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September 30, 2016

37 Rare and Amazing Photographs Taken by a Schoolboy That Capture Street Scenes of Rome in 1956

For anyone living through these bleak times, it must have been difficult to comprehend just how much Italy would change in the course of a decade. From the late 1950s to the early 1960s, Italian society was transformed by an economic boom so strong it was dubbed a ‘miracle’.

These rare vintage photos were taken on a visit to Rome in August 1956 by photographer Allan Hailstone when was a schoolboy. The photographs give us a glimpse into everyday life in Rome in the mid-1950s.
"Generally speaking, I have omitted many pictures I took of monuments unless they show something of the age, e.g. people, cars, trolleybus wires, etc."


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