Frankfurt a/M 1958 photos by Col. Clarence E. Read

Sections:  [Generals Quarters] [Farben building] [Eschenheimer Turm] [Palmengarten] [Downtown] [Countryside] [Unidentified]

Photos by: Colonel Clarence E. Read (1903-1988)
Contributed by:  Jamie K. Rau (his granddaughter) [Facebook]
Captions by: Frank da Cruz
Gallery created:   28 March 2022

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Colonel Read
In March of 2022, Jamie Rau con­trib­uted these color slides taken in 1958 by her grandfather, Colonel Clarence E. Read, when Jamie was eight years old. Col. Read lived in one of the twelve Generals' houses that were on Siolistra├če across from Frankfurt High School, with family including his wife Margaret, his daughter Donna, and Donna's daughter Jamie. Col. Read was stationed in Frankfurt 1955-58 and — like my father and Pam's father — worked in the IG Farben building. Coincidentally, he was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, just like Pam's father. They might have known each other, but we'll never know. Click the first image to enter the gallery and see larger versions of each photo and read the captions.
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Generals Quarters

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IG Farben Building

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Eschenheimer Turm

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Palmengarten

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Downtown Frankfurt

...before it was dominated by glass-and-steel skyscrapters.
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Countryside

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Unidentified

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Created by Photogallery 3.11 March 29, 2022