Kodachrome by Volkmar Wentzel.
From “Building a New Austria,” National Geographic, February, 1959.
Painting with a needle, a Viennese embroiderer preserves in petit point a bygone scene in Grinzing. A ruled pattern guides her in setting some 1,600 stitches to the square inch. The work, executed for Frau Skokan’s shop on the Kohlmarkt, requires months to complete. It will adorn one side of a purse ordered by a British diplomat.