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"Journey to Vienna: Photographs from 1860-1910"
2000-06-22 until 2000-09-24
Historische Museum, Museen Der Stadt Wien
Vienna, , AT Austria

Eye catching images from a journey to Vienna. Photographs from 1860 - 1910 from the collection of the Historischen Museum, Vienna. Discover the Vienna of a time when a circular pattern of streets were a syonym for a period of cultural highlife. Vienna showed a strong passion not to lag behind London or Paris.

Thus, on May 1, 1873 the Fifth World Exhibition open on the Prater in Vienna. During this period of stormy economic development photography studios were cleary influenced by it. A good clientle was the self-emanzipating bourgeois.Through photographic portraits the bourgeois was manifesting their position in society. During the second half of the 1860's there were already around 150 established photography studios... some specializing in architecture, urban living or portraiture. The Historische Museum owns a treasure from this period of early Viennese photography.


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