Nick DeWolf (1928-2006) is best known as co-founder of Teradyne, a Boston manufacturer of automatic test equipment. Those who know about those things, know that he is credited with designing more than 300 semiconductor and other test systems, including the J259, the world’s first computer-operated integrated circuit tester.
I’m sure that’s all great, but I came across his name as an amateur photographer that took some lovely photos of the Caribbean in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of them are great in their own right—as great images one enjoys looking at. Others offer us glimpses into life in Haiti, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean sites.
You can explore the photographs at a site his son in law is developing in Flickr. You can access the photos at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=haiti&w=47391132%40N00
It’s a little frustrating because there are hundreds of photographs and you have to scroll down to look for the Caribbean sets. They are all clearly labeled.
Photos: La Citadelle Laferriere, Haiti (1958); Palace of Sans Souci, Haiti (1958); Calypso singer, Charlotte Amalie, USVI (1969)