*YOSEMITE CIRCA 1931* Who else be Holdin' WAY Old Imagery?

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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Pre-or post-World War II?
If you got it flaunt it!

[Edit] How's about anything with nostalgic appeal really, say up to late 60s.

From my father's archives, photographs taken by his adoptive parents before he was born:













Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Older than Donini ! .... & Lauria!!!!
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Barely!
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Wow. I am sure my Dad has some from the late 50's but not from 31!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Barely!

Happy Birthday Champ!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Marty:
Late 50s could fly, that be sort of postwar right?
I say slap it down.
John M

climber
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
We drove through the Wawona tunnel tree in the 60s. Is that old enough? :-) I need to ask my mother for pictures. She keeps saying that she will get them digitized. I think I will push her to do that this year.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Like the car. Hey....Lauria has me by ten years, i'm a mere puppy.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
John:
Early 60s sure why not.
Maybe cap at the Tet Offensive, 1968?

Charge up your scanners kids, frankly anything that oozes nostalgia should roll nicely.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Lauria has me by ten years, i'm a mere puppy

True Dat.
You holdin'?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 3, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Mouse be holdin'.

I'm posting two now, holdin' my good stuff.

These are easily found in Hank Johnston's Yosemite Memories.
Credit: FPS
The 1931 aerial view of Glacier Point shows the hotel and the terrifying sheer cliff where the Firefall fell.

Credit: FPS
The first airplane landed in Yosemite Valley in May 1919.

Flu, flew, Flue.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Love the dog bone photo corner holders. And of course, the images too. Thanks Roy.

Ken
WBraun

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Hey that's illegal .... 36 CFR 2.17 ^^^^^

Those guys in the plane will have to see the judge and be banned from the park.

:-)
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:18am PT
Landing that thing was probably easier than taking off. Ballsy. Werner, since when did you follow the rules?

Ken
weezy

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:33am PT


pile of bark for the firefall






these are all from a "yosemite" search on shorpy.com

if you love old photos, definitely check out the whole site.

http://www.shorpy.com/


edit: don't know what's up with the links. i think shorpy doesn't allow embedding photos. just do a yosemite search on the site shorpy.com
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:24am PT
You want some old pictures of Yosemite?

This one fit's into your time range; it's 1952, somewhere near Tioga Pass. I'm on the picture's left; my siblings Philip and Barbara are next to me.

Ken, Philip, and Barbara Boche, 1952, Near Tioga Pass.
Ken, Philip, and Barbara Boche, 1952, Near Tioga Pass.
Credit: BooDawg

Not to old, you say? You wanted WAY OLD pictures! OK! I get it!

Sorry about the quality; I've inherited this album from my mother whose grandmother, Hattie Muth McCoy probably took the photos between 1900 and 1907. Since Galen Clark, my Great-Great-Great Uncle, appears in at least two of the pictures, they had to be taken before his death in 1910. (Rebecca McCoy was Galen Clark's wife.)

The photos were in such bad shape that I have been debating about scanning them or just tossing them in the trash! So, Tarbuster, your thread here helped me to decide. However, I didn't scan them; I just snapped pictures of the pictures, then reduced the size of each to something reasonable for computers (about 400 X 600 pixels each). The pages in the album and the attached photos are somewhat wrinkled, and there are some holes that time has eroded into the pages and pictures. A more diligent scanning process might improve them somewhat...

My mom's letter, gifting these photos to me.
My mom's letter, gifting these photos to me.
Credit: BooDawg

Interesting to see how they were hand-labeled with a real fountain pen...

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Interesting how some of the old place-names have fallen into disuse. Anyone been to "Rocky Point," by that name?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone seen a Chuck-Ah before? Even heard of one?

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone been up the Eagle Peak Trail?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

More to come; it's hard keeping track of these; maybe I'm just getting old!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:40am PT
Better!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:04am PT
Wow. It's like a poker game. I hope nobody wins this one.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:07am PT
Yes, Better! I keep forgetting!

Credit: BooDawg

Ahh, summer in the Merced River, not in Merced!

Credit: BooDawg

And just where did the trail to Clouds' Rest go?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

The left photo above shows my grandmother standing on the rock in the river.

Credit: BooDawg

Seems like Agassiz Column, above, is near the 4-Mile Trail, but it's not in Roper's Green Guide. Anyone know about its climbing history?

Credit: BooDawg

The above left pic looks like a smiling face. the one on the right has my grandmother standing like a speck on the overhanging rock.

Credit: BooDawg

Galen Clark in both photos. The left one may also contain Alexander Mc...
Galen Clark in both photos. The left one may also contain Alexander McKean McCoy, my great grandfather.
Credit: BooDawg

Pretty cool seeing Galen Clark in my family's photo album!

Credit: BooDawg

I think the caption refers to the trees, not the men... LOL!

Where's the tree that you can drive through?
Where's the tree that you can drive through?
Credit: BooDawg

No wonder that old tree fell over!

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone seen that "Stable Tree?" Looks like a water trough in there!

And last, but not the least is...

Credit: BooDawg

Actually, there is also a newspaper (origin unknown) clipping in the album which is quite interesting:

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

That's all Folks!

John M

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:37am PT
Woot for Boodawg. I'm so glad that you didn't throw those away. I had heard of chuck-ahs. They are used for storing nuts.

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_indians_and_other_sketches/indians.html

And I have been up Eagle Peak. It is west of Yosemite falls. You go up the falls trail and then towards El Capitan.

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