December 26, 2012

Wildflowers, California

Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In this picture from the early 1940s, travelers in California’s San Joaquin Valley gather owl’s clover and blue lupine in a field along Route 99. The photo originally accompanied a 1942 feature story on California’s abundant wildflowers.

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Camilla Frank
Camilla Frank

How can a over 70 year old photograph be this good quality?

mon mon
mon mon

This is such a beautiful photo. But I hope no Walmart was built there.

A. Chambers
A. Chambers

There is probably a Walmart in that field now. :(

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