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[Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways.]

Image ID: 3946355

[Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways.] (February 1939)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: February 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 47

Notes

: Picture caption: "Ausländische Pressevertreter lernen den deutschen Kd F.-Wagen und die deutschen Reichsautobahnen kennen." Note 2.) This is the original "Beetle". KdF is "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), the name of an organization devoted to workers' welfare and entertainment. Germans could set aside money from each paycheck to buy stamps to paste in a booklet which, when filled, could be redeemed for one of these little cars. Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

: Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942. / 1939

Source Description

: 154 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1939

Digital ID

: 3946355

Record ID

: 2035973

Digital Item Published

: 3-19-2012

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