Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Last Goodbye

March 18, 1944
Dauphin, Manitoba

I'm a few days late with this one, but I thought I would show a bit of a before and after scene. As mentioned earlier, Max Neugebauer, a 33-year old PoW at the Riding Mountain Labour Project, died of his injuries on March 16, 1944. On March 18, a small service was held in Dauphin and Max was buried in Dauphin's Riverside Cemetery. The first picture is the funeral procession on March 18 and the second is a shot taken from a similar position in the spring of 2011. By matching up some of the headstones in the 1944 picture,  I was able to roughly take a picture of the same area. Things have certainly changed since the spring of 1944...
Dauphin Riverside Cemetery in 1944 (top) and 2011 (below)

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