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“Ghosts of History” is a photo series created by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse. The idea behind this project is to combine the images of the past and present. The results are very touching and feel like you are traveling back in time. Teeuwisse is a dutch historian that spends hours looking for the locations and taking pictures that match the originals. Once she has the two images, he then uses Adobe Photoshop to combine them together.
“I try to make people realise that history is all around us. That where you live, work or go to school, once people fought, died or simply experienced a different kind of life. We are history, history is us,” – Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse
“Cherbourg, avenue de Paris, ancient Poste de Police, jardin Public.”
“Rue Dom Pedro, civilians and American soldiers tear down the sign indicating the headquarters of the Todt organization in Cherbourg.”
“A group of civilians and GI’s in front of the notary office of Trévières Street Octave Mirbeau. The entrance is decorated with French and allied flags.”
“People are waiting for the liberators. (may 1945)”
“Saint Marcouf (Manche)”
“Auschwitz I, January 27th 1945. Russian soldiers with prisoners of Block 19, the quarantine blockhouse in the medical section of the camp.”
“Captain WH Hooper, who commands the Company of the 314th IR of the 79th IUS D and some of his men surround a column of German prisoners. Column takes a southerly direction, it will join the POW camps located on the plateau of the Mountain Roule, near the farm of Fieffe.”
“Rue Armand Levéel à Cherbourg.”
“Corner covered, 1943, Acireale, Sicily”
“American troops in the center of Cherbourg pass under a balcony with English, American and French flags.”
“France, 1944. Rue des Fossés Plissons à Domfront (Orne). German soldiers surrendering.”
“Allied vehicles drive past Palace Noordeinde, The Hague, (may 1945)”
“German soldiers walking back to Germany after their surrender, walk passed a man with a Dutch flag. The Hague, may 1945.”
“Allied soldiers walking towards center of Eindhoven, September 18th 1944, Frankrijkstraat Eindhoven.”
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