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Rare Color Photos Of Germany In 1900 Before It Was Destroyed By World Wars

Published 8 years ago

What did Germany look like back before the two World Wars? Extremely pretty, as the new photobook “Germany Around 1900” will show you. Using the photochromation technique to bring out the color in black and white photographs, the pictures show the bourgeois splendor of the turn of the century. No cars, fairytale towns, castles and resorts on the sea.

The book has 800 pictures in all. It’s the work of museum curator and author Karin Lelonek, edited by documentarian and photo researcher Sabine Arqué, as well designer, collector, and vintage photo collector Mark Walter. As the publisher Taschen describes it, the book is a “fascinating and nostalgic panorama of a long lost epoch before the ravages of time and history set in.”

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Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg


Wernigerode Town Hall


Castle of Sigmaringen


The coast around Westerland


Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich


Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen / Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim


Bastei Bridge


Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral


Traditional German kitchen


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colored photos, Germany, Germany Around 1900, Karin Lelonek, Mark Walter, old photos, photochromation, Sabine Arqué, Taschen Books, vintage photos
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