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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Munich c.1952

Munich c.1952

I don't know the location. Perhaps Shorpy readers can pinpoint it. My dad was in the US Army, stationed in Germany in the early 1950s. He bought a great Agfa Karat 35mm camera and left me some beautiful slides. View full size.

Kaufingerstraße in 2009

Here is a photo of Karlstor (Carl's gate) on Kaufingerstraße from when I was there in 2009.


Thank you for the location!

Neuhauser Strasse in Munich

This is a view of Neuhauser Strasse in Munich. The structure on the right just beyond the scaffolding is called the Bürgersaalkirche.

This is the Karlstor (Carl's gate) from the inside

This is the Karlstor (Carl's gate) seen from the inside. Nowadays the street (Kaufingerstraße) is a pedestrian area: no cars, no streetcars. A subway is running beneath.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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