Friday, June 14, 2013

Wonderful 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."
These photos were taken with a Zeiss Ikon Contessa, a rangefinder with a folding Tessar f2.8/45mm lens, and were shot on 35mm Kodachrome transparency film.

Kowloon - Hong Kong street scene - 29 Dec 53

Floating City Kowloon - Hong Kong - 2 Jan 54

Macau - Coffin at Chinese Funeral - 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

Manila pedestrians and Jeepneys - Sep 54

Naha Modern Buildings - July 54

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

Naha - Sep 53

Shops at Kadena

Clowns Advertising - July 54

Taipei - Chiangs Headquarters - 25 Dec 53

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

Macau - from old fort - 30 Dec 53

You can visit his complete set Dad's Photos - 1950s Asia on Flickr to see the ones already uploaded.

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