Queue at Café Martin

Description

Taken a month after the end of the war, this photograph shows civilians queuing to buy coffee in Paris. Rationing remained in effect in France even after the end of the First World War. This was due to major economic imbalances (mainly the difficult shift from a war economy towards a peace one and the high rate of inflation).

Full title:
Queue at Café Martin
Created:
December, 1918
Format:
Photograph
Usage terms:
Public Domain