Â© Gerald Waller, 1946, New Shoes, Austria
The picture was first published in LIFE magazine on December 30, 1946 (page 22) and again on September 24, 1951 (page 180).
This was the caption in the 1946 issue:
EUROPEâ€™S CHILDREN - Christmas brings joy and sadness
For many of Europeâ€™s children there was a Santa Claus this Christmas. When a big box from the American Red Cross arrived at Viennaâ€™s Am Himmel orphanage, shoes and coats and dresses tumbled out. (from http://blog.burnedshoes.com/)