48 Vintage Photos of 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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