Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wonderful Vintage Photos of Asia in The 1950's

Phil Roeder has uploaded some wonderful photos of Asia that his father took in the 1950s. Most of the photos he's posting to Flickr were taken over a one year period, between September 1953 and August 1954. He says:
"During the first half of the 1950s, my father served in the U.S. Air Force and for part of that time was based in Asia, primarily on Okinawa. He had the opportunity to travel around much of the region and these photos (with a few exceptions that include him) are ones he took of the places he visited: villages on Okinawa along with Hong Kong, Manila and Macau.
While my Dad returned home and become a successful dentist, I have no doubt that he had both the eye and the spirit to have been a great photographer."
Macau - from old fort - 30 Dec 53

Kowloon - Hong Kong street scene - 29 Dec 53

Floating City Kowloon - Hong Kong - 2 Jan 54

Macau - Coffin at Chinese Funeral - 30 Dec 53

Macau - Portugese Garrison - old fort - 30 Dec 53

Floating City Kowloon, Hong Kong - 2 Jan 54

Junk at Macau - 30 Dec 53

Hong Kong - 1 Jan 54

Walled City thru gate - 2 Jan 54

Hong Kong - British & N. China Flags - 1 Jan 54

Hong Kong - We rode back to Oki in one of these planes - 3 Jan 54

A sand pile - 11 Apr 54

L-R Fumiko, Eureko, Hideko, Kazuko at Ishikawa

No pants on

Manila Cathedral - Sep 54

Manila - Walled City - Sep 54

Manila pedestrians and Jeepneys - Sep 54

New Naha Department Store - July 54

Naha Modern Buildings - July 54

Naha - Sep 53

Baskets of Dried Fish - July 54

Good View of Fruit & Vegetable Market - Naha - Sep 53

Naha Orange Peddler - July 54

Mamasan with package on head - Sep 53

Naha - Sep 53

Naha - shops - Sep 53

Shops at Kadena

Clowns Advertising - July 54

Okino - Aug 54

Suckahachi Lane - Apr 54

Okino Village - Aug 54

The old and new at Nakagusuku - Apr 54

Boats - Taguchi - Jan 54

Pig going to Market - Kume - Aug 54

"Girls" crusading for the Society of Preservation of Chastity, Morals & Birth Control

Okino - The remains of the China Maru - Aug 54

Taipei - Chiangs Headquarters - 25 Dec 53

Change in Schools - Nago - Jan 54

View of Koza, Oki. business center - April 54

One of the thick castle walls at Nakagusuko Castle - Apr 54

(via Shooting Film)

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