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

Sadly, a time machine is not available yet. However, if you’ve been wondering how life in Germany looked before WWI, don’t bother looking for uranium, just get the new photobook, “Germany Around 1900.” The historical pictures will take you there from the very first page!

The book contains 800 vintage photos and postcards that were produced around 1900. It gives a peaceful and nostalgic glimpse into the lives of the bourgeois German people before the terrors of the WWI, and the turn of the 20th century seemed full of promise.

Of course, color photography was not available back then. “These historical photos are all rare examples of the photochrom process, a printing technique that allowed black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in color,” writes the publisher Taschen. The book with all these beautiful photos inside costs €150 and comes in English, French, and German.

More info: taschen.com | amazon | facebook | twitter | instagram (h/t: mentalfloss)

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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DorisKlein
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6 years ago

Some annotations: It's castle Rheistein, not Heinstein. Most of the buildings are still existing. Some of them belong to the world heritage now. Greetz from Germany. And yes, we still like digging big holes on the beach. ;-)

IngridLeonti
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6 years ago

Rheinstein Castle! The name comes from the Rhine River.

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MiloSchekkerman
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6 years ago

Most of these sites have been reconstructed or restored, or wherent even bombed. Despite Prussia, which has been almost completely vanished.

David J Gill
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3 years ago

Yeah, if your gonna author some clickbait take the time to do a little research.

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LynnBell
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6 years ago

I've been to Germany many times and absolutely love the old buildings and architecture. Would love to have a copy of this book, such stunning pictures!

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DorisKlein
Community Member
6 years ago

Some annotations: It's castle Rheistein, not Heinstein. Most of the buildings are still existing. Some of them belong to the world heritage now. Greetz from Germany. And yes, we still like digging big holes on the beach. ;-)

IngridLeonti
Community Member
6 years ago

Rheinstein Castle! The name comes from the Rhine River.

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MiloSchekkerman
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6 years ago

Most of these sites have been reconstructed or restored, or wherent even bombed. Despite Prussia, which has been almost completely vanished.

David J Gill
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3 years ago

Yeah, if your gonna author some clickbait take the time to do a little research.

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LynnBell
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6 years ago

I've been to Germany many times and absolutely love the old buildings and architecture. Would love to have a copy of this book, such stunning pictures!

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