Austerity in Israel. Mrs. Steiner with her twin daughters sets out on an austerity shopping tour with ration cards, Tel Aviv, December 6 1949. ACME photo by staff correspondent E.F. Ilani

A Photo Album From the State of Israel’s First Year

Pictures from a private collection offer a glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people in an extraordinary time

In December 1949, a press photographer set out to produce a portrait of a day in the life of the Steiner family of Tel Aviv. We have three photographs from that day depicting quiet bourgeois life in the young...

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