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Photographs That Capture What Life Was Like In The ’60s

Culture | October 3, 2019

Parents hold their babies over the Berlin Wall so their grandparents can say hello

source: vintag.es

The Berlin Wall separated family members regardless of age, but the wall didn’t go up all at once. At first it was just first fences of barbed wire between West and East Germany, but anyone who was trapped on the wrong side of the country had to stay there. Over the weeks and months that followed the sentries placed bricks along the wall to make the structure all that more imposing, but that doesn’t mean that families were deterred from trying to see each other. It’s clear from this family showing off their children to the grandparents that they weren’t going to let the Berlin Wall keep them down.

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.