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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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The maiden voyage of the first steam train in Paris Saint-Germain , - On 26th of August, 1837 the first exclusively steam-powered railway line of France (Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 21 km) was inaugurated.
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The first German train 1835 , 1975 - Bewlow the picture you can find a time-line.
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Construction of a cathedral in the middle Ages Jerusalem, 1968 - The picture shows a rare, contemporary medieval depiction of construction works of a cathedral. According to the subtitle this woodblock printing originally served as illustration in a manuscript from the 15th century. The picture was painted by the famous French painter Jean Foucquet (1420-1481), whose style of painting includes late Gothic as well as early Renaissance elements. This painting should illustrate the construction of the temple of Jerusalem. On the picture you can see stonecutters working on the stone blocks and laborers carrying material. High above on the parts of the building which have already been finished you can see a big wooden treadwheel used for the grid winch system.
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Squatters and Indians in the West of the USA , 1977 - Archive for Art and History, Berlin. The picture shows a settlement of immigrants from the 19th century pioneer days of America. In the settlement you can see block hats – one of them with the sign public school -, lumberjacks and their covered wagons. Straight through the picture are depicted the tracks of the transcontinental railroad. The steam-train “Through line, New York – San Fransisco” arrives the settlement, welcomed by settlers and travelers. On the other side armed Indians on their horses are depicted.
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A medieval road , 1951 - The picture shows a high frequented medieval road (6th to 15th Century A. C.). The river, the fortified building (probably the building of the local or regional government), the town and the castle of the territorial lord indicate the importance of this route. The unpaved, muddy and rain-drenched road (as considerably typical for the Middle Ages) is troubling the big carriage, which the two horses are unable to draw out of the muddy clay. Two soldiers are pushing and pulling with bare hands to get it out. A squad of soldiers is guarding another fully laden covered wagon, drawn by four horses. On important trade routes the territorial lords used to offer escort for money to foreign merchants and carters. With the costums revenue he also built the bridge and overhauled the road by constructing a fence and a foot-walk on which you can see a pheasant hunter and a mushroom picker passing by. Before crossing the bridge travelers have to pay the costums at the barrier. Also depicted is a gallow on the right side of the road.
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At the Roman boundary wall , 1933 - The picture shows the limes, the boundary wall which marked the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Behind the stone watch tower you can see the palisade wall. Within sight you can see a second watch tower in the background. With help of light and horn signals sentries communicated between the towers. In front of the earth walls on both sides of the guarded tower merchants with loaded wagons are waiting for the permission to pass the border. This refers to the significance the limes had for the control of economic traffic and trade. On 15th of July 2005 the Limes Germanicus was added to the UNESCO world heritage list. The boundary wall served as military early-warning system, customs control and was used for communication purposes.
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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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