October 11, 2014
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When we were down in Yellowstone a couple of weeks ago I realized I had left the mega capacity memory card we use in the Nikon camera back home in the front slot of my notebook computer. I found the smaller capacity backup we store in the camera case for such eventualities and used that to shoot some scenes.
Later, when we downloaded the backup card for editing and archival selection we were pleasantly surprised to see a treasure trove of back in the day Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia photos, featuring our girls in period dress. During the 2013 federal government shutdown, we blogged a recommendation to visit Williamsburg (owned and operated by a private foundation) and Mount Vernon (ditto). Had the shutdown continued another week we would have recommended Monticello as well. Government shutdown or not, when we lived inside the Beltway in Northern Virginia, those were my three favorite places of historical note to visit. The privately run operations are much better than just about everything the government has to offer. When you travel to DC or Virginia, we highly commend these fascinating destinations.
Here are some of the "lost" photos, highlighting our girls in period costume, with matching outfits for their American Girl dolls no less. Enjoy!
Waiting for the carriage along Duke of Gloucester Street.
In the carriage.
American Girl dolls.
Posing with period actors.
Along the village green.
Playing the harpsichord (really).
In the warm spring sun.