WWII Color Slide – Berlin Street Scene Reshot 68 Years Later!


One of my favorite WWII color slide groupings was shot by a US Engineer who was stationed in Berlin at the end of the war.  Quite the shutter bug, he was able to track down German Agfa color film and shoot some of the scenery around Berlin.  In one image, Captain Smith captures a brisk October, 1945 morning on Curtiusstraße in Berlin.  An intrepid researcher was able to track down the original location using information from the store signs.  Special thanks to Berliner Niko Rollmann for reshooting the image for me.

Here’s a link to a google map image: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=52.442804,13.296139&num=1&t=h&gl=us&z=18

Berlin, 1945

Berlin, 1945

Berlin, 2013

Berlin, 2013