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Long ago and not so far away…

Dear Photograph has the simplest of m.o.’s: “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.”

Dear Photograph,
Where did all my super powers go?
Emily Yaung

Dear Photograph,
Thank you for everything we had.

Dear Photograph,
Dad always had the comfiest shoulder.

Many more time-spanning treasures at Dear Photograph.

As we wax nostalgic, we might recall that it was on this date in 1864 that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Valley Grant Act (Senate Bill 203), giving California the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation.”

Mirror Lake, Yosemite
Carleton E. Watkins, photographer, circa 1860.
source: Library of Congress

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