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Berlin around 1900


“Das malerische Berlin” (No. 3): 12 photographs showing mainly residential buildings, their backyards or gardens. Published in 1914.


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“Berlin, Potsdam und Charlottenburg”, 46 lithographs taken from a souvenir album published around 1900 in Frankfurt am Main, showing (sometimes no more existing) buildings and monuments of Berlin and its surrounding area.


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Postcards showing the city and main sights of Berlin, published and sold around the year 1900.



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New York City around 1900

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“New York Illustrated”: More than 170 historical pictures showing New York City and its surrounding area, published 1914.



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Hamburg around 1900

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“Album von Hamburg”: 31 photographs published between 1906 and 1908 showing the city and port of Hamburg, Germany (few of the photographs probably being older).


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(Another) “Album von Hamburg”: 30 lithographs originally published in a small souvenir album, showing the city and area of Hamburg in Northern Germany, published around 1900. Author or editor of the album are not known.


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“Pictures of London Town”, 112 photographs showing buildings, landmarks and street scenes of London during the interwar period. The album-copy used and reproduced was published anonymous in 1927.

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“Album von Frankfurt am Main”, 29 lithographs from a souvenir album showing main attractions of Frankfurt. The album was probably published around 1890.


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“Album von München”, 25 lithographs from a small souvenir album showing the city of Munich in Southern Germany. According to a handwritten note in the album it was used as a present in 1892. Printer and publisher was Louis Glaser (1881-1915).

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“Liebigbilder” (“Liebig pictures”): Collectible cards originally added to the product packs of “Liebigs Fleischextrakt” (“Liebig’s meat extract”).


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“Album von Nürnberg”, 20 photographs originally published in a souvenir leporello showing main sights and attractions of the German city of Nuremberg. It was probably printed in the first years of the 20th century.

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“The New Chicago Album”, more than 60 great lithographs from the late 19th century, published in 1883 in New York as a souvenir album showing buildings, parks and everyday life in and around Chicago.

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“Washington”, 23 lithographs published 1882 in a small souvenir album about Washington, D.C.



Seven illustrations for poems by Friedrich Schiller, published in 1808 (“für das Jahr 1809″/”for the year 1809”) in the german periodical “Minerva”.


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15 illustrations of Friedrich Schiller’s poems, originally published in 1871 in Berlin.



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15 illustrations of poems written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (and a portrait of the German writer and statesman). The engravings were originally published in Berlin in 1873.

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Six engravings from the “Historischer Calender von L. Westenrieder”, published in Munich 1811, depicting selected historical scenes from the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714).

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More than seventy engravings from the German book “Russland. Einrichtungen, Sitten und Gebräuche” (Vol. 1: “Das Reich und seine Bewohner”), written by Friedrich Meyer von Waldeck (pseudonym of Clemens Friedrich Meyer), published in 1884.

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“Album Deutscher Kriegsschiffe”, 16 lithographs from a small album showing warships of the Imperial German Navy, printed c. 1890 in Leipzig. Printer and/or publisher was Carl Garte.