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Vintage photos of:
Taken in Washington D.C. in April of 1953. Starting from the left is my grandmother, my father, mother, sister, me (in the tree) and another sister. Note the yellow stop sign, which was the standard color at that time. View full size.
At the request of tterrace and with his help, I'm going to start uploading some pictures that a family friend has let me borrow for scanning purposes. The negatives range from 2 1/2 X 4 inches to 2 1/4 X 3 1/4. The trunk these negatives were found in was sealed in 1964 and was only recently opened. They belonged to the friend's uncle who was a land surveyor in San Diego. That's as much as I know.
This picture was probably taken in the early '50s. View full size
Pamplona, Spain in the summer of 1935, one year before the start of the Civil War.
My dad, the smiling one, with his brothers and friends having fun.
At the seminary of Pamplona: Firts days of the Opus Dei with Monseñor Escrivá de Balaguer founder of the "Obra" trying to catch rich familys sons.
After war to get out of prision you need someone of the Franco regimen to inter yield for you to be free. Balaguer do nothing for my father to get out of prisión.
Agur! View full size.