25 Rare Photos Showing How Different Life in 1960’s Afghanistan Was

    25 Rare Photos Showing How Different Life in 1960’s Afghanistan Was

    25 Rare Photos Showing How Different Life in 1960’s Afghanistan Was
    Greg
    6:13 PM EDT, August 23, 2021

    Professor Bill Podlich was an American lecturer who, together with his family, went to Afghanistan in 1967. He worked at a teacher training college in Kabul, in the field of social studies. In his free time he would often take photos to record everyday life of locals. Today it is difficult to believe that under the Taliban rule women walked freely outside wearing short skirts!

    #1 A lesson in an international school in Kabul

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    #2 Afghans drinking tea and listening to music

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    #3 Dancing on a school yard

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    #4 The guard in front of the Royal Palace in Kabul

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    #5 Peg Podlich (Bill’s daughter) and some young Afghans

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    #6 Men and boys taking a bath in the Kabul river

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    #7 A bus journey to Pakistan. In the foreground there is Peg Podlich (Bill’s daughter) sitting and wearing sunglasses

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    #9 A parking lot in front of an international school in Kabul (it no longer exists)

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    #10 A Man frying jollibee (a kind of sweet dessert)

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    #11 Jan Podlich (Bill’s daughter) shopping on the Istalif market

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    #12 At a gas station

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    #13 Students during a lecture in the teacher training college

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    #14 A boy decorating cakes

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    #15 A chemistry lesson. The classroom walls were covered with mud

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    #16 Celebrating the New Year

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    #17 The citizens of Kabul

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    #18 A stopover during a long distance bus journey

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    #19 The mausoleum of the King Abdur-Rahman

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    #20 Women didn't have to cover every inch of their bodies

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    #21 Afghan girls coming back from school

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    #22 Men fixing a road in Kabul

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    #23 Jan and Peg Podlich (Bill’s daughters) taking photos in the garden of Pagman

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    #24 Afghans looping at the village of Istalif

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    #25 Bill Podlich himself with the hills behind Kabul in the background.

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    Which photo do you find the most memorable?

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