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BUDA-PAST: PUBLIC TRANSPORT OF BUDAPEST

Do you know why is there a portrait in front of the public transport vehicle of Budapest that can be seen on this vintage picture and approximately when it was taken?

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Do you know who is it and what is the connection between the trolley bus line and him?

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Nowadays it looks better (without any portraits)

Answer: The vintage picture was taken in 1949. The lines of the trolley buses evolved in the end of the 1940s in Budapest. The trolley bus system started to run in 1949 with the first line which one was the number 70. This line was numbered to 70 to celebrate the 70th birthday of the “great Soviet emperor” Stalin. This is why his portrait can be seen on the vintage picture on the front of the buses.

via: villamosok.hu; wikipedia.org

photos: induljelegyuton.hu; wikipedia.org