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Woman with gas mask pushing baby carriage (Berlin Kurfürstendamm 23.11.1943)
1943, 23 November (taken) 1970s (print)
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
24.5 x 16.5 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Courtesy of Bassenge, Berlin (Photography, Dec 2, 2009, Sale: 94, Lot: 4379)
Wolf Strache considered this iconic image taken during WWII one of his best photographs and it has become a symbol of that time. The original negative was confiscated shortly after its production and Strache made another negative in the 1970s with which he made later prints. The sign advertising the film "Reise in die Vergangenheit" (Trip to the Past) makes the image all the more poignant.
Lit.: Wolf Strache. Fotografische Stationen. Bilder aus den Jahren 1934 - 1980. Stuttgart 1981, ill. P. 41.