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

Archives of the Planet Collection #10


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 Cologne 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”

View towards St. Martin and St. Alban / Cologne / 20 September 1924
The Cathedral seen from the entrance of the Grand Bridge / Cologne / 20 September 1924
Entrance towers of the Grand Bridge / Cologne / 20 September 1924
Grand Bridge and Cathedral / Cologne / 20 September 1924
Entrance to the Grand Bridge with trade fair advertisements/ Cologne / 20 September 1924
One of the entrances to the Grand Bridge / Cologne / 20 September 1924
Apse of the Cathedral / Cologne / 20 September 1924

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