June 13, 2018

Travel Around the World by Scooter in the 1950s

World trip, on a Maico scooter with sidecar (the red 'Pechvogel'), made by Wim Dussel and Manfred Uschold from July 1955 to July 1956.

Part of the photo archive Wim Dussel (collection IISH), the collection contains about 10.000 negatives of this trip and slides. Only 36 photographs were previously published in Wim Dussel's book 'The world is still around: by scooter across Europe, Asia and North America'. - Amsterdam: C. de Boer jr, 1957.

Here a photo selection from their trip.

Yugoslavia. Washing of willow twigs, 1955

Yugoslavia. Spinning woman, 1955

Austria. Manfred and the non-starter at Wolfgangsee, 1955

Manfred and WIm behind the Pechvogel, 1955

Turkey. Man working on the recovery of a fish trap, Pendik, 1955

Turkey. Woman sifting grain, 1955

 Turkey.Man working on a fishing net, Pendik, 1955

Iran. Carpet industry in Kerman, Persia, 1955

Iran. Carpet industry in Kerman, Persia, 1955

Iran. Carpet industry in Kerman, Persia, 1955

Iran. Carpet industry in Kerman, Persia, 1955

Iran. Man working on tiles, Isfahan, Persia, November 1955

 Iran. On the road in Persia, 1955

 Iran. On the road in Persia, 1955

Iran. In the train from Persia to Pakistan, 1955

Pakistan. In front of the great mosque of Lahore, 1955

Pakistan. Restoration work at the great mosque of Lahore, 1955

 India. Bracelet production, Firozabad, 1955

India. Brass shop, Gwalior, 1955

India. Children in front of the temple of Gwalior, 1955

 India. Construction workers of a temple, Dayal Bagh (near Agra), 1955

 India. Man and his cows, 1955

 India. Men at the Qutab Minar, Mehrauli, 1955

 India. Pilgrim, 1955

India. At a street market in Calcutta, 1955-1956

 India. Beggars in Calcutta, 1955-1956

India. Calcutta, 1955-1956

India. In the river, Calcutta, 1955-1956

India. Murals in Calcutta, 1955-1956

Japan. Japanese girl, 1956

Japan. Japanese woman, 1956

Japan. Japanese women, 1956

Japan. Mother with child, 1956

Korea. Children playing, 1956

Thailand. At a Thai market, 1956

Thailand. Rattan braids, Bangkok, 1956

Thailand. Tram driver, tram with Coca-Cola advertisement, Bangkok, 1956

Thailand. On the way from Thailand to Hong Kong, 1956

Hong Kong. Children live on a ship, 1956

USA. Casey Jr. Circus Special train in Storybook Land, Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1956

USA. Casey Jr. Circus Special train in Storybook Land, Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1956

USA. Continental divide, watershed at the Monarch pass, Colorado, 1956

USA. Giant Indian arrow, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1956

USA. Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1956

USA. Parking lot, Detroit, 1956

USA. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, 1956

USA. Trees of Mystery, Klamath, California, 1956

USA. Wim Dussel, California, 1956






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