Germany in 1912: Images 201 to 210

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hanover -- The imposing Guelph Castle has been transformed into a high school of technical studies.

Hanover. -- The Georgstrass, the large modern shopping street.

Barmen. -- A suspended electric railway connects Barmen, Elberfeld and Vohwinkel. Enormous iron arches 20 metres in length are raised on each side, placing their feet on each side of the river. And under the metallic structure the cars go at full speed, with the rails above them. The total length is 13 kilometres and it cost 12 million.

Schessel, in the province of Hanover, has kept many of its traditions. Village weddings there are still celebrated in the pictoresque style of yesteryear in a ceremony bequeathed by its ancestors.

Hildesheim is a small German city as curious as Nuremberg, being constructed entirely of wood. The Rathaus is one of the few rare stone buildings that can be found in the city.

Hildesheim. -- The house of the Roman Emperors presents 43 images on its front of Roman emperors, sculpted of wood and of natural grandeur. On the right is a beautiful covered balcony, Erker, the ancestor of the French "bow window".

Hildesheim. -- With its wooden houses, scaffolding of its roofs and gables, its calm and old-fashioned silhouettes, Saint Andreas Place (Andreasplatz) brings us several centuries back in time.

Hildesheim. -- In order to enter Andreasplatz the streets have been paved in a tortuous and dark path through the houses, under the arches with powerful beams.

Liebknecht is one of the most active orators of the German Social Democrats; it was he who, by his revelations to the Reichstag tribunal, stirred up the well-known Krupp scandal.

The leaders of German Social Democracy. On top to the left is Kautsky the famous theoretician, to the right Dr. Vollert. Below on the left is Liebknecht, at his right is Bebel, the old leader, who has recently passed away.


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