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1.   Cover of the Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung: Ebert and Noske on Summer Holiday (August 1919)
The Berliner Illustrierte ran this photograph of Reich President Friedrich Ebert (right) and Defense Minister Gustav Noske (left) three days after Ebert took the oath of office under the
Cover of the <i>Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung</i>: Ebert and Noske on Summer Holiday (August 1919)
2.   Conrad Veidt and Magnus Hirschfeld in Different from the Others by Richard Oswald (1919)
One of the first openly gay films in the history of cinema, Different from the Others premiered on May 28, 1919, in Berlin and was immediately banned. In the scene below, Paul Körner (Conrad....
Conrad Veidt and Magnus Hirschfeld in <i>Different from the Others</i> by Richard Oswald (1919)
3.   Berlin Fashion, after a drawing by Jeanne Mammen (1923)
Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976) was a Berlin-born artist and graphic illustrator whose work helped define the city during the Weimar era. In the 1920s, she designed film posters for UFA (Universum Film....
<i>Berlin Fashion</i>, after a drawing by Jeanne Mammen (1923)
4.   Striped Bathing Suit (1925)
Fashion played an important role in defining modern femininity and the so-called New Woman [neue Frau] of the Weimar era. The pageboy haircut [Bubikopf] reached Germany in the....
Striped Bathing Suit (1925)
5.   Greta Garbo in The Joyless Street by G.W. Pabst (1925)
In P.W. Pabst’s film adaptation of Hugo Bettauer’s novel The Joyless Street [Die freudlose Gasse], Greta Garbo (1905-1990) played a poor woman who innocently and unsuspectingly fell....
Greta Garbo in <i>The Joyless Street</i> by G.W. Pabst (1925)
6.   From Der Mensch und die Sonne [Man and Sunlight] by Hans Surén (1925)
Hans Surén’s (1885-1972) book Der Mensch und die Sonne (1925) went through sixty-one printings in just one year and sold 250,000 copies. In 1927, it was translated into English as Man and....
From <I>Der Mensch und die Sonne</i> [<i>Man and Sunlight</i>] by Hans Surén (1925)
7.   Magnus Hirschfeld Archive in the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin (1925)
The Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin was founded in 1919 by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a physician,....
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive in the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin (1925)
8.   In the "Eldorado" Transvestite Bar on Motzstrasse, Berlin (1926)
The “Eldorado” was a popular and well-known Berlin nightclub that catered to gays, lesbians, transvestites, and transsexuals. British writer Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), whose novels and stories....
In the "Eldorado" Transvestite Bar on Motzstrasse, Berlin (1926)
9.   Frankfurt Kitchen (left) Grete Schütte-Lihotzky (seated) with colleagues from the Frankfurt Municipal Building Department (c. 1928)
In 1926, the Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky designed the Frankfurt Kitchen for the Römerstadt housing project in Frankfurt. Explaining the need to adapt Taylorist principles to the....
Frankfurt Kitchen (left) Grete Schütte-Lihotzky (seated) with colleagues from the Frankfurt Municipal Building Department (c. 1928)
10.   Josephine Baker Caricature from the Magazine Ulk (November 16, 1928)
Except for the small number of Germans who had settled or visited the colonies before 1918, most Germans had only encountered Africans in the Völkerschauen, the traveling carnival exhibits....
Josephine Baker Caricature from the Magazine <i>Ulk</i> (November 16, 1928)
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