1962 Photos of Taal Lake and Surrounding Communities

The images in this historic collection have been taken from an article in the April 1962 edition of “The Chronicle Magazine1.” They are part of a feature on Taal Volcano and the communities around it entitled “Killer Volcano Now Nurtures Life.” All the photographs in the feature, which are included in this post, were taken by Jose T. del Rosario.
Taal Lake
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  "This is Mount San Nicolas on Taal Lake.  Here, man-made corrals abound.  It also offers an inexhaustible supply of fish which is sold in Manila, neighboring towns.
All captions below as well as for the image above are as they are contained in the magazine, a copy of which has been downloaded from the Internet Archive. Inasmuch as the original scans of the magazine yielded dark pages, the images below were processed using graphics editing software to improve quality.
Nipa hut
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  "TALISAY: a typical house of the town is not without its menagerie of hogs, chicken, carabaos and house pets.

Fish caught in Taal Lake
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  PANSIPIT:  Man haggles over the price of a big bangus at the fisheries.  Price of fish in the area is unusually low.  The people's income is derived from its wealth of fish.

House by the lake
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  "TALISAY: Houses are usually located at the center of a plantation, near the shoreline, and wherever there is fresh water.

Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  BALETE:  barrio just outside Lipa, has farm lands which the people plant to rice and corn.  Some barrio folk raise cows as working animals or as suppliers of meat and fresh milk. (Note:  Balete was still a barrio of Lipa in 1962.)

Lakeside house
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  SAN NICOLAS is a fishing village. Additional income to the barrio comes from excursionists who rent bancas to cross the lake.

People by the lake
Caption in The Chronicle Magazine:  SUBIC, also a fishing village, raises ducks and sells balut eggs.  Barrio belongs to the Municipality of Agoncillo which lies southwest of the crater of the volcano.

Notes and references:
1The Chronicle Magazine Vol. XVII No. 16,” published April 1962 in Manila.

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