Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: Inside the "shop for creative items" [40/65]



August 1990
Halle (Saale)
Created By: Bernd Schmidt

License: Creative Commons License


handmade medium, man, merchandize, one person, shop, signboard

Text in image

Blättern / Sie auch / in unseren / Katalogen

Lichter- / Ketten ab 17-,DM

Suchen Sie etwas / Besondere[s] / Wir beschaffen (fast) P[...]/ innerhalb ca 8 Tage[n]

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Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.

Original Caption

"This friend of mine at the time was the first West German I knew of to move over to the East. In addition to his job as a graphic designer, he opened a small shop selling ornaments in the building adjoining the house."