Manila in the 60’s

Have you ever wondered how Manila looked like in the past? The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee gives us a glimpse of Manila in the 60’s through photos taken by photographer Harrison Forman.

The pictures are amazing. One look and you know it’s Manila, but at the same time, you’d have doubts whether it really IS Manila. As Carlos Celdran said, “It totally completes the illusion that this is a scene somewhere in the United States of America instead of the Philippine archipelago. Only thing lacking in this photograph are real Americans.”

The complete collection is available for viewing at the UWM Libraries Digital Collection [link]

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