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"Ilha Formosa" Memories and Stories of a Beautiful Island

A collection of vintage photos taken prior to 2000 showcasing Taiwan’s beauty and history.

TaiwanPlus has kicked off this campaign by asking volunteers from all over the world to submit their vintage photos taken in Taiwan. To much surprise, we have received overwhelming responses and breathtaking pictures that visually exemplify Taiwan’s beauty and progress over this half century. Through a contentious screening process of over hundreds of quality touching photos, we are proud to present our final selection as an online photo gallery on our website. It is a privilege to put together a collection that archives countless unforgettable memories and stories of “Ilha Formosa,” as Portuguese explorers exclaimed – beautiful island in awe centuries ago when they first saw Taiwan. These vintage photos were taken prior to 2000, showcasing the island nation’s scenic spots, nature, landscape, festivals, customs, and its people. While this collection is part of our pilot phase, TaiwanPlus looks forward to continuing to present Taiwan’s spectacular sceneries through our various initiatives in the near future.

Vintage stamps

Sheryl Veloso

Propaganda balloons

Hank Weiner

Marketing American powdered milk

Hank Weiner

Old Taichung Train Station

Liz Lien

Pedicab ride

Raimo Balk

Computer geeks' paradise

Kazuhiro Matsuzaki(松崎一博)

Police officer and wife

Nobuyuki Fujii(藤井信行)

End of martial law

AIT

Taipei American School

AIT

Moon rock exhibition

AIT

Former U.S. Embassy

AIT

Indigenous boys

Bordenave Bernard

Ximending

Bordenave Bernard

Homework

Bordenave Bernard

Election campaign

Bordenave Bernard

Ice cream vendor

Bordenave Bernard

Chiang Ching-kuo's funeral

Bordenave Bernard

Open-air movie

Bordenave Bernard

Funeral musicians

Bordenave Bernard

Political demonstration

Bordenave Bernard

Portrait of a President

Bordenave Bernard

Lukang school children, 1982

Bordenave Bernard

Traditional doctor

Bordenave Bernard

U.S. Navy Club in Kaohsiung

AirForce Station Blog

U.S. Navy Club in Kaohsiung

AirForce Station Blog

U.S. Navy Club in Kaohsiung

AirForce Station Blog

MAAG NCO Open Mess - Club 63

AirForce Station Blog

MAAG NCO Open Mess - Club 63

AirForce Station Blog

Kaohsiung Port Call

AirForce Station Blog

Kaohsiung Port Call

AirForce Station Blog

Kaohsiung Port Call

AirForce Station Blog

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