Holodomor Digital Collections
Two men walk by a store in Kharkiv with liquor bottles displayed in the window
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Photographs
Pamphlet illustrations
Description
Two men walk past a series of storefronts. While one of the men looks at the display of liquor bottles to his right, the other directs his attention to the cluster of children standing on the sidewalk just ahead. It appears as if the men have stepped off the pavement to avoid them. The captions to the two published versions of the photo shown here state that liquor was abundantly available - a fact confirmed by numerous sources. Moreover, acquiring liquor did not require ration cards, in contrast to food products.

The men’s clothing identify them as urban residents, as does the dress of the woman behind them. The man barely visible behind her, on the other hand, appears to be barefoot.

The cropped version of the photo from Wienerberger’s memoir Hart auf hart) on the left shows only the liquor store with the two men walking by it.

For further information on: Availability and access to food in urban and industrial areas, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.
Notes
Photo source: Russland wie es wirklich ist! Wien: Vaterländische Front. 1934, p.11.

For related photo, further details, and a listing of originals and versions published through 1939 with their captions, see Related Features at right.
Inscriptions
Caption: “Leeres Lebensmittelgeschäft. In der Auslage nur Schnapsflaschen.” [Empty grocery store. Only liquor bottles are on display.]
Date of Original
spring-summer 1933
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD115
Collection
Alexander Wienerberger: Beyond the Innitzer album
Language of Item
German
Geographic Coverage
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Latitude: 49.98081 Longitude: 36.25272
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder
Samara Pearce https://www.samarapearce.com/
Recommended Citation
Wienerberger, Alexander. 1933. “Leeres Lebensmittelgeschäft. In der auslage nur Schnapsflaschen.” Russland wie es wirklich ist! Wien: Vaterländische Front. 1934, p.11. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636343/data
Location of Original
Location of original photograph reproduced in this pamphlet is unknown.
Terms of Use
Rightsholder requests that the name of the photographer, Alexander Wienerberger, accompany each authentic reproduction of his work.
Reproduction Notes
Reproduced with the permission of rightsholder Samara Pearce. Source: Pamphlet cited in NOTES above.
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Two men walk by a store in Kharkiv with liquor bottles displayed in the window


Two men walk past a series of storefronts. While one of the men looks at the display of liquor bottles to his right, the other directs his attention to the cluster of children standing on the sidewalk just ahead. It appears as if the men have stepped off the pavement to avoid them. The captions to the two published versions of the photo shown here state that liquor was abundantly available - a fact confirmed by numerous sources. Moreover, acquiring liquor did not require ration cards, in contrast to food products.

The men’s clothing identify them as urban residents, as does the dress of the woman behind them. The man barely visible behind her, on the other hand, appears to be barefoot.

The cropped version of the photo from Wienerberger’s memoir Hart auf hart) on the left shows only the liquor store with the two men walking by it.

For further information on: Availability and access to food in urban and industrial areas, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.