Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

German folklore (Volkstum) all over the world. The overseas are calling! German expatriates before leaving the harbour.

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Der praktische Schulmann


Langes 19. Jahrhundert

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Planck, W.


Der praktische Schulmann, Keller und Nehmann, Stuttgart

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European history   

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.