Tag Archives: Germany

1942: Pamphlet

Since the conquest of Poland, 300,000 Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way… The German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each … Continue reading

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1890: Castle

The castle, Hohenzollern, Germany; photochrom print published between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900 by the Detroit Publishing Co. (source)

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1840: The End of the World

“Der Götter und Riesenkampff bey dem Weltuntergang” [The Gods and the Great Battle at the Apocalypse]; illustration from The World Theater, or The Universal World History From Creation To The Year 1840, etc. by C Strahlheim (1834-41).

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1977: I am a Passenger / I Stay Under Glass

Esther Friedman: Iggy Pop (c. 1977); from her book of photographs, The Passenger.

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2002: In the Encyclopedia

Marc Steinmetz: Radio Receiver (2002) “Sometime in the seventies an inmate of Ludwigsburg prison, Germany, built this radio on the sly and hid it inside an encyclopedia.” From a series of photographs of prison escape tools (here).

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1470: The Ox

Martin Schongauer: Ox (possibly with book) ~ symbol of St. Luke (1470-1490) In Christian iconography, the winged ox is the symbol of the evangelist Luke—traditionally seen as the animal of sacrifice and therefore linked to the sacrifice of Jesus himself.

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1878: The Great Physician

It is to the Nilometer [a submerged building built to measure and predict the Nile’s clarity and water level] that the island of Rods [Rhoda/Rawdah] owes its fame, and there is little else that the visitor will find worth seeing … Continue reading

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