Mom Behind the Viewfinder Circa mid-1960s

img072I asked my Mom to send me some of her photos of the cherry blossoms when she and her co-workers would go to see them during their lunch hour when they worked for the government back in the 1960s.  That’s her above.  Notice how there’s hardly anyone around?

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img074I guess the shots are the same by everyone, no matter the year.  I am still amazed at the lack of people around.  My mom shot slide film with a manual Minolta camera.  Slides were cheaper than getting prints developed.  She went through all her boxes of slides yesterday to fulfill my photo request, and scanned a bunch in.  I think getting the slides scanned into the computer is a great idea, and one I may have to assist her with.  She has over 1100 slides.

She also sent me some photos of DC when she was a tourist:

img079I love this photo with all of the old cars.  Wow.  I think this looks like Capitol Hill, the Longworth Building, right where I used to work.

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View of all the flags around the Washington Monument

img082img084img085img086Look at how much land you could see from the top of the Washington Monument, especially looking towards the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol.  I love seeing how much things have changed since that day my Mom took these photos.

Thanks, Mom for sharing some of your history with us.

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