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Exhibition: German Picture Albums, March-June 2015

Students in GER 299: "Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940" curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s.

German Picture Albums: Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture and Politics (1924-1940)

Date & Time Event & Location
March 5-June 19, 2015 Exhibit: Books Arts Gallery
Neilson Library, Level 3
March 5, 4:15-5:15 pm Opening Reception
Neilson Library, Level 3

These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass producing color and photographic images. The albums were wildly popular in Germany between the wars; some albums were printed in editions of more than one million copies.

A few items from the exhibition

   

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Barbara Blumenthal
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