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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

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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.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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