San Diego. That's as much as I know.
This picture was probably taken in the early '50s. View full size

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Tunnel View

This absolutely is Tunnel View. I worked in Yosemite for ten years.

[The comment below does not deny this being Tunnel View, but rather that previously mis-identified Three Brothers are not visible from Tunnel View. -tterrace]

Gorgeous shot; one small correction

Really wonderful shot, but - the description from tterrace isn't quite correct: that IS Half Dome in the distance and Bridalveil Fall obscured, but the trio of monoliths between is Cathedral Rocks. Three Brothers is/are on the NORTH Valley wall, adjacent to Yosemite Falls - nowhere near the view from Tunnel View.

It's a somewhat common mistake!

Gloria and Bill

This is Gloria Matlock and Bill Bliss. They lived next door to each other. Gloria is my sister and currently lives in Minnesota.

re: Yosemite Park c.1950s

This was taken at Tunnel View, possibly the most popular photo vista in Yosemite. In the distance at left, Half Dome; in the center, the Three Brothers; Bridal Veil Fall is hidden behind the gal in the Oxfords. In other shots from this series, the most recent cars are from 1954, so there you go.

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