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Technical achievements are opening the gateway to the world New York, 1972 - The picture shows a cruiser (named Bremen) of the German shipping company Lloyd. The four-funnel express steamer wins the race for the fastest Atlantic crossing; in terms of technical progress the so called “decade of the Germans” (1898-1908) began. Furthermore a Zeppelin is depicted. This rigid airship was constructed by Graf von Zeppelin, who was supported by the German shipping company Hapag. On the picture you can see the cruiser and the airship arriving in the harbor of New York. They both are flagged with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire (1971-1918). American sailors are welcoming them enthusiastically. The picture intends to express the high level of German technical achievements, with which the German Empire aimed at prevailing over the rest of the world.
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Inauguration of the Suez Canal 1869 , 1963 - The picture shows the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal. After having obtained a concession from the Egypt viceroy, Vicomte de Lesseps created the Suez Canal Company and in the years 1859-1869 constructed the Suez Canal, according to the plans of Alois Negrellis and financed by French capital. The inauguration took place on 17th of November 1869. The new direct connection between Europe and the countries situated along the coast of the Indian Ocean strengthened the world trade and the coastal shipping of Egypt. In the picture you can see the crowds at the banks of the canal, watching the huge steamships. Everywhere you can see the flags of France and the Ottoman Empire. You can further distinguish people from different cultures, European officers in uniforms, women in dresses and with umbrellas as well as Central Asian men with caftans, turbans and camels.
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German folklore (Volkstum) all over the world. The overseas are calling! German expatriates before leaving the harbour. , 1939 - The picture shows German expatriates leaving to America at the pier. Caused by a long lasting economic crisis it came to mass emigration from Germany. People with their families and their few belongings which they had wrapped in cloth are waiting to enter the boat which is going to take them to the big flagship you can see in the background. Emigration reached its peak in the 19th century. The wide unsettled land of the United States and news of gold finds in California attracted the immigrants.
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The Viking Leif discovers America (around 1000 A.C.) , 1935 - The picture shows Leif Ericson´s Viking boat on the high seas. Leif was born in 975 A.C. on Iceland and already at the age of ten he sailed to Greenland with his father. You can see the Viking boat with red-and white striped sails and the rowing crew off the North coast of America. Their leader is standing at the head of the boat pointing to the coast. Seagulls are surrounding the boat. The Vikings were probably the first Europeans who reached the American continent. Around the year 1000 the Viking Leif sailed to America on a longship with 35 men.
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In the harbour of a Hanseatic City , 1909 - The picture shows a hanseatic harbour in the Baltic Sea (middle of 15th century). Many cogs with high side plates are in the harbour, which serve as merchant and combat vessels at the same time.
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Merchant vessels of the Hanseatic League , - The depicted scene shows the unloading of some merchant vessels in the period of the Hanseatic League. In the background you can see big redbrick warehouses. The flag on the vessel shows a two-headed eagle with a red and white shield on its chest, which is the coat of arms of the city of Lübeck.
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The Harbour of a Viking town , 1936 - The pictures shows Vikings (800-1000 AD) arriving in the home port with their ships and delivering loot to their families, wives and children.
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Vikings in the Oder valley , 1937 - The picture shows the arrival of the bellicose and marauding sailors of the Vikings in the Oder Valley. You can see the Vikings’ ships with red-and-white striped sails and a dragon’s head. The Vikings are armed with swords, not so the dwellers of the Oder valley. Instead of weapons they brought skins, coins, and other trading goods in stoneware jugs. For trading purposes fire-seizes were accepted.
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Life in a harbor of the Hanseatic League Lübeck, 1960 - The picture shows a woodblock printing from the 15th century. You can see a three-masted carvel boat in the harbor of a rocky bay, a castle in the background, merchants wearing medieval jackets, a wooden crane and some rowboats. The depiction probably shows the city of Lübeck, capital of the Hanseatic League, which lasted from 1350 to 1500.
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The Welser are moving to Venezuela , 1942 - The picture shows members of the Welser, a patrician banker and merchant family from Augsburg and Nurnberg. Since 1420 the family had a trading company and possessed foreign trading posts all over Europe (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Italy, Dominican Republic). That way they accumulated enormous wealth and power. On the wall cahrt you can see a fleet, its crew and equipment financed by the Welser. Depicted are three-masted merchant vessels, anchoring off the coast of Venezuela; two rowboats are starting for the beach. In the year 1528 Charles V ceded the governorship of the Spanish overseas province Venezuela to the Augsburgian Welser Bartholomäus V. The German Welser explored and exploited America until they lost their mercantile rights when Charles V resigned in the year 1556.
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The Nydamboat. Fourth Century. , 1937 - „Adapted by Prof. Dr. Reinerth, Berlin.“ The picture shows the Iron Age seagoing war boat Nydamboat, which was named after the place where it was found (Nydam, Jutland). Around 320 A.C. this rowboat was scarified to the moor and rediscovered in the year 1863. The boat served as a fast troopship and could carry until 45 men. On the picture you can further see several men with swords. During the fourth century Germanic tribes ruled in Europe.
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Bruges at the time of the Hanseatic League , 1942 - Because of its direct access to the North-Sea, the hanseatic town of Bruges participated in international trade and received market rights in 1200 AD. The picture shows several cogs in the harbour. With a crane, driven by men, workers load and unload the ships. Bales and sacks are stacked on the stockyard. Merchants directly sell their goods in the harbour. In the background you can see the belfry of Bruges which, together with the cloth hall refers to the Flemish cloth trade.
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