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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Travel & Vacation

The Turning Point: 1910

The Turning Point: 1910

Colorado circa 1910. "Crystal Park autoroad trip. Pike's Peak and Cog Road from Inspiration Point, alt. 7945 feet." At the end of the road, a handy turntable. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

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

High Sierra: 1930s

High Sierra: 1930s

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.

The Dennis: 1905

The Dennis: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "The Dennis." Where you can get pushed around on the Boardwalk. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Mirror Lake in Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

Mirror Lake in Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

One can see Bill Bliss and the girl from this photo on the other side. As guessed by tterrace, this is probably Mirror Lake in Yosemite. View full size

The Campers: 1930s

The Campers: 1930s

This is probably Yosemite National Park some time in the thirties. Scanned from the 4 x 2½ inch negative. View full size

The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

Return of the ill-tempered teen. I am actually wearing the same pants and shoes as in an earlier picture. Sometimes I'm surprised my parents didn't just dump me on some roadside back then. I wasn't a troublemaker, but I sure was a grouchy SOB!

I like this picture for the background: Disneyland about 1968. There is a lot going on. Bank of America tried to promote some warm and fuzzy values by sponsoring the Small World ride. The effects of that, I will leave to the viewer's imagination.

My Dad took the picture, as usual. There's little brother and my Mom is still alive and kicking at age 83. View full size.

 
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