Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Updated Photo of USTDC Gate

During 2010 I published two photos of the USTDC entrance gate (some called it the back gate).  It was located approximately where the taxi rest area next to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum is located today.  One photo showed the entry gate as it looked when I was there during 1973-74 and the other showed it as it appeared in 1957.  The earlier photo was taken by Charlie Hoppe who was an intelligence officer there during 1955-57.  That earlier post can be found HERE.

Charlie recently loaned a box of his original slides to my buddy Kent Mathieu (Taipei Air Station blog), who has been restoring the images.  He realized that one of them was the same one that I posted in 2010 of the TDC gate.  Kent has done a beautiful job on this.  Here, after more than 50 years in storage, is the restored image as it appeared in 1957.


1 comment:

Victor said...

I believe some of the words on the sign in the right lower corner of the photo are as follows.

USTDC
SPEED LIMIT
PEDICABS (PROHIBITED)
(美軍)協防臺灣司令部
時速 限制十哩
(三)輪車不准入內