Leipzig around 1900

Like many other cities, until the mid-19th century Leipzig essentially consisted of the medieval core of the city, surrounded by small suburbs and villages. It was not until industrialisation came that the parts of the city merged together, and with the conversion of the inner city at the dawn of the 20th century, Leipzig ultimately became a pulsating metropolis.

This transition is documented in picture postcards, among other sources; the IfL’s collection alone encompasses 5,000 motifs. The exhibition of posters shows locations and buildings in Leipzig on 80 large-format boards, comparing coloured picture postcards from the 1900-1920 period with photographs of the same motifs today. In this way, what emerges is a strikingly vivid picture of the city at the start of the 20th century, making the far-reaching changes which took place in the 20th century readily recognisable.

The basis for the exhibition is the following volumes of pictures from the Lehmstedt-Verlag publishing house - "Leipzig um 1900. Die Innenstadt in kolorierten Ansichtskarten" ("Leipzig Around 1900. The Inner City In Coloured Picture Postcards") by Heinz Peter Brogiato. The show was in two parts  – showing the inner city and various districts of the city – and was on display from April to October 2009 in Leipzig's City Library.

Kontakt

Heinz Peter Brogiato
H_Brogiato(at)ifl-leipzig.de
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-126

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Publications

Leibert, Tim / Wiesiolek, Lennart / Schmidt, Anika / Mittag, Lucas / Bardet, Claire / Emanuel, Kai
(2018)
Demografiestudie Landkreis Nordsachsen : Impulse des demografischen Wandels für den Landkreis Nordsachsen im Kontext neuer regionaler Wachstumstrends in der Region Leipzig : Abschlussbericht. -
Leipzig, IfL. 132 Seiten
Großmann, Manfred (Hrsg.) / John, Uwe (Hrsg.) / Porada, Haik Thomas (Hrsg.)
(2018)
Der Hainich : eine landeskundliche Bestandsaufnahme im Raum Mühlhausen, Bad Langensalza, Schlotheim, Großengottern, Mihla und Behringen. -
Köln ; Weimar, Böhlau Verlag. XIV, 486 Seiten (Landschaften in Deutschland ; 77)
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