Haiti c. 1958, by Nick DeWolf

While we’re all thinking of the mind-boggling scenes of destruction in Haiti, here are some images of that country in somewhat less geologically calamitous times.

Nick DeWolf was an MIT graduate and co-founder of electronics test equipment manufacturer Teradyne, Inc. He was also a prodigious photographer, and archivist Steve Lundeen is meticulously uploading many of DeWolf’s images to Flickr. Here are some samples of photos Mr. DeWolf took in Haiti, c. 1958.

102158 10 00H, originally uploaded by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive.

102558 09 00I, originally uploaded by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive.

102258 10 00J, originally uploaded by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive.

102058 12 00L, originally uploaded by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive.

102758 11 11, originally uploaded by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive.

Worth remembering, though, that things were far from idyllic.  Dr. François “Papa Doc” Duvalier was just elected to the presidency the year before, and Haiti’s long national nightmare lay ahead.

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