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Rationing

'Street Life, 1916' by Hans Larwin, a native of Vienna and painter of the war on multiple fronts, including the home front. A bread line, chiefly of women, waits along the shopfronts to buy bread. To the left, a policeman stands guard.
Text:
Hans Larwin
Straßenbild 1916
Street Life, 1916
Reverse:
Galerie Wiener Künstler Nr. 681.
Gallery of Viennese Artists, No. 681.
W.R.B. & Co, W. III.

'Street Life, 1916' by Hans Larwin, a native of Vienna and painter of the war on multiple fronts, including the home front. A bread line, chiefly of women, waits along the shopfronts to buy bread. To the left, a policeman stands guard.

Image text

Hans Larwin



Straßenbild 1916



Street Life, 1916



Reverse:

Galerie Wiener Künstler Nr. 681.



Gallery of Viennese Artists, No. 681.



W.R.B. & Co, W. III.

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Rationing

As early as October, 1914, there had been food shortages in major cities in Austria-Hungary which would introduce rationing in April, 1915.

Germany's 'Turnip Winter' of 1916–1917 was bitterly cold — 'the coldest winter since '93' according to (Taffrau?) and there were shortages of food and coal in Britain, France, Germany, and Russia.