Willy Pragher was a talented German photographer. He documented the life of Germany starting from the 1950s to the late 1960s. Pragher left behind an archive of over a million photographs of events, famous personalities, landscapes, cities, and Germany’s culture.
Pragher trained at the Reimann School in Berlin, the largest private arts and crafts school in Germany. From 1932 he worked as a freelance press photographer for Ullstein, the Berliner Illustrierte and Badische Zeitung. Here below are some stunning photographs of Berlin in the summer of 1957 captured by Willy Pragher.
In the center of the picture remains of the fountain in front of the house at Bellevuestrasse 10, the city villa of the textile manufacturer Herrmann Gerson. This fountain should not be confused with the Wrangel or Roland fountain on Kemperplatz. - Lennéstrasse leads to the left, Bellevuestrasse to the right. - 1957