Wednesday, March 25

Travelers in Postwar Europe: Photographs by H. A. Durfee, Jr., 1951-53


Vineyard on the Rhine, Bacharach, Germany
"... In the early 1950s, prior to beginning his career in Vermont, Dr. Durfee practiced medicine at the U.S. Army Airbase in Wiesbaden, Germany. He and his wife Elizabeth took advantage of the assignment, traveling to London, Paris, Venice and the German countryside when they could find the time. On these travels, Durfee took with him two German cameras: a Rolleiflex and Rolleicord. Between 1951 and 1953, he took more than 600 black-and-white images, capturing the striking architecture, landscapes, monuments, ruins, and the uncannily empty streets of Europe’s cities in the aftermath of World War II."
Fleming Museum of Art
Travelers in Postwar Europe

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