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1.   Otto von Bismarck, Forging German Unity (c. 1880)
This mass-produced print is entitled The Blacksmith of German Unity [Der Schmied der deutschen Einheit]. It is based on an 1866 painting, since destroyed, by Guido Schmidt (1834-1922).....
Otto von Bismarck, Forging German Unity (c. 1880)
2.   Allegorical Mural to Peace and Kaiserdom (1870s)
This allegorical mural was dedicated to the twin ideals of peace and unity, or, more specifically, to the Kaiser Proclamation of January....
Allegorical Mural to Peace and Kaiserdom (1870s)
3.   Dedication Ceremonies for the Berlin Victory Column (September 2, 1873)
This photograph testifies to the amount of military pomp that accompanied the unveiling of this famous symbol of Germany’s triumph over France two years earlier. The Victory Column, some 200 feet....
Dedication Ceremonies for the Berlin Victory Column (September 2, 1873)
4.   The Berlin Victory Column (c. 1905)
This turn-of-the-century photograph of the Berlin Victory Column shows one of Anton von Werner’s friezes carved into the base of the monument. Although the Victory Column was unveiled on Sedan....
The Berlin Victory Column (c. 1905)
5.   Children’s Board Game Depicting the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 (1866)
This contemporary lithograph brought a sanitized version of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 into children’s playrooms and family parlors. With throws of the dice the player could move a total of....
Children’s Board Game Depicting the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 (1866)
6.   Germania at the German Shooting Festival in Munich (1881)
This festive float, complete with Germania, illustrates the insertion of nationalist allegory....
Germania at the German Shooting Festival in Munich (1881)
7.   Historian Jakob Burckhardt (c. 1894)
Like Theodor Fontane, the Swiss art and cultural historian Jakob Burckhardt (1818-1897) combined admiration for the achievement of German unity with a critical....
Historian Jakob Burckhardt (c. 1894)
8.   Rededication of the Cologne Cathedral (October 15, 1880)
This rededication of the Cologne Cathedral, whose final stage of building had begun decades earlier....
Rededication of the Cologne Cathedral (October 15, 1880)
9.   The Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1868)
With his Untimely Meditations [Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen] (1873-76), Friedrich....
The Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1868)
10.   Giovanni Boldini, Adolph Menzel (1895)
This portrait of Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) was painted by Giovanni (Jean) Boldini (1842-1931) in two short sittings in 1895. Despite the speed of its execution, it was a true labor of love: Boldini....
Giovanni Boldini, <i>Adolph Menzel</i> (1895)
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