Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Federal Assembly 1848

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Langes 19. Jahrhundert

Scene of action:

Berne

Illustrator:

Weiskönig, W.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1947

Themes:

Nationalism    European history   

The picture shows the ceremony of the federal Constitution of Switzerland, which was adapted on 12th of September 1848 by the federal assembly. With this Constitution the federal state of Switzerland was founded. The army holds a parade with drums and flags in front of the government building and the parliament in Berne. Above the people you can see the flags of all the cantons of Switzerland. The tricolor of the Helvetic Republic and the Swiss flag are hanging from the facade.