Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

New old Amsterdam

Jo Teeuwisse, a historical consultant in Amsterdam, created a set of photos on Retronaut that overlayed contemporary images with those from the 1940s. Teeuwisse says:

Years ago I found some negatives in a fleamarket. I scanned them and put them online. I then found some of the spots in the photos and took pictures there.

In the picture above, you can see a group of young factory workers posing probably outside the factory during the war. I cheated a little bit by removing some pots of flowers which are on the steps today…!