Album 12 consists of photographs of the Nouwen family and their friends taken between 1948 and 1956. Put together by Maria Nouwen, the photos are predominantly dedicated to personal family photos, vacations and special occasions attended by the Nouwens. Included are photos of trips to the Nouwen's summer home in Mook, the Netherlands; Laurent J.M. Nouwen horseback riding; Netty and Jock Balfour's wedding; a visit from Norwegian family friends, Lillenor and Arthur Habvard; trips to Italy, Spain and Bosnia and Hercegovina; Laurien Nouwen's 4th birthday party; Laurent and Laurien Nouwen's First Communions; Laurent and Laurien Nouwen at school and with friends; a summer trip to Baexem, the Netherlands; Truus Ramselaar's 25th anniversary as a nun; dinner parties; day to day life in Scheveningen, the Netherlands; and Laurent J.M. and Maria Nouwen's 25th wedding anniversary. Professional portraits of Henri, Paul, Laurent and Laurien Nouwen, likely taken for school, appear along side more candid shots taken by the family.
Of interest is the inclusion of older photos as contextual punctuations and markers of time in relation to the photos within the album. Included are photos of the Nouwen children as infants; Truus Ramselaar as a young woman, prior joining the sisterhood; and a group photo of Nouwen and Rameselaar family members taken on the day Laurent J.M. and Maria Nouwen were married.
Title based on contents of the series.
Album originally named "Album 9" by the Nouwen family.
This album contains duplicates of photos that appear in several other Nouwen Family Photograph Albums. See file level descriptions for more detail about the crossover.