55 Amazing Color Photos of West Germany in 1961

West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany between its formation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification through the accession of East Germany on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War period, the western portion of Germany and West Berlin were parts of the Western Bloc. West Germany wasContinue reading “55 Amazing Color Photos of West Germany in 1961”

24 Vintage Color Photos Showing Life in Germany During the 1950s and 1960s

It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. The bombs of World War II had reduced the country’s major cities to deserts of rubble. Yet his pictures show scarcely any signs ofContinue reading “24 Vintage Color Photos Showing Life in Germany During the 1950s and 1960s”

60 Wonderful Photos Showing Street Scenes in Leipzig, Germany in the Early 1980s

Leipzig is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. With a population of 605,407 inhabitants as of 2021 (1.1 million residents in the larger urban zone), it surpasses the Saxon capital of Dresden, and is Germany’s eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area ofContinue reading “60 Wonderful Photos Showing Street Scenes in Leipzig, Germany in the Early 1980s”

40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933

The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the period from 1918-1933. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century. Those changes determined theContinue reading “40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 8

39 Interesting Photographs Showing Life of Berlin During the late 1980s

Between 1961 and 1989, the Berlin Wall divided East and West Germany and prevented the mass defection that took place after World War II. It also acted as a symbolic partition between democracy and Communism during the Cold War period. The wall was erected in the middle of the night, but it was torn downContinue reading “39 Interesting Photographs Showing Life of Berlin During the late 1980s”

14 Vintage Photos Showing the Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961

Around 2.7 million people left the GDR and East Berlin between 1949 and 1961, causing increasing difficulties for the leadership of the East German communist party, the SED. Around half of this steady stream of refugees were young people under the age of 25. Roughly half a million people crossed the sector borders in BerlinContinue reading “14 Vintage Photos Showing the Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961”

52 Amazing Photos Showing Life in West Germany in 1949

West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany, BRD) between its formation on 23 May 1949 and the German reunification through the accession of East Germany on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War period, the western portion of Germany and West Berlin were parts of the Western Bloc. WestContinue reading “52 Amazing Photos Showing Life in West Germany in 1949”

Nuremberg in the 1910s – 66 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Street Scenes in the Bavarian City 100 Years Ago

Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, and its 518,370 (2019) inhabitants make it the 14th-largest city in Germany. On the Pegnitz River (from its confluence with the Rednitz in Fürth onwards: Regnitz, a tributary of the River Main) and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it lies in theContinue reading “Nuremberg in the 1910s – 66 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Street Scenes in the Bavarian City 100 Years Ago”

Assembling a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121, it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop. The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to theContinue reading “Assembling a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958”