Color Photos of Aachen, Germany in 1923 – Archives of the Planet

Archives of the Planet Collection #5


In 1923, photographer Frédéric Gadmer, who worked for the project “Archives of the Planet” (French: Les Archives de la Planète), visited Germany and captured alluring color photos of the country. 

Archives of the Planet was a project initiated by Albert Kahn, a French banker and philanthropist, and it aimed to create “a kind of photographic inventory of the surface of the earth, as it was occupied and organized by men at the beginning of the 20th century.” We may consider it to be an oldschool Google Maps.

Disclaimer: The photos belong to the archives of “Musée Albert-Khan – Département des Hauts-de-Seine”

Belgian machine gun and soldiers / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Crowd in front of the Town Hall / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
A gentleman in his office / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Posters on the wall / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Railway tracks at the railway station of the city / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Police officers / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Police poster / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Belgian military post at Town Hall / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
A broken door / Aachen, Germany / October 1923
Tower of the old city wall / Aachen, Germany / October 1923

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