Album 4 consists of photographs taken during Henri and Paul Nouwen's childhood while living in Bussum, Netherlands between 1938 and 1940. Compiled by Maria Nouwen, the album shows Henri and Paul Nouwen playing with friends, spending time with their parents and celebrating special occasions such as Christmas and Paul's First Communion with extended family and friends. Of interest are photos of Laurent J.M. Nouwen's parents, Henricus and Maria H.R. Nouwen [P6542, P6546, P6549]; photos from the same series as the shot of Henri Nouwen dressed up as a priest used during his ordination [P6544, P6545, P6558, P6559, P6560]; and an old family portrait of the Ramselaars [P6576].
Title based on contents of the series.|Date based on estimate of Henri and Paul Nouwen's physical appearance.|Album originally numbered "III" by the Nouwen family.