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Anonymous, Elephant in front of a parisian variété, Paris, around 1865
The Collection


The Herzog Photo Collection is one of the most important collections of historical photographs the world over. It was established in the course of the last 40 years and, today, comprises app. 300,000 photographs.

The individual pictures of the collection or those presented in albums represent all techniques used since the invention of the medium of photography (in 1839). As to the contents, all facets of life of people in the industrial age from 1839 till about 1970 may be seen. The collection includes masterpieces of great photographers as well as photographs taken by amateurs held in high esteem by the collector couple.











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