To the New World, aboard the "Saale"

One of the first providers of package trips in Germany was Carl Stangen from Berlin. Between 1868 and 1899 his travel bureau conducted 686 tours, to the ancient sites of the Mediterranean region, into the Orient, to east Asia, and indeed also around the whole world. In 1893 the World Exhibition in Chicago served as the occasion to offer a trip right across the north American continent.  On 6 May 1893 the fast steamer "Saale" set sail from Bremerhaven, carrying 57 passengers who afforded themselves the luxury of discovering the New World for 5,400 marks, 500 years after Columbus’s journey.

A member of the group, which called itself "Stangen’s party", was William Davignon from Liège. En route he bought photographs as souvenirs of the trip, later putting together a marvellous photo album with 191 pictures in all. This material provides the basis for the exhibition. It shows photographs from dynamically developing metropolises - New York, Washington and Chicago - but also pictures of nature’s marvels in the west of the USA. The professional photographs, as taken by renowned American photographs such as Charles Dudley Arnold, Charles Roscoe Savage or Isaiah West Taber, convey unique impressions of the United States at the end of the 19th century.

Contact

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

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Publications

Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in) / Görmar, Franziska (Herausgeber/-in)
(2019)
Regional and local development in times of polarisation : re-thinking spatial policies in Europe. -
London, Palgrave Macmillan. 382 Seiten (New geographies of Europe)
Pflug, Laura
(2019)
From "All under Heaven" to "China in the World" : Chinese visual imaginations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -
In: Mapping Asia: Cartographic encounters between East and West: regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017. - Cham: Springer, Seite 247-263
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