1950s Odds and Ends — Just before I move on to a bunch of slides from the 1960s, I thought I would share a selection of slides that (for the most part) have left me with some unanswered questions. Maybe seeing them here will jog a memory or two in my family members — or not. Either way, I’ve enjoyed looking through them, and I hope you do, too.
I believe this is the state capitol building in Austin, Texas; most likely from 1951
This seems to be a P-51 Mustang flying over ocean surf
Crissy Field, San Francisco; unknown year
No clue about this one
Small cemetery; note the blue car just visible above the yellow posts at left
This is my Uncle Howard and Aunt Betty, possibly rowing a boat on a lake
Two zoo images, date and location unknown
Labeled “Sonoma Beach State Park” — maybe from 1959
Same as previous image
“Trail at Armstrong Redwoods State Park”; this is north of Guerneville, California. Possibly from 1959
Armstrong Redwoods SP
Breakfast in the Redwoods, with 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. Not sure why my mom brought her General Electric Steam Iron (in the yellow/black box) camping!
Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco
Japanese Tea Garden
And finally, a couple of images of a cat I never knew but have often heard about — his name was Bent Tail, a name he earned as a kitten after the unfortunate experience of having a heavy wooden garage door close on his tail. These two pictures were taken in 1959.