Color Photos of Koblenz, Germany in 1920s – Archives of the Planet

Archives of the Planet Collection #8


In 1923, 1924 and 1928, photographers Frédéric Gadmer and Roger Dumas, who worked for the project “Archives of the Planet” (French: Les Archives de la Planète), visited the German city of Koblenz (Coblenz) 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”

Church of Jesus / Koblenz / October 1923
Kaiser Wilhelm Ring / Koblenz / October 1924
Republican troops / Koblenz / October 1923
St. Castor Fountain / Koblenz / October 1923
Pfaffendorf seen from the right bank of the Rhine River / Koblenz / 6 September 1924
A view of Koblenz / Koblenz / October 1924
The Boat Bridge / Koblenz / 6 September 1924
St. Florin’s Market / Koblenz / October 1924
A view of Mosella River / Koblenz / September 1924
Statue William I at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle / Koblenz / September 1924
Carnot district / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Decoration on the quays (Catholic Congress) / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Panorama of Koblenz and the Rhine / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Panorama of Koblenz and the Rhine towards the Iron Chin Bridge / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Argonne barracks / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Stadthalle Square / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
A view of Koblenz / Koblenz / September 1928
A view of Koblenz / Koblenz / September 1928
View towards the Castle, seat of the Republican Center / Koblenz / September 1923
The banks of the Rhine / Koblenz / September 1928
Argonne barracks and fortress / Koblenz / September 1924
A view of Mosella / Koblenz / 6 September 1924
Festival Hall decorated for Rhine Catholic Congress / Koblenz / 22 September 1924
Pfaffendorf / Koblenz / 6 September 1924
Boats on Moselle / Koblenz / September 1928

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