My father's kite

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In 1940 my father, Michael van der Putten, (1912-04-15 - 2013-11-12) build a large kite and mounted a photo camera underneath.

A picture of my father at his 100th birthday party:

Michael van der putten

The kite he build as a young man:

Image of large box kite

He took images of his parents house and surrounding area in the dutch village of Oegstgeest;

Image from kite nr 0 (169 kB) Image from kite nr 1 (112 kB)
Image from kite nr 2 (106 kB) Image from kite nr 3 (58 kB)
Image from kite nr 4 (54 kB) Image from kite nr 5 (102 kB)
Image from kite nr 6 (63 kB) Image from kite nr 7 (95 kB)
Image from kite nr 8 (94 kB) Image from kite nr 9 (84 kB)

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All images © 1940, 2000, Michael van der Putten, Koudekerk, The Netherlands.

Interview with my father (page 15) (Dutch).