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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Glacier Point c. 1920

Glacier Point c. 1920

Glacier Point, on the south wall of California's Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet, 3,200 feet above Curry Village, offers superb views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and Clouds Rest.

Wawona Tree

Wawona Tree

Wawona Tree was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. It had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 90 ft (27 m) in circumference. A tunnel was cut through the tree in 1881. (Sign says road was cut 1875.) The Wawona Tree fell in 1969 under an estimated two ton load of snow on its crown. The giant sequoia is estimated to have been 2,300 years old.

Mount Fuji 1955

Mount Fuji 1955

"Sayonara." U.S. planes over Mount Fuji, Japan, from an album compiled by the 6100th, 6111st, 6112nd, 6113rd, 6114th Tachihawa Group comprising Japanese airmen heading to the United States for Air Force military police training school.

World War 2 - Lucky German

World War 2 - Lucky German

War's most likely over for this young man.

World War 2 - Four GI's

World War 2 - Four GI's

4 GI's posing for future generations.

World War 2 - GI's Having Fun

World War 2 - GI's Having Fun

Having a good time!

World War 2 - Germans having Fun

World War 2 - Germans having Fun

Notice the shell "coming out" of the gun. These guys are enjoying themselves.

 
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