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Could the location be on the west coast or in Hawaii? 1920s time frame?

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  • Counting the stars on the flag often works for a US time frame.
    – Oldcat
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 1:11
  • It's a 48-star grid, so sometime between 1912 and 1959. Doesn't narrow things down much.
    – Mark
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 1:17
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    The models of cars could help date it. My non-expert opinion would be late '20s. Location resembles southern California.
    – mgkrebbs
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 7:11
  • looking at old pictures of pearl harbor bases they almost all have palm trees in the pictures so id say stateside is a good bed.
    – Himarm
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 14:12
  • @mgkrebbs - Not that this means much, but there are other places that resemble that location. I know the AFB/Airport in Albuquerque happens to abut the (Sandia) mountains very much like that.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 18:57

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It is not easy to see any detail of the aircraft but they do look like they could be DH4's which were in US service from 1918-1932, which while a very wide time window is consistent with the vehicles in the picture.

enter image description here Formation of DH4s, 1920s, US National Archives

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