bavarikon presents new photograph collections of two partners, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Tucher'sche Kulturstiftung (Tucher Cultural Foundation). The portal on the arts, culture and regional studies of Bavaria thus now offers around 90,000 high-resolution images inviting you to go on a virtual exploration trip!
- Around 4,000 interesting new entries from the Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
The images are from three photographers, who were active in different places and at different times: While the photographs of Joachim Kankel show Bavarian towns and landscapes from the time as of 1956, the images taken by Josef Beierl predominantly document the Berchtesgadener Land region during the 1920s and 1930s. The image shown here is from the photo archive of Ernst Liesching, who was deployed as a radio operator at the front in Mesopotamia during the 1st World War. In his photographs, he documented not only the local population and officers during their free time, but also the set-up of a radio station in today’s Iraq.
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- New collection with portrait photographs of the Tucher family
As a loan from the Tucher Cultural Foundation, the City Archive of Nuremberg preserves the extensive family archive of the Tucher family, which also includes their portrait collection of 879 objects: The collection is composed predominantly of photographs of family members, of their more remote relatives, friends and acquaintances, but also of famous persons of the time, which were popular collection objects, and of the local population of countries they travelled. The earliest images of the collection merit special attention. Four daguerreotypes are examples of a very early type of commercial photography. They were created in the 1840s, at a time when there were hardly any established photographers.
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bavarikon newsletter, July 2020