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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Somewhere in Germany: 1959

Somewhere in Germany: 1959

Thank you for the observations. I originally thought this was Germany. Now I'm searching Vienna Austria on Google maps, looking for the geographic location. View full size.

Austria?

I think this may be Vienna, Austria. For starters "Österreichische Volkspartei" means "Austrian People's Party". Secondly a search of "Akademiestraße" which is on the sign under the steet light appears to be in Vienna.

Somewhere in Austria?

My guess would be Vienna. The Österreichische Volkspartei (Austrian People's Party) is headquartered in the Austrian capital, as well as Semperit (manufacturer of rubber and plastic products). The Neuer Kurier (a Viennese newspaper) was first published in 1954. Also, the W on the license plate of the motorbike in the lower left would indicate Wien (Vienna).

 
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