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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

The 1960s saw several SoCal family vacations to visit my sister and her family, and this time the whole slew of us took in Knott's Berry Farm, where I took 18 color slides, as opposed the over 40 I shot in Disneyland. So that'll show you. Faux-reality fan that I was, I liked wandering around Knott's old western-style buildings, cement cliffs and miniature buildings, but no doubt about it, Disneyland was my heaven on earth. Oh, and it was nice seeing the family, too. View full size.

At the Shore: 1920

At the Shore: 1920

My great-grandparents at the Jersey Shore circa 1920. View full size.

Senior Prom: 1955

Senior Prom: 1955

My brother's Marin Catholic High School classmates all decked out for their 1955 Senior Prom. He took this Ektachrome slide in the Larkspur, California, home of the girl on the right. 1950s accouterments include a table model TV set, spectacular lamp shade and those interesting light bulbs, a variety we also had in our own home a couple blocks away. View full size.

Dream Tickets

Dream Tickets

Not sure who these people are. Scanned from an 8x10 print I recently purchased. View full size.

Where the Girls Are

Where the Girls Are

Not sure who they are, but they are enjoying themselves. A recent negative purchase. View full size.

Woman On the Beach

Woman On the Beach

A perfect outfit for frolicking at the beach. A print I recently purchased. View full size.

A Stop at Ellenville

A Stop at Ellenville

Ellenville, New York. From a batch of negatives I bought recently. From what I can tell there is no rail service in the town anymore. View full size.

 
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