Troops Parade through the Brandenburg Gate (June 16, 1871)
This early photograph by F. Jamrath & Sohn, Berlin, shows the ceremonial reception by Kaiser Wilhelm I of victorious Prussian troops. The troops and their horses appear blurred because their movement could not be captured on the wet photographic plates used at that time. The crispness of other parts of the image, however, suggests what a static affair the occasion actually was.
© Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz