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Images - Transformations of Culture and Consumption
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1.   Romy Schneider and Horst Buchholz (1957)
Romy Schneider and Horst Buchholz were two of the leading idols of West German cinema in the 1950s. The photo shows a scene....
Romy Schneider and Horst Buchholz (1957)
2.   Open Air Mass in Munich (1958)
After the collapse of the Third Reich, Germany experienced a brief but intensive phase of religious renewal and an accompanying turn toward Christianity. In West Germany, the Catholic Church played....
Open Air Mass in Munich (1958)
3.   Shoe Shopping (1959)
By the end of the 1950s, the Federal Republic was the second most powerful economy in the world after the United States. This period saw the beginnings of a widespread consumer society in which ever....
Shoe Shopping (1959)
4.   Secretary with a New Typewriter (1961)
The development of a service economy (and the accompanying erosion of the industrial sector) began in the 1960s, but only fully asserted itself from the 1970s onward. Office technology was long dominated....
Secretary with a New Typewriter (1961)
5.   Fifth German Art Exhibition in the GDR (1962)
The First German Art Exhibition opened in Dresden in August 1946. Between 1949 and 1959, three more shows opened at irregular intervals. (These and subsequent exhibitions took place in Dresden as....
Fifth German Art Exhibition in the GDR (1962)
6.   Summer Vacation (1962)
The Free German Trade Union Federation (FDGB) was part of the SED’s power apparatus. Its importance, however, went well beyond ideological work – one of its many responsibilities, for example, was....
Summer Vacation (1962)
7.   Meat Products in a Supermarket (1963)
The transition from classic, behind-the-counter, individual customer service at small, specialized....
Meat Products in a Supermarket (1963)
8.   Beach Vacation (1964)
By the mid-1950s, Spain was one of the most popular southern European travel destinations for West German vacationers. In the late 1960s, it even replaced Italy as the Federal Republic's favorite....
Beach Vacation (1964)
9.   The "Kino International" and the Hotel Berolina (background) on Karl-Marx-Alle, East Berlin (1964)
Starting in 1952, the section of East Berlin’s Karl-Marx-Allee between Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor was transformed into a grand, representative avenue in the style of Socialist Classicism;....
10.   PEN Meeting (1964)
The writers' association PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists) was founded in London in 1921. Over the course of the twentieth century, it developed into an organization of....
PEN Meeting (1964)
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