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    Fascinating Photos Of 1960s - Afghanistan




    The peaceful hues of 1960s Afghanistan paint a far different picture of the country embroiled with corruption and struggle. In 1967, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich and his family swapped the stark, sultry summers of Tempe, Arizona for the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan. After serving in World War II, Podlich wanted to partake in a cause for peace and for that reason, he teamed up with UNESCO to work for two years at the Higher Teachers College of Kabul, Afghanistan. With him were his children, Jan Podlich and Peg Podlich, along with his wife Margaret.




    When not developing relationships with his Afghani cohorts, Podlich developed his Kodachrome film, capturing a modernizing and peaceful Afghanistan that belies the harrowing images and thoughts associated with the war-torn country we see today. That is why, in Peg Podlich's eyes, her father's photos are so incredibly important. Says Podlich, "These photos can encourage folks to see Afghanistan and its people as they were and could be. It is important to know that we have more in common with people in other lands than what separates us."
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    The Podlich sisters in the Paghman Gardens.


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    Afghani men out for a picnic.


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    Peg Podlich on a trip from Kabul to Peshawar, Pakistan.


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    An Afghan boy decorating cakes.


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    Men looking over Istalif, a centuries-old center for pottery.


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    Dr. Bill Podlich on a hillside in Kabul.


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    Men and boys enjoying the waters of the Kabul river.


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