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Vintage photos of:
Here we see Bill Bliss and his family camping in what I've deduced is probably Oregon in the 1950s as the plate on the right is an Oregon plate and the surrounding terrain in other photos suggest a north coast vacation. Scanned from the Anscochrome slide. View full size
Here again we see our Yosemite travelers Bill and Gloria. View full size.
Here we see our two companions yet again, albeit one of them with an odd choice of footwear (or lack thereof). tterrace says the car is a 1954 Ford. View full size
Yosemite National Park seems to have been a favorite of this family throughout the years. I do not know the identity of the woman but she is in quite a few other pictures I have. View full size.