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August 23, 2022

35 Fascinating Vintage Color Photos Documented Life in Cape Town in the 1960s

Harrison Forman (1904-1978) was a prominent photojournalist, explorer, author, and fellow of the American Geographical Society. As a foreign correspondent, Forman’s images and articles appeared in the New York Times, Times of London, Life, Look, Collier’s, Harpers, and Reader’s Digest

Forman traveled the world with the eye of an anthropologist.  He was fascinated by the lives, culture, economies, governments and infrastructure of each place he visited.  Known in his heyday as the “Modern Day Marco Polo,” Forman was often the first Westerner to have access to the people and places he visited and seemed to always be in the right place at the right time, witnessing significant moments in history and documenting them with his photography. 

Take a look at life in Cape Town in the 1960s through these 35 beautiful and fascinating pictures taken by Forman:

Pedestrians crossing street

Malay boys in Cape Town

Women at slums in Cape Town

Cars parked across from Cape Town City Hall

Books for sale at Cape Town market

Slum housing in Cape Town

Pedestrians crossing street

School boys

Street scene

Young boy selling bananas on curb

People walking past Grand Hotel in Cape Town

Street scene

Women at market in Cape Town

Street scene

Double-decker bus on street

Malay woman with children

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

Girls at market in Cape Town

Jewish school boys

Movie theater

People at city park

Glassware and dishes for sale at Cape Town market

Street scene in Cape Town with Table Mountain in background

Double-decker bus

Woman in Cape Town

Market across from Cape Town City Hall

Street scene

Slum housing in Cape Town

Cars parked across from Cape Town City Hall

Street scene

Slum housing in Cape Town

Skyscraper in Cape Town with Table Mountain in background

Malay children in Cape Town

City Hall Hotel in Cape Town

Fishing boats docked in Cape Town harbor

(via University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)




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