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Wilma Gütgemann-Holtz, Wolfgang Holtz (Eds.)
NPG - Neue Photographische Gesellschaft
Exhibition catalogue, Berlin 2009

The exhibition took place at Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin-Steglitz, October 3rd - November 22nd 2009

129 pages; numerous b&w and color images;
German language; edition of 1000 copies

This exhibition catalogue portays the history of the main publisher of postcards before World War I in Europe, the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft NPG from Berlin. The company was founded by Arthur Schwarz in 1894. He established several affiliate companies in Europe until 1914, and the NPG and their affiliates became the leading mass producers of postcards on silver bromide photopaper ("Kilometer-Photographie"). In the years before World War I, the companies had to face an economical crisis due to overproduction. Schwarz left the company in 1913, and NPG stopped production in April 1921.

The book collects valuable historical information about photo-printing technique and postcard production in the late 19th and early 20th century and especially the leading company NPG. We highly recommend this book for everyone interested in vintage postcards.

Chapters:

  • Ulrich Schwarz:
    Arthur Schwarz, Herkunft, Familie und Kontakte

  • Wolfgang Holtz:
    Aufstieg und Niedergang der NPG

  • Henning Fischer:
    Der Keim der Farbenphotographie

  • Karin Walter:
    Aktuelle Bilder vom laufenden Band

  • Dieter Lorenz:
    Die Stereoskopie bei der NPG

  • Peter Weiss:
    Als die Fotos lügen lernten

  • Fritz Franz Vogel:
    Warum Hasen Eier legen

  • Gerhild H. M. Komander:
    Kunst für alle. Kunst auf Postkarten

  • Wilma Gütgemann-Holtz
    Das Alphabet auf Postkarten

 

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