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April 2, 2015

32 Breathtaking Black and White Photographs Capture Daily Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s and 1960s

During the 1950s and 1960s the photographer Leonard Freed resided and worked in Amsterdam. He photographed the daily life of the people in the city and the suburbs, recording the ordinary, everyday face of Amsterdam at a time that was so ordinary that eternity seemed to be anchored in it.


Amsterdam. 1964

Amsterdam. 1964

Amsterdam. 1966. Gotta TAJIRI talking to a man.

Zeeland. 1964. People wait for a tram outside of Centraal Station.

Amsterdam. 1964. Winter in Holland.

1964. Egg and chicken market stand.

Amsterdam. 1964. Children playing.


Amsterdam. 1964. Children playing on Canal boat.

Amsterdam. 1964. Street cleaner.

Amsterdam. 1964. Deal making at farm market.

Amsterdam. 1958. The Exchange Building.

Amsterdam. 1964. Diamond industry.

Amsterdam. 1964. Winter in Holland.

Amsterdam. 1964. Winter in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam. 1964. Killing cows.

Amsterdam. 1964. Winter in Holland.

Amsterdam. 1964. Winter scene.

Amsterdam. 1964. An Indonesian child arrives at a refugee camp in Holland.

Amsterdam. 1964. Swimming in a canal.

Amsterdam. 1964. New and old.

Amsterdam. 1964. A Salvation Army Christmas dinner for poor women.

Amsterdam. 1964. Salvation Army workers sing in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam. 1964. Salvation Army workers sing Christmas songs to homeless men.

Amsterdam. 1964.

Amsterdam. 1958. Sukkoth service in a Jewish-Portuguese synagogue.

Amsterdam. 1958. A Jewish wedding.

Amsterdam. 1964. Hospital nurses with children.

Amsterdam. 1964. Waiting at the airport.

Amsterdam. 1964. Art auction house.

Amsterdam. 1958. An old-style delivery truck.

(Photos © Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos)

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