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Housewives buy meat at a farmers' market. In 1947, with little food to be had officially, there was a thriving black market between the hungry city-dwellers and the slightly better-off farmers.
Vienna, 1947

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Housewives buy meat at a farmers' market. In 1947, with little food to be had of...
A man feeds sparrows in front of graves of Soviet
soldiers who died during the battle of Vienna in
April 1945. In the background the Vienna City-hall.

Vienna,1947

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A man feeds sparrows in front of graves of Soviet soldiers who died during the b...
Shops in West German towns carry goods which have not been available since before the war; the foodstamp system has been abandoned.

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Shops in West German towns carry goods which have not been available since befor...
In the Hamburg fashion house of Mrs.Graf-Sita, a new dress is created for the Countess of Hannover. The salon caters almost exclusively to the German aristocracy. 
Hamburg, West Germany, 1951.

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In the Hamburg fashion house of Mrs.Graf-Sita, a new dress is created for the Co...
Change of shift:workers leaving the steelworks in      
Duisburg,West-Germany,1951

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Change of shift:workers leaving the steelworks in Duisburg,West-Germany,19...
Change of shift: workers leaving the steelworks in Duisburg, West Germany, 1951.

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Change of shift: workers leaving the steelworks in Duisburg, West Germany, 1951.
The border between East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall was built in 1961. Children play on the fence which separates East and West.                   
Berlin, 1951

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The border between East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall was built in 1961...
The border between East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall was built in 1961. Children play on the fence which separates East and West.                   
Berlin, 1951

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The border between East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall was built in 1961...
Ruins reflected in a newly opened shop in Berlin, Tauentzinstrasse.                                      
Berlin, 1951

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Ruins reflected in a newly opened shop in Berlin, Tauentzinstrasse....
West German policeman talking to the driver of an F 125 I built by the Kleinschnittger-Werke in Arnsberg in Westphalia. 
Bonn, 1951

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West German policeman talking to the driver of an F 125 I built by the Kleinschn...
Change of shift:workers leaving the steelworks in      
Duisburg,West-Germany,1951

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Change of shift:workers leaving the steelworks in Duisburg,West-Germany,19...
Kurt Schumacher,chairman of the West-German Social-    
Democratic Party (SPD)and his assistant Annemarie      
Renger. Schumacher lost an arm and leg in World War I  
and spent years in Nazi concentration camps. Renger    
later became president of the Bundestag. Bonn,1951

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Kurt Schumacher,chairman of the West-German Social- Democratic Party (SPD)an...
Carlo Schmid (1896-1979), professor, lawyer, member of    
the West German Bundestag (Parliament), member of the   
presidium of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). 
Sipping milk in the milk-bar of the Bundestag.         
Bonn, 1951

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Carlo Schmid (1896-1979), professor, lawyer, member of the West German Bund...
Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps",  
Fieldmarshal Rommel's elite troupe, in Iserlohn, West Germany, 1951. 
Beer for the veterans after speeches and ceremonies.
Iserlohn, 1951

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Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps", Fieldmarshal Rommel's e...
Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps", Fieldmarshal Rommel's elite troupe, in Iserlohn, West Germany. 
Sausage and pea-mash is served in memory of army-grub. 
Iserlohn, 1951

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Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps", Fieldmarshal Rommel's elit...
Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps", Fieldmarshal Rommel's elite troupe, in Iserlohn, West Germany. 
A veteran sleeps it off in an empty beer-garden.
Iserlohn, 1951.

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Meeting of the veterans of the German "Afrika-Korps", Fieldmarshal Rommel's elit...
Fetching water from a far-away source in central       
Anatolia,Turkey,1951.

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Fetching water from a far-away source in central Anatolia,Turkey,1951.
Fetching water from a far-away source in central Anatolia, Turkey, 1951.

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Fetching water from a far-away source in central Anatolia, Turkey, 1951.
Shift change at the Orange-Nassau III-mine at
Heerlen,Netherlands,1951.

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Shift change at the Orange-Nassau III-mine at Heerlen,Netherlands,1951.
A Vienna policeman directs traffic on the Ringstrasse- Boulevard in front of the Palais Epstein, the Soviet town-command. Banner celebrates the Red Army's 28th anniversary and huge portraits show Lenin and Stalin right and left of the Red Star.

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A Vienna policeman directs traffic on the Ringstrasse- Boulevard in front of the...
In front of Vienna's cityhall, workmen saw through a tree
they are cutting for firewood in an effort to combat the winter's coal shortage.

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In front of Vienna's cityhall, workmen saw through a tree they are cutting for...
For the first time since the beginning of the war, tobacco and cigars are on sale unrestrictedly in Vienna in May 1948,
Smokers storming the tobacco shops.

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For the first time since the beginning of the war, tobacco and cigars are on sal...
Post-war Vienna.
The Northwest Friendship train, bringing 1100 tons of food and clothing to Austria from the people of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, arriving in Vienna on March 23, 1948. 
A large crowd of Austrians wait to welcome the gift from the United States.

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Post-war Vienna. The Northwest Friendship train, bringing 1100 tons of food and...
Shop windows are filled with goods again. Prices are still high for the average citizen, but controlled prices work to the great advantage of the average working people.
October 1949

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Shop windows are filled with goods again. Prices are still high for the average...