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harryc Dec 15, 2008 12:04 AM

German photo Archives
 
The German Bundesarchive has opened it amazing amount of Pictures to the public through Wikimedia Commons. Currently they are by Year, not subject
n.b. the photos are being added to daily, there are 10s of thousands.
n.b. translations are through Babelfish - please let me know if there are better ways to translate these titles.
Link to photos

Berlin El - 1900
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tra%C3%9Fe.jpg

Peking - 1900
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._in_Peking.jpg

harryc Dec 16, 2008 2:41 PM

1837
 
Borsigwerke - now a major subway station, can't tell what this building was for.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...orsigwerke.jpg

harryc Dec 16, 2008 5:37 PM

1886 - Berlin Hedwigskirche, Opernplatz ( Opera Palace ). That's one big dome.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Opernplatz.jpg

1899 - Berlin
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ichstrasse.jpg

1900 - Peking (Sky Temple).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...melstempel.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...n_M%C3%B6n.jpg

Deutsch-asiatische Bank in Peking
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._in_Peking.jpg

Berlin, Völkerkunde-Museum
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nde-Museum.jpg

1908
- Berlin, Busdepot der ABOAG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._der_ABOAG.jpg

1914 - Form follows function - Tsingtau, Festung, gepanzerter Geschützturm - Tsingtau (China), fortress, armored turret
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3%BCtzturm.jpg

1923 - Berlin, Zeitungshaus Mosse (Berlin, newspaper publishing company Mosse )
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...haus_Mosse.jpg

1924 - Berlin, Funkausstellung, Eröffnung - Berlin, radio exhibition, opening
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3%B6ffnung.jpg

1925 - Gebäude der Berliner Sezession - Building of the citizens of Berlin secession (using Babel Fish)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Sezession.jpg

harryc Dec 17, 2008 2:56 AM

=== 1926 ===
Berlin, Borsig-Turmhaus - boron industrial union tower house
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...g-Turmhaus.jpg

Potsdam, Einstein tower
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nsteinturm.jpg

=== 1928 ===
Köln, Hohenzollernbrücke ( Cologne )
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r%C3%BCcke.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r%C3%BCcke.jpg

Berlin, Schlesischer Bahnhof, Dampflokomotive
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ve_17_1105.jpg

Essen, Börse - Stock Exchange
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...B%C3%B6rse.jpg

Berlin-Zehlendorf, Mustersiedlung - sample settlement
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ersiedlung.jpg

Stuttgart, Modernes Warenhaus - modern department store
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Warenhaus.jpg

Potsdam, Holländisches Viertel - Dutch quarter
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...es_Viertel.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...es_Viertel.jpg

Potsdam, Friedenskirche - peace church
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...denskirche.jpg

Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r%C3%BCcke.jpg

Potsdam, Treppe im Stadtschloß
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...chlo%C3%9F.jpg
Potsdam, Sanssouci Castle stairs (Andy)
Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Treppe -
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...%2C_Treppe.jpg

Zanzibar
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...C_Sansibar.jpg

harryc Dec 17, 2008 3:58 AM

=== 1929 ===
 
Berlin, Jungfernbrücke
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r%C3%BCcke.jpg

Berlin, Märkisches Museum
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hes_Museum.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hes_Museum.jpg

Hamburg, Fleet im Winter
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._im_Winter.jpg

Berlin, Tanzschule Laban
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hule_Laban.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hule_Laban.jpg

Kehlheim, Befreiungshalle - Liberation Hall (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...iungshalle.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...iungshalle.jpg

Berlin,Reichstag, Lautsprecher im Sitzungssaal - Lautsprecher in the meeting room
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tzungssaal.jpg

14 story parking garage - that will never happen ;)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...obilhotels.jpg

Some tower in France
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Eifelturm.jpg

Berliner Funkausstellung, Rundfunksender - radio exhibition, radio station
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...funksender.jpg

Plastik von Rudolf Belling
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lf_Belling.jpg

Berlin, Russische Kirche - Russian Church (didn't need BabelFish for this one).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...che_Kirche.jpg

Koblenz, Erstes Hochhaus - first skyscraper (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...s_Hochhaus.jpg

Bau des Mittellandkanals bei Hannover - Building of the central land channel with Hanover
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...i_Hannover.jpg

Berlin, Mai-Unruhen - May unrests (commies v.s. Nazis) Note how modern the pipe segments look.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ai-Unruhen.jpg

Berlin, Neues Gross-Filmtheater am Bülowplatz - new large cinema at the Bülowplatz
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...BClowplatz.jpg

Berlin, Straßenbahnverkehr - streetcar traffic - A richly varied transportation system.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ahnverkehr.jpg

Berlin, Rotes Rathaus - red city hall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...es_Rathaus.jpg

Soviet Union, hut collective combine in Magnitogorsk
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...gnitogorsk.jpg

harryc Dec 17, 2008 7:02 PM

=== 1930 ===
 
Breslau, Warenhaus Wertheim - Wetheim's (department store) (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...s_Wertheim.jpg

Oberschlesien, Kraftwerk
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Kraftwerk.jpg

Oberschlesien, Karsten-Zentrum-Grube
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...trum-Grube.jpg

Dresden, Schauspielhaus - theatre
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uspielhaus.jpg

Tilsit, Hafengelände - port area
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...l%C3%A4nde.jpg

Berlin-Charlottenburg, Städtische Oper bei Nacht - urban opera at night (Jibba shot)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._bei_Nacht.jpg

Ostpreußen, Verladen von Tilsiter Käse - East Prussia, shipping Tilsiter cheese
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._K%C3%A4se.jpg

Beuthen, Blei-Scharley-Grube - lead Scharley pit
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rley-Grube.jpg

Beuthen, Blei-Scharley-Grube - Lead Scharley digging
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rley-Grube.jpg

Beuthen, Julienhütte, Eisenabguss - July hut, iron casting
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...isenabguss.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...der_Treppe.jpg

Bad Dürrenberg, Gross-Siedlung - large housing estate in Bad Durrenberg (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...s-Siedlung.jpg

Dresden, Erstes deutsches Kugelhaus - first German ball house
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Kugelhaus.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Kugelhaus.jpg

Köln-Bickendorf, Kirche St. Drei Königen
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...C3%B6nigen.jpg

harryc Dec 18, 2008 1:28 AM

=== 1931 ===
 
Nauen, Grossfunkstation Nauen - majority radio station
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tion_Nauen.jpg

Köln, Blick von der Rheinbrücke
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r%C3%BCcke.jpg

Prüf-Transformator der AEG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...or_der_AEG.jpg

Zuchthaus Sonnenburg, Galerien des Zuchthauses - Penintentiary sun castle, galleries of the penintentiary ( faces obscured to protect the guilty )
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uchthauses.jpg

Berlin, Europahaus am Anhalter Bahnhof - European house at Anhalter station (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...er_Bahnhof.jpg

Brasilien, Rio de Janeiro, Flugschiff Do X
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...chiff_Do_X.jpg

Thüringen, Bau der Saaletalsperre - building of the hall dam
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...etalsperre.jpg

Berlin, Hochschule für Leibesübungen - Berlin Sports Univiesity ( can't help bu think of Pink Floyd, the Wall ).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3%BCbungen.jpg

Wolkenkratzer - Skyscraper
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...kenkratzer.jpg

Berlin, Wilhelmstraße, Hof mit Verbindungsbogen - route, yard with connecting sheet
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...dungsbogen.jpg

VivaLFuego Dec 18, 2008 4:39 AM

...Wow.

harryc Dec 19, 2008 12:05 AM

=== 1932 ===
 
Berlin-Köpenick, Polizeiunterkunft - police barracks (Andy)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...unterkunft.jpg

Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Glockeneinholun -
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...neinholung.jpg

Berlin, Auto-Hotel
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Auto-Hotel.jpg

Berlin, Institut für Geschwulstforschung - Institut for tumor research
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tforschung.jpg

Berlin, Wahlplakat am Columbiahaus - election poster at the Columbiahaus
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lumbiahaus.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...dentenwahl.jpg

London - Now I see why Big Ben is such a big deal - at this time this was VERY tall.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ter-Bridge.jpg

Leipzig, Frühjahrsmesse - spring fair
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...jahrsmesse.jpg

Berlin, Anstreicher auf dem Funkturm - radio tower
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...m_Funkturm.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...m_Funkturm.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...m_Funkturm.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._bei_Nacht.jpg

Berlin, Stresemannstraße bei Nacht - station Warsaw road
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...er_Strasse.jpg

Ayreonaut Dec 19, 2008 1:07 AM

Some frigging fascinating stuff here, thanks so much.

harryc Dec 19, 2008 8:59 PM

1933
 
Berlin, Haus der Reichsjugendführung - house of the realm youth guidance
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...C3%BChrung.jpg

Berlin, Fuhrwerke der Kindl-Brauerei - carts of the Kindl brewery
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...l-Brauerei.jpg

harryc Dec 20, 2008 12:15 AM

=== 1934 ===
 
Berlin - Olympic stadium
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...iastadions.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...iastadions.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...iastadions.jpg

Berlin, Geheimes Staatspolizeiamt - secret office for state police
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...polizeiamt.jpg

harryc Dec 20, 2008 2:24 PM

=== 1935 ===
 
Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt - laboratory for aviation
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Luftfahrt.jpg

Reichsportfeld, Arbeiten am Führerturm - Realm haven field, work on the leader tower
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...BChrerturm.jpg

Türkei, Instanbul, Wohnviertel - Turkey, Instanbul, Wohnviertel
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ohnviertel.jpg

Berlin, Neubau Reichsbank-Gebäude - new building realm bank
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...b%C3%A4ude.jpg

Berlin, Neubau des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums - new building of the realm aviation Ministry
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nisteriums.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nisteriums.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nisteriums.jpg

Berlin, Druckhaus Tempelhof - printing house Tempelhof
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Tempelhof.jpg

harryc Dec 20, 2008 5:07 PM

=== 1936 ===
 
Berlin - Olympic stadium
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...2C_Stadion.jpg

Berlin, Schloß Niederschönhausen, Barocktreppe - , lock Niederschönhausen, baroque stairs
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rocktreppe.jpg

Berlin, Schloß Niederschönhausen, Treppenhaus - lock Niederschönhausen, stairway
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...reppenhaus.jpg

Darmstadt, Gebäude des Merck Hauptlabors - building Merck of the main laboratory.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...auptlabors.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Tankstelle.jpg

Berlin, Reichsluftfahrtministerium - realm aviation Ministry
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...inisterium.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...inisterium.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...inisterium.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...inisterium.jpg


Berlin, Europahaus - European house
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Europahaus.jpg

Obersalzberg, Berghof, Große Halle - Upper salt mountain, mountain yard, large one resounds (??)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...%9Fe_Halle.jpg

Breslau, Haus der Arbeit. - house of the work.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...der_Arbeit.jpg

Eva Justin vor Wohnung - EH Justin before dwelling -
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...or_Wohnung.jpg

harryc Dec 20, 2008 9:26 PM

=== 1937 ===
 
Weltausstellung in Paris, sowjetischer Pavillon - World fair in Paris, Soviet pavilion
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r_Pavillon.jpg

Potsdam, Siedlung Am Schillerplatz - settlement at the Schillerplatz
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...illerplatz.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...illerplatz.jpg

Prora, Bau des KdF-Seebades - building of the KdF seaside resort
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...F-Seebades.jpg

Berlin, Schlesischer Bahnhof - Schlesi station
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...er_Bahnhof.jpg

Köln, Flughafen, Haupteingang - Cologne, airport, main entrance
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...upteingang.jpg

olga Jan 1, 2009 5:34 PM

Wow, I just loooove those photos from pre-war Berlin. Thanks for posting!! :)

Those are some amazing buildings:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...che_Kirche.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Auto-Hotel.jpg

Misterfreeman87 Feb 5, 2013 1:04 AM

What an amazing thread!!!! Thanks so much.

jg6544 Feb 5, 2013 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Misterfreeman87 (Post 6001109)
What an amazing thread!!!! Thanks so much.

It would be interesting to see a "then and now" comparison to see how many of those buildings in German cities survived the war. I know the Air Ministry (at least Speer's version of it) is still standing, although now it serves another purpose.

KevinFromTexas Apr 19, 2020 8:24 PM

Berlin

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net...67&oe=5EC0B991
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1

harryc Apr 19, 2020 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 8898275)

I had totally forgotten about this thread - great timing as I am listening to "The Great War - Week by Week" and they are just now talking about the Fri-corp going back to Berlin.


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