Nick DeWolf spent nearly his entire life carrying around a camera and documenting the places he went and the things he saw. The scale and scope of this is incredible, especially when you consider it was all done in a time before digital photography. Over the past four years I have been following his life, roll by roll and slide by slide, through Flickr. The photos are being shared with the help of DeWolf’s son-in-law Steve Lundeen, who has been methodically scanning and cataloging DeWolf’s life’s worth of photos – a project nearly as daunting as the original.
The photos have been working their way through the 1960s into the 1970s until recently when pictures from a vacation to Europe in 1959 began playing out through the Flickrstream. The trip begins in May of 1959 on an SAS flight from Idlewild Airport (now called John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Stockholm, Sweden. From there the adventures continue on through France, Switzerland and Italy. The images from this journey are some of my favorite from the tens of thousands that have been published by DeWolf.
View the entire photo collection by Nick DeWolf here.
Comments on “New York-Idlewild to Stockholm-Arlanda c. May 1959”
These. Are. Amazing. Wow.
Oh. I stop taking photographs now. I hate today, pics from 1960s show a better place; okay, nicer-looking place…
Great photography. That period of time was my favorite for travel, fashion, the look of the landscape and towns/cities (both in the US and abroad). I love images from then. Thanks for digging these up and publishing them.
Amazing pics!.. They’re so crisp!…
I just bought a chair that looks like the ones on the 3rd pics. Very cool!
Interesting that he was also an MIT grad and the CEO of a huge electronics company at the time. He was obviously talented and intelligent. Perhaps his mind for engineering explains why his photos favor objects over people.
Amazing! The only genuine luxury in money is the freedom to travel.
Utterly amazing. Love the black and white.
A simpler time, a more beautiful time.
So fantastic, thank you for sharing.
Do you know what type of camera/lens he used. These pics are amazingly crisp even in low light situations. The shot of the airplane engine/prop in motion is amazing.
Cardigans for manual labour?
Beautiful clothing- everyone looked better! Short pants on the children pushing the cart because they’re children.
What an eye! Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful photography, but it must be Bromma Airport, Alanda was inaugurated in 1962.
Man, even those working stiffs on the road, did you catch how well they were dressed? no flourescent orange..-zamboni
While Nick does go through Stockholm on this trip, I think Steve agrees with me that this was a flight from New York to Copenhagen.
Love these photos. There’s one in his collection called “149 diner” that’s amazing.
My favorite Nick DeWolf photos are from 1957-59 when he travelled to NYC by train and shot the interior of the now demolished Penn Station.
Thank you for surfacing them. These are really beautiful
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