The People of Gibraltar
1960s - Harry Weber - Much Taken by the Apes

The Austrian photographer Harry Weber was born near Vienna in 1921. His family were Jewish and were forced to flee to Palestine from the Nazi Germany but Harry returned to Vienna at the end of the Second World War. He worked for Stern Magazine and soon became one of the most outstanding photo-journalists of the twentieth century. His work by preference focused on the world of music and the theatre but he was also well known for his travel photography. 

At some date in the 1960s he visited Gibraltar - probably aboard the cruise liner SS Italia - and took a series of photographs. Unfortunately he must have been much taken by the apes and many of his pictures of them can be classified as relatively uninteresting snapshots of people playing with or posing with the animals. I have omitted most of these in the collection shown below taken during his visit.

Apes . .  and friend

The Italia Line cruise ship - SS Italia

Gibraltar -  probably from the Italia

The Rock and unknown ships

The Rock

The Rock from the commercial wharf

The South Mole and the Dockyard

Below middle, Nissen huts in the Grand Parade in front of the Humphries Housing Estate - Detached Mole with the Italia anchored outside the harbour