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Wawona tunnel tree, back end

Wawona tunnel tree, back end

From the Yosemite trip again, this time cars are lining up and waiting to drive through the Wawona tree tunnel. Thanks to tterrace for the heads up on the name of the tree tunnel. View full size.

Great-grandma Elsie

Great-grandma Elsie

My great-grandmother Elsie Hallack, sometime after her and my great grandfather Rayner Hallack had seperated. She had moved to Taft, California, after the split and died in 1943. This was likely taken in the early '30s. This photo is from a small collection of my grandfather's photos. He labeled the picture "mom".

Home Cooking: 1910

Home Cooking: 1910

Circa 1910. Mixing up a big batch of "Salmonella Surprise." Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Friendly couples: 1930s

Friendly couples: 1930s

Another from my grandmother's photo album, no names on the back of the photo, but the gal on the right looks like my grandmother. I'm not sure who the others are, but I know the guy with his arm around her is not grandpa. This was likely taken around the time she graduated Hollywood High School in 1933. View full size.

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter

Back home in Indiana, 1952-53. View full size.

My Father, 1917

My Father, 1917

My father Bernard Cavanagh, far right, and some unidentified friends. The picture was taken around 1916 or 1917 while he was on leave from the British army.

Cool bike

Cool bike

My brother's cool bike with banana seat, sissy bar, hand brakes and either a 3 or 5 speed transmission. Sometime in 1969.

 
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