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The popular children's television character Sandmännchen in both his East German and West German versions, Germany, 1970-80, photographers unknown.

"Unser Sandmännchen" ---- TV sandman, #GDR NUN LIEBE KINDER GEBT FEIN ACHT ICH HAB EUCH ETWAS MITGEBRACHT.....<3

Hele volksstammen, in zowel Oost als West, zaten voor de buis als de Duitse variant van Klaas Vaak zijn kunsten vertoonde.

Das DDR - Sandmännchen war immer viel besser als unser Westdeutsches Sandmänchen!!!

A West German (left) and East German (right) Sandmännchen are depicted side by side as part of an exhibition honoring the popular little puppet's 50th birthday at Frankfurt's Museum of Communication, Germany, 2008, photograph by Picture-Alliance/DPA (photographer unattributed).