Memories of a 1930s Geographic Photo Shoot

Take a trip back in time with a sparkling 99-year-old named Dottie Gross and hear her memories about life in small-town California and appearing in the pages of National Geographic magazine. The photos, by NGS photographer B. Anthony Stewart, feature Dottie and her friends amongst the beautiful wildflowers of Kern County, California using an early color process known as Finlay Colour.

Many thanks to Dottie, her family, the Ocean Ridge staff, especially Mary Luther, and videographer Aaron Bales.

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