Anne Frank: Her Life in Pictures

Annelies Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – c. February 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the 1947 publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documentsContinue reading “Anne Frank: Her Life in Pictures”

20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s

Born in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931 Edgar Vos studied fashion at Amsterdam’s prestigious art school, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and then went to France to gain work experience. Vos has a successful chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar Vos Boutiques around the Netherlands, featuring designs that flatter allContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s”

31 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s and 1960s

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the “Venice of the North”, due to the large number ofContinue reading “31 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s and 1960s”

65 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s

Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the impact and attention it deserves. Kees Scherer (1920-1993) was born in the Amsterdam working-classContinue reading “65 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s”

51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s

Born 1913, Dutch photojournalist Ben van Meerendonk worked at the General Dutch Photo Press Office of Sem Presser in the late 1930s, but was prohibited from practicing his profession during the Second World War. In 1945, he founded the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF). Van Meerendonk mainly photographed in the forties, fifties and sixties, and deliveredContinue reading “51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s”