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

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Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

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

1939

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1939
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Automobiles -- 1930-1939
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Picture caption: "Ausländische Pressevertreter lernen den deutschen Kd F.-Wagen und die deutschen Reichsautobahnen kennen."

Content : 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.

Content : Title translates German picture caption

Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Gelatin silver prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 8551be70-c601-012f-bd9e-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab73-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab73-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. Representatives of the foreign press get to know the German KdF-Car (Volkswagen) and the Reich highways. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab73-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

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