Color Photos of Bonn, Germany in 1924 – Archives of the Planet

Archives of the Planet Collection #7

In 1924, photographer Frédéric Gadmer, who worked for the project “Archives of the Planet” (French: Les Archives de la Planète), visited the German city of Bonn 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”

Statue of Beethoven / Bonn / September 1924
The house where Beethoven was born / Bonn / September 1924
View of Bonn University / Bonn / 3 September 1924
The Rhine Bridge and Pier / Bonn / September 1924
Boats and view towards the Seven Mountains / Bonn / 3 September 1924
Soldiers in front of Treasury & Post / Bonn / 17 September 1924
Cafe where “Sous Officer” (junior army officers) meeting was held / Bonn / 17 September 1924
Interior of the Bonn train station – French signboards can be seen / Bonn / 17 September 1924
Depot of the Hachette bookstore / Bonn / 17 September 1924
E.N.E Cooperative Office / Bonn /17 September 1924
Soldiers in front of the barracks / Bonn / September 1924
Quartier Foch (Artillery Battalion) / Bonn / September 1924


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