Color Photos of Dusseldorf, Germany in 1921 – Archives of the Planet

Archives of the Planet Collection #13

In 1921, 1923 and 1924, photographer Frédéric Gadmer, who worked for the project “Archives of the Planet” (French: Les Archives de la Planète), visited the German city of Dusseldorf (Düsseldorf in German) 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”

Boats on the Rhine River / Dusseldorf / 12 May 1921
Fontaine de la Kœnigsalle” depicting the Greek god Triton sits in a city canal surrounded by shops & cafes. / Dusseldorf / 12 May 1921
Statue of Bismarck and Kunst Halle / Dusseldorf / 12 May 1921
Synagogue / Dusseldorf / 15 September 1924
Statue of William I / Dusseldorf / 12 May 1921
Schadowstrasse, Boutique Zeiss / Dusseldorf / 29 October 1923
Kids on a street corner / Dusseldorf / October 1923
French soldiers on the bridge / Dusseldorf / May 1921
French soldiers on the bridge / Dusseldorf / May 1921
French soldiers on the bridge / Dusseldorf / May 1921
French soldiers with canons / Dusseldorf / May 1921
A park in the city / Dusseldorf / October 1923
A street with many shops / Dusseldorf / 15 September 1924
Regulatory Commission and Railway Cooperative / Dusseldorf / 15 September 1924


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