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1943 Print Food Market Paris France Sellers Vendor Hunger Marketplace FZ7

1943 Print Food Market Paris France Sellers Vendor Hunger Marketplace FZ7

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This is an original 1943 halftone print of a man at a marketplace in Paris, France. The caption writes, "In the barren wholesale food markets of Paris they wait, wait, wait, wait..." During German occupation, the Third Reich seized around 20% of the food production of France-- they took half of the meat, 80% of the champagne, and 20% of the produce. To help with the shortages, the government responded with rationing stamps, but unfortunately only provided a diet of 1300 calories or fewer per day. The black market became incredibly popular as well as home gardens in order to supplement the dietary needs of the people.

CONDITION

This 68+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 7 inches; 24 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: World War II, farmers, agriculture, rationing

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